Sermon Archives


“Count Your Blessings”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Nov. 24, 2019 “Count Your Blessings” II Cor. 9:11 It’s about time to start the annual tradition of watching favorite Christmas movies. When I was growing up, our family tradition was to watch the Christmas musical “White Christmas” with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney. I still love that […]


“The $100 Word”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Nov. 17, 2019 “The $100 Word” I Thess. 5:18 Rudyard Kipling was a great British poet. Kipling was a famous writer before he died, and made a great deal of money at his trade. A newspaper reporter came up to him once and said, ”Mr. Kipling, I just read that […]


“Good God, Why Evil?”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Nov. 3, 2019 “Good God, Why Evil?” Romans 8:28-32 A husband suffering with Alzheimer’s, his memory getting worse, his driver’s license taken away, his dignity shattered. A daughter in ill health – watching as she declines, grows weaker, withers away. A vibrant young man with a college degree, unable to […]


“The Memory of You”

“THE MEMORY OF YOU” I’m always surprised when I remember my dad. He’s been gone almost twenty years and yet it still feels like yesterday. I can still feel his hand in mine as I held it as I watched the EKG line slow and straighten out. His children all gathered around him as we […]


“Singing from Darkness into Light”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Oct. 27, 2019 “Singing from Darkness into Light” Excerpts from Lamentations A few weeks ago, I spent 24 hours in a short 48-hour period going to and from Indianapolis in my car with a good friend. We had a lot – I mean a lot – of time to talk. […]


“Ellen & George… An Odd Couple!”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Oct. 20, 2019 “Ellen & George… An Odd Couple!” Romans 12:9-18 Two weeks ago, you would have thought hell froze over! Americans watching the Dallas Cowboys football game spotted Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi sitting with President George W. and Laura Bush! Imagine it… a liberal lesbian couple sitting […]


“Generous Giving”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Oct. 13, 2019 “Generous Giving” Luke 21:1-4 Bonnie lives in a very large city, far away from where she grew up. She lives in a residential group home, with several other young men and women, and works at a nearby sheltered workshop. Bonnie is not particularly happy with either situation. […]


“Communing with the Spirit”

“Communing with the Spirit” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, October 6, 2019 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson TRADITIONAL WORD Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.–-Corinthians 10:17 CONTEMPORARY WORD “the very last thing I want to do is to unsettle in […]


“The Day Jesus Was Wrong”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Sept. 29, 2019 “The Day Jesus Was Wrong” Matt. 15:21-28 I thought long and hard about the title for today’s sermon: “The Day Jesus was Wrong”. I considered some others – • “Jesus the bigot” • “When Jesus used a racial slur” • “Not your ordinary picture of Jesus” • […]


“Chemical Bonding”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Sept. 22, 2019 Chemical Bonding Eph. 4: 14-16 I think it was Paul’s idea to do this series on “Chemistry in the Church”. At least I’m going to blame it on Paul! That’s because I’m about the least scientific person you have ever met. You see, we plan sermons months […]

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