Sermon Archives

09/15/2019

“Dangerous Chemistry: The Naysayer; The Dreamer; The Hater”

“Dangerous Chemistry: The Naysayer; The Dreamer; The Hater” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, September 15, 2019 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson TRADITIONAL WORD 9 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; 10 love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not […]

09/08/2019

“Chemistry in the Church”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Sept. 8, 2019 Chemistry in the Church Hebrews 10:22-25 Some of you know that Paul and I enjoy very ornery April Fool’s jokes. A few years ago, I heard that dropping a mentos candy in a coke created a virtual fountain in a coke bottle! I carefully – with needle […]

09/01/2019

“Work for the Night is Coming”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Sept. 1, 2019 “Work for the Night is Coming” John 6: 25-34 In a university commencement address several years ago, Brian Dyson, CEO of Coca Cola Enterprises, spoke of the relation of work to one’s other commitments: “Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls […]

08/25/2019

“America’s Four Gods: The Future of God”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Aug. 25, 2019 America’s Four Gods: The Future of God I Peter 1: 13-16, 22-25a In the years since their initial research, Paul Froese & Christopher Bader have found some interesting trends. From 2005 to 2014, there have been changes in attitudes and beliefs about God. In your bulletin is […]

08/18/2019

“America’s Four Gods: God and Evil”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Aug. 18, 2019 America’s Four Gods: God & Evil John 16:29-33 His disciples said, “Yes, now you are speaking plainly, not in any figure of speech! Now we know that you know all things, and do not need to have anyone question you; by this we believe that you came […]

08/11/2019

“America’s Four Gods: God and Morals” Part II

Due to a technical issue the audio recording of Sunday. August 11, 2019, is in two parts. This is a continuation of the audio portion only.

08/11/2019

“America’s Four Gods: God and Morals”

America’s Four Gods: God & Morals II Timothy 1: 12-14 Paul Froese & Christopher Bader wondered if members of a church who listened to the same sermons, attended the same study groups, prayed together, worshipped together, and lived in the same community would have similar ideas about God. They decided to investigate by going to […]

08/04/2019

“America’s Four Gods: God, Self, and Society”

America’s Four Gods: God, Self, and Society Jeremiah 9: 23-24 When we sneeze, we may hear, “God bless you!” When a politician ends a speech, he or she will probably say, “May God bless the United States of America” or something similar. If you look any US currency, you will find the words, “In God […]

07/28/2019

“The Fundamentals: Second Coming”

“The Fundamentals: Second Coming” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, July 28, 2019 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson Traditional Word The Coming of the Son of Man 24 “But in those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling […]

07/21/2019

“The Fundamentals: Miracles”

The Fundamentals: Miracles A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, July 21, 2019 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson Traditional Word: 35 When it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is now very late; 36 send them away so that they may go into the surrounding […]

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