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Gary Cox
05/29/2005

Relationship with God, Part 3: Surrender

Relationship with God, 3: Step Two—Surrender (5/29/05) Rev. Gary Cox — Wichita, Kansas University Congregational Church This is part three of the series on my doctoral thesis. In week one we overviewed my notion that there are reasons to preach besides the saving of souls, and that relationship with God is one of the most […]

05/08/2005

Relationship with God, Part 2; Wrestling

Relationship with God, 2: Step One—Wrestling (5/8/05) Rev. Gary Cox — Wichita, Kansas University Congregational Church Last week we started a series that is intended to explain my doctoral thesis. I began by explaining a problem I faced early in seminary with regard to preaching. Many of my fellow students, and even some of the […]

05/01/2005

Relationship with God, Part 1: Introduction

Relationship with God, 1: Introduction (5/1/05) Rev. Gary Cox — Wichita, Kansas University Congregational Church Many of you have asked me to speak about the subject matter of my doctoral thesis, and today I being a short series on that subject. Most people who enter seminary have doubts about their “calling.” Am I really supposed […]

04/24/2005

Both Sides Now

Both Sides Now (4/24/05) Rev. Gary Cox — Wichita, Kansas University Congregational Church I don’t know what makes a song truly great, but one of the indicators of a great song is that it is performed by a wide variety of artists. One of my favorite songs is called Both Sides Now, and it has […]

04/17/2005

Seven Layer Cakes and Plain Bread

Seven Layer Cakes and Plain Bread (4/17/05) (Communion Sunday) Rev. Gary Cox — Wichita, Kansas University Congregational Church In April of every year University Congregational Church celebrates communion. We do this to honor of the birth of this congregation in April of 1983. So happy 22nd birthday! This year we celebrate communion in the aftermath […]

03/27/2005

What Are the Odds? (Easter 2005)

What Are the Odds? (Easter 2005) 3/27/05 Rev. Gary Cox — Wichita Kansas University Congregational Church What are the odds? There are two billion people in the world today who claim to be Christians. Oh, we’ve grown up with neighborhood churches on practically every block, so we just take for granted that this religion we […]

03/13/2005

The Temptation

The Temptation (3/13/05) Rev. Gary Cox — Wichita, Kansas University Congregational Church It’s only two weeks until Easter, and it is traditional in the season of Lent to read the story of the Temptation of Jesus. This story is found in all three synoptic gospels—Matthew, Mark and Luke—and each gospel places the temptation immediately after […]

02/27/2005

Whenever You Pray

Get advantage from casinoword of great sites. Whenever You Pray… (2/27/05) Rev. Gary Cox — Wichita, Kansas University Congregational Church As we were going through our series on the Seven Deadly Sins the church year changed on us. The season of Epiphany changed to the season of Lent. True, we Congregationalists don’t concern ourselves too […]

02/20/2005

Rethinking the 7 Sins, Part 4: Greed and Sloth

Rethinking the Seven Deadly Sins Part 4: Greed and Sloth (2/20/05) Rev. Gary Cox — Wichita, Kansas University Congregational Church This morning we will bring our series on the Seven Deadly Sins to and end. I know there are mixed emotions in the congregation about this series. Some have wished I would have tried to […]

02/13/2005

Rethinking the 7 Sins, Part 3: Lust and Gluttony

Rethinking the Seven Deadly Sins: Part 3: Lust and Gluttony (2/13/05) Rev. Gary Cox — Wichita, Kansas University Congregational Church I thought of renaming this morning’s sermon Lust and Gluttony: What are they, and how can I get involved? I’ve joked over the past few weeks about all the hands-on field research the members of […]

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