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Paul Jackson

The Name of the Book is Opportunity

The Name of the Book is “Opportunity “ Paul Edwin Ellis Jackson University Congregational Church January 3, 2016 Traditional Word Hebrew Bible: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the […]


The Heavens Declare–But Just Who is Listening?”

The Heavens Declare but Just Who is Listening? Psalm 19 A Sermon by Paul E. Jackson For University Congregational Church Sunday, November 15, 2015 The Psalmist has told us that the “Heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of God’s hands.” We live out here on the Great Plains and because […]


Sociological Haunting: Finding God in Contemporary Novels

Sociological Haunting: Finding God in Contemporary Novels A Sermon for University Congregational Church By Paul E. Jackson             Many years ago this church’s founding minister, Robert Meyers, often preached on movies and novels. Dr. Meyers felt that contemporary fiction in all of its forms was useful in showing to us great theological and moral […]


The Heart That Can’t Stop Loving

The Heart that Can’t Stop Loving Proverbs 30:25-26 Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. “No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be […]


“The Way of Resurrection”

“The Way of Resurrection” Paul E. Jackson Sunday, April 12, 2015 University Congregational Church   Traditional word: Romans 8:31-39 31 What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32 He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, […]


Ancient and Modern “Texts”


There is no transcript for today’s sermon as it was a question and answer session with the congregation.


“Tough Theological Questions: What is the Purpose of Prayer?”

Paul E. Jackson Sunday, February 1, 2015 University Congregational Church     “Tough Theological Questions: What is the Purpose of Prayer?” Traditional Word When I remember you[c] in my prayers, I always thank my God 5 because I hear of your love for all the saints and your faith toward the Lord Jesus. 6 I pray that the sharing of […]


Sacred Pathways: The Caregiver

Sacred Pathways: The Caregiver Sunday, October 12, 2014 Paul Edwin Jackson for University Congregational Church Traditional Word Psalm 23 (paraphrase by Isaac Watts (1674-1740)) My Shepherd will supply my need; Jehovah is his name In pastures fresh he makes me feed, beside the living stream He brings my wand’ring spirit back, when I forsake his […]


“The Last Week:Wednesday”

Paul E. Jackson University Congregational Church Sunday, March 23, 2014 The last Week: Wednesday In Marcus Borg and Jon Dominic Crossan’s book, The Last Week—What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’s Final Days in Jerusalem, we now find ourselves at Wednesday.  The Last Wednesday in Jesus’s short life. Let’s briefly review what has transpired thus […]


“The Last Week: Tuesday”

Paul Jackson University Congregational Church March 16, 2014 The Last Week: Tuesday Tuesdays are odd days, aren’t they?  They don’t have the historical dread that Mondays seem to hold for us and there really is none of the joy about them that Fridays have.  Tuesdays don’t even have a fun nickname like the ones we […]

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