Sermon Archives

Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson
09/06/2020

“The Work of the Spirit”

“The Work of the Spirit” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, September 6, 2020 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson Traditional Word In the beginning when God created[a] the heavens and the earth, 2 the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God[b] swept over the […]

08/16/2020

“Reigniting! A sense of Vitality”

“Reigniting! A sense of Vitality” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, August 16, 2020 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson Traditional Word 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body […]

07/12/2020

“Reigniting! A Sense of Honesty”

“Reigniting! A Sense of Honesty” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, July 12, 2020 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson Traditional Word: The Parable of the Sower Explained 11 “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12 The ones on the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes […]

06/07/2020

“Reigniting! A Sense of Wonder”

“Reigniting! A Sense of Wonder” A sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, June 7, 2020 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson Traditional Word For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know […]

05/17/2020

“A Resurrection Shaped Life: Forgiveness, Passion and Justice”

“A Resurrection Shaped Life: Forgiveness, Passion and Justice” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, May 17, 2020 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson Traditional Word Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, […]

04/26/2020

“A Resurrection Shaped Life: The Meaning of Suffering”

“A Resurrection Shaped Life: The Meaning of Suffering” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, April 26, 2020 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson Traditional Word 9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw […]

03/22/2020

“The Five Love Languages: Physical Touch”

“The Five Love Languages: Physical Touch” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, March 22, 2020 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson Traditional Word 25 Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years. 26 She had endured much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had; and she was […]

03/15/2020

“The Five Love Languages: Quality Time”

“The Five Love Languages: Quality Time” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, March 15, 2020 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson Traditional Word: 6 As we work together with [God], we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. 2 For [God] says, “At an acceptable time I have listened to you, […]

02/09/2020

“Staying Positive in a Negative World: Can’t Afford the Money Blues”

“Staying Positive in a Negative World: Can’t Afford the Money Blues” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, February 9, 2020 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson Traditional Word 8 but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. 9 But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped […]

12/29/2019

“Finding Purpose”

“Finding Purpose” PAGE ONE Recently, I asked my home computer device, Alexa, one of the most important questions there is. Now, for those of you who don’t know what Alexa is, it’s this cylinder that sits in our living room and you can give it commands and it can do various things. You can say, […]

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