Universal Life Church Sermons

We hope to educate, enlighten, and inform our ministers. These sermons reflect inspirational teachings from various faiths. As an interfaith church, we strive to find common ground that unites us across any divide.

Please check back every two weeks for a new sermon, and help us promote freedom of thought, freedom of religion, and the mantra that "we are all children of the same universe."

Fifty Shades of Sin

March 2nd, 2015

From a Christian perspective, there are many elements in Fifty Shades of Grey that are alarming. The movie has made its way from the printed page to the big screen this past Valentine’s Day. The film has enjoyed large su...   Continue Reading »

What is the Gospel?

February 24th, 2015

"By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you." - 1 Corinthians 15:2 What is the Gospel? Most of us have a general idea of what the gospel is, but for the most part, the term “gospel” ...   Continue Reading »

Understanding Islamic Monotheism

January 28th, 2015

Taj Mahal Agra, India Among the religions of the world, Islam has the shortest creed: La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammad rasul Allah, “There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is Allah’s Apostle.” This creed is the very fou...   Continue Reading »

The True Meaning of Christmas

December 4th, 2014

Hark the herald angels sing "Glory to the newborn King! Peace on earth and mercy mild God and sinners reconciled" Joyful, all ye nations rise Join the triumph of the skies   Map of countries that cel...   Continue Reading »

Books of the Bible: Leviticus

November 2nd, 2014

  The third book of the Bible, Leviticus, picks up where Exodus left off. Exodus ends with instructions on how to set up the tabernacle, and Leviticus lays out the laws and regulations for worship within it. ...   Continue Reading »

Books of Islam: The Qur'an

October 27th, 2014

Of all the religions of the world, Islam is perhaps the most often misunderstood, especially by Western audiences. Yet Islam is the closest, both ideologically and geographically, to the major Western religions. Isla...   Continue Reading »

Books of the Bible: Exodus

September 30th, 2014

Exodus is the second book of the bible and is well known known for the story of the ten plagues and the crossing of the Red Sea. Those who went to church growing up probably remember Sunday School lessons on these storie...   Continue Reading »

Books of Hinduism: The Bhagavad Gita

September 24th, 2014

"O Krishna, I see my own relations here anxious to fight, and my limbs grow weak; my mouth is dry, my body shakes, and my hair is standing on end." Krishna's Universal Form (Vishvarupa) Thus spoke Warrior-Prince Arj...   Continue Reading »

I offer you my solemn vow

September 9th, 2014

"I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful partner in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, and in joy as well as in sorrow. I promise to love you and to cherish you for as long as we both shall live." T...   Continue Reading »

Books of the Bible: Genesis

August 17th, 2014

Genesis is the first book of the bible and gives an account of the creation of the word. Tradition holds that Moses wrote Genesis sometime between 1446 and 1406 BC. The word "genesis" is Greek in origin and comes from th...   Continue Reading »

Lust and Evil Desires

August 8th, 2014

Worldviews As with all things, lust and evil desires are defined differently depending on the worldview they're seen from. A worldview is the overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world. A sec...   Continue Reading »

Setting A Good Example

July 30th, 2014

  Biblical Worldview Setting a good example is vital to helping others understand our faith. If we want others to respect our beliefs and see the world through the same lens, we need to be setting good exampl...   Continue Reading »

Affliction, Trials, and Discipline

July 16th, 2014

  Enduring Affliction, Trials, and Discipline   Life is difficult. Every day each of us must rise and work to carve out a life for ourselves. Though difficult, life is often good. This is especially tr...   Continue Reading »

Exchanging the Truth for a Lie

June 25th, 2014

This is written from a conservative Christian perspective. Obedience and Keeping the Commandments   Central to Christianity is the belief that salvation is given freely to those who repent and believe in ...   Continue Reading »

Pride

May 22nd, 2014

At last we have come to the center, the original and most serious of the seven deadly sins: Pride. “Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere fleabites in comparison: it was through Pride that ...   Continue Reading »

Sloth

May 1st, 2014

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you read the word? You probably thought of a lazy person, or the animal that shares the name. It's true that lazy people are slothful, but the true definition of the word...   Continue Reading »

Greed

April 17th, 2014

“Greed is a sin against God, just as all mortal sins, inasmuch as man condemns things eternal for the sake of temporal things.” So wrote Thomas Aquinas, the immensely influential philosopher and theologian. This is an...   Continue Reading »

Wrath

April 4th, 2014

If we were to chart the timeline of our lives, how many notches would there be to mark the instances when we became angry? Sadly, too many to count or recall. In most cases, we are sorry or even ashamed because an...   Continue Reading »

Envy

March 13th, 2014

Along the journey of our life we encounter people who appear to have better lives than we do. Perhaps they have more money, a more lucrative career, or a higher socioeconomic status. If we compare ourselves with them w...   Continue Reading »

Lust

March 6th, 2014

Lust is a feeling or emotion of intense desire. Usually associated with sexual desire, lust can take many forms including lust for knowledge, money, or power. It's corresponding virtue is Chastity. Lust is a powerful...   Continue Reading »

Gluttony

February 27th, 2014

"Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags." -Proverbs 23:20-21 Gluttony is one of the seven capital sins....   Continue Reading »

The Seven Deadly Sins

February 19th, 2014

The seven deadly sins are a group of vices that have been used since early times to educate Christians about humanity’s tendency to sin. In the currently recognized version, the seven sins are gluttony, envy, lust, pri...   Continue Reading »

Kindness

February 13th, 2014

  “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” -Dalai Lama Kindness is an ethical charac...   Continue Reading »

Patience

February 3rd, 2014

"A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.” -George Savile Patience is the ability to preserve and endure in the face of delay, provocation, and difficult circumstances. It is the level of enduranc...   Continue Reading »

Diligence

January 29th, 2014

“He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.” - Menander Diligence refers to careful and persistent work or effort. The diligent carry a zealous yet careful nat...   Continue Reading »