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."

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Learn More: Seven Deadly Sins





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 »




Temperance


January 9th, 2014

Temperance is control over excess and over-indulgence. As such, it has many applications in Chastity, Humility, Prudence, and other areas that involve restraining impulse. Since Temperance is related to many other virtue... Continue Reading »




Charity


December 6th, 2013

  “Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.” -Mahatma Gandhi Virtuous Charity is a sense of love and kindness towards all others. It is considered the ultimate ... Continue Reading »




Chastity


November 19th, 2013

"'Purity?' they ask. And they smile. They are the ones who go on to marriage with worn-out bodies and disillusioned souls." - St. Josemaria Escriva In this day and age, when someone hears about Chastity they may think... Continue Reading »




Humility


October 8th, 2013

“They are forever free who renounce all selfish desires and break away from the ego-cage of ‘I’, ‘me’, and ‘mine’ to be united with the Lord. This is the supreme state.”-Bhagavad Gita Humility, or being humble, is b... Continue Reading »