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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."

The Importance of Self-Sacrifice

January 5th, 2016

This morning, President Obama announced that he would be taking executive action in an attempt to curb some of the gun violence that we’ve been inundated with in the United States for decades - but especially recently. D...   Continue Reading »

The Power of Prayer

December 7th, 2015

No matter which direction you look anymore, it seems like you're staring straight at death. As the attacks seem to increase in frequency, so too does the familiar refrain we hear in response. "Pray for Syria" "Pray...   Continue Reading »

Afraid of Dying Alone?

November 2nd, 2015

All those who pass deserve to be remembered. The final week of October, hosting Halloween, Samhain, and Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos, has been associated with the dead for hundreds of years. During this pivotal week i...   Continue Reading »

Changing the Conversation, in memory of Alison and Adam

August 28th, 2015

Another week, another devastating killing. The regularity with which these tragedies occur is perhaps the most disturbing challenge that our modern society currently faces. Why is this happening? And how can we get i...   Continue Reading »

Forgiveness in Charleston S.C.

June 26th, 2015

Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church This sermon is written from a Christian perspective. Once again America has been forced to witness another senseless act of violence in the slayings in Char...   Continue Reading »

Demons Among Us

June 1st, 2015

*This is written from a conservative Christian perspective* Demons have been portrayed in various ways in human culture and media, but the biblical understanding of a demon is a supernatural being who is subservient t...   Continue Reading »

Good measure, pressed down, shaken together

April 30th, 2015

"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” -Luke 6:38 Jesus spoke these w...   Continue Reading »

Power and Transcendence: The Lotus Flower

March 30th, 2015

"One who performs his duty without attachment, surrendering the results unto the Supreme Lord, is unaffected by sinful action, as the lotus leaf is untouched by water." -- Bhagavad Gita 5.10   The Lotus Fortu...   Continue Reading »

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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »