Official ULC Sermons

By sharing thoughts and ideas from all across the religious and spiritual spectrum, we hope to educate, enlighten, and inform our ministers. As an interfaith church, we strive to find common ground that unites us across any divide. The sermons posted below draw from the inspirational teachings of a wide variety of faiths and belief systems.

However, there are so many sermon topics worthy of discussion, and we simply don’t have the resources to cover them all. Therefore, we'd like to invite our ministers to contribute to this growing forum of ideas.

If there is a topic which interests you, and that you think others would enjoy reading about, we encourage you to write your own sermon and submit it to us! To do this, please email sermons@themonastery.org. All submitted sermons will be considered for publication. If you’re interested in submitting something but need help getting started, we offer some helpful tips on how to write a sermon.

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 anger can make us do things that are unchar Continue Reading »
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 we may grow discontent about our own s Continue Reading »
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 psychological force that creates an ab Continue Reading »
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. The word “gluttony” is derived from t Continue Reading »
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, pride, sloth, greed, and wrath. The Cath Continue Reading »
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 characteristic that includes pleasant behavio Continue Reading »
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 endurance one can take before becoming negat Continue Reading »
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 perfection of human spirit because i Continue Reading »
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 of abstinence, modesty, and celibacy. Continue Reading »
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 being respectful, submissive, Continue Reading »