Sermons of J.A.M.

 

James A. McNeilly started as a Presbyterian minister back in the late '40s and became a UCC minister in the early '60s. Over the years his sermons were all typed on 5 1/2 by 8 inch paper with his distinctive two finger stacatto peck. He forever changed my life when, in 1961, he married my mother introducing me, at age 10, into his world of faith, intellect, and social action. My faith was renewed when, after my mother came across 2 boxes full of sermons following his death, I started to read them and understand them and him as if for the first time. I will be retyping these sermons one at a time into this web site so that I can have a chance to read and fully appreciate the words that he spoke over the years.

Larry Edson

 

Sermon Title Bible Text Date(s) Preached Place(s) Preached Supporting Docs Topic
Mandate to Meddle Luke 4: 14-30

6/22/1969

 

9/26/1971

1st Congregational, The Dalles, OR

1st Congregational, Antioch, CA

 

(Untitled); The Dalles Chronicle, 3/2/1969

“A Mandate to Meddle”; Together, May 1964

“What Is the Church’s Business”; Together, June 1965

“When Eyebrows Go Up”; United Church Herald, Aug. 1, 1965

Social Concerns
A Christian Image of America Romans 9: 1-18

11/2/1969

11/26/72

1st Congregational, The Dalles, OR

1st Congregational, Antioch, CA

  America
Mentioning the Unmentionable

Leviticus 18:22

Leviticus 20:13

Romans 1:18-32

Genesis 19:1-28

10/15/1978 1st Congregational, Antioch, CA   Homosexuality
Amos Speaks to Our Day Amos

5/27/1951

5/27/1951

 

2/8/1953

2/19/1956

Chillicothe Presbyterian, Chillicothe, MO

Avalon Presbyterian, Avalon, MO

Community Presbyterian, Grand Rapids, MN

Community Presbyterian, Grand Rapids, MN

  Social Action
A Letter Home From Vietnam

 

 

9/3/1967

9/3/1967

1st Methodist, The Dalles, OR

1st Congregational, The Dalles, OR

“Home From Vietnam: June 14, 1967”, Christian Century, Aug. 23, 1967

Social Concerns
Who Is This Jesus

Matthew 21:1-10

Luke 5:17-21

Luke 9:1-9

2/27/1955

 

3/18/1959

 

3/5/1965

 

3/3/1974

 

3/11/1979

Community Presbyterian, Grand Rapids, MN

Congregational, Mankato, MN

Congregational, Hutchinson, MN

1st Congregational, Antioch, CA

1st Congregational, Antioch, CA

  Lent
Who or What is the Devil Matthew 4:1-11

1/15/1956

 

6/26/1960

 

8/26/2962

 

2/25/1968

 

8/8/1971

 

11/26/1978 (revised)

Community Presbyterian, Grand Rapids, MN

"Little Brown" Cong. Church, Brownton, MN

Congregational, Hutchinson, MN

1st Congregational, The Dalles, OR

1st Congregational, Antioch, CA

1st Congregational, Antioch, CA

  Devil
What or Where is Heaven

Matthew 13:24-52

Mark 4:26-32

Luke 13:20-21

8/13/1950

 

6/27/1971

 

8/12/1979

Chillicothe Presbyterian, Chillicothe, MO

1st Congregational, Antioch, CA

1st Congregational, Antioch, CA

  Heaven
Who Then Can Be Saved

Luke 18:9-14

Luke 18:18-29

5/16/1954

 

 

11/6/1960

 

2/23/1964

Community Presbyterian, Grand Rapids, MN

"Little Brown" Cong. Church, Brownton, MN

Congregational, Hutchinson, MN

  Salvation
The Hinge of History  

12/24/1954

 

12/24/1963

12/26/1971

12/26/1976

Community Presbyterian, Grand Rapids, MN

Congregational, Hutchinson, MN

1st Congregational, Antioch, CA

1st Congregational, Antioch, CA