Sermons, 1919-1924

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Download Did Christ Have the Power of God_ECD1923_Transcribed.pdf (137 KB)

Download Did Christ Have the Power of God_ECD1923_First Notes.pdf (6.6 MB)

Download Did Christ Have the Power of God_ECD1923_Envelope.pdf (405 KB)

Download Did Christ Have the Power of God_ECD1923_Second Notes.pdf (8.2 MB)




This sermon provides a detailed discussion and study of the source of Jesus' power -- a faith tried and tested in experience, not a transcendent faith. The scene of the Garden of Gethsemane is the sublime height of Jesus' moral courage and leadership.

Earl C. Davis clearly worked on this sermon. Two envelopes containing text for it survive. The first, with the note on the outside, “Did Christ Have the Power of God?" was preached Sunday evening, Feb., 25, 1923 and contained a beginning-to-end text of the sermon. The second envelope had two sets of extra notes, broadly similar, but one worked over in pencil. The materials below include the full sermon – as found in the first envelope – and both of the alternative texts notes found in the second envelope, and a transcription of all.

Date refers to Date Given.

The primary downloadable document contains the original document followed by the transcription. The bottom of each item page also features the primary document as an embedded pdf for browsing.

Transcription by Davis Baird. Item description based off writing and context provided by Davis Baird.


Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, philosophy, Jesus

Rights Statement

Did Christ Have the Power of God?



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