Earl Davis delivered at least one sermon prior to enrolling in the Harvard Divinity School in 1902. "The Church as a Social Institution" was given at the Congregational church in Freeport, Maine on July 21, 1902. Davis attached a note to this sermon (visible on the Sermons, -1902 page) noting this as his "first sermon preached".
The primary downloadable document, also embedded as a pdf below, contains the original document followed by the transcription.
Transcription by Davis Baird. Item description based off of information and context provided by Davis Baird.
Earl Clement Davis, minister, Unitarianism, philosophy, sermons, religion, church, institutions, Matthew 7:16
Davis, Earl Clement, "The Church as a Social Institution" (1901). Sermons, -1902. 1.