Why Bad Things Are Allowed To Happen?

In the beginning of the Bible Adam and Eve are created and set in a Garden wherein all that was good was provided for them.  They had one simple rule: don’t eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Instead of obeying God’s command and enjoying that state of good, they chose to listen to the advice of the serpent instead and life went downhill for them. So, why didn’t God stop this from happening?

God is constantly doing all in His power to assist us in making good choices which will lead to our eternal happiness and provide for us only what is good and what will be to our eternal benefit. And there is a big “but” we have to consider. But, we have free choice.  We are free to reject the good impulses from God and choose to do evil rather than good. We are free to choose a life of hell rather than a heavenly one.  God does foresee the bad choices we will make, and works to try to bend us in a different direction if at all possible, but sometimes we are hell bent on making a bad choice and so God will permit it, not as someone who wants to permit it, but as someone who cannot prevent it for the sake of our freedom. And these bad choices have consequences both for the one making the choice and sometimes those around them. And even in the bad choices we make God is there working to bring something good out of the bad situation. Something that will help us or others to grow in spirit. That doesn’t make a bad choice good, but it does mean we are being cared for and led every moment, no matter what things might seem like on the surface.

This is a tough subject and one we will talk more about on Sunday.

You are invited to join us Sunday at 10:30 via live stream on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BoulderNewChurch/

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Remember

This is Memorial Day Weekend. It is a time to remember. It is a time to remember the sacrifice of those who gave their lives to protects ours. It is also a good time to remember all who make sacrifices for the sake of the well being of others. On a spiritual level it is a time to remember from where we have come and to where we are being led, and the Lord’s love and mercy that cradle and support us along this journey. It is a time to remember the truths that we hold most dear and remember to live by them. It is a time to remember these things so we don’t forget them. We will talk about how to help keep them in mind this Sunday.

See you Sunday at 10:30 via live stream on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BoulderNewChurch/

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“The Kingdom Of Heaven Is At Hand.”

What does that phrase mean to you? It seems pretty exciting. It seems like it is a possibility for something powerful to happen in our lives.

So if the kingdom of heaven is close at hand what can we do to connect with it, feel its influence and benefit from its guidance and strength? Do I have to change in some way to experience it? Is it going to mean I have some struggles to work through?  Hmmm. Well, yes, most likely. We will discuss that more on Sunday.

See you Sunday at 10:30 via live stream on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BoulderNewChurch/

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Finding Happiness Through Gratitude

With all that is going on it may feel like an odd time to focus on gratitude. However, we may be surprised how dramatically our lives will change if we can shift our perspective from one based on want, comparisons and expectations to one drawn on observation and appreciation of what is.

We hope you can join us on Facebook for a livestream of the service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday: https://www.facebook.com/BoulderNewChurch/

Wishing you all a very happy Mother’s Day!

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Finding Inner Strength

What do we do when we are overwhelmed? What can we do prevent states of overwhelm from taking hold of us? There are two stories we are going to look at that show us one thing we can do before hand as prevention and one thing we can do if we find are already in a difficult state. One is illustrated by king Solomon and the other is illustrated by king David.

We hope to see you on Facebook live at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday: https://www.facebook.com/BoulderNewChurch/

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Do You Want To Know The Future?

Sometimes we think it would be good to know the future or to be certain of what was going to happen next, especially in difficult times like these. But imagine what that would really be like–to know how our life is going to unfold beforehand. Would that really make us more peaceful and more happy? We will talk about this on Sunday.

We hope you can join us on Facebook through our livestream beginning at 10:30 a.m. https://www.facebook.com/BoulderNewChurch/

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Moving Through Our Fears

You may have noticed that the message the Lord is often giving people in the Bible is “fear not” or “do not be afraid”. That is an easy thing to say but actually letting go of fear when we are in it is not so easy.

This Sunday we will look at how we can move through our fears and begin to arrive at a more peaceful perspective and way of living. We welcome you to join us online on our Facebook page beginning at 10:30 a.m. https://www.facebook.com/BoulderNewChurch/

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Easter Celebration, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. via livestream

You are warmly invited to celebrate Easter with us! Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. via Facebook live. It is a family service for all ages. https://www.facebook.com/BoulderNewChurch/

Happy Easter!

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Palm Sunday: The Times They Are A Changin’

On Palm Sunday we remember the story of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey, which was a clear symbol to everyone that He was a king. This move definitely stirred things up – infuriating some and exciting others. It stirred things up in a big way.

It is also clear from the things that Jesus said and the things that He did that He came to bring sweeping change to how people were holding and understanding the things of religion and the whole spiritual landscape itself.

Things are definitely changing right now in our world. How can we use this time of upheaval and change to make changes in our own spiritual life?

We hope you can be with us on Facebook live at 10:30 a.m.

We also hope and pray that you are well and finding ways to be at peace. Love to you all.

 

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Can We Make This A Peaceful Time?

Many of us have been forced to slow down from the normal pace of our busy lives. Can we use this time to really slow down our racing minds and observe and reflect and go within and find peace and contentment?

One of the Ten Commandments that was given from Mount Sinai was the command to observe the Sabbath, to observe a time of rest and reflection. It is interesting that it had to be made a commandment. Maybe because without it we will just keep racing and speeding along without intentionally stopping to breath and to listen for that “still small voice”.

Please join us online this Sunday on Facebook live for worship at 10:30 a.m. We will look into how we might truly use this time to gain new perspectives and habits that can help us build stillness into our lives and a knowing of God’s presence with us. “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)

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