Having Difficulty? Approach It From Love

After the events of Easter the disciples decided to go fishing.  They fished all night and caught nothing.  In the morning a man appeared on the shore and said to cast the net on the right side of the boat and they would catch fish.  They did and caught 153 fish.  They quickly realized that the man was Jesus.
In all of our pursuits in life if we can remember to approach things from “the right side” (from love, charity, and kindness) we will be fruitful.  Trying to do things from human ingenuity or the attitude, “I am right” we will be frustrated.
If in all our interactions with others (marriage, friendships, parenting, the workplace, and so on) we can remind ourselves, “Let’s approach this in a loving way.”  And then ask, “In what way can I come from a heart of love, kindness and goodness?”  Or simply say, “Okay, let’s fish from the right side,” as a reminder.  See what happens.
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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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What Significance Does Palm Sunday Hold For Us?

It has been a tough week with the tragic shooting in the Boulder community. As we prepare for Easter an event like this reminds us just how desperately we need the power and influence of the Lord in our lives, and how imperative it is that we do our own spiritual work to help bring heaven a little closer to earth. How we live has an impact on others – either for good or for ill. Let’s make it for good.

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The Golden Rule: Its Not That Complicated

Near the end of Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount He gave this simple summary of what everything in the Bible or Word is about: “Whatever you want others to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” In other words, measure your choices based on whether a reasonable person would like to be treated this way. This simple principle takes everything that is written in Scripture and distills it down into a tangible way to live. 

We don’t have to get tangled in complicated knots trying to figure everything out. This is a simple principle we can get busy living by.

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Judge Not. For Real?

How are we supposed to interact with others who do things that we think are wrong or bad? Are we supposed to make judgments of others? If no, then why not? And if yes, in what way? Am I going to be judged by some Divine tribunal after death? Does God judge me for the life I have lived? Is God fair and forgiving or tough and unyielding? Hmmm.

If you have questions like these perhaps you want to check in on Sunday as we dig into them.

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Getting A Handle On Worry

Many of us feel stuck mulling over in our minds bad things that we are worried will happen. This mental activity drains us of vital energy that could be used to do things we love and enjoy and to experience peace in our daily life.

This week we will talk about the sources of worry and look at things we can do to experience more peace of mind.

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Why Should I Pray?

This Sunday we will look at the topic of prayer: What is it? Why should I do it? How should I do it? What difference does it make?

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Let’s Talk About Love

We all want it. We all want to share it. But do we know what it is? With it being Valentine’s Day on Sunday we will take a moment to discuss what love is and look at things that are destructive of and things that are supportive of love with the goal of having a healthier relationship with it, or maybe a relationship(s) with it in it.

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The Healing Message of Jesus, Part 4

On several occasions in the Sermon on the Mount Jesus declares, “You have heard it said, but I say to you…” In each instance Jesus is challenging the hearer to look deeper into the law that they had heard before. For example, the law said do not murder. Then Jesus says, but I say to you do not be angry or hateful or hold others in contempt and look down on them, to paraphrase. He is saying just not killing someone won’t change your heart, especially if your heart wants to hurt someone else. We are being challenged to dig deeper and examine what we think, intend and desire and not just what we say and do. This is what will bring true healing and true peace.

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The Healing Message of Jesus, Part 3: Peace and Conflict?

This week we will finish looking at the message of the Beatitudes or Blessings from Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount. These Beatitudes lay out different attitudes and ways of being that can bring us into a true and lasting state of peace. AND the path to peace travels through places of conflict and temptation because these serve as a means to break us from our dependance and trust in self and prepare us to rely on the Lord and to choose a life of goodness, truth and useful service to others.

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