You Are A Blessing

We are created to be a blessing and to receive blessings that bring deep peace and happiness. What can we do to start focussing more on aligning our lives in such a way that our lives will feel blessed? We will explore this on Sunday.

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Seeing More Of The Good All Around You

Why are some people able to keep positive and find goodness all around them, when so many of us struggle to keep hopeful when bad things happen?

This week we will examine the lens through which we see the world and find if we can change how we view things, in an attempt to find a more hopeful and uplifting perspective.

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Making Bad Habits Stop – For Good

All the battles in the Bible picture things we fight against in ourselves in an attempt to make changes in our life. There are a lot of battles.

King Saul is told to go and fight against the Amalekites, an old enemy of Israel and to totally destroy them. He completes half the job, keeping the best sheep and cattle and also taking their king alive.

This attempt of Saul pictures that we sometimes don’t want to give up our habits entirely and so we hold on to certain aspects of it, thinking that is not such a bad idea. But Saul quickly learns that this is not a good idea and that because of his choice he can no longer be the king.

What do you need to give up? What is holding you back? What would it like to be completely free of old, hurtful habits and behaviors? Want to give it a try?

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How Involved Is God In Your Life?

It can seem like churches only deal with or talk about the big picture – will I be saved?/will I go to heaven? – rather than recognizing that God is involved in all the smallest details of our life and living it. All of them.
Is God involved in the smallest details of our life? If so, what does it imply for how we live, make decisions, what we ask for in prayer, whether we are stressed or relaxed about the events of our lives?
We will dig into this subject this Sunday. We hope to see you there!
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No Worship Service This Sunday, August 8th

Wishing you a peaceful Sunday. May you find meaningful connection with the Lord this Sabbath day.

From True Christianity 301, Emanuel Swedenborg: “Sabbath in the language of the original means rest… When the Lord came into the world that day became a day for instruction in Divine matters, and also a day of rest from work, for meditation about matters conducive to salvation and everlasting life, and a day for love towards the neighbor.”

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When It Seems Like There Is Nothing You Can Do: Do Something!

In the Bible there is a story in which the Israelites were facing an enormous army of Philistines. Saul, the Israelite king, did nothing. However, his son Jonathan went and began to challenge some of the Philistines.
Jonathan’s actions caused the rest of the Philistine army to be frightened and confused and it began the unraveling of their power.
What does this story tell us? When we are faced with a problem we can sit back like Saul and worry, fret, ponder, get angry, etc. Or we can take action like Jonathan did and take whatever steps we can to improve the situation. This small effort often helps us to diffuse the larger problem (“The vast army of Philistines began to melt away in every direction.” (I Samuel 14:16 )).
This week when something negative arises, rather than feeling victimized or powerless, do something–it doesn’t have to be dramatic. Take a walk, read a book, call a friend, kneel down and pray, clean the bathroom, build a puzzle with your child, etc. See if you don’t begin to see the problem lessen in magnitude in your mind.

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Love Your Neighbor As Yourself. How?

We are commanded to love our neighbor as ourselves. In fact it is one of the two great commandments. In other words, everything else we are taught in the Bible goes back to and connects to this commandment somehow.

Well, what if I find it difficult to love people? What if I think people are annoying and irritating ? What if I don’t love myself? How can I love myself in a healthy way that doesn’t turn into self absorption?

This week we will dig into this commandment and see if we can’t find a way to love ourselves and others in a healthy and balanced way.

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No Worship Service This Sunday, July 11th

Wishing you a peaceful Sunday. May you find meaningful connection with the Lord this Sabbath day.

From True Christianity 301, Emanuel Swedenborg: “Sabbath in the language of the original means rest… When the Lord came into the world that day became a day for instruction in Divine matters, and also a day of rest from work, for meditation about matters conducive to salvation and everlasting life, and a day for love towards the neighbor.”

 

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True Freedom

Everyone wants to be and feel free. We were created to be free and to have choice over the things we think, believe and do in our lives. Yet, sometimes the choices we make compromise our freedom or even take it away.

How can we make choices that help us to experience true freedom, and not get stuck in the trap of believing that doing whatever we may want is what true freedom is? Sometimes what we want does not lead to happiness but to misery.

This week we will discuss the difference between heavenly freedom and hellish freedom. As you might imagine one is truly freeing and enjoyable and the other is more like a type of bondage with the pain that that brings.

Please join us Sunday in person at 10:30 or via live stream on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BoulderNewChurch/

 

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Forgiving Ourselves

Many of us struggle with being able to forgive ourselves for our past mistakes or habits that we have been unable to set down and walk away from, or even from things that happened to us that weren’t our fault.

This week we will talk about what we can do to move on from debilitating shame or excessive guilt and begin to see ourselves the way that God sees us–a beautiful part of this creation. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” [Jeremiah 29:11]

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