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  • Good News, Fresh from Heaven

    Worship Service: Childrens Talk & Adult Sermon - 18 Aug, 2019

    People are often intimidated to try reading Emanuel Swedenborg’s books. He wrote a lot of books and they get into some pretty deep and complex topics. And yet in his own words, these books are "the coming of the Lord." So how do we approach these books in a way that moves beyond philosophy and enters into a real, living relationship with the Lord? | By Rev. Joel C Glenn , Westville, RSA

  • What Does it Take to Make Good Decisions in a Difficult Moment?

    Worship Service: Childrens Talk & Adult Sermon - 11 Aug, 2019

    There's a lot about life that is beyond our control and so it's easy to feel like life is just happening to us and we are being dragged along for the ride. Despite that we do still have choices to make--big ones and little, day-to-day ones. How do we make good choices? What things do we need to have in place in our lives to give us the best chance of making good decisions in the midst of our busy, stressful, or just overwhelming lives? | By Rev. Malcolm G. Smith , Westville, RSA

  • Samuel, Part 3: Less Than Ideal, But Better Than Nothing

    Worship Service: Childrens Talk & Adult Sermon - 4 Aug, 2019

    Towards the end of Samuel’s life the Children of Israel began demanding a king. They wanted someone in charge who could defend them from their enemies, and besides, all the neighbouring tribes got to have their own king. God had two responses to their demand: Don’t do it If you do, here’s how you need to do it Even though God knew that having a king was less than ideal, He was also willing to work with their demands and show them a way of doing it that would be successful. Likewise, when we balk at the Lord and demand to be able to do spirituality our own way, God is willing to compromise, provided we remain within a certain framework of truth. This Sunday we’ll talk about that less then ideal but still workable way of following the Lord. | By Rev. Joel C Glenn , Westville, RSA

  • Shame and Humility

    Worship Service: Childrens Talk & Adult Sermon - 28 Jul, 2019

    | By Rev. Brian D. Smith , Mitchellville, MD

  • Samuel, Part 2: Beyond Skin-Deep Spirituality

    Worship Service: Childrens Talk & Adult Sermon - 28 Jul, 2019

    What makes someone spiritual? Is it how they talk and what they say? Is it the rituals they take part in or the practices they have developed? Is it how they treat other people? All of these things do go into a person's spirituality, but what really makes a person spiritual does deeper, to what is going on in the heart. The Children of Israel's superficial treatment of the Ark of God, and their subsequent defeat, has a lot to teach us about the need to go deeper than just going through the motions and to take what God says to heart. | By Rev. Joel C Glenn , Westville, RSA

  • Samuel, Part 1: Hearing the Lord's Call

    Worship Service: Childrens Talk & Adult Sermon - 21 Jul, 2019

    This Sunday we’re starting a series on the story of Samuel. As an adult, Samuel becomes a pivotal figure in the history of the Children of Israel but his story begins in his childhood. The Lord calls out to him and at first he doesn’t know that it’s the Lord. We too can struggle to distinguish the Lord’s call in our lives from a lot of other inputs. With Samuel we can learn what it takes to recognise the Lord’s call and what sort of messages the Lord has for us. | By Rev. Malcolm G. Smith , Westville, RSA

  • Finding Joy in Life's Challenges

    Worship Service: Informal Family - 14 Jul, 2019

    We all have things we might complain about, things that are hard. Today we talk about finding "joy" or contentment in the midst of hard things. | By Rev. John L. Odhner , Bryn Athyn Heilman Hall

  • Heavenly Imbalance

    Worship Service: Childrens Talk & Adult Sermon - 14 Jul, 2019

    “Everything in moderation” seems like a sound rule for life. After all, anything, even something good, can become harmful when taken to an extreme. Yet this common-sense truth finds surprisingly little support in the Lord’s Word. As just one example, Jesus says, “no one can serve two masters” (Matthew 6:24). There is no moderation or balancer here: rather pick a side and wholeheartedly follow it! This Sunday we will look at how a blind devotion to moderation can be harmful and why thinking in terms of prioritisation is a more heavenly outlook. | By Rev. Joel C Glenn , Westville, RSA

  • Joy Comes in the Morning: Dealing with Depression from a Spiritual Standpoint

    Banquet Address - 22 Jun, 2019

    Joel Glenn's banquet speech at the 2019 New Church Day Banquet at New Church Westville. | By Rev. Joel C Glenn , Westville, RSA

  • The Spiritual History of the Human Race, Part 2: The Ancient World

    Worship Service: Childrens Talk & Adult Sermon - 16 Jun, 2019

    The Spiritual History of the Human Race, Part 2: The Ancient World In the lead up to New Church Day we are looking at the spiritual history of the human race, in other words, all the churches that went before and how they contribute to where we find ourselves today in the New Church. Last week Malcolm talked about how mankind began in a kind of purity and innocence, but then fell away from that when they decided to make their own sense of self more important than God. This week we’ll look at the next era in spiritual history: the Ancient Church. This is the time period in which people became disconnected from spiritual reality and the Lord had to find other ways of reaching them. By studying this process we can start to understand why God can seem so distant from us today. | By Rev. Joel C Glenn , Westville, RSA

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