What Really Happened In The Garden Of Eden

If you take the Garden of Eden story literally you end up with several hurtful assumptions, such as; that women were created from men (like a subspecies); that women were the cause of our problems as a species; that women are weak and easily succumb to temptations; that women are to be subservient to their husbands. That is a handful of serious accusations. And, none of it is true.

The Bible is true, but maybe not the way you might think. For example, the first eleven chapters of Genesis are all made up allegorical stories designed to couch a deeper spiritual story about the history of the human mind or spirit and our relationship to God.

Adam (human beings), Eve (our sense of selfhood), serpent (sensory evidence), the tree of life (belief that all good and truth are from God), the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (the idea we can learn about spiritual things from sensory evidence) and many other symbols in the text tell of humanity’s desire to feel life as if it is our own and how God accommodated to our desire, and how this was a step down from how we were created: knowing and believing that all life, goodness and truth are from God and being content to receive the blessings of that way of living (the paradisal state of the Garden of Eden).

On this Mother’s Day we will try to clear up the bad rap that women have received because of the way this story has been understood, really misunderstood, for so long.

Please join us Sunday in person (masks and social distancing required) at 10:30 or via live stream on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BoulderNewChurch/

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Church: Friends Helping Friends

In life we will invariably come up against some pretty difficult struggles against selfish or hurtful desire.  The Lord is the One who offers us the power to overcome.   However, in these struggles, it is extremely helpful to have friends to help us maintain perspective, focus and direction.  They can be extremely helpful in keeping us tuned into the Lord so that He can act in ways that bring peace (and growth) from our struggles.

Our service this week will be led by David Lindrooth. David has been a minister for over thirty years. He served as pastor in Ivyland, PA, Tucson, AZ, Stockholm Sweden and has been the Director of Outreach for the New Church for many years and is now an Assistant Bishop of the church, still in charge of Outreach.

Please join us Sunday in person (masks and social distancing required) at 10:30 or via live stream on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BoulderNewChurch/

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Successfully Facing Your Struggles

By now you’ve noticed that life hands us a variety of challenges. You may have also noticed that it is often through our challenges and struggles that we experience the most growth. This is a good thing to be aware of.

With this in mind what are ways we can successfully work through our challenges and so have stronger faith and more strength of character? We will explore how to be more successful in overcoming our challenges this coming Sunday.

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

 

 

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When Jesus Heals

Jesus spent a lot of His time healing those who were sick or stricken in some way. What do these healings tell us about how we can be healed of the spiritual issues we struggle with?

Join us Sunday at 10:30 via live stream on our Facebook page and find out: https://www.facebook.com/BoulderNewChurch/

 

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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.
We hope you can join us Sunday at 10:30 via live stream on our Facebook page: 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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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.

We hope you can join us Sunday at 10:30 via live stream on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BoulderNewChurch/

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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