The Power Of Hope

This Sunday the subject will be Hope. In a story that helps set the stage for the coming of the Lord, Zacharias and Elizabeth were promised by an angel that they would have a baby who would be the one that would prepare the way for the Messiah. They were way past the age for having children but they still hoped and prayed and lived as commanded. At long last their hopes were fulfilled in a way greater than they could have hoped for.

We will talk about how we can we live in a state of encouragement and help keep hope alive.  “It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord.” (Lamentations 3)

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

 

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Seven Habits For Spiritual Living, Part 7: Gratitude

We are concluding our series on Seven Habits For Spiritual Living with the habit of Gratitude. This is a good way to end because if we can create a habit of being grateful on the regular a whole lot of other positive things can more easily fall into place.

May we have the perspective to practice gratitude for the blessings that we do have, rather than dwell on what we don’t have.

Wishing you all good health and a happy Thanksgiving!

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Seven Habits For Spiritual Living, Part 6: Live In The Present

Looking for peace of mind or happiness? Here is a clue: It is not behind you or in front of you. This Sunday we will consider the pitfalls of dwelling in the past or worrying about the future. How can we enjoy the present moment as it is, in truth, the only moment we get?

Please join us this Sunday as we explore this topic more deeply, beginning at 10:30, either in person or via live stream on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BoulderNewChurch/

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Seven Habits For Spiritual Living, Part 5: Fighting Our Battles

The problem with developing good habits is that at some point we will be challenged as to how strong our resolve is and how serious we are about changing our lives for the better. These challenges are called temptations or crises of the spirit, and they are rough.

Thankfully the Lord equips us with the weapons we need to fight these spiritual battles and to get to a stronger and more peaceful place as a result. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me… Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” (Psalm 23)

Please join us this Sunday as we explore this topic more deeply, beginning at 10:30, either in person or via live stream on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BoulderNewChurch/

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Seven Habits For Spiritual Living, Part 4: Being Of Service

We can be tempted to want other people to serve our needs and exist to pay attention to our wants and longings. However, Jesus said this little thing, “Whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant.”

The reason we have been given life is so that we can learn about and experience the joy of living a life of useful service to others. It is when we really get that this is what life is all about that we really start to live. And, as with everything else, getting there can be complicated.

Please join us this Sunday as we explore this more deeply beginning at 10:30, either in person or via live stream on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BoulderNewChurch/

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Seven Habits For Spiritual Living, Part 3: Prayer

Who needs a little help or encouragement? I suspect we all do. One thing we can do to facilitate this is to work on developing a habit of praying regularly. Logically, if there is a God that created us and is the source of life, love and understanding then it would make a lot of sense to connect with our creator as much as possible so we can tap into more of God’s life, love and understanding.

This Sunday: Let’s talk about prayer.

We hope you can join us Sunday in person or via the live stream on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BoulderNewChurch/

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Seven Habits For Spiritual Living, Part 2: The Discipline of Learning

Why is it so important to always keep learning? Why does it matter whether I learn the truth or not? What is so special about the Bible or Word of God? Why should I read it and study it? Can’t I just follow my instincts and figure things out as I go?

The habit of continually learning will help us in all aspects of life, and when it comes to our spiritual life it holds untold benefits that will enrich our life forever.

Please join us Sunday in person as we explore this more deeply beginning at 10:30 or via live stream on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BoulderNewChurch/

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Seven Habits For Spiritual Living, Part 1: Self Reflection

If you would like to develop a stronger and healthier spiritual life there are habits you can develop that will make a big difference. What would a stronger and healthier spiritual life look like? It would look like the ability to find peace and contentment in any moment regardless of what is happening around us or within us. It is also a state of being or character that we carry with us from this world into the next–a character of kindness, goodwill, usefulness and integrity.

We are going to discuss these habits and hopefully begin developing them one by one beginning this Sunday.

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Rising Above “Us” vs. “Them” Thinking

Have we created a divide between those who we consider to be “us” and those we consider to be “them”? Between “us” who we consider to be enlightened and get it and make the right choices and “them” who we believe to be ignorant, don’t get it and are making bad choices? It is an easy thing to do. And yet, not the way Jesus taught us to be with each other.

This week we will look at teachings that say that variety actually makes things more perfect. In other words, someone else’s way of doing things or way of living is part of the same beautiful tapestry. Can we try to cultivate curiosity about why other people are the way they are? Can we challenge ourselves to be patient and take time to look for the good and how others might just be adding goodness and quality to the world. As we read in the book of Romans: “Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are all parts of Christ’s one body, and each of us has different work to do. And since we are all one body in Christ, we belong to each other, and each of us needs all the others.” (Romans 12)

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The Power To Change

We all want to make changes in our lives for the better. Yet it can feel impossible to truly enact lasting changes. We can easily reach the limits of holding out hope when we find ourselves disappointed over and over?

We do know change can happen. We have seen people do it. We have even seen it sometimes in ourselves. What is the key? We will talk about that this  Sunday.

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