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12-07-2008
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12-14-2008
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12-21-2008
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12-28-2008

12-7-2008 Sunday Service of the Church Within #633
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Today's Service is offered by: Pastor Daniel J. Megow

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Humor of the Week
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Ray & Bubba were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking up. A woman walked by and asked what they were doing.

"We're supposed to find the height of the flagpole," said Bubba, "but we don't have a tall enough ladder."

The woman took a wrench from her purse, loosened a few bolts, and laid the pole down.  Then she took a tape measure from her pocket, took a measurement, announced, "Eighteen feet, six inches," and walked away.

Ray shook his head and laughed. "Ain't that just like a woman!

We ask for the height and she gives us the length!"

Bubba and Ray are currently working for the government.

[They will not be rehired by the Obama Administration. ;-)]

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Welcome by: Pastor Daniel
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Greetings my Beloved Sisters and Brothers, and welcome once again to the Church that is Within.

OK, so the inspiration for today's Topic came from…
another Tuesday Music Night…
another trip to the rest facilities…
another “flip of the card”…
and the word written on the card…

The topic of today's Sunday Service, #633, is Intuition…

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The Sermon
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So looking at the word Intuition on the card, the first thing that came into my mind was, “Yeah, sometimes I got it and sometimes I don't.” That was almost instantly followed by, “When exactly don't I have it, and even more importantly, when precisely Do I have it?” I thought, “I must of course be Able to Intuit in order to access true Intuition.”

Intuition is something that one cannot make happen but rather must allow To happen… it cannot be found, forced or fabricated.

In fact, the only times I really Can Intuit… is when I truly Am In-To-It. Being 'In to it' is sometimes referred to by those who are or have been, as being: In the Zone; In the Space; In the Muse; In the Soul; In the Present Moment; With God. Most people have at one time or another had those “In to it” (or Intuit if you prefer) moments… moments of being so focused in the present task or activity that they need not actually consciously think about what they are doing so much as watch what they are doing as it is happening. Those are fun, aren't they? …almost like being in a flow of Intuition.

Parents have a certain level of Intuition regarding their children. Some would consider it to be almost a fore-knowledge of events… nearly predictive in nature. Others would say it is just an outworking of that deep parental Love in action. Both are right of course, but even so, the 'In To It' factor comes into play.

It is my observation is that if ya' can't get In To It, you won't Have Intuit.

So… Whatever you are doing, the key would be to get In To It. Don't you think?

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Quotes
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(From: Aaron - 4/01/06 – The North Idaho TeaM)
Ideas have complex origins, for they are the result of accumulations of experiences and sensations, of knowledge, and they are also constructed with insight and intuition and intellectual ability. They are also formulated through aspiration and inspiration and the critical central element of creativity. Thought is the energy that sets an idea afloat.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-103 Section-1)
        The realization of the recognition of spiritual values is an experience which is superideational. There is no word in any human language which can be employed to designate this "sense," "feeling," "intuition," or "experience" which we have elected to call God-consciousness.

(From: Fritjof Capra, physicist)
During [these] periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight.

(From: John Kord Lagemann)
Intuition isn't the enemy, but the ally, of reason.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-101 Section-3)
        Faith-insight, or spiritual intuition, is the endowment of the cosmic mind in association with the Thought Adjuster, which is the Father's gift to man. Spiritual reason, soul intelligence, is the endowment of the Holy Spirit, the Creative Spirit's gift to man. Spiritual philosophy, the wisdom of spirit realities, is the endowment of the Spirit of Truth, the combined gift of the bestowal Sons to the children of men.

(From: Alan Alda)
The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself.

(From: Shakti Gawain)
What I am actually saying is that we need to be willing to let our intuition guide us, and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-16 Section-6)
Matter-energy is recognized by the mathematical logic of the senses; mind-reason intuitively knows its moral duty; spirit-faith (worship) is the religion of the reality of spiritual experience. These three basic factors in reflective thinking may be unified and co-ordinated in personality development, or they may become disproportionate and virtually unrelated in their respective functions. But when they become unified, they produce a strong character consisting in the correlation of a factual science, a moral philosophy, and a genuine religious experience. And it is these three cosmic intuitions that give objective validity, reality, to man's experience in and with things, meanings, and values.

(From: Steve Jobs (1955 -)
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

(From: Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book)
Listen to your intuition. It will tell you everything you need to know.

(From: D. H. Lawrence (1885 - 1930)

For whereas the mind works in possibilities, the intuitions work in actualities, and what you intuitively desire, that is possible to you. Whereas what you mentally or "consciously" desire is nine times out of ten impossible; hitch your wagon to star, or you will just stay where you are.

(From: Alexis Carrel (1873 - 1944)
All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.

(From: Baruch Spinoza (1632 - 1677), The Ethics)
The highest endeavor of the mind, and the highest virtue, is to understand things by intuition.

(From: Alexis Carrel (1873 - 1944)
Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.

(From: Abraham 10/30/95 – the Woods Cross TeaM)
Yes, the Infinite Mother Spirit and the spirit of intuition are busily teaching and instructing on how best to utilize the resources of intuition. As time passes you will discover certain steps you can take to further this gift. I would perhaps like to suggest a few now:

1) One who is intuitive has a good grasp of humility, knowing they are still a student in the vast cosmos. A humble attitude opens the door to intuition.

2) Trust, the trust a child gives to a parent is the trust you would bestow upon your Indwelling Father Fragment. To truly believe you are a child of His and He has your best interest at heart, you are trusting that He is in control of your world.

3) Faith, faith not only in your Universal Father and His array of vast hosts and helpers, but a deep and understanding faith in yourself as a child of the one God, to know that Father has full faith in your abilities as His child, to be unafraid to take a chance, to be unworried by looking foolish, to have confidence in yourself and know that Father has enabled you with His power which is also known as love. This faith, inner faith and confidence, in not only Father - but yourselves as well, opens the door to intuition.

4) Liberation from fears and anxiety. Yes. To be free from fear is to set the mind in a flight mode. To free yourselves from worry and anxiety is to set your spirit soaring. To understand you do not carry the weight of the world is to open the door to intuition. A mind filled with useless worry is to feel incompetent, is to close the door to intuition.

5) Ask. To have an attitude of asking. “Father, what is my focus”...is to open the door to intuition and inner knowledge. You will see as you become consciously aware of Father's leadings that these experiences are quite normal and you will understand you have already been experiencing them quite frequently. But I say, to recognize and witness Father's creative works in action is cause for praise to Him and rejoicing within your heart.

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The Prayer
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Dear God,
        Lead me into Your ways.

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal Parent,

The Creator's Infinite Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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12-14-2008 Sunday Service of the Church Within #634
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Today's Service is offered by: Pastor Daniel J. Megow

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Humor of the Week
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When I was young there was no respect for the young, and now that I am old there is no respect for the old. I missed out coming and going.
J.B. Priestley

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Welcome by: Pastor Daniel
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Greetings my Beloved Sisters and Brothers, and welcome once again to the Church that is Within.

I think most past services I have done on the topic of Respect have predominantly if not exclusively dealt with the field of Self- Respect since it is practically for the most part, the only aspect of Respect that we actually have any control over whatsoever. I will attempt to go in a different direction with it this week…


The topic of today's Sunday Service, #634, is Respect…

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The Sermon
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One might only feel respected if they are feared…
Someone else might only feel respected if they are Loved.

In regards to idea or opinion… well let's just say that it is possible to have some ideas and/or opinions in common with another or others, but impossible to hold all ideas and opinions in total conformity with any.

Everyone wants some Respect.
Everyone deserves their measure of Respect.
Rarely will any two agree completely upon what Respect does or should look like.
Rarely is Respect ever based upon complete Agreement.

I always Respected my parents. If they were ever able to discern that with any degree of certainty I cannot say… probably they were not. I was always somewhat of a non-conformist, and my memory for certain types of information is effectually nonexistent. It wasn't so much that I respected them for what they believed or believed in as it was for How they believed and their devotion to it. I always Did Respect them, but I was well into my twenties before I had any grasp at all on how much or why I really did respect my parents and I actually had to Be a parent before I began to Respect many of their parental ways. I can wish I had been better capable of showing them how much I really respected them… in a way that would have been more obvious to them, or at least more in line with their wishes, but the reality was I didn't yet possess the maturity to do so until much later in life.

Maybe that is as it should be… I can only hope.

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Quotes
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(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-84 Section-7)
        Civilization regards the parents as assuming all duties, the child as having all the rights. Respect of the child for his parents arises, not in knowledge of the obligation implied in parental procreation, but naturally grows as a result of the care, training, and affection which are lovingly displayed in assisting the child to win the battle of life. The true parent is engaged in a continuous service-ministry which the wise child comes to recognize and appreciate.

(From: Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign, 1999)
Adulthood isn't an award they'll give you for being a good child. You can waste... years, trying to get someone to give that respect to you, as though it were a sort of promotion or raise in pay. If only you do enough, if only you are good enough. No. You have to just... take it. Give it to yourself, I suppose. Say, I'm sorry you feel like that and walk away. But that's hard.

(From: Lawrence Sterne (1713 - 1768)
To have respect for ourselves guides our morals; and to have a deference for others governs our manners.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-100 Section-7)
The Son of Man was always a well-poised personality. Even his enemies maintained a wholesome respect for him; they even feared his presence. Jesus was unafraid. He was surcharged with divine enthusiasm, but he never became fanatical.

(From: Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968)
I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

(From: Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-138 Section-8)
        The disciples early learned that the Master had a profound respect and sympathetic regard for every human being he met, and they were tremendously impressed by this uniform and unvarying consideration which he so consistently gave to all sorts of men, women, and children. He would pause in the midst of a profound discourse that he might go out in the road to speak good cheer to a passing woman laden with her burden of body and soul. He would interrupt a serious conference with his apostles to fraternize with an intruding child. Nothing ever seemed so important to Jesus as the individual human who chanced to be in his immediate presence. He was master and teacher, but he was more--he was also a friend and neighbor, an understanding comrade.

(From: The ASB Bible - Romans 12:9-18)
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation. Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.

(From: Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it.

(From: H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.

(From: U Thant)
Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.

(From: Brooks Clark)
Good coaches teach respect for the opposition, love of competition, the value of trying your best, and how to win and lose graciously.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-25 Section-3)
The higher a creature's education, the more respect he has for the knowledge, experience, and opinions of others.

(From: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

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The Prayer
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Dear God,
        I never understood it when theologians and certain religionists said that You must be feared. Did they confuse fear with Respect?

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal Parent,

The Creator's Infinite Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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12-21-2008 Sunday Service of the Church Within #635
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Today's Service is offered by: Pastor Daniel J. Megow

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Humor of the Week
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Two 90-year-old women, Rose and Barb, had been friends all of their lives.

When it was clear that Rose was dying, Barb visited her every day. One day Barb said, 'Rose, we both loved playing women's softball all our lives, and we played all through High School. Please do me one favor: when you get to Heaven, somehow you must let me know if there's women's soft-ball there.'

Rose looked up at Barb from her death bed and said, 'Barb, you've been my best friend for many years. If it's at all possible, I'll do this favor for you.'

Shortly after that, Rose passed on.

At midnight the following Friday, Barb was awakened from a sound sleep by a blinding flash of white light and a voice calling out to her, 'Barb, Barb.'

'Who is it?' asked Barb, sitting up suddenly. 'Who is it?'

'Barb -- it's me, Rose.'

'You're not Rose. Rose just died.'

'I'm telling you, it's me, Rose,' insisted the voice.

'Rose!  Where are you?'

'In Heaven,' replied Rose. 'I have some really good news and a little bad news.'

'Tell me the good news first,' said Barb.

The good news,' Rose said, 'is that there is Softball in Heaven. Better yet, all of our old buddies who died before us are here, too. Better than that, we're all young again.

Better still, it's always springtime, and it never rains or snows. And best of all, we can play softball all we want, and we never get tired.'

'That's fantastic,' said Barb. 'It's beyond my wildest dreams! So what's the bad news'

'You're pitching Tuesday.'

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Welcome by: Pastor Daniel
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Greetings my Beloved Sisters and Brothers, and welcome once again to the Church that is Within.

'Tis the Season when many peoples thoughts turn to these… well perhaps not “these” in particular, so much as those other things that share the use of the word…

The topic of today's Sunday Service, #635, is Gifts…

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(From: Lynn Johnston (1947 - ), Lynn on Ideas)
We are all born with wonderful gifts. We use these gifts to express ourselves, to amuse, to strengthen, and to communicate. We begin as children to explore and develop our talents, often unaware that we are unique, that not everyone can do what we're doing!

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-131 Section-10)
        "I will every day thank God for his unspeakable gifts; I will praise him for his wonderful works to the children of men. To me he is the Almighty, the Creator, the Power, and the Mercy, but best of all, he is my spirit Father, and as his earth child I am sometime going forth to see him. And my tutor has said that by searching for him I shall become like him. By faith in God I have attained peace with him.”

(From: Homer (800 BC - 700 BC), The Iliad)
The glorious gifts of the gods are not to be cast aside.

(From: The RSV Bible - Romans 12:6-18)
        Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; he who teaches, in his teaching; he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who contributes, in liberality; he who gives aid, with zeal; he who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
        Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Never flag in zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
        Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; never be conceited. Repay no one evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends upon you, live peaceably with all.

(From: Warren Bennis)
No leader sets out to become a leader. People set out to live their lives, expressing themselves fully. When that expression is of value, they become leaders. So the point is not to become a leader. The point is to become yourself, to use yourself completely—all your skills, gifts, and energies—in order to make your vision manifest. You must withhold nothing. You must, in sum, become the person you started out to be and enjoy the process of becoming.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-149 Section-6)
        "Humility, indeed, becomes mortal man who receives all these gifts from the Father in heaven, albeit there is a divine dignity attached to all such faith candidates for the eternal ascent of the heavenly kingdom. The meaningless and menial practices of an ostentatious and false humility are incompatible with the appreciation of the source of your salvation and the recognition of the destiny of your spirit-born souls. Humility before God is altogether appropriate in the depths of your hearts; meekness before men is commendable; but the hypocrisy of self-conscious and attention-craving humility is childish and unworthy of the enlightened sons of the kingdom.

(From: Georges Rouault (1871 - 1958)
It is more difficult silently to obey our own inner promptings, and to spend our lives finding sincere and fitting means of expression for our temperament and our gifts.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-117 Section-4)
        God's gifts--his bestowal of reality--are not divorcements from himself; he does not alienate creation from himself, but he has set up tensions in the creations circling Paradise. God first loves man and confers upon him the potential of immortality--eternal reality. And as man loves God, so does man become eternal in actuality. And here is mystery: The more closely man approaches God through love, the greater the reality--actuality--of that man. The more man withdraws from God, the more nearly he approaches nonreality--cessation of existence. When man consecrates his will to the doing of the Father's will, when man gives God all that he has, then does God make that man more than he is.

(From: Ruth Ann Schabaker)
Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-156 Section-5)
        As you grow older in years and more experienced in the affairs of the kingdom, are you becoming more tactful in dealing with troublesome mortals and more tolerant in living with stubborn associates? Tact is the fulcrum of social leverage, and tolerance is the earmark of a great soul. If you possess these rare and charming gifts, as the days pass you will become more alert and expert in your worthy efforts to avoid all unnecessary social misunderstandings. Such wise souls are able to avoid much of the trouble which is certain to be the portion of all who suffer from lack of emotional adjustment, those who refuse to grow up, and those who refuse to grow old gracefully.

(From: Oprah Winfrey)
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a different way to stand.

(From: “Jesus” - The Urantia Book - Paper-133 Section-4)
"Minister your hospitality as one who entertains the children of the Most High. Elevate the drudgery of your daily toil to the high levels of a fine art through the increasing realization that you minister to God in the persons whom he indwells by his spirit which has descended to live within the hearts of men, thereby seeking to transform their minds and lead their souls to the knowledge of the Paradise Father of all these bestowed gifts of the divine spirit."

(From: Heloise (1098 - 1164), Letter)

Riches and power are but gifts of blind fate, whereas goodness is the result of one's own merits.

(From: Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)
"Know thyself," said the old philosopher, "improve thyself," saith the new. Our great object in time is not to waste our passions and gifts on the things external that we must leave behind, but that we cultivate within us all that we can carry into the eternal progress beyond.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-12 Section-7)
        Even though the Paradise Father functions through his divine creators and his creature children, he also enjoys the most intimate inner contact with you, so sublime, so highly personal, that it is even beyond my comprehension--that mysterious communion of the Father fragment with the human soul and with the mortal mind of its actual indwelling. Knowing what you do of these gifts of God, you therefore know that the Father is in intimate touch, not only with his divine associates, but also with his evolutionary mortal children of time. The Father indeed abides on Paradise, but his divine presence also dwells in the minds of men.

(From: Thomas Hughes)
Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God's best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one's self, and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.

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The Sermon
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The Greatest of Gifts that you can give to another is an open doorway into your Soul. For it is within your Soul that your unique Gifts from God have been deposited and are therein stored… and it is from there as well that they may be shared with and bestowed upon all whom you allow to freely enter. There is one Gift from God common to All that makes possible the sharing of all other Gifts whether held in common or possessed independently, and that is the Universal Gift of Love. Love is the Open Door and the Invitation to Enter.

You are the Gift. All else is but a token.

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The Prayer
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Dear God,
        All You have given to me, help me to share.

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal Parent,

The Creator's Infinite Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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12-28-2008 Sunday Service of the Church Within #636
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Today's Service is offered by: Pastor Daniel J. Megow

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Humor of the Week
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It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it.
(Sam Levenson)

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Welcome by: Pastor Daniel
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Greetings my Beloved Sisters and Brothers, and welcome once again to the Church that is Within.

Well… this is the last Sunday Service of 2008.

It was a complicated and difficult year for most if not all and a year of sadness and loss for many and yet I believe that 2008 will be remembered in years ahead as the year that Hope triumphed and was indeed reborn in the hearts of the people.

Time will tell…

The topic of today's Sunday Service, #636, is Simplicity…

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Quotes
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(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-195 Section-10)
        The beauty and sublimity, the humanity and divinity, the simplicity and uniqueness, of Jesus' life on earth present such a striking and appealing picture of man-saving and God-revealing that the theologians and philosophers of all time should be effectively restrained from daring to form creeds or create theological systems of spiritual bondage out of such a transcendental bestowal of God in the form of man.

(From: Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, not even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust.

(From: Dalai Lama)
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

(From: Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)
Do not believe that he who seeks to comfort you lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. His life has much difficulty... Were it otherwise he would never have been able to find those words.

(From: Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)
It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.

(From: Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)
I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.

(From: Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968)
We have flown the air like birds and swum the seas like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers.

(From: The RSV Bible - Psalm 19:7)
The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;

(From: “Jesus” - The Urantia Book - Paper-155 Section-6)
“Many of your brethren have minds which accept the theory of God while they spiritually fail to realize the presence of God. And that is just the reason why I have so often taught you that the kingdom of heaven can best be realized by acquiring the spiritual attitude of a sincere child. It is not the mental immaturity of the child that I commend to you but rather the spiritual simplicity of such an easy-believing and fully-trusting little one. It is not so important that you should know about the fact of God as that you should increasingly grow in the ability to feel the presence of God.”

(From: Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)
There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.

(From: Jessie Sampter)
Simplicity is the peak of civilization.

(From: Bruce Lee (1940 - 1973)
True refinement seeks simplicity.

(From: Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.

(From: Albert Einstein)
I have deep faith that the principle of the universe will be beautiful and simple.

(From: C. S. Lewis (1898 - 1963), from Mere Christianity)
If we ask for something more than simplicity, it is silly then to complain that the something is not more simple.

(From: Laura Ingalls Wilder)
I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.

(From: The Tao Te Ching)
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.

(From: Lao-tzu (604 BC - 531 BC), The Way of Lao-tzu)
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.


(From: Christopher Zeeman)
Technical skill is mastery of complexity, while creativity is mastery of simplicity.

(From: Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler.

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The Sermon
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Searching for Reality, I Find The Source.
Embracing Goodness, I Feel The Source.
Abiding In Love, I Know The Source.

Find…
Truth and Beauty,
Feel…
Beauty and Goodness,
Know…
Goodness and Love.

Simplicity in itself.

There is little more complex than an adequate description of the Simple.

Ya' think?

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The Prayer
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Dear God,
        Day by day, moment by moment, one foot in front of the other toward You.

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal Parent,

The Creator's Infinite Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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