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#933
9-7-2014
#934
9-14-2014
#935
9-21-2014
#936
9-28-2014

9-7-2014 Sunday Service of the Church Within #933
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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 a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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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. You are the Temple. You are the Congregation. Any and All Truth is the Gospel. The Divine Spirit within you is your True Minister.

I was Googling something this morning and then all of a sudden I thought of...

The topic of today's Sunday Service, #933, is the Search…

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Quotes
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(From: The ASB Bible - Romans 8:27)
He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-13 Section-1)
“The spirit of the everlasting Father is concealed in the mind of every mortal child.” “Man goes forth searching for a friend while that very friend lives within his own heart.” “The true God is not afar off; he is a part of us; his spirit speaks from within us.” “The Father lives in the child. God is always with us. He is the guiding spirit of eternal destiny.”

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-159 Section-3)
        The world is filled with hungry souls who famish in the very presence of the bread of life; men die searching for the very God who lives within them. Men seek for the treasures of the kingdom with yearning hearts and weary feet when they are all within the immediate grasp of living faith. Faith is to religion what sails are to a ship; it is an addition of power, not an added burden of life. There is but one struggle for those who enter the kingdom, and that is to fight the good fight of faith.

(From: C. C. Colton )
Doubt is the vestibule which all must pass before they can enter the temple of wisdom. When we are in doubt and puzzle out the truth by our own exertions, we have gained something that will stay by us and will serve us again. But if to avoid the trouble of the search we avail ourselves of the superior information of a friend, such knowledge will not remain with us; we have not bought, but borrowed it.

(From: Auguste Rodin )
Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-2 Section-7)
Truth is beautiful because it is both replete and symmetrical. When man searches for truth, he pursues the divinely real.

(From: Etty Hillesum)
We are always in search of the redeeming formula, the crystallizing thought.

(From: Adlai E. Stevenson Jr. (1900 - 1965 )
If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us.

(From: Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965 )
Therefore search and see if there is not some place where you may invest your humanity.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-117 Section-6)
        Men all too often forget that God is the greatest experience in human existence. Other experiences are limited in their nature and content, but the experience of God has no limits save those of the creature's comprehension capacity, and this very experience is in itself capacity enlarging. When men search for God, they are searching for everything. When they find God, they have found everything. The search for God is the unstinted bestowal of love attended by amazing discoveries of new and greater love to be bestowed.
        All true love is from God, and man receives the divine affection as he himself bestows this love upon his fellows. Love is dynamic. It can never be captured; it is alive, free, thrilling, and always moving. Man can never take the love of the Father and imprison it within his heart. The Father's love can become real to mortal man only by passing through that man's personality as he in turn bestows this love upon his fellows.

(From: Paulo Cuelho, The Alchemist )
There is a language in the world that everyone understands. The language of enthusiasm, of things accomplished with love and purpose, and as part of a search for something believed in and desired.

(From: George Moore )
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.

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The Sermon
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Searching

We spend our lives doing it, we Enrich our lives by doing it...

We Search for Comfort...
We Search for Peace...
We Search for Happiness...

We Search for Wealth...
We Search for Success...
We Search for Justice...

We Search for Knowledge...
We Search for Reasons...
We Search for Understanding...

We Search for Truth...
We Search for Beauty...
We Search for Goodness...

We Search for Answers...
We Search for Love...
We Search for God...

We begin Life Searching...
And into Eternity we will Continue Searching.

We may not always find what we Think we are Searching for but...
Nevertheless, we continue the Search.

What are you Truly Searching For?

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The Prayer
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Dear God,
        Guide our Search. Help us to Search for the right things.

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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9-14-2014 Sunday Service of the Church Within #934
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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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I don't think we get smarter when we get older, I just think we run out of stupid things to do.

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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. You are the Temple. You are the Congregation. Any and All Truth is the Gospel. The Divine Spirit within you is your True Minister.

Survival often depends upon it...

The topic of today's Sunday Service, #934, is Adjustment…

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Quotes
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(From: Bertha Calloway )
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-131 Section-9)
A wise man is occupied with the search for truth, not in seeking for a mere living. To attain the perfection of Heaven is the goal of man. The superior man is given to self-adjustment, and he is free from anxiety and fear. God is with you; have no doubt in your heart. Every good deed has its recompense. The superior man murmurs not against Heaven nor holds a grudge against men.

(From: D.H. Lawrence )
“Pure morality is only an instinctive adjustment which the soul makes.”

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-196 Section-3)
True religion unifies the personality for effective adjustment to all mortal requirements. Religious faith--the positive leading of the indwelling divine presence--unfailingly enables the God-knowing man to bridge that gulf existing between the intellectual logic which recognizes the Universal First Cause as It and those positive affirmations of the soul which aver this First Cause is He, the heavenly Father of Jesus' gospel, the personal God of human salvation.

(From: Unknown )
“Peace is the deliberate adjustment of my life to the will of God.”

(From: Herbert Spencer )
“Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations”

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-81 Section-6)
Time is essential to all types of human adjustment--physical, social, or economic. Only moral and spiritual adjustments can be made on the spur of the moment, and even these require the passing of time for the full outworking of their material and social repercussions.

(From: Martha Beck )
Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.

(From: Norman Vincent Peale )
“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.”

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-160 Section-4)
        Success may generate courage and promote confidence, but wisdom comes only from the experiences of adjustment to the results of one's failures.

(From: Joseph Chilton Pearce )
We are shaped by each other. We adjust not to the reality of a world, but to the reality of other thinkers.

(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.

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The Sermon
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Adjustment to...

Environment.
Conditions.
Circumstances.
Situations.

Adjustment for...

Changes.
Miscalculations.
Errors.
the Unforeseen.

Adjustment in...

Outlook.
Perspective.
Viewpoint.
Attitude.

Life is an Exercise in Perpetual Adjustment.
Voluntary Adjustment brings Continual, Steady Adaptation.
Failure to Adjust often results in sudden Unanticipated Alteration.
Refusal to Adjust will invariably inflict Feared or Unwanted Revision.

Adjustment...
Life is more satisfying when we Embrace it.

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The Prayer
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Dear God,
        Help me to Adjust to those things I do not understand yet.

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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9-21-2014 Sunday Service of the Church Within #935
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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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Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.

(John Quinton)

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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. You are the Temple. You are the Congregation. Any and All Truth is the Gospel. The Divine Spirit within you is your True Minister.

A dear friend of near 20 years, Gerdean Bowen, wife of our Minister Angus Bowen, graduated from this school of hard knocks world we live in on Friday. It was not a sudden nor unexpected passing, she had been suffering from COPD for a number of years and has been receiving hospice care for a while now... but it makes it no less painful for those who love her. A model of indomitable Faith in our Heavenly Parent, Gerdean will surely be reawakening very soon if not already, for her next phase of life in service to God...

The topic of today's Sunday Service, #935, is Resurrection...

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The Sermon
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Usually, the use of Resurrection as a topic is reserved for Easter Sunday, but should it be?

Resurrection... our own specifically, should be something we think about and work toward on a daily basis, wouldn't you think?

Resurrection...
Rebirth...
Restoration...
Revitalization...
Renewal...

Resurrection...
Significant at the end of our mortal lives most Certainly, but also it is vital throughout this life in the flesh. Resurrection is a reawakening... each morning a New Resurrection of consciousness... a New Opportunity to Grow and to Love and to live life Anew.

Resurrection...
It's not just the desired result after a death, it is also a superb outcome when valuable things have been forgotten, postponed or put on hold.
For example the Resurrection of...
Friendships.
Relationships.
Dreams.
Ideals.

Resurrection...
It is a Vital Part of Life!
Is it a part of Yours?

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Quotes
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(From: Arthur Schopenhauer - German Philosopher, 1788-1860 )
“Every parting gives a foretaste of death; every coming together again a foretaste of the resurrection”

(From: The KJV Bible - John 14:1-4)
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-113 Section-7)
        It is indeed an epoch in the career of an ascending mortal, this first awakening on the shores of the mansion world; there, for the first time, actually to see your long-loved and ever-present angelic companions of earth days; there also to become truly conscious of the identity and presence of the divine Monitor who so long indwelt your mind on earth. Such an experience constitutes a glorious awakening, a real resurrection.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-47 Section-3)
Throughout all eternity you will recall the profound memory impressions of your first witnessing of these resurrection mornings.

(From: Voltaire )
“It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection”

(From: “Jesus” - The Urantia Book - Paper-174 Section-3)
“Those who experience the resurrection from the dead are more like the angels of heaven, and they never die. These resurrected ones are eternally the sons of God; they are the children of light resurrected into the progress of eternal life.”

(From: William Law )
“Receive every day as a resurrection from death, as a new enjoyment of life; meet every rising sun with such sentiments of God's goodness, as if you had seen it, and all things, new - created upon your account: and under the sense of so great a blessing”

(From: The RSV Bible - Matthew 22:31)
And as for the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was said to you by God,

(From: “Jesus” - The Urantia Book - Paper-147 Section-3)
“You are all God's children; you are the sons of the heavenly Father. The bonds of time may seem to afflict you, but the God of eternity loves you. And when the time of judgment shall come, fear not, you shall all find, not only justice, but an abundance of mercy. Verily, verily, I say to you: He who hears the gospel of the kingdom and believes in this teaching of sonship with God, has eternal life; already are such believers passing from judgment and death to light and life. And the hour is coming in which even those who are in the tombs shall hear the voice of the resurrection.”

(From: Frank Griswold )
“The resurrection is not a static and an isolated event fixed in the past, but the unleashing of a power and force that takes the form of a death defying love. Resurrection is ever present, constantly accosting us, challenging us, stretching us, cracking us open and seeking to have its way with us in order that we might come to maturity in Christ.”

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The Prayer
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Dear God,
        May we always be deserving of Your Loving Gift of Personal Resurrection.

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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9-28-2014 Sunday Service of the Church Within #936
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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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I try to take life one day at a time...
But sometimes several days attack me all at once.

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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. You are the Temple. You are the Congregation. Any and All Truth is the Gospel. The Divine Spirit within you is your True Minister.

Is anything more Rewarding than...

The topic of today's Sunday Service, #936, is Discovery…

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The Sermon
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As a little child, life is always about Discovery... It's the #1 Pastime, it's the #1 Job.
What's This?
What's That?
What For?
What If...?
What's Next?

Discovery as a child is so Satisfying! I mean... what else Is there, Right?

So does Discovery seem to be as important to you now as it was when you were younger?
        No?
Sucks when ya feel like there's nothing new to experience... stuck in a deep rut unable to see any way out.
        Yes?
Awesome, Isn't it? You Know there is Always something new to Discover about Life, about Love, about God!!

“Unless you become as a little child...”

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Quotes
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(From: Daniel J. Boorstin (1914 - )
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.

(From: The Book of Runes - #23 - Standstill / That Which Impedes / Ice)
You may be experiencing an unaccustomed drain on your energy and wonder why. A chill wind is reaching you over the ice floes of old outmoded habits.
        Trying to hold on can result in shallowness of feeling, a sense of being out of touch with life. Seek to discover what it is you are holding onto that keeps this condition in effect, and let go. Shed, release, cleanse away the old. That will bring on the thaw.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-100 Section-2)
Spirituality enhances the ability to discover beauty in things, recognize truth in meanings, and discover goodness in values

(From: William James (1842 - 1910 )
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-2 Section-7)
        Intellectual self-consciousness can discover the beauty of truth, its spiritual quality, not only by the philosophic consistency of its concepts, but more certainly and surely by the unerring response of the ever-present Spirit of Truth. Happiness ensues from the recognition of truth because it can be acted out; it can be lived. Disappointment and sorrow attend upon error because, not being a reality, it cannot be realized in experience. Divine truth is best known by its spiritual flavor.

(From: Joseph Priestley )
In completing one discovery we never fail to get an imperfect knowledge of others of which we could have no idea before, so that we cannot solve one doubt without creating several new ones.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-132 Section-3)
        Revealed truth, personally discovered truth, is the supreme delight of the human soul; it is the joint creation of the material mind and the indwelling spirit. The eternal salvation of this truth-discerning and beauty-loving soul is assured by that hunger and thirst for goodness which leads this mortal to develop a singleness of purpose to do the Father's will, to find God and to become like him.

(From: Joanna Field )
I began to have an idea of my life, not as the slow shaping of achievement to fit my preconceived purposes, but as the gradual discovery and growth of a purpose which I did not know.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-100 Section-4)
        In physical life the senses tell of the existence of things; mind discovers the reality of meanings; but the spiritual experience reveals to the individual the true values of life. These high levels of human living are attained in the supreme love of God and in the unselfish love of man. If you love your fellow men, you must have discovered their values. Jesus loved men so much because he placed such a high value upon them. You can best discover values in your associates by discovering their motivation. If someone irritates you, causes feelings of resentment, you should sympathetically seek to discern his viewpoint, his reasons for such objectionable conduct. If once you understand your neighbor, you will become tolerant, and this tolerance will grow into friendship and ripen into love.

(From: Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922 )
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-131 Section-1)
We search for the Most High and then find him in our hearts. You go in quest of a dear friend, and then you discover him within your soul.

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The Prayer
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Dear God,
        As vital as Discovery is in this life, I can't even begin to imagine what You have in store for us in the next!

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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