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Uncovering the Truth

Uncovering the Truth

Written by on May 16, 2016

We know that the Lord’s truth isn’t always easy to understand. Sometimes when we go to the Word looking for answers, it’s like we go on a long journey that takes us in a circle back to where we started. The simple reality is that we just don’t understand the statements that the Lord makes. […]

An Admonition From The Lord

An Admonition From The Lord

Written by on May 9, 2016

Sermon made at Olivet New Church on May 8, 2016   Can you imagine going down to the Humber and finding a baby floating in a basket in the reeds? Imagine the feelings that would come up if this happened to you: first a sort of shocked suspicion as you say to yourself, “Am I […]

The Shelter of Innocence

The Shelter of Innocence

Written by on April 19, 2016

  Olivet New Church; April 17, 2016   The story we heard today is the story of the turning point in the Children’s of Israel’s journey out of slavery. At the beginning of this story they are in bondage in Egypt; at the end of the story they have been sent away, to go to […]

Can These Bones Live?

Can These Bones Live?

Written by on March 15, 2016

Rev. Jared Buss Olivet New Church; March 13, 2016   Our story as human beings begins with us being made out of dust. What does that say about what we fundamentally are? That we’re dust? That on the deepest level we’re something dry and empty? Well, what the Word really says is that we were […]

MIRACLES AND LONELY PRAYERS

MIRACLES AND LONELY PRAYERS

Written by on March 1, 2016

Rev. Jared Buss Olivet New Church; February 28, 2016   Sometimes our lives feel like they’re going somewhere. But sometimes they feel like a disconnected series of ups and downs, like there’s no pattern in them, no purpose. We have a good day, then a bad day. We start to feel that maybe something’s changing, […]

Our Internal Families

Our Internal Families

Written by on February 16, 2016

Olivet New Church; February 14, 2016 The subject today is the role that married love plays deep within us. Most often when we hear the word “marriage” we think of a union of two people, a union that we can observe from the outside. But that union comes from something that lies deeper within those […]

Joy in the Morning

Joy in the Morning

Written by on February 2, 2016

Olivet New Church; January 31, 2016   Sometimes life is anything but easy. Probably all of us go through periods of wishing we didn’t have to keep going the way we’re going, wishing we didn’t have to be grown-ups. Spiritual life in particular is hard. It takes everything we’ve got. So why do we keep […]

Alethe Delyea’s Memorial Service

Written by on January 26, 2016

Alethe Delyea January 10, 1931 – December 12, 2015 Memorial Service January 17, 2016, 2:00 PM   “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the spirit is spirit.  Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘ You must be born again.’”. John 3:6,7 You must be […]

The River of God

The River of God

Written by on January 20, 2016

Olivet New Church; January 17, 2016 It’s a common saying that everyone has his or her own truth. In some ways this is a fair statement, since truth can be understood to mean simply the definition of what’s real—and each of us does define our reality a little bit differently. All of us are coming […]

God is my Mighty One

God is my Mighty One

Written by on December 1, 2015

In the Word, the great herald of the Lord’s coming is the angel Gabriel. He is the messenger who comes to Zacharias to tell him that he and Elizabeth will have a son who will prepare the way of the Lord (Luke 1:5-25), and he is the one who comes to Mary with the news […]

Excerpt from November 23, 2015 Monday Memo

Excerpt from November 23, 2015 Monday Memo

Written by on November 23, 2015

“In heaven all are like equals, for one loves another as a brother loves his brother; nevertheless one sets another before himself in proportion as that other person excels in intelligence and wisdom. The very love of good and truth causes everyone, as it were of himself, to subordinate himself to those who are superior […]

The Giver of our Gifts

The Giver of our Gifts

Written by on October 28, 2015

What are the greatest blessings in your life? What are the good things that strike you, every time you stop to think about them, as a gift that you could never have earned?

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