Seattle Unity Sermon Video 07-02-2017—”The American Spirit”

Sunday Service Video July 2nd, 2017—”The American Spirit”—Here is the link and player to the Sunday, July 4th weekend sermon from 07-02-2017, with Rev. Karen Lindvig’s sermon titled “The American Spirit.” In this sermon, Karen traces the 241 year history of our American nation, from our birth in 1776, to the current year of 2017… (more below)


Rev. Karen Lindvig Sermon “The American Spirit”

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SERMON SUMMARY—In this Sunday sermon titled “Seeds of Transformation,” Rev. Karen Lindvig elaborates on the Annual Theme of the Transformational Journey. In this sermon, Karen traces the 241 year history of our American nation, from our birth in 1776, to the current year of 2017. Acknowledging our positive accomplishments and our harmful actions, she invites the members of our Seattle Unity Spiritual Community to envision our 241 year history—each in our own way—and further, to imagine the next 241 years —a new, American Dream. Karen offers a call for our communication discourse to transform from too much contempt one another, towards becoming more respectful of one another, to help heal our deep divides.

Quotations related to this sermon:

Thomas Jefferson and Congress in 1776 in the Declaration of Independence:  “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,”

(Matthew 13:31-33: “‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.’ Again he asked, ‘What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.'”

Bahai Leader Dr. C. M. Swingle, May 6th, 1912: “It is my hope that these revered people present may attain both material and spiritual progress. As they have advanced wonderfully in material degrees, so may they, likewise, advance in spiritual development until the body shall become refined and beautiful through the wealth of spiritual potentiality and efficiency.”

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