Seattle Unity Sunday Videos 02-12-2017—”Higher Ground”

Sunday Service Videos February 12th, 2017—”Higher Ground”—Here are the links and players to the music videos and sermon from 02-12-2017, with Rev. Karen Lindvig’s sermon titled “Higher Ground.” It is her second sermon after introducing the 2017 Annual Theme of “Transformational Journey.” Building on the previous themes of this decade, Karen is proposing we now use the tools from the last few years since 2009 to step forward into this transformational journey.

“Higher Ground” approaches the transformational journey with a focus on two of the five Unity Principles.

See below for details.

 

Jennifer Bolles Sings “Lord Take My Heart”

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Rev. Lindvig Sermon “Higher Ground”

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Testimony—Rose Harrow—Gratitude for Seattle Unity

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Erin McGaughan Song “God is Enough”

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SERMON SUMMARY

http://seattleunity.org—In this sermon, Rev. Karen Lindvig offers her sermon titled “Higher Ground.” It is her second sermon after introducing the 2017 Annual Theme of “Transformational Journey.” Building on the previous themes of this decade, Karen is proposing we now use the tools from the last few years since 2009 to step forward into this transformational journey.

“Higher Ground” approaches the transformational journey with a focus on two of the five Unity Principles:

1. God is the source and creater of all, is present everywhere, and is good.

3. We create our life experiences through our way of thinking—thoughts held in mind, produce after their kind.

Through stories, examples from scripture, and a detailed analysis, Rev. Karen shows how our thoughts, positive our negative, tend to bring about effects following their category: what we don’t want or what we do want. She takes to a personal level by focusing on what to do to prevent being negatively affected by a toxic environment. She related stories from Emily Cady and the New Testament, as well as our own member, 90 year-old Dorothy Kaloper, who died recently.

Key Quotations Related to the Sermon:

Unity Principle #3: “Thoughts held in mind produce after their kind.”

Phillippians 4:8: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

Colossians 3:2: “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on Earth.”

Proverbs 18:7: “A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul.”

Emily Cady: “I am Spirit, perfect, holy, harmonious. Nothing can hurt me or make me sick or afraid, for Spirit is God, and God cannot be sick or hurt or afraid. There is nothing in all the universe for me to fear, for the Christ that I am is greater than that which is of the world.”

Key Ideas Related to the Sermon:

• We reap what we sow and create our own destiny.

• It is imperative that we go to a higher ground of thought to bring that thought about into reality.

• Time and history are a thread, and great strides are made at different periods of time in history—and then it appears as if the thread is dropped. And then the thread is picked up again and the same issues resurface. At first glance it may appear as if nothing has changed. But what has happened is that the event is picked up to take it further.