Sunday Service Videos April 2, 2017—”Raising Lazarus”—Here are the links and players to the music videos and sermon from 04-02-2017, with Rev. Karen Lindvig’s sermon titled “Raising Lazarus.” Rev. Karen Lindvig recounts the story of Jesus and Lazarus from the Gospel of John. She describes the story, and then derives from it key lessons we can learn for dealing with life and death within our inner world of consciousness. Music features Erin McGaughan, guest vocalists Matt Corey and Becky Thatcher, and members of DIOS.
Matt Corey and Becky Thatcher Sing “Unconditional”
Matt Corey and Becky Thatcher sing “Woke up this Morning with my Mind”
Song Doran Sings “All Night All Day”
Rev. Karen Sermon “Raising Lazarus”
http://seattleunity.org—In this sermon titled “Raising Lazarus,” Rev. Karen Lindvig recounts the story of Jesus and Lazarus from the Gospel of John. She describes the story, and then derives from it key lessons we can learn for dealing with life and death within our inner world of consciousness. The bond between Lazarus and his family, and Jesus; the stone coving the tomb; the stench of the body after four days; the resurrection of Lazarus from death to life; and the foreshadowning of the death and resurrection of Jesus are all used to illustrate spiritual practices we can use in our daily lives. Find out how the Lazarus story can help you to deal with loss and trauma, with faith and imagination, forgetting and remembering, losing and finding.
Key quotations related to this sermon:
John 11:39-44: Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead four days.” Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” So they took away the stone. And Jesus looked upward and said, “Father, I thank you for having heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so that they may believe that you sent me.” When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.”
Charles Fillmore: “Out of a torpid condition of soul like that of Lazarus the I AM (Jesus) calls forth the living Spirit of the Christ, and reawakens by one word the consciousness of true understanding in man and the quickened perception of his faculties.”
Sandra Pawula: “Perhaps you suddenly wake up one day and realize you don’t know who you are. You feel empty. You don’t even like yourself. You feel like running away. You want your real self back, but who is that, anyway? The lost parts of your Self need to be remembered, reclaimed, embraced, and nourished fully in order to sprout and grow.”
Thomas S Monson: “As he said to the dead Lazarus, so he says to you and me: “come forth”. Come forth from the despair of doubt. Come forth from the death of disbelief. Come forth to a newness of life.”