Rev. Karen Lindvig’s 04-15-2018 Sunday Sermon
“Forward in Faith”
Sunday Service Video April 15th, 2018—“Forward in Faith”—Here is the link and player to Rev. Karen Lindvig’s Sunday sermon of April 15th, 2018.
Every year, Rev. Karen Lindvig develops an annual theme for framing the sermon lessons for the year. In 2018, our Annual Theme is “The Inner Pilgrimage.” The sub-theme for April is “Thresholds.” In this Sunday sermon titled “Forward in Faith” Rev. Karen continues elaborating on the processes of thresholds in our lives. She focuses on the conditions that enable change on one’s inner pilgrimage. She describes the important connection between inner and outer in a cycle of circular causation. She reviews…(see more below)
Rev. Karen Lindvig’s Sunday Sermon—”Forward in Faith”
Title: “Forward in Faith”
http://seattleunity.org — In this week’s Sunday sermon—“Forward in Faith,” Rev. Karen Lindvig continues elaborating on the processes of thresholds in our lives. Karen focuses on the conditions that enable change on one’s inner pilgrimage. She describes the important connection between inner and outer in a cycle of circular causation. She reviews our lessons for responding to the call to one’s pilgrimage and packing lightly. She explores shifts in consciousness that help us prepare to cross a threshold. She reveals the tools of intention and commitment as ways to cross the threshold by activating faith. And she reminds us to be as good at keeping commitments to ourselves as we are at keeping them to others. Then she concludes with an invitation to the members of the Seattle Unity Spiritual Community to make an individual commitment to one’s inner pilgrimage.
Quotations related to this sermon:
Mark 24:26-29: And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed upon the ground, and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he knows not how. The earth produces of itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”
Hebrews 11:1: “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. “
Key ideas related to this sermon:
1. A shift in consciousness rarely happens in one fell swoop. First, there is an internal nudge that pushes you toward the threshold of a new awareness. It’s like cooking a meal. You don’t just put food on the burner and it’s done. It’s a process. There is an internal cooking that takes place before things change.
2. Change requires intention and commitment. Without commitment an intention is like a sailboat without wind. With commitment, you can move mountains.