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Older Sermons & Sermons from Around the World

There are years’ worth of sermons from New Church Westville and congregations around the world stored on newchurchaudio.org. Here is the archive of sermons from New Church Westville. And here is the homepage for newchurchaudio.org where you can find search for sermons on different topics, or by different speakers, or from different places in the world.


Recent Sermon Recordings

The wisdom of God seems like foolishness to the world, and so following God’s wisdom inevitably leads to us feeling foolish. The pressure to give in and embrace the “wisdom” of the world can be strong. Resisting takes sacrifice, from passing on a promotion, to ending a relationship, to letting go of ego, and beyond. But until we are willing to be seen as fools by the world, we are not able to fully follow the Lord.

Sun, Jul 12, 2020
Source: New Church Westville Podcast

If I asked you, “Do you have any enemies?” you would probably answer, “No.” I think most people don’t think that they have any enemies. So does the Lord’s revolutionary command to love our enemies not really apply to most of us? Well, we all have people that we treat as enemies and we need to recognise that fact. And then we need to learn what it means to love them and then do it.

Sun, Jul 05, 2020
Source: New Church Westville Podcast

Psalm 121 speaks of the Lord protecting your going out and your coming in. This speaks to times of transition, times in which it is especially crucial that we remain in the Lord’s care. A prominent example is the Children of Israel coming out of slavery in Egypt and going in to possess the Promised Land. But this story also illustrates the struggle of times of transition: between coming out of Egypt and going into the Land there was forty years of wandering the wilderness. As much as we would like to directly leave hardship and enter good times, more often than not there is an intermediate stage of trial and growth that the Lord must lead us through.

Sun, Jun 28, 2020
Source: New Church Westville Podcast

What’s going to happen in the future of the New Church? What are things going to look like in the next 50 years or the next 1000 years? Will there be a need for another new church? This Sunday, as we celebrate the founding of the New Church 250 years ago, we will try to get a picture of the future of the New Church and an understand of what our role is right now.

Sun, Jun 21, 2020
Source: New Church Westville Podcast

The New Church teaches that the Apocalypse has already taken place: in fact, it took place over 250 years ago, as the New Church was being born into the world. Understanding the spiritual events from that time period can help us better understand the world we live in today. Last week, Malcolm talked about how the mere existence of the New Church did not automatically make people better: even New Church people have, and still can, support abhorrent practices. This week we will talk about the difference the New Church does make, and why it matters that a New Church was established and continues to exist.

Sun, Jun 14, 2020
Source: New Church Westville Podcast