Podcast

The best way to listen to the audio recordings of our sermons is to subscribe to our weekly sermon podcast. Search for New Church Westville in your favourite podcast app or use the links below. There’s no cost and, once you subscribe, the recordings of the sermons will automatically be available on your phone or computer as soon as we upload them (usually on a Monday). Contact us if you need help setting this up.

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You can also listen to recent sermons by clicking on the links below under Recent Sermon Recordings. Click on a red title of a sermon (above one of the New Church Westville logos). Then a new window will open. Once the page has loaded, click the play button or the Download link.


Text Sermons

There also is a text version of our sermons. Follow that link to download PDFs of recent sermons and to learn how to subscribe to receive our Weekly Sermon emails.)


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

Periodically, it is useful to reflect on the importance of New Church education and ask why we put so much time and energy into New Church schools. They generally aren’t money makers for the Church. Teaching and upholding new Church values is difficult. So why do we bother? Because of VESSELS! New Church education is all about providing appropriate vessels for our children so that they can learn most effectively. Also, children themselves are vessels and designed to receive input. Their minds are like dry sponges waiting to soak up anything that they hear. And that is why New Church education becomes so vitally important.

Sun, Nov 21, 2021
Source: New Church Westville Podcast

Jesus teaches that the first will be last, and the last first. He also teaches that he who would be great must become a servant. To be meek and mild therefore seems like the goal we should all aspire to. And this is true! But sometimes our very pursuit of humility can be hijacked by pride and turned into just one more means of gratifying our pride. Humility can be falsified, and true humility may look far more boisterous and assertive than we imagine.

Sun, Nov 14, 2021
Source: New Church Westville Podcast

One of the main things we do as part of our weekly worship services is have a sermon. But why? What is the purpose of a sermon? What makes a sermon good or not so good? How can you get the most out of even a mediocre sermon? Come on Sunday for a sermon about sermons.

Sun, Nov 07, 2021
Source: New Church Westville Podcast

It’s often taken as a given that politicians will be self-serving, corrupt, incompetent, or all of the above. They seem to rank just below lawyers as the butt of jokes. Yet the position of being a government official is in itself, or at least ought to be, a sacred one. Anytime someone enters into leadership they take on the responsibility to serve, and the higher the position, the greater the responsibility. This Sunday we will look at how leadership works in heaven (and by contrast, in hell) and see what we can learn both about our own governments and our own roles as leaders.

Sun, Oct 31, 2021
Source: New Church Westville Podcast

We don’t often talk about politics in church and with good reason. It can be done wrong in so many ways. And maybe it is better for there to be a “separation between church and state” in society. However, it’s not good for there to be that separation within an individual—it’s not good for there to be a separation between church and state in you. What can we do to try to better integrate our spiritual beliefs and our political beliefs?

Sun, Oct 24, 2021
Source: New Church Westville Podcast