Your highest tribute to the Lord Christ is a worship of His Spirit through the living of His Spirit.
Flower A. Newhouse, Here Are Your Answers (Vol. 3)
Sunday Service Audio Recordings
Sunday talks delivered by our ministers and guest speakers are recorded weekly and made available here for listening in case you miss a service. Services are held each Sunday at 10:45 a.m. in the Church of the Holy Quest.
Our most recent audio recordings are listed below. You can search for past talks by entering the year, speaker or topic.
Let There Be Peace on Earth and Let it Begin with Me
4/23/2017 by Reverend Felice Reynolds
As we take the joy and promise that Easter brings into our hearts, let us turn inward and think about one of the important qualities that we must cultivate in our journey upward: Peace. In order to achieve outer peace in our world, we need to be able to each come to peace within ourselves.
Easter Retreat: Christ Alive in You
4/16/2017 by Reverend Hal Lingerman
Like a laser, the living Christ energizes each person to be a more radiant transmitter of loving kindness, integrity, and courage in the world. How brightly and beautifully is Christ's light shining through you? How has the Lord Emmanuel pruned or clarified various parts of you during this year's Lent to Easter journey? How have the Christ and His Company of Heaven helped you to activate light energy in your body temple, your layers of feeling, your mind, and your character, so that you can be a more transparent, soulful instrument of service? As Flower A. Newhouse reminds us, 'Every one is able to contact the Lord Emmanuel-God with us, whenever we, through prayer, meditation, and unselfish living, plumb the larger depths of our own inner beings.'
The Necessary Second Birth
4/9/2017 by Reverend Blake Isaac
Flower tells us that life's ultimate goal is God-conscious existence. We can get there through a series of transformations in consciousness. These can be looked at as a birthing of a new consciousness. As we begin to explore this concept perhaps we will begin to better understand what Christ meant when He said: Verily, verily I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God (John 3:3).
The Alchemical Power of Spirit
4/2/2017 by Reverend Elizabeth Wood
Alchemy is the process of transforming matter, such as changing common ore into gold. Reverend Flower Newhouse stated that some residue of 'common ore' exists within each of us. The activity of the Presence of God plus the working power of Truth acts as an alchemy that releases the real gold in our natures. When we willingly and reverently apply the heat of overcoming we can be transformed into purer being.
Transitions of Consciousness
3/26/2017 by Reverend Lucy Wold
The two states of consciousness that usually motivate us as human beings are world consciousness and consciousness of Spirit. At some point in our evolution we begin to realize the limitations of worldly interests and yearn to experience Divine Realities. What draws us to this life-changing awakening of our Soul?
Christ and the Elder Brothers and Sisters of Light
3/19/2017 by Reverend Blake Isaac
One of the great Truths that gives me comfort is knowing that there is a great Inner Government functioning over this plane of evolvement on earth. These Lords and Masters give us not only a blessing but also a model of our own becoming. Our indebtedness to These selfless servers of God can begin to be repaid as we rise in our interest and helpfulness to all life around us. Then we, too, become extensions of this great Hierarchy's Influence upon this world for our Lord Christ.
3/12/2017 by Reverend Miara Wiltshire
The Song of 'Spiritual Identification' promises deliverance into the heart of God. For, as we come to identify with the divine nature within us all else comes into harmony and we can then exist in our world with greater purpose, love, peace and ease. Flower describes it as 'merging the whole person-body, moods, mind and Soul with the power and order of Spirit.' When this is active in us, we no longer need to control our lives, but rather we allow God Indwelling to create our experience.
The Mind Can Be Renewed
3/5/2017 by Reverend Felice Reynolds
Flower reminds us that each day offers an opportunity for psychological cleansing, to discard the outgrown and the meaningless and invite improvement and growth. Were every man to thoroughly realize thought's value and power he would include among his new resolutions a solemn determination to think the kind of ideas that lead to peace and inward happiness.
Christ Alive in the Partnerships of Men and Women
2/26/2017 by Reverend Hal Lingerman
As Lent begins this week, let us live each of the upcoming 46 days as 'fragrantly' in Christ as possible. Take an inventory throughout Lent of persons you have met in this lifetime who have enriched you with their Christ-like actions, heart-felt lovingkindness, uplifting ideas, courage and generosity of spirit. Note also difficulties in these relationships that you have seen transformed by cultivating more Christ-like qualities and responses. Each of us can be a valuable contributor to God's Good.
Choice: Our Great Gift and Responsibility
2/19/2017 by Merrily Boult
Our Creator has bestowed us with the great gift of free will, yet how we use it is an even greater responsibility. While it can lead us to higher heights along life's path, the freedom of choice can also be our undoing, for every choice we make, no matter how great or how small, is leading us either Godward or toward self. How do we become more conscious of the choices we make?
Humanitys Inner Potential
2/12/2017 by Reverend Elizabeth Wood
The beginning of a new year is a good time to think about our inner potentials. We are here for the purpose of spiritual growth and this is a time to set new goals that allow our inner potentials to be developed. Our Lord taught that man needed to come to earth in order to exercise his latent divinity, and as this latent divinity began to express itself and unfold, petal by petal, then all the higher powers of man would be felt. They would touch, while still mortals, the same consciousness that Masters know.
Christ Expressed Humor: Living in the Light of Laughter
2/5/2017 by Dan Willis
Cheerfulness is one of the characteristics of true spirituality. Flower tells us that Christ's eyes laughed and he was sagely humorous. Come join us this week preparing to laugh, and to discover the joyousness of soul in learning to live within the Light of laughter.
A Study of Great Souls and the Path of Initiation
1/29/2017 by Reverend Blake Isaac
We come to this school of life not only to take up one grade but to return into higher grades of experience and development. This is an initiatory path. Next to our discovery of truth of God comes the exampleship of great souls who are farther up this path than we are. We should be interested in every hint and suggestion that their lives display to inspire and guide us along the way.
And the Greatest of these is Love
1/22/2017 by Reverend Lucy Wold
The Bible tells us that love is greater than faith...greater than hope. We are told that we are ensouled by Love in the name of the Christ and there is no problem that Love cannot help to answer. Are we large-hearted enough to really begin to Love and to learn how to send forth our beam of Love to all? Let us explore.
St. Peters Tears
1/15/2017 by Reverend Julie Hilt
Then at the crowing of the cock, Peter went out and wept bitterly. That weeping is one of the most famous verses in the Bible. Peter denied Jesus out of fear and under pressure of accusation his resolve crumbled. But his weeping comes from a place of insight. Understanding our tears is one of the most important things. What do we see in this series of events, what do we not see? Look behind the surface of events to see what was calling out for healing in a situation that looked impossible.
How Will You Grow Spiritually This New Year
1/8/2017 by Reverend Hal Lingerman
2017 offers us a cornucopia of new opportunities for learning on many levels.It is a time to unify our higher Self with our personality self, by refining our behaviors and deeds, opening our heart through our new responses of empathy, compassion, forgiveness and encouragement, and deepening by expanding our studies and spiritual disciplines. Let us prayerfully invite our Soul Self (the Christ within us) to inspire us with its own Light and the inflowing, radiant pulsations of the Lord Christ and all His Company of heaven, which are always feeding us.
Celebrating the New Year: Planetary Logos Blessing the Earth
1/1/2017 by Reverend Miara Wiltshire
With Christmas still aglow in our hearts we step into the New Year. Flower tells us that the Planetary Logos at this midnight period receives from the Solar Logos a tremendous outpouring of blessing. This blessing is then given to the world and offers a message of inspiration for each of us. As we look into the teachings of Flower A. Newhouse we will come to understand more about this powerful time of year and will be even more ready to embrace 2017 with open hearts, courage and greater wisdom.