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by Flower A. Newhouse from 1950 to 1990

Flower A. Newhouse, circa 1940's

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Ceremonies and their Individual Meanings

Sunday, April 4, 1954 (006-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseLecture given by Flower in Los Angeles describing the meaning and significance of the Sabbath, holidays, sacraments and ceremonies including christening, confirmation, baptism, marriage, memorial service, communion, birthdays, New Years, Memorial Day, Easter, Michaelmas, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Followed by 18 minutes of Q&A.

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Easter in This Year of Our Lord

Sunday, April 21, 1957 (065-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseIn this Easter message, the Reverend Flower A. Newhouse presents Easter as a time to triumph over old attitudes, forces, and habits. The pervasive celebration of Easter in our country is a testament to its collective importance as a spiritual touchstone.

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Easter’s Immortal Influence

Sunday, March 29, 1959 (108-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseWe are faced as Christians with the heritage given us. Our Lord is not one who lives in another dimension in some supernatural state apart from us. Our Lord is a Living Christ, and we should always mention that, that phrase, in that way. He is living. He is serving. He is doing. He enters our realm to work with us and to guide us further in His teachings.

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The Way of Holiness

Sunday, March 6, 1960 (126-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseAll of us must find oasis, a holy island, in our calendar and in our ongoing through the years, Lent is one of the finest of them. It is a time when outer distractions are deliberately put aside when the highest in us tells us the trivialities and pretenses and expectations and worldliness and all the things that are a part of the unregenerate life need to be set distinctly apart; way outside the territory of our given attention for we in this new period are wholly concentrating upon the reason for our incarnation That is the meaning behind Lent. One great soul the greatest that this humanity has produced, the Lord Christ, showed us how to live. The more we grow the more we see the greater our Lord is. And we appreciate in this holy island, this time of apartness from outer living, periods for drawing upon His matchless courage, His tremendous life, His great and inexhaustible spirituality.

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Springtime’s Festival

Sunday, April 24, 1960 (128-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseA new season begins the week after Easter. There is a distinct change is what we are receiving spiritually. We receive from the powers of nature. Nature is an enlightener that can be approached in our gardens or in the wilderness. To learn from nature, we must concentrate on the message of each place. Living in the city can desensitize us, but in the wilderness, we are spiritually reinvested. Trees should be a special love of the spiritual Christian. Nature has lessons for all of us, deep strong, true, creative, ever changing.

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Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring

Sunday, April 15, 1962 (182-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseDescribes the events of Palm Sunday. Describes the purpose and need for many versions of Christianity, and that these are beneficial. Periodically the disciples reincarnate to rekindle the flames of Christianity. It isn't any book, any theology, any creed–it's the Living Christ, whom we worship. Early Christians knew the truth that men go on and finish their evolution and become perfected. For five minutes every day, we should meditate on what Christ means to us. Four ways the Christ influences the earth: regenerating nature, enlightening men, giving dynamic spiritual principles, and opening the gates to the inner kingdom.

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Visualization

Sunday, January 26, 1964 (239-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseThe first segment of this talk addresses the function of the Holy Trinity and how we should focus our prayers to the different aspects of God. The second segment is on the importance of visualization, particularly in our meditations and prayer work. Flower compares the spiritual aspirations and meditation techniques of the Eastern student, for example a Zen student, to that of the Western spiritual student, specifically Christian and the use visualization as a tool in meditations and prayer work.

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Humanity’s Need for Meditation

Sunday, December 6, 1964 (266-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseWe are responsible for our thinking and it must be improved. People who are difficult to us require our universal love and goodwill. Quotes from Thoreau given. Procedure for practice of concentration, meditation and contemplation given, and descriptions of each. Daily review of life rules is important. Meditation deals with higher levels of thought, not logical thinking. Suggested guidelines for meditations on 8 different days. Suggested meditation for Christmas and Easter. We should meditate on our possibilities and talents. Gandhi's life rules given.

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Easter’s Meaning for Us

Sunday, April 10, 1966 (303-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseThe story of our Lord Christ is a continuing unfoldment. It is always glorious and beautiful to recognize at Easter and at Christmas how very much He has grown, and how much wider are the hosts that are about Him, and how many more persons He has claimed. The cross was not the ending for Him. It was only the beginning, and our Lord Christ is very much alive, so that we always include in addressing Him the term, Thou who art the Living Christ, because we consider that very important in rightly addressing this very great soul.

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Eternal Resources of Spirit

Sunday, April 7, 1968 (359-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseJesus went through the ordeal on the cross, not as a ritual, but in full consciousness. In becoming a Lord with the full investments of Christhood, He could become the Christ Regent. We too are on the way to our own Christship. We will never be Christ as our Lord is Christ Hierarch, but we must be vested with the Christ within us. Our work is to face our own initiations. We have three things to do in f acing initiations. We must know ourselves spiritually, know ourselves in the world, and know the world in ourselves. The first degree of initiation is the one of rebirth. The second degree of initiation is baptism with power. The third degree of initiation requires of us spiritual maturity. The fourth degree of initiation requires that we conquer for good ego and self love. The fifth degree of initiation takes one into mastership.

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Emmanuel: God With Us

Sunday, April 6, 1969 (389-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseEaster celebrates our Lord's victory over death and evil. He is now a transformer that touches spiritual essence throughout all regions. He is the example of what it means to think and feel and live and aspire from the soul plane. Christ's mission is to release the Divine into our conscious knowing. Beings higher than ourselves in intelligence and unfoldment carry out the purposes of our Lord, which emphasise the four cornerstones of Christianity–love, faith, kindness and integrity. As you serve the Christ, the adventure you will know of becoming more universal and more cosmic in your appreciation will be the most wondrous spiritual adventure you have ever enjoyed. Christ will not finish His work until the whole planet and all of humanity of every century is brought to its highest degree of development.

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The Law of Causation

Sunday, March 22, 1970 (416-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseFlower shares principles to remember when tested. Man is the creator of his circumstances; we cannot receive what we have not caused; and, man comes of age spiritually when he recognizes the law of cause and effect. We should never be critical of others when they are being tested. A comparison given of assassinations of Jack Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln. Example of Edwin Booth (brother of John Wilkes Booth) saving the life of Robert Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln's son). Example of General Jackson saving the life of William McKinley during the Civil War. Example of Ribald Tilling, the German scientist who was killed by the robot bomb he invented.

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Triumph Extraordinary

Sunday, March 29, 1970 (416-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseReverend Newhouse explains the purpose of Christ's life and the triumph of his achievements. We should not call Him Jesus because that is His historical name. Isaiah told us that it would be the Lord Emmanuel as Christ who would help us and inspire us. And if we do our Lord honor it is through His new name, the name of His spiritual service and destiny by which we intone Him. Examples are given of ways to further the Christ Cause and ways to increase your reverence for Lord Emmanuel.

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Christ’s Past Present and Future Influence Upon Us

Sunday, April 22, 1973 (528-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseWhat a day Easter signifies. Only our intuition can tell us of some of its meanings. Most of them go way beyond our comprehension. They are known to those of high development, a development beginning with Mastership. We realize that something mighty took place which Easter commemorates which will cause us to be indebted to that one who made it possible for all of our evolution. Flower shares from her personal memories of Christ and the Disciples.

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The Coming of Christ into our Hearts and Lives

Sunday, December 23, 1973 (545-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseThere is no more Divine event that has ever happened on earth than Nativity, the coming of the Christ. We look at Easter upwards and we know that there is a mighty event being celebrated of a tremendous attainment at that time, but it is so far ahead of us in our own unfoldment because of what it signifies; Easter does the completed degree of Lordship which our Lord had achieved. But Christmas celebrates His coming.

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Lenten Insights into the Mystery of the Holy Grail

Sunday, March 17, 1974 (551-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseThis talk is an interesting sharing of a non-fiction book written by Trevor Ravenscroft, whose teacher had known Adolph Hitler as a young man, and his insights of Hitler's diabolical nature before they became known to the world. This teacher would later work with England during WWII to expose Hitler's weaknesses, and it is thought by some to have led to his eventual defeat.

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The Risen Christ: The Governing Lord Emmanuel

Sunday, April 14, 1974 (553-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseAs Reverend Newhouse does so eloquently, she describes how Christ is the only one in all our humanity that achieved Christhood. She explains the strength, dedication, and love it took for Him to achieve such a tremendous feat. Also how the resurrection transformed the disciples.

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The Message the Glory of Easter Teaches Us

Sunday, April 18, 1976 (604-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseRev. Flower A. Newhouse discusses who Christ is, His mission, and His conquest. The Resurrection applies to us too. We have our own Easter to receive again and again and to experience. There are always trials and testings and it is expected that following the lead of the Christ, we know the way, we too can break through our own barriers that keep us from our fullest expression. Christ is the divine Pattern of our becoming and is the most advanced of our humanity. She states that we are also to achieve wholeness and completeness and the conquest of limitations. We can achieve them best by remembering that our indebtedness to the great exemplar, Christ, can best be paid through our own willing resurrections by the Christing of our entire beings.

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Easter’s Application to Humanity

Sunday, April 10, 1977 (630-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseFlower discusses the meaning of Easter and Lent. She suggested reading Malcolm Muggeridge's book 'Jesus.' He stated that Jesus' birth was the most stupendous event of history and that Christ had a greater influence on people than any other great teacher. Flower stated that the Lord Emmanuel is the only one from our humanity qualified to be the Christ for all life forms on our planet, and how Christ and God are one. She shared the insights of a young man in the congregation concerning Christ and how we can unite our consciousness with His Spirit.

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From Christ’s Victory to Yours

Sunday, March 26, 1978 (654-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseEaster celebrates the living presence of the Lord Christ. He is not a principle to us. He is not a figure that lived in the history of the past and then alone helped man. He is an Eternal person with whom we are to reckon. With every Easter that comes we should be that much closer to an appreciation of what it means to know the Christ. There is no other name throughout humanity that has the power of the name and the spirit and the person of the Christ.

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Christ Our Lord and Redeemer

Sunday, April 15, 1979 (681-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseFlower share's her personal memories of Jesus from her incarnation at that time.

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Christ and the Knights of the Round Table

Sunday, April 19, 1981 (733-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseEvery power of good and every prayer and meditation take us into Christ's presence. John Muir came to Christ during his visit to Rome and after that he lived for Christ. Malcolm Muggeridge came to Christ by observing Mother Teresa's selfless work. Quotes given from Manly Hall's book The Mystical Christ. Quotes given from Roy Trevivian's TV interview of Malcolm Muggeridge. Flower described music in Wagner's Parsifal. Christ dwells in a state of super-consciousness and when He wishes is conscious of everything going on in the world.

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From Christ’s Transcendence to Ours

Sunday, April 11, 1982 (758-2)

Lecture by Flower A. Newhouse

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Christ Our Lord Most Holy

Sunday, April 3, 1983 (783-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseReverend Newhouse asks us some questions about our purpose in being a Christian and in what ways we show that to others. She explains how great the Lord is to this planet and that we should think and pray to Him every day. She emphasizes the Holiness of Christ.

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Living for the Christ

Sunday, April 22, 1984 (811-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseEaster Retreat Sunday.

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Christ in Our Daily Lives

Sunday, April 7, 1985 (836-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseRev. Flower Newhouse speaks about how this past Lent has affected us, ways in which we can feel closer to Christ, through illness, through becoming more genuine, through our Christmas gift to Him. She describes how she has proceeded through this last Lenten period and every day to become closer to Christ.

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Instructions on Easter

Sunday, March 30, 1986 (861-2)

Lecture by Flower A. Newhouse

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