Unity of Phoenix
Summary: Uplifting, inspirational messages from the Unity of Phoenix ministers. Unity of Phoenix is an open, loving, church that focuses on the practical teachings of Jesus Christ.
"This week we are kicking off a four-week series, 'The Songs of Life', and we are exploring the Dire Straights song, 'Why Worry?', written by Mark Knopfler. We're going to use this song as an inspiration to help us understand worry, and how to reduce the degree of worry we have in our lives. "
"One of the great gifts that Jesus gave us was to model and teach us how to create. That is a significant lesson, for many of us were raised to believe that we can’t change our reality; we simply have to suffer and deal with the difficult cards we are dealt. Yet over and over again, Jesus modeled and empowered us to create something better. He acknowledged what was, and then created from that. He performed miracles: He healed the sick, he fed the multitudes, and he turned water into wine. And through his actions, he invited and encouraged us to do the same to create on these levels: out of our Spirit, words, thoughts, intentions, beliefs and actions. "
"What does Easter mean to you? There are many different perspectives and images about Jesus and his death and resurrection. But regardless of our own personal beliefs, what is fundamentally important is that Easter leads us to a personal transformation ... into a personal awakening and deepening of our awareness of God and a fuller experience of the divine. "
" Have you ever avoided a tough decision or challenging work because it was so difficult? Have you resisted actions that are good for you – such as dieting, exercising or apologizing to someone – because they require so much work? Have you run away from problems or uncomfortable situations instead of facing them head on?Jesus’ Palm Sunday experience teaches us that every one of us is being called. We all have a Jerusalem to face … and even if it scares us, we must step forward into what we know is ours to do. Doing so will bring forth greater gifts and blessings in our lives than we could ever have imagined. "
" On a scale from 1 to 10, how much joy are you experiencing in your life right now? Is there room for fuller or more lasting joy? And, if so, what’s preventing you from feeling more complete joy in your life right now? When we’re running low on joy, most of us look outside of ourselves. If we want to experience real joy, the only place for us to look is within ourselves. In this message, we'll talk about some ways we can find the joy within! "
" Today, we can access and communicate with people almost anywhere in the world at almost any time. Yet, studies show that people today feel lonelier and more isolated than ever before! Take a risk, open up, and share a little bit of yourself with others. Get involved in your community. When we bless and support one another, we uplift everyone. By doing so, you will experience an incredible connection, and you will truly discover the absolute joy of community."
"In this six-week worship series, REAL JOY, we are exploring how we can develop and experience a full, lasting, complete joy. Would like to experience more joy in your life?"
"Unity is a prayer ministry; we truly believe in the power of prayer! Prayer is a deep communication from our hearts to the great mystery of the universe that we call God. If you are concerned that you don’t know how to pray, or wonder about the “best” way to pray, in this message Rev. Maraj presents a five-step prayer process that can bring a greater understanding of prayer, and hopefully create a greater willingness to invest more of ourselves in this amazing spiritual activity."
"What would it feel like to be completely free from any limitations, and to soar joyfully beyond all boundaries? What can we do each day to find this kind of inner peace and freedom?"
"If you could start your life over, do you believe you could be more, achieve more and experience more than you have up until this moment? If you could begin again, do you believe you could live your life more fully, freely and joyfully than you are currently are? If your answer was 'yes', why aren’t you doing it now? Why aren’t you living the way you want and know you can live? What can you do about it?"
"Based on the book by spiritual teacher, David Hawkins, Rev. Maraj talks about the difference between two approaches ot life and reaching our goals. Learn the secret to achieving your new years resolutions. Will you be using power or force to move toward your goals?"
"As we walk through the door to this brilliant new year, be sure to stand firm and focused in your spiritual principles. Take the time to frequently 'enter your chamber and shut the door about you until indignation is passed' ... and then see what happy circumstances bless your life."