“I am a God-fearing
man,” said the farmer, preacher, politician, soldier and most religious
Americans for the past several hundred years.
Sorry! That idea no longer works in the 21st
century. We must move beyond it, above
it and be done with it. Why on earth
would any of God’s expressions ‘fear’ their creator? Who decided on such a negative moniker for
God? Answer: Joseph in the Bible first blurted it. On the
third day he said, “Do this and you will live, for I fear God.”
As with all ancient stories, myths and legends—trepidation
of the unknown drove some human tribes to fear the Creator. Although, not always! Native American Indians called on the “Great
Spirit” to provide for all creatures.
In this series of sermons by Dr. Roger Teel, www.milehichurch.org
, in Denver,
Colorado, you will learn new concepts, new ideas and amazing lessons for living
a productive, fearless and effective life.
You may hear Teel’s humorous, insightful and compelling sermons each
Sunday by streaming that website. You
will laugh, cry and learn. He’s a
brilliant theologian and 21st century spiritual leader.
His latest sermon, “You and the Universe: The Science of
Effective Living” presents a ‘new’ way of thinking about your spiritual
life. It stems from the teachings
of Dr. Ernest Holmes and his insightful
The Science of Mind and Spirit.
This amalgamation of ancient wisdom and new understandings
may be deemed ‘new thought’ for the 21st century.
“Welcome to Mile Hi and welcome to the New Year,” said Dr.
Teel. “I heard of a man who said, “God
put me on earth to accomplish many things.
I’m so far behind that I’ll live forever! [Pause with laughter] But
right now, let’s get back to basics…this morning; we will talk about universal
spiritual principles or the science of effective living.”
Teel expressed that ‘God’ or your word for the Creator or
however you define the ‘Infinite Intelligence’ of the universe expresses
through, around and in each one of us.
Dr. Teel welcomed the packed congregation to enjoy a teaching that does
not worship some old man in the sky with a long, white beard. Instead, God is an energy running through
each of us—fulfilling itself. In fact,
God or the Great Spirit fulfills itself in rocks, trees, oceans, mountains,
animals, suns, stars and/or humans.
“Let’s throw away any residual fear of God,” said Teel. “You
are not worthless, not a worm in the dirt and not a sinner! You are an intentional winner!”
Dr. Ernest Holmes said, “Science and religion shall walk
hand-in-hand into the invisible. It is
the science of mind and spirit.”
As I sat listening to Dr. Teel, I enjoyed that this church
encourages members and visitors to ‘define’ God as they understand that mythic
entity via their own grid. For me, God
represents “The emerging creative energy of the universe.” It’s an energy form that expresses through
each of us. Does it possess a mind,
heart or emotions? I don’t know. It may express those feelings through the
creatures it created on earth or anywhere in the universe. Who knows?
We really don’t know! The ‘cool’
thing about Dr. Teel: he celebrates all interpretations and nuances!
“Science attempts to discern laws,” said Teel. “We work to
discover spiritual laws that are practical so we can apply them to prosper our
living. We can fulfill our inner and
outer lives. This God-life impels
itself into form. It’s the source of all energy and shape. God
is spirit, self-knowing and infinite intelligence. It expresses ‘as you’ to
live a happy and abundant life.”
It’s up to you to express yourself abundantly!
“Many don’t,” said Teel. “I am reminded of the story of the
guy who ran a red light. Two weeks later, he got a picture of himself and his
license plate along with a $75.00 fine. Being a practical joker, he mailed a
photograph of $75.00 on a table into the county court. A week later, he got a picture back of a pair
of handcuffs! He mailed in the money!”
“Too often, we live handcuffed when we are meant to be free
and abundant,” said the preacher.
Dr. Teel talked about pictures and mirrors that inform us
about our lives. He discussed how we
might not feel secure such as the queen in “Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs.” Remember how she asked,
“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all….”
That queen’s ego suffered a rude awakening when the mirror
talked back with Snow White being the new ‘hot looking babe’ in the kingdom.
“Life reflects your ego, fear, alienation and other traits
until you accept yourself and appreciate yourself,” said Teel. “I didn’t mean to push your button, but I
didn’t install it! Why do we live in
We no longer need to fear any creator or savage universe
like ancient humans! Why? Because we possess knowledge, understanding and
science! We know more about our world in
“You are a spiritual life and this is a friendly universe,”
said Teel. “As our thoughts open up and we open to the universe, we expand into
the newness of life. I invite you to
leave the old habits, connect within and ask to be shown a clearer vision of
God’s idea of you. The mirror of life
will reflect both to you as a miracle.
You are the face of God, “I hold you in my heart. You are a part of
In the end, Dr. Teel invited his listeners to launch
themselves toward the great adventure of
life. Everyone’s ‘aliveness’
depends on their choices.
“What remains is light and love with you as a
once-in-a-universe expression,” said Teel. “You are an energy being. You are
eternity living now. Let it sink into
your being—secure, whole, loving, creative, radiant and self-expressing. You
are activated by divine action of miraculous living.”
Dr. Teel finished with, “We declare ‘YES’ to our good. We
are complete, whole and rejoice in our new directions for a fulfilling life.”
Singer Sheryl Renee stepped forward to sing a unique song,
“Gratitude before me, gratitude behind me, gratitude to the right of me,
gratitude to the left of me, gratitude above me, gratitude below me, gratitude
within me, gratitude all around me, I’m so thankful, I’m so thankful, I’m so
Each time I step out of that sanctuary, I feel prepared and
confident about my life, living and hope for humanity. We humans no longer need to fear ‘God’ or the
unknown. In fact, let’s boldly move
toward the Great Spirit with confidence!
Thousands in the congregation felt the same.
As Napoleon Hill once said, “Life is like a
horse; you can choose to be the rider of life (the horse) or ‘life’ will make
you the horse and ‘ride’ you. No matter
which you choose, life never stands still!
It keeps moving.”
Let’s move with life!
Dr. Roger Teel, www.milehichurch.org
, in Denver,
Colorado, teaches new concepts, ideas
and compelling lessons for living a productive, reasoned and effective
life. You may hear Dr. Teel’s funny,
insightful and life-expanding sermons each Sunday by streaming that
website. You will laugh, cry and learn. He’s a brilliant theologian and a 21st
century spiritual leader—right up there with the Dali Lama. In fact, they
formed a friendship years ago!