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1960 General Conference Bulletin 1960 General Conference Bulletin (PDF)**
General Conference Bulletin for the 1960 RLDS Conference. Contains 108 pages.
**This electronic publication has been created with the express approval of the original copyright holder, The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints (Community Of Christ)
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Angelic Ministry - Endowment Lecture 5 Angelic Ministry - Endowment Lecture 5, 1966 (PDF)*
by Arthur A. Oakman
*This pamphlet is designed to be printed in a "booklet" format; choose booklet printing under your printer options.
Angelic Ministry - Endowment Lecture 5 [Audio Sermon], 1966 (mp3)
Fifth in a series of six lectures given to the Melchisedec Priesthood at the RLDS Stone Church in Independence, Missouri, USA from October 3 to 13, 1966. Brother Oakman states, "You know this Church was conceived in the ministry of angels. It was not brought forth by human instrumentality except as Joseph Smith and those who were around him responded to the ministry of those that were from above. It was Moroni, it was Peter, James and John; it was John the Baptist who appeared to him. It was from these brethren that Joseph received his call and ordination to the Priesthood and under the continual guidance of those which were from above the Church moved in the discharge of its responsibility. Brethren, never let us forget that for the hope of the Kingdom does not rest below here with men on the earth outside of the Church, it rest with men that are above where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God."
Endowment Lecture 1 - Our Spiritual Universe Endowment Lecture 1 - Our Spiritual Universe, 1966 (PDF)*
by Arthur A. Oakman
*This pamphlet is designed to be printed in a "booklet" format; choose booklet printing under your printer options.
Endowment Lecture 1-Our Spiritual Universe [Audio Sermon], 1966 (mp3)
First in a series of six lectures given to the Melchisedec Priesthood at the RLDS Stone Church in Independence, Missouri, USA from October 3 to 13, 1966. Brother Oakman states, "Brethren, there is an outer, external world which is designed to minister the life of God to us. And there is also an invisible, interior, inner world, and it is this invisible interior world, the world that is within us, with which we have to do, so terribly important. And, all of the apparatus known to us as the universe, the whole flux of things created, the presence of our fellow men, our heritage, history, all things, are designed that we may take them inside us. And that there may be created in us, in each one of us a universe of discourse, which shall be truly in harmony with the Spirit, and the mind, and the will of our Heavenly Father."
Endowment Lecture 2 - A Spiritual View Of History Endowment Lecture 2 - A Spiritual View Of History, 1966 (PDF)*
by Arthur A. Oakman
*This pamphlet is designed to be printed in a "booklet" format; choose booklet printing under your printer options.
Endowment Lecture 2-A Spiritual View Of History [Audio Sermon], 1966 (mp3)
Second in a series of six lectures given to the Melchisedec Priesthood at the RLDS Stone Church in Independence, Missouri, USA from October 3 to 13, 1966. Brother Oakman states, "The universe is created by God and in its midst are creatures that he has created out of his love because he is love. God doesn't love us because we are lovable, he loves us because he is love; it's his nature to do this. And gentlemen, nothing you and I can ever do can make God stop loving us, and caring for us, and spending himself for us, and becoming involved with us. In everything man does the Eternal is committed. There have been some who have thought that God is unconcerned about humanity, that he is not involved in human history. Then what do we do? We point to Calvary. We say yes we know that human history is cruel; we know that it devours its children. We know that the story of mankind is fraught with terrible things, but to say that God is aloof is not true. For he himself in the person of his Son has entered into the course of time, and has taken in his own body the sins of men, and put them on a tree, and made those sins shine with the love of God."
Endowment Lecture 3 - The Holy Spirit And The Church Endowment Lecture 3 - The Holy Spirit And The Church, 1966 (PDF)*
by Arthur A. Oakman
*This pamphlet is designed to be printed in a "booklet" format; choose booklet printing under your printer options.
Endowment Lecture 3-The Holy Spirit And The Church [Audio Sermon], 1966 (mp3)
Third in a series of six lectures given to the Melchisedec Priesthood at the RLDS Stone Church in Independence, Missouri, USA from October 3 to 13, 1966. Brother Oakman states, "In a discussion of the Holy Spirit why is it that we began with the story of creation? The answer to that question is the fact that the creation itself reflects the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Creation itself is an actualization of the Holy Spirit. And the universe is a framework so to speak, in which the Holy Spirit or God through the Spirit, is eminent. You remember the other night we talked about the scaffolding that was put round a building? This is an analogy by which we can view the universe as the scaffolding through which our Heavenly Father ministers his life to us. And the important thing for us to remember is that there is the universe that is around us and the universe that is within us. We stand between the two, and take the universe that is around us and put it within us. And as we do this as much of the life of God as is in the universe which we describe through the spirit of truth is given to us."
Endowment Lecture 4 - Gifts Of The Spirit Endowment Lecture 4 - Gifts Of The Spirit, 1966 (PDF)*
by Arthur A. Oakman
*This pamphlet is designed to be printed in a "booklet" format; choose booklet printing under your printer options.
Endowment Lecture 4-Gifts Of The Spirit [Audio Sermon], 1966 (mp3)
Fourth in a series of six lectures given to the Melchisedec Priesthood at the RLDS Stone Church in Independence, Missouri, USA from October 3 to 13, 1966. Brother Oakman states, "…we discussed the church and we tried to make it quite clear, that this was either 'a church,' or it was 'the church.' If it is simply 'a church,' I cannot see any reason for our existence. But if it is 'the church,' then it means that we have a unique, distinct position. The Protestant world as a whole as far as its theologians are concerned have no clear cut conception of the church. They have different varying definitions of it, but for us there should be no doubt. The Church of Jesus Christ is the body of Christ; that body of people who are brought together by the gift of his Spirit, and who share in the community of the Spirit by reason of their rebirth."
Endowment Lecture 5 - Angelic Ministry Endowment Lecture 5 - Angelic Ministry, 1966 (PDF)*
by Arthur A. Oakman
*This pamphlet is designed to be printed in a "booklet" format; choose booklet printing under your printer options.
Endowment Lecture 5-Angelic Ministry [Audio Sermon], 1966 (mp3)
Fifth in a series of six lectures given to the Melchisedec Priesthood at the RLDS Stone Church in Independence, Missouri, USA from October 3 to 13, 1966. Brother Oakman states, "You know this Church was conceived in the ministry of angels. It was not brought forth by human instrumentality except as Joseph Smith and those who were around him responded to the ministry of those that were from above. It was Moroni, it was Peter, James and John; it was John the Baptist who appeared to him. It was from these brethren that Joseph received his call and ordination to the Priesthood and under the continual guidance of those which were from above the Church moved in the discharge of its responsibility. Brethren, never let us forget that for the hope of the Kingdom does not rest below here with men on the earth outside of the Church, it rest with men that are above where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God."
Endowment Lecture 6 - Spiritual Endowment Endowment Lecture 6 - Spiritual Endowment, 1966 (PDF)*
by Arthur A. Oakman
*This pamphlet is designed to be printed in a "booklet" format; choose booklet printing under your printer options.
Endowment Lecture 6 - Spiritual Endowment [Audio Sermon], 1966 (mp3)
Sixth in a series of six lectures given to the Melchisedec Priesthood at the RLDS Stone Church in Independence, Missouri, USA from October 3 to 13, 1966. Brother Oakman states, "Charity preventeth a multitude of sins. And if there was ever a day in the history of the world when men needed someone else to stand in their lives and go before them to warn them, to guide them and direct them; that is today. The adversary of souls has always been on the alert, but in the language of the Apocalypse he rages today in the hearts of men knowing he has a short time. I commend to you the spirit and the principle of sacrifice; the discovery of yourself in the act of ministry to other people. It is not that this church is an organization of people banded together to finish or find or realize some ideal. That's not our calling. We are members one of another. This is an organism, a living body, so definitively wrought together as to be inseparable. And we've very often lost sight of that in our ministrations abroad."
Gifts Of The Spirit - Endowment Lecture 4 Gifts Of The Spirit-Endowment Lecture 4, 1966 (PDF)*
*This pamphlet is designed to be printed in a "booklet" format; choose booklet printing under your printer options.
Gifts Of The Spirit-Endowment Lecture 4 [Audio Sermon], 1966 (mp3)
by Arthur A. Oakman
Fourth in a series of six lectures given to the Melchisedec Priesthood at the RLDS Stone Church in Independence, Missouri, USA from October 3 to 13, 1966. Brother Oakman states, "…we discussed the church and we tried to make it quite clear, that this was either 'a church,' or it was 'the church.' If it is simply 'a church,' I cannot see any reason for our existence. But if it is 'the church,' then it means that we have a unique, distinct position. The Protestant world as a whole as far as its theologians are concerned have no clear cut conception of the church. They have different varying definitions of it, but for us there should be no doubt. The Church of Jesus Christ is the body of Christ; that body of people who are brought together by the gift of his Spirit, and who share in the community of the Spirit by reason of their rebirth."
The Holy Spirit And The Church - Endowment Lecture 3 The Holy Spirit And The Church - Endowment Lecture 3, 1966 (PDF)*
by Arthur A. Oakman
*This pamphlet is designed to be printed in a "booklet" format; choose booklet printing under your printer options.
Endowment Lecture 3-The Holy Spirit And The Church [Audio Sermon], 1966 (mp3)
Third in a series of six lectures given to the Melchisedec Priesthood at the RLDS Stone Church in Independence, Missouri, USA from October 3 to 13, 1966. Brother Oakman states, "In a discussion of the Holy Spirit why is it that we began with the story of creation? The answer to that question is the fact that the creation itself reflects the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Creation itself is an actualization of the Holy Spirit. And the universe is a framework so to speak, in which the Holy Spirit or God through the Spirit, is eminent. You remember the other night we talked about the scaffolding that was put round a building? This is an analogy by which we can view the universe as the scaffolding through which our Heavenly Father ministers his life to us. And the important thing for us to remember is that there is the universe that is around us and the universe that is within us. We stand between the two, and take the universe that is around us and put it within us. And as we do this as much of the life of God as is in the universe which we describe through the spirit of truth is given to us."
Our Spiritual Universe [Endowment Lecture 1] Our Spiritual Universe [Endowment Lecture 1], 1966 (PDF)*
by Arthur A. Oakman
*This pamphlet is designed to be printed in a "booklet" format; choose booklet printing under your printer options.
Our Spiritual Universe [Endowment Lecture 1 Audio Sermon], 1966 (mp3)
First in a series of six lectures given to the Melchisedec Priesthood at the RLDS Stone Church in Independence, Missouri, USA from October 3 to 13, 1966. Brother Oakman states, "Brethren, there is an outer, external world which is designed to minister the life of God to us. And there is also an invisible, interior, inner world, and it is this invisible interior world, the world that is within us, with which we have to do, so terribly important. And, all of the apparatus known to us as the universe, the whole flux of things created, the presence of our fellow men, our heritage, history, all things, are designed that we may take them inside us. And that there may be created in us, in each one of us a universe of discourse, which shall be truly in harmony with the Spirit, and the mind, and the will of our Heavenly Father."
Spiritual Endowment - Endowment Lecture 6 Spiritual Endowment - Endowment Lecture 6, 1966 (PDF)*
by Arthur A. Oakman
*This pamphlet is designed to be printed in a "booklet" format; choose booklet printing under your printer options.
Spiritual Endowment - Endowment Lecture 6 [Audio Sermon], 1966 (mp3)
Sixth in a series of six lectures given to the Melchisedec Priesthood at the RLDS Stone Church in Independence, Missouri, USA from October 3 to 13, 1966. Brother Oakman states, "Charity preventeth a multitude of sins. And if there was ever a day in the history of the world when men needed someone else to stand in their lives and go before them to warn them, to guide them and direct them; that is today. The adversary of souls has always been on the alert, but in the language of the Apocalypse he rages today in the hearts of men knowing he has a short time. I commend to you the spirit and the principle of sacrifice; the discovery of yourself in the act of ministry to other people. It is not that this church is an organization of people banded together to finish or find or realize some ideal. That's not our calling. We are members one of another. This is an organism, a living body, so definitively wrought together as to be inseparable. And we've very often lost sight of that in our ministrations abroad."
A Spiritual View Of History - Endowment Lecture 2 A Spiritual View Of History - Endowment Lecture 2, 1966 (PDF)*
by Arthur A. Oakman
*This pamphlet is designed to be printed in a "booklet" format; choose booklet printing under your printer options.
A Spiritual View Of History - Endowment Lecture 2 [Audio Sermon], 1966 (mp3)
Second in a series of six lectures given to the Melchisedec Priesthood at the RLDS Stone Church in Independence, Missouri, USA from October 3 to 13, 1966. Brother Oakman states, "The universe is created by God and in its midst are creatures that he has created out of his love because he is love. God doesn't love us because we are lovable, he loves us because he is love; it's his nature to do this. And gentlemen, nothing you and I can ever do can make God stop loving us, and caring for us, and spending himself for us, and becoming involved with us. In everything man does the Eternal is committed. There have been some who have thought that God is unconcerned about humanity, that he is not involved in human history. Then what do we do? We point to Calvary. We say yes we know that human history is cruel; we know that it devours its children. We know that the story of mankind is fraught with terrible things, but to say that God is aloof is not true. For he himself in the person of his Son has entered into the course of time, and has taken in his own body the sins of men, and put them on a tree, and made those sins shine with the love of God."
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Joseph Smith The Prophet [Audio Sermon], 1968 Joseph Smith The Prophet [Audio Sermon], 1968 (mp3)
by Arthur A. Oakman
58 minute sermon by Evangelist Arthur Oakman of the RLDS Church given June 27, 1968. Discusses the prophetic ministry of Joseph Smith, Jr.
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Farview Heights Series [Audio Sermon 1] Farview Heights Series [Audio Sermon 1], 1971 (mp3)
by Arthur Oakman
45 minute sermon by Arthur Oakman. He states, "The work of delivery the people of God from bondage and planting them in Zion requires that they have some knowledge of the Divine purpose. That we come to know that the whole of life is purposeless and that nothing ever walks with aimless feet as the poet has said. We live in a day of course when we're blessed by and cursed by the spirit of science. One of the great tragedies of our age is that its chief glory is also its main stumbling block. We have come to believe that nothing that we can imagine can be restrained from us. And as the spirit of inquiry and research goes on and on and on and mankind's more and more about the universe around him, he brings back to us marvelous things. And as he is learning more about the world of course he is learning more about God. But even this glory of ours is our chief stumbling block as I said because it is assumed by so many that the scientific approach to reality is the only valid way that the universe could reveal its' secrets to us."
Farview Heights Series [Audio Sermon 2] Farview Heights Series [Audio Sermon 2], 1971 (mp3)
by Arthur Oakman
44 minute sermon by Arthur Oakman. Brother Oakman states, "We're told in modern day revelation that one of the functions of the restoration is that every man might speak in the name of God the Lord, even the Savior of the world. Have you ever thought about that? That every man might speak in the name of God the Lord, even the Savior of the world. In order that faith might increase in the earth, that mine everlasting covenant might be established, and that my gospel might be preached, that the fullness of my gospel might be preached in all the world by the weak and the simple unto the ends of the world, and before kings and rulers. Can you speak in the name of God the Lord?"
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Come To The Waters Of Salvation [Audio Sermon], 1972 Come To The Waters Of Salvation [Audio Sermon], 1972 (mp3)
by Oscar Case
Audio sermon by Oscar Case at The Campus, Independence, Missouri, USA on Monday, July 24, 1972, on his 100th birthday. Brother Case shares several experiences including being spoken to in tongues about his calling to the ministry. He also shares about a vision he received of seeing the surface of the earth change for the Saints in the Millennium and the ushering in of the great Millennium and the Lord coming to the earth, seeing the Temple to be built in the City of Zion and the evidences of the Lord's coming. Brother Case was ordained an Elder June 3, 1894 by J. W. Wight and a Seventy in 1901 by James Caffall, and served under General Church appointment for 13 years beginning in 1894. Brother Case preached annually at the Campus on his birthday starting at the age of 96 and continued each year until he was 103.
The Ministry Of Reconciliation [Audio  Sermon], 1972 (mp3) The Ministry Of Reconciliation [Audio Sermon], 1972 (mp3)
by Arthur A. Oakman
46 minute sermon by Evangelist Arthur Oakman of the RLDS Church, given at the RLDS Stone Church in Independence, Missouri, USA in 1972. He states, "I was given to understand of the Holy Spirit, that our Heavenly Father has softened the hearts of the leaders of the nations for a season in order that we in his church may have the opportunity to strengthen ourselves in zionic endeavor…"
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The Lord Is My Shepherd [Audio Sermon], 1973 The Lord Is My Shepherd [Audio Sermon], 1973 (mp3)
by Oscar Case
Audio sermon by Seventy Oscar Case at Enoch Hill congregation, in Independence, Missouri, USA on Sunday July 8, 1973 at 11 AM.
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