New Church Life January/February 2016

A bimonthly magazine devoted to the teachings revealed through Emanuel Swedenborg, as they apply to life. J A N U A RY / F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 6 The Model for Small Groups in the Church This image of the Lord teaching the elders in the temple as a young boy relates both to a sermon by the Rev. Michael D. Gladish, The Growth of the Lord, (page 9), and an article by the Rev. John L. Odhner on the history and promise of Small Groups in the New Church, (page 33). (The image, courtesy of the General Church Office of Education, is by the late Marguerite L. Acton.)