“All religion is of life; and the life of religion is to do good.” - Doctrine of Life §1
Kempton New Church
“There are three essentials of the Church: an acknowledgment of the Divinity of the Lord, an acknowledgment of the holiness of the Word, and the life that is called charity.” - Divine Providence ¶259:3

The Kempton New Church is a congregation of people who believe that there is one God in one Person, our Creator and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; that the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Heavenly Doctrine of the New Jerusalem are the Lord’s Word; that the life of religion consists especially in keeping the Ten Commandments, and in doing our daily work justly and faithfully; and that there is a life after death, a heaven and a hell, where we continue to live as complete human beings.

We try to help each other understand the Lord’s Word and encourage each other in applying it to life. We welcome you.

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Letter to the Community:

Easter 2024

Dear Neighbors,

“Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34).

This Easter, if you like, you can consider this statement by Jesus Christ, as He hung upon the cross. It can teach us a lot about forgiveness and the nature of Divine mercy. If we can see this Divine expression of forgiveness in its context, it becomes even more amazing.

Jesus made this statement after a trial that violated even the most fundamental elements of fairness. There was false and conflicting testimony. In the Gospel of Mark it says that “the chief priests and the whole council sought a witness against Jesus to put Him to death, and found none. For many bore false witness against Him, and their testimonies were not alike” (Mark 14:55-56). Even the Roman governor, Pontius Pilot, did not see any guilt in Jesus but still allowed Him to be crucified (Luke 23:13-16; John 18:38).

Then there was the mocking and physical brutality that Jesus was subject to. He was spit upon, scourged and insulted. Throughout all of this He bore no hatred. Then finally, on the cross, He uttered those words of Divine mercy, “forgive them, for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:24).

Only the Lord Jesus Christ could experience what He did and still be able to perfectly overcome the temptations to bear ill-will against those who persecuted Him. The better we understand the example of Jesus Christ, the better He can help us turn to Him as the only one who can really lead us to forgive.

At the Kempton New Church you can learn more about forgiveness and the Divine mercy of Jesus Christ. Please feel free to give me a call (610-756-6140) or join us in person on Sundays at 10:00 am for church.

Best wishes!


Rev. Brett D. Buick

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