Moving Beyond Election Day

A number of folk from places far and wide are asking me about the election results. There are a handful of things that readily come to my mind that I would like to pass along. These are very important, I think, particularly as we disciples move forward from here. First, regardless of which “side” we READ MORE

The Power of Level 5 Leadership

Sitting here watching the constant barrage of news reports about this political season draws my attention to a moment that reflects the utter antithesis of too many of today’s politicians. The moment in question: a conversation centuries ago between Jesus and his disciples; a conversation about the nature of true leadership. Here it is: And Jesus READ MORE

Loved By God

[fblike]   * * * * * * * * * * “Write This Down” is a summary of select teaching moments offered by Pastor Matthew. The preceding material is from the message “Loved By God,” part two of the sermon series entitled, “Follow Me,” a study on being a disciple who makes disciples, presented READ MORE

A King, A Fisherman, and an Old Woman

Bethel Church is a disciple-making community helping the spiritually hungry experience and proclaim the life-changing power of Jesus Christ. This is what drives everything that we are about as a church family. But what does it mean to be a “disciple-making community,” especially in a world in which the word “disciple” seems so utterly cliché? READ MORE

Marriage is Forever

Marriage is forever. Or, at least that is the way it was designed by our Father. Unfortunately, we Americans have a completely different view of this. Marriage in our culture seems about as durable as the purse we carry or the car we drive, so we set it aside and/or change spouses as it seems READ MORE

To See Clearly

Arriving at Bethsaida proved pivotal for the disciples and Jesus. We get this sense of things reading Mark 8:22 and following. Take it in below: And they came to Bethsaida. And some people brought to him a blind man and begged him to touch him. And he took the blind man by the hand and READ MORE