Conversation By a Well

With deep resolve Jesus moved past the safer route home known as the King’s Highway. It would have been more comfortable, but it would not have afforded Jesus the opportunity He wanted to embrace—an opportunity more likely found in a little known hamlet of Samaria called Sychar. Many eyebrows must have been raised as Jesus READ MORE

Unpardonable Sin

The writer Mark records the situation as follows: And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “by the prince of demons he casts out the demons.” And he called them to him and said to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom READ MORE

Meals at Home

Transformative time around a meal plays a prominent role throughout the Bible. Surely this was in mind when the Lord God told the people of Israel, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today READ MORE

Reflections on Homosexuality

While a student at Dallas Seminary a good friend of mine and I went to an IHOP to study for a Hebrew exam. My friend seemed unusually anxious, tender and, admittedly, a bit awkward. At some point during the evening I finally asked him if he was okay. He looked around cautiously, then in a READ MORE

Living Above & Beyond the Mess

With this post we at Bethel Church begin not only a new sermon series but also a new season—a season in which we pursue living above and beyond the material slavery that too often dominates our lives, above and beyond the spiritual complacency that beckons our souls toward a slothful existence, and above and beyond READ MORE