Equipping Our Realm to Live Above & Beyond

At Bethel Church we are continuing a very important sermon series entitled “Living Above & Beyond.” The purpose of the whole series, and this season in which we find ourselves, is to equip followers of Jesus to live above and beyond material slavery, spiritual complancency, and small-minded eternal vision. We want God to meet us READ MORE

In the Midst of Darkness—Light!

If we were more honest we would be more cognizant of the real and deep shame that too often defines our lives. Like dark and heavy clouds hovering just above, shame lingers, squeezing out any real light, suffocating us with its laden heat, making us long for relief. I define shame as that intense feeling READ MORE

One Man Making a Difference

“Write This Down…” provides a restatement of selected points or observations from various teaching venues at which Pastor Matthew speaks. The following material is from Pastor Matthew’s sermon entitled, “One Man Can Make a Difference”, part of the sermon series “Memoirs of an Ancient Prophet: A Study of the Book of Daniel,” presented the weekend READ MORE

Write This Down: Power Lunch Notes

“Write This Down…” provides a restatement of selected points or observations from various teaching venues at which Pastor Matthew speaks, and particularly from the weekend messages at Bethel Church. The following material is from Pastor Matthew’s presentation at the Fargo-Moorhead Power Lunch, September 9, 2010: For too many kings of Judah faithfulness is mere expedience on READ MORE

How the Mighty Fall

With apologies to Jim Collins, who I think is one of the world’s greatest leadership thinkers, and who has written a terrific book about the failures of great companies, entitled How the Mighty Fall, I cannot help but wonder why it is that the mightiest and greatest kings of Judah fell . . . and READ MORE