A Call to Fight

One of the primary features of the Gospel of Mark is the reality that beyond the scope of time and space there is a spiritual realm that is very real and very active. Indeed, one can make the case that before the public truly acknowledged Jesus as unique, forces from the realm beyond time and space affirmed his mission and […]

Wars and Rumors: A Reprise

(I posted this about a year ago, but as I thought about much of what is going on in our world today I decided a reprise made sense, keeping in mind, of course, the dated but still ongoing realities stemming from the 2011 Japanese earthquake, Libya, etc. –Matthew) I am quite anxious about sounding cliché in putting this post forward, […]

Write This Down: Greed

“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, “Greed,” part of the series called “The Seven Deadly Sins,” the weekend of October 10, 2010 at Bethel Church: Greed is that unyielding pursuit of status and stuff, no matter the […]