The Risk of Moving Forward

“Forward!” is the watchword of the spiritual life, a movement toward a destination that seems so incredibly elusive, but one into which we will step when it does in fact materialize. But “Forward!” is incredibly frightening. It can be costly. It requires change. It requires patience. It requires determination. It requires humility. It requires faith.¬†Moving 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

Write This Down: Financial Peace Declaration

“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, “Our Financial Peace Declaration”, part of the series called “Momentum,” the weekend of December 12, 2010 at Bethel Church: Proverbs 16:3 challenges us with the reality READ MORE

Write This Down: Savings for Harvest & Famine

“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, “Savings for Harvest and Famine”, part of the series called “Momentum,” the weekend of November 14, 2010 at Bethel Church: Proverbs 21:20 tells us that “precious READ MORE

Write This Down: Trust God Completely!

“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, “Trust God Completely!”, part of the series called “Momentum,” the weekend of November 7, 2010 at Bethel Church: Momentum is a strategic partnership Bethel Church has READ MORE

A Glimpse Forward

Within the next couple of weeks we at Bethel Church will be completing the Gospel of John. By the time it is said and done we will have moved through fifty-one sermons in the Gospel of John. No doubt that is a lot; some would say too much. I remember some years ago sitting with READ MORE