Living Above & Beyond Ourselves

This post reflects a continuation of a sermon series at Bethel Church entitled “Living Above & Beyond;” a series and a season wherein we are challenging ourselves to live above and beyond the malaise that affects too many churches including, often, our own. We want to be the church that lives above and beyond material enslavement, spiritual 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: A New Kind of Normal

“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, “A New Kind of Normal,” the weekend of September 12, 2010 at Bethel Church: Reality #1: Money invites all manner of perceptions and expectations. False Impression READ MORE