Summer At Home

As part of Bethel Church‘s @Home initiative we’re highlighting ways that we can pursue fruitful disciplemaking opportunities on the homefront throughout the summer. Keeping in mind the admonition of Deuteronomy 6:7, which says, “You shall teach [God’s commands] diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, […]

For Prodigals and Those Who Love Them

Prodigal. The very word stirs quiet murmurs among parents gathered with friends, that pained glance and sympathetic nod. In a strange way we find some semblance of relief when we discover that the people around us get it. They too have a prodigal in the family—a son or daughter, a mom or husband, a nephew or best family friend. It […]

Write This Down: Gluttony

“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, “Gluttony,” part of the series called “The Seven Deadly Sins,” the weekend of October 31, 2010 at Bethel Church: Gluttony, frankly, is me, overreaching, never satisfied with what should be sufficient, […]