Sermon: The Sign of Jonah

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – Holy Trinity – you have given us your Word, the Bible, so that we might know you truly and rightly. Illumine us by your Spirit so we might hear your Word clearly. Renew our hearts so that we might receive it in faith. Strengthen us so that we might…

Sermon: Thessalonica, Beroea, and Athens

Lord, open our ears to hear your Word. Open our lips to speak your truth, and strength our feet to walk the path you have placed before us. In Jesus’ name, Amen. I invite you to open your Bibles with me to Acts 17. Acts is in the New Testament – Matthew, Mark, Luke, John,…

Sermon: Praying for Mission

Father, may your Word be our rule, your holy Spirit our teacher, and the glory of Jesus Christ our single concern. Amen. This winter, we are fixing our focus on the call of God upon the congregation here at Bethel. We are called to “Share Christ in Community.” What does that look like? How are…

Sermon: The Name of Jesus

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – we long to hear your voice. In the midst of all the noise, all the shouting, all the scrambling sounds of our days and weeks, we gather this morning to hear your voice. Speak to us in and through your Word. Speak gently and truthfully, may it be like…

Sermon: We Are Bethel

Holy Spirit, come with power upon us as we gather here this morning. Open our eyes to see you in this place. Stand beside us and speak your promises to us and give us ears to hear them. Set our feet in the path you have placed before us. In Jesus’ name, Amen. Welcome to…

Sermon: Three Truths and a Lie

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – open our eyes, our ears, and our hearts to you. Call us with your voice that we will trust in you and believe your word of truth. Set our feet on the path you have put before us and fill us your Spirit to strengthen us to walk that…

New Year’s Eve Sermon: On the Road with Jesus

Father, thank you for your sustaining grace. Open our eyes to see you, dig out our ears to hear your Word, and give us feet to walk the path you have placed before us. In Jesus’ name, Amen. What was your 2018 like? What are you hoping for in 2019? I’m not talking about new…

Sermon: Jesus in the Father’s House

Lord, apart from you we have no good thing. On our own we are blind to see you, so open our eyes. On our own our ears are stopped up, so we ask that you would dig them out so we will hear your word. On our own our hearts are too hard to receive…

Christmas Sermon: Salvation in the Face of Jesus

Father, may your Word be our rule, Your Holy Spirit our teacher, and the glory of Jesus Christ our single concern. Amen. It was an incredible night for Mary and Joseph. Nine months earlier, the angel Gabriel had told Mary that, though a virgin, she would conceive and bear a son who would be the Messiah, the…

Christmas Eve Sermon: Recognizing Jesus

Father, open our eyes to see Jesus. Open our ears to hear your word. Open our hearts to make room for the coming of the Savior. And Make our feet beautiful that they might bear good news to the world. In Jesus’ name, Amen. As far as the shepherds knew, there was nothing special about…