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Courage, Joy, and Peace in our Trials — John 16:16-33

// March 14th, 2018 // No Comments » // Sermons

[Read John 16:16-33] “In the world you will have tribulation.” (John 16:33, ESV). These words have been ringing in my ears for the past number of years. Actually, they’ve been ringing in my ears ever since I became youth director here at Bethel (ten years ago). Up until that point, my life had been pretty […]

Standing Firm with the Holy Spirit — John 15:18-16:15

// March 7th, 2018 // 1 Comment » // Sermons

[Begin with video clip] Here’s the question I have after watching that clip: What would you do? This guy was invited to speak on a college campus and talk about Christian principles of marriage. This is what happened. What if it was you? What if you were the one with fifty or sixty people screaming […]

Lovingly Laying Down Your Life — John 13:1-38

// January 24th, 2018 // No Comments » // Sermons

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a husband, father, and pastor. What should be characteristic of me in each of these roles? The answer is fairly consistent. Because of a freak accident with a bull a number of years ago, I had to have my wedding ring tattooed on. I […]

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