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“So let’s do it—full of belief... Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word. Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on.” –Hebrews 10:24-25

October 22nd, 2017

Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge

Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge will be leading worship at both services. Be sure to invite your friends and family for an opportunity to hear how God is working in the lives of people as they live the story of the Bible to become like Jesus!


October 15th, 2017

Text: Exodus 36:3-7

Sermon Title: “Offering as Formation Faith”


Theme In this passage we see an incredible picture of what happens when
everybody responds to God’s call.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) Why is it so challenging for many to make a link between faith and financial gifts?
2) If Moses and his friends were a “church” what do you think the attitude of that
church might have been like?
3) Why is the word “freewill” so important when it comes to the offering

October 8th, 2017

Text: Exodus 36:3-7

Sermon Title: “Offering as Formation Faith”


Theme In this passage we see an incredible picture of what happens when
everybody responds to God’s call.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) Why is it so challenging for many to make a link between faith and financial gifts?
2) If Moses and his friends were a “church” what do you think the attitude of that
church might have been like?
3) Why is the word “freewill” so important when it comes to the offering?

October 1st, 2017

Text: Genesis 28:10-22

Sermon Title: “Formed to Be Generous”


Theme Jacob had an amazing dream with a promise from God. Because of
that dream he made a conscious decision to become generous
because of God’s promises.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) Why do you think there are lots of churches and a number of colleges
named “Bethel”?
2) Can you name some specific instances where you were generous to others
or someone else was generous towards you? What was that feeling like?
3) How do/could God’s promises form us in terms of our relationship with money?

Sunday September 3rd, 2017

Text: Matthew 16:21-28

Sermon Title: “Savers and Spenders”


Theme:  

Jesus lays down his life for our salvation and promises that anyone
who loses their life for Jesus sake will be given the only life truly
worth living.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) Why does Jesus rebuke Peter?
2) Have you ever lost something as Jesus’ disciple? (Pride, power, popularity)
And been given something greater in return?

Sunday, September 10th 2017

Text: Genesis 1:26-31

Sermon Title: “Formed in the Image of God”


Theme Scripture tells us we are formed in the image of God. These are not
only words of encouragement but they also give us a glimpse into the
fact that we were created to be in a relationship with The Lord.
Questions to Think About as You Read:

1) When you hear that you are formed in the image of God how does that make
you feel?
2) How do we reconcile that we are formed in the image of God with the realities
we experience within ourselves?
3) How can we tap into the Biblical truth of being formed in God’s image?
Special Event: 2017/18 Faith Guide Recognition/both services

All-Church Picnic — Food & Family Fun!

Sunday, September 17th 2017

Text: Genesis 12:1-9

Sermon Title: “Formed to be God’s Chosen People”


Theme God chose Abraham to be the father of many nations and chosen him
to be a blessing to others. In the same way God has chosen the
church to be a blessing.

Questions to Think About as You Read:
1) As you read Genesis 12:1-3 how did Abraham bless “all the peoples of
the earth?”
2) How is the Christian church a blessing to the world?
3) How does the Christian church sometimes get in its own way trying
to be a blessing?

Sunday, September 24th 2017

Text: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27

Sermon Title: “Formed into the Body of Christ”


Every person’s body has different parts and each part serves a
different function. In the same way both in individual churches and
across denominations each church/denomination plays a different role
in the spread of the Gospel.

Questions to Think About as You Read:

1) Can you think of a time when you injured a body part and discovered that
you’ve been taking it for granted?
2) Just as different people in your family fill different roles how do different
churches fill different roles?
3) When your body is healthy and everything is working great it’s amazing what
you can do. Imagine what a congregation could look like if every part/person
was connected to their faith?

Sunday July 30th, 2017

Text: Matthew 13:31-34, 44-52

Sermon Title: The Kingdom of Heaven and Ordinary Things


Theme Jesus uses many ordinary things to illustrate what the Kingdom of
Heaven is like. The Kingdom of Heaven is not just a future reality. It is
growing in us and among us now.

Questions to Think About as You Read:

1) What do the parable of the mustard seed and the parable of the yeast tell us about the kingdom of          heaven?
2) What does the parable of the hidden treasure tell us about the kingdom
     of heaven?
3) Is it comforting or frightening to think about the Kingdom of Heaven as both a
    present and future reality?

Sunday July 23rd, 2017

Text: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Sermon Title: Dandelions and Cockleburs


Many of the bad things that happen in the world are the work of God’s
enemy, the devil, but God is patient and will set things right in the end.

Questions to Think About as You Read:

1) Why are both the weeds and the wheat allowed to grow together?
2) What are some examples of weeds in your life or in the life of the
greater world?

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