Bethel Mennonite Church http://bmcgladys.com A Conservative Christian Church (and podcast) in Gladys Virginia Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:56:42 +0000 en hourly 1 https://i1.wp.com/bmcgladys.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/cropped-MG_8043.png?fit=32%2C32 Bethel Mennonite Church http://bmcgladys.com 32 32 Bethel Mennonite Church clean Bethel Mennonite Church eldonyoder@gmail.com eldonyoder@gmail.com (Bethel Mennonite Church) Conservative Christian Sermons - Bethel Mennonite Church Bethel Mennonite Church http://bmcgladys.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/bethel-church-podcast-2.jpg http://bmcgladys.com Gladys Virginia Weekly 49859519 The Great Birth Announcement - Dan Freed http://bmcgladys.com/great-birth-announcement/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:55:22 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3076 http://bmcgladys.com/great-birth-announcement/#respond http://bmcgladys.com/great-birth-announcement/feed/ 0 <p>Luke 2 – When any of us where born there were people who were excited! Our lives, as insignificant as they might be can become significant. This is the greatest birth announcement ever known. The Great Announcement Revealed What are some of the great things about this announcement? Great light Great fear Great announcement Great […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/great-birth-announcement/">The Great Birth Announcement</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Luke 2 – When any of us where born there were people who were excited! Our lives, as insignificant as they might be can become significant. This is the greatest birth announcement ever known.

The Great Announcement Revealed

What are some of the great things about this announcement?

  • Great light
  • Great fear
  • Great announcement
  • Great joy
  • Great audience – all people
  • Great timing – Jesus was born at the right time, even though for Mary and Joseph it may have seemed like the worst possible timing.
  • A Great savior is born, that is the key to all of this announcement.
  • Philippians 2 – Jesus was born in great humility
  • Great praise – There was one angel giving the initial announcement and then there was a great multitude praising God!

The Announcement Results

  1. There is going to be glory to God in the highest
  2. There is going to be peace

Jesus saves us from eternal separation from God.

We’ll never get done learning about our Savior. He is beyond finding out, yet we can learn things about him.

We should proclaim the savior, telling the story to others.

2 Corinthians 5 – Salvation, a gift from God. God is making his appeal to the world through us.

Our response should be to seek him, to find him, to learn more about him and to proclaim and praise him.

This is the great announcement in a nutshell. May this scripture come alive for us this Christmas song.

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Luke 2 – When any of us where born there were people who were excited! Our lives, as insignificant as they might be can become significant. This is the greatest birth announcement ever known. The Great Announcement Revealed What are some of the great t... The Great Announcement Revealed
What are some of the great things about this announcement?

* Great light
* Great fear
* Great announcement
* Great joy
* Great audience – all people
* Great timing – Jesus was born at the right time, even though for Mary and Joseph it may have seemed like the worst possible timing.
* A Great savior is born, that is the key to all of this announcement.
* Philippians 2 – Jesus was born in great humility
* Great praise – There was one angel giving the initial announcement and then there was a great multitude praising God!

The Announcement Results

* There is going to be glory to God in the highest
* There is going to be peace

Jesus saves us from eternal separation from God.
We’ll never get done learning about our Savior. He is beyond finding out, yet we can learn things about him.
We should proclaim the savior, telling the story to others.
2 Corinthians 5 – Salvation, a gift from God. God is making his appeal to the world through us.
Our response should be to seek him, to find him, to learn more about him and to proclaim and praise him.
This is the great announcement in a nutshell. May this scripture come alive for us this Christmas song.
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Receiving the Gift of Christmas Peace - Galen Yoder http://bmcgladys.com/receiving-gift-christmas-peace/ Sun, 03 Dec 2017 22:44:28 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3073 http://bmcgladys.com/receiving-gift-christmas-peace/#respond http://bmcgladys.com/receiving-gift-christmas-peace/feed/ 0 <p>John 14, Romans 5 – these are the main two passages behind this message. Jesus is telling his disciples not to be troubled, that they need to “Believe in me instead.” If they believe in him Jesus promises them peace. What kind of peace is this? This is not the world’s versions of peace. It […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/receiving-gift-christmas-peace/">Receiving the Gift of Christmas Peace</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> John 14, Romans 5 – these are the main two passages behind this message.

Jesus is telling his disciples not to be troubled, that they need to “Believe in me instead.” If they believe in him Jesus promises them peace.

What kind of peace is this? This is not the world’s versions of peace. It is a courageous peace.

  1. Put your faith in Jesus and walk with Him. Having been justified by faith we have peace with God. We don’t get anywhere without this. The thing that is different about the peace that Jesus offered is that it isn’t a one time gift. It is an ongoing gift. This gift of peace that Jesus offers is something that we experience continually as we walk with the Prince of Peace. It is only as we abide in Jesus that we will continue to have/find peace.
  2. Believe that God works good. Romans 8:28 is followed by a little phrase that we shouldn’t forget. “Being conformed to the image of the Son.” God wants to make us more like His Son.
  3. We need to adopt the agenda that God has for us. Is becoming more like Christ of utmost importance for you? Having the same goals as Christ can really be a source of courage, despite whatever comes along in life.

May you enjoy God’s peace throughout the holidays this year.

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John 14, Romans 5 – these are the main two passages behind this message. Jesus is telling his disciples not to be troubled, that they need to “Believe in me instead.” If they believe in him Jesus promises them peace. What kind of peace is this? Jesus is telling his disciples not to be troubled, that they need to “Believe in me instead.” If they believe in him Jesus promises them peace.
What kind of peace is this? This is not the world’s versions of peace. It is a courageous peace.

* Put your faith in Jesus and walk with Him. Having been justified by faith we have peace with God. We don’t get anywhere without this. The thing that is different about the peace that Jesus offered is that it isn’t a one time gift. It is an ongoing gift. This gift of peace that Jesus offers is something that we experience continually as we walk with the Prince of Peace. It is only as we abide in Jesus that we will continue to have/find peace.
* Believe that God works good. Romans 8:28 is followed by a little phrase that we shouldn’t forget. “Being conformed to the image of the Son.” God wants to make us more like His Son.
* We need to adopt the agenda that God has for us. Is becoming more like Christ of utmost importance for you? Having the same goals as Christ can really be a source of courage, despite whatever comes along in life.

May you enjoy God’s peace throughout the holidays this year.
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Mustard Seed Conversions - Jerrill Schrock http://bmcgladys.com/mustard-seed-conversions/ Mon, 27 Nov 2017 13:21:53 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3070 http://bmcgladys.com/mustard-seed-conversions/#respond http://bmcgladys.com/mustard-seed-conversions/feed/ 0 <p>John 3 – Nicodemus had a lot of questions, questions that we would likely have had in the same situation. Romans 12 – We come to Christ as a “living” sacrifice. What am I doing to convert the blessings that are in my life into fruit for the Kingdom? How can I be a partaker […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/mustard-seed-conversions/">Mustard Seed Conversions</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> John 3 – Nicodemus had a lot of questions, questions that we would likely have had in the same situation.

Romans 12 – We come to Christ as a “living” sacrifice.

What am I doing to convert the blessings that are in my life into fruit for the Kingdom? How can I be a partaker with Christ in a substantive way in the Kingdom?

How well are we participating with Christ in His Kingdom? There is no way to come up with a mathematical “conversion rate” for this.

Luke 13:18 – The size of the mustard seed is incredibly tiny. Yet, within that little seed is life, the potential for great return on the effort put into growing it.

The new birth isn’t just a simple thing. Birth is often stressful, painful and requires some labor.

Many of us have come to Christ and we’re pretty messed up, there may be trauma, psychological issues, sin issues, etc… Healing and growing takes time. We are called to become more like Christ and to be more fruitful and productive.

Matthew 18 – We don’t “have to” if we “want to.” If our focus is on becoming more like the master, when we have that kind of humility there will be a “want to” on our part to become more like Him.

We come as little children to Christ. Wanting to learn. Wanting to be like Jesus when we get big. This means filling our time with Jesus, focusing on Christ, instead of ourselves.

Galatians 6:10, Luke 14:26 – We need to develop a strong connection with our local body of believers and fellow believers.

Mark 17 – We do need faith. We will face struggles and satanic strongholds. We will need to pray and fast and battle against the fleshly desires that strive to entangle us.

What is our report card like today? Are the fruits of the spirit flowing out of our lives? Or are there things that we need to crucify and take care of?

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John 3 – Nicodemus had a lot of questions, questions that we would likely have had in the same situation. Romans 12 – We come to Christ as a “living” sacrifice. What am I doing to convert the blessings that are in my life into fruit for the Kingdom? Romans 12 – We come to Christ as a “living” sacrifice.
What am I doing to convert the blessings that are in my life into fruit for the Kingdom? How can I be a partaker with Christ in a substantive way in the Kingdom?
How well are we participating with Christ in His Kingdom? There is no way to come up with a mathematical “conversion rate” for this.
Luke 13:18 – The size of the mustard seed is incredibly tiny. Yet, within that little seed is life, the potential for great return on the effort put into growing it.
The new birth isn’t just a simple thing. Birth is often stressful, painful and requires some labor.
Many of us have come to Christ and we’re pretty messed up, there may be trauma, psychological issues, sin issues, etc… Healing and growing takes time. We are called to become more like Christ and to be more fruitful and productive.
Matthew 18 – We don’t “have to” if we “want to.” If our focus is on becoming more like the master, when we have that kind of humility there will be a “want to” on our part to become more like Him.
We come as little children to Christ. Wanting to learn. Wanting to be like Jesus when we get big. This means filling our time with Jesus, focusing on Christ, instead of ourselves.
Galatians 6:10, Luke 14:26 – We need to develop a strong connection with our local body of believers and fellow believers.
Mark 17 – We do need faith. We will face struggles and satanic strongholds. We will need to pray and fast and battle against the fleshly desires that strive to entangle us.
What is our report card like today? Are the fruits of the spirit flowing out of our lives? Or are there things that we need to crucify and take care of?
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A Cup for Salvation - Leon Yoder http://bmcgladys.com/a-cup-for-salvation/ Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:45:17 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3068 http://bmcgladys.com/a-cup-for-salvation/#respond http://bmcgladys.com/a-cup-for-salvation/feed/ 0 <p>Matthew 27, 1 Corinthians 10:16 – A cup for our salvation, for the saving of our souls. Scripture speaks of a number of other cups that we are far more deserving of. Think about the great things that Jesus has done for us. Great mercy. Great forgiveness. We can begin to take for granted the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/a-cup-for-salvation/">A Cup for Salvation</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Matthew 27, 1 Corinthians 10:16 – A cup for our salvation, for the saving of our souls. Scripture speaks of a number of other cups that we are far more deserving of.

Think about the great things that Jesus has done for us. Great mercy. Great forgiveness.

We can begin to take for granted the forgiveness and deliverance that we have available and have experienced through Jesus Christ.

Part of communion is response, our response to what Christ has offered to us.

We cannot fix ourselves to be suitable to come into the presence of God. We have nothing of ourselves, there is no excuse or anything of equal value that we can barter with God for. Yet Jesus calls us to “come.”

Just as I am, without one plea, oh, Lamb of God, I come…

The surrender terms that Jesus offers us are incredibly kind and compassionate. Jesus calls us to take his yoke, surrender, learn and find rest. His yoke is easy and his burden is light. This kind of surrender isn’t “loosing” it is gaining!

Acts records Paul sharing his testimony many times. This was an incredible thing to Paul, that God was merciful to him, chief of sinners though he may have been.

We don’t just come the way we are and stay the way we are. God wants us to grow and to change.

Ephesians 4:1 – Let us walk worthy of the vocation that you we are called to. By God’s grace we can make every thought subject to Christ and His Lordship.

When we sin, we need to also repent and offer ourselves anew to Christ. God can tell which of us really love him, He sees our decisions and our motives and how we follow and obey him.

When we worship and love the Lord more than anything else, the second commandment follows more naturally. We will find it much more easy to love our brothers and our sisters.

This morning we come as we are. We commit ourselves first to Him in surrender. We commit ourselves to follow and obey him. We worship him.

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Matthew 27, 1 Corinthians 10:16 – A cup for our salvation, for the saving of our souls. Scripture speaks of a number of other cups that we are far more deserving of. Think about the great things that Jesus has done for us. Great mercy. Think about the great things that Jesus has done for us. Great mercy. Great forgiveness.
We can begin to take for granted the forgiveness and deliverance that we have available and have experienced through Jesus Christ.
Part of communion is response, our response to what Christ has offered to us.
We cannot fix ourselves to be suitable to come into the presence of God. We have nothing of ourselves, there is no excuse or anything of equal value that we can barter with God for. Yet Jesus calls us to “come.”

Just as I am, without one plea, oh, Lamb of God, I come…

The surrender terms that Jesus offers us are incredibly kind and compassionate. Jesus calls us to take his yoke, surrender, learn and find rest. His yoke is easy and his burden is light. This kind of surrender isn’t “loosing” it is gaining!
Acts records Paul sharing his testimony many times. This was an incredible thing to Paul, that God was merciful to him, chief of sinners though he may have been.
We don’t just come the way we are and stay the way we are. God wants us to grow and to change.
Ephesians 4:1 – Let us walk worthy of the vocation that you we are called to. By God’s grace we can make every thought subject to Christ and His Lordship.
When we sin, we need to also repent and offer ourselves anew to Christ. God can tell which of us really love him, He sees our decisions and our motives and how we follow and obey him.
When we worship and love the Lord more than anything else, the second commandment follows more naturally. We will find it much more easy to love our brothers and our sisters.
This morning we come as we are. We commit ourselves first to Him in surrender. We commit ourselves to follow and obey him. We worship him.
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What is That in Your Hand? - Sam Troyer http://bmcgladys.com/what-is-that-in-your-hand/ Mon, 13 Nov 2017 02:39:58 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3066 http://bmcgladys.com/what-is-that-in-your-hand/#respond http://bmcgladys.com/what-is-that-in-your-hand/feed/ 0 <p>Evaluating the influence of digital technology in our hearts and lives. Is this an area with some shadiness in our lives? Are we living under the influence of our digital technology?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/what-is-that-in-your-hand/">What is That in Your Hand?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Evaluating the influence of digital technology in our hearts and lives. Is this an area with some shadiness in our lives?

Are we living under the influence of our digital technology?

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Evaluating the influence of digital technology in our hearts and lives. Is this an area with some shadiness in our lives? Are we living under the influence of our digital technology? Are we living under the influence of our digital technology?
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The Cancer of Complacency - Josh Good http://bmcgladys.com/the-cancer-of-complacency/ Mon, 06 Nov 2017 03:18:27 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3063 http://bmcgladys.com/the-cancer-of-complacency/#respond http://bmcgladys.com/the-cancer-of-complacency/feed/ 0 <p>Breaking the bread of life is a sobering responsibility. Let us pray that we can hear the call this evening to pursue a life of godliness and holiness. Jesus is soon returning for His bride, His church. The Church is made of people just like me and people just like you. If the Church is […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-cancer-of-complacency/">The Cancer of Complacency</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Breaking the bread of life is a sobering responsibility. Let us pray that we can hear the call this evening to pursue a life of godliness and holiness. Jesus is soon returning for His bride, His church.

The Church is made of people just like me and people just like you. If the Church is going to be holy and without blemish, I need to personally have a passion to protect the purity and the holiness of the church.

What kind of church do you want to be a part of? Honest? Pure? Holy? On fire for the Lord? You’ll need to be faithful personally in each of these different ways. We are the church.

Cancer is no respecter of persons. It comes to the young, to the middle aged, to the old. It comes silently, and often by the time it has been detected the victims fate has been sealed. Cancer eats away at the body slowly and surely till their very life is gone.

It seems like cancer is everywhere. It seems to be running wild.

There is a cancer that is running wild in our churches today. This cancer has been responsible for the deaths of thousands of people and churches across the world. It is lethal to the church where it is found. This cancer of course is complacency.

If ignored the cancer of complacency in a church leads to death in 100% of the case. But if it is taken care of it doesn’t have to spell death for a church.

Matthew 24 – In the last days there will be many who once were walking with the Lord who will grow cold in their spiritual experience and loose their fire for the Lord. It is vitally important that we take inventory of our spiritual life.

What is your temperature? It often gives us a clear indicator of where we are in our spiritual life.

Revelation 3 – Who is talking here? This is Jesus, speaking to the church at Laodicea. Who said something makes a difference. This isn’t just anyone, it is Jesus. The church here was a commercial center, they did banking they manufactured clothes, they made medicines.

It appears that the material riches of the people at Laodicea blinded their eyes to their needs spiritually. We often don’t view ourselves as being as bad off as we really are. The thing that we want to note especially though is their temperature. They were lukewarm, neither cold nor hot.

Temperature is very important when it comes to food in particular. Hot food’s have to be hot and cold food needs to be cold. Being lukewarm in our relationship with Christ is also a dangerous place to be. We make Jesus sick. He says he will spew us out of his mouth.

There is no person who is harder to reach than the person who is self sufficient, complacent and blind to their own need. There is a tendency for all of us to be “ok” with our own lives. Sometimes we assume that our relationship with Christ will just “work itself out.”

It takes effort. It takes desire. It takes daily maintenance. What does it take for a cup of hot coffee to get lukewarm? Nothing… just some time. The same is true with our relationships with Christ.

Satan would love if we would just do nothing. He would like us to be satisfied with where we are at. He wants us to be so busy doing good things that we neglect our relationship with Christ.

Jesus is calling us to come and open up and let Him. He is pleading for us to come to him and experience a personal relationship with him. To those who overcome Jesus promises that they will live with him, they will reign with him.

Jesus is looking for hearts that are sold out to him. Let us examine our hearts and ask where are we? What is our temperature?

  1. Keep moving – movement, progression in our Christian life is vitally important. Let us constantly press on and live out our faith with Jesus Christ. Paul tells us to forget the things that are behind us and look forward and press forward to those things that are in front of us. Satan loves to bring up the past, we need to remind ourselves and Satan that we were sinners, but we have been saved by the grace of our Father.
  2. Keep growing – It is vital that we be growing. If we aren’t something is wrong. 1 Peter 2:2, 2 Peter 3:18, John 15 – Your value and usefulness to the Kingdom of God is a great measure of our temperature with Christ.
  3. Keep watching – if you are week in a certain area watch for it, don’t tempt yourself in an area that you are week in already. Look to God for strength to press on and to grow. Watch and pray. Be vigilant, be alert. 2 Peter 3 – as you read this chapter notice Peters call to “keep looking.”

The Cure for Complacency

When we start slowing down, the cause is always rooted in a loss of zealous desire for God and His Word. When we aren’t up to date and aren’t current with Christ is when we run into problems.

Are you sold out to Christ? Or have you checked out? Are you passionate for the things of God and the people of God?

You will find time in your day to do the things that are the most important to you. What does that say about our desire for the Word of God. We spend time doing so many other things, but we have to place an incredible need to be in the Word and to be desiring God.

Psalm 63:1 – My soul thirsts for you. I long for you. David’s desire for God is very evident in the Psalms. Was David perfect? No… but he did seek after the things of God with his whole heart.

2 Chronicles 15 – We need to be serious with God if we expect his blessings. When God is not on the throne in our lives, we cannot expect peace. When God prompts you, recognize the need and take action.

It is time for us to get serious with the Lord.

When the work of God is alive and well in our lives it draws people and points them to Jesus Christ.

We fight complacency with purposeful action in our lives.

The sincere seeker is always seeking, always pressing on to a deeper and fuller life with Christ.

The cure for complacency is a red hot zeal for God and His Word.

So, what is your temperature today? Are you on fire for the Lord? Or perhaps there are signs of complacency creeping into your life?

We are still in the day of opportunity. Jesus is still knocking, He wants you to open the door and he wants to be a constant part of your life. Jesus won’t pry his way in, but if anyone opens the door he will come in.

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Breaking the bread of life is a sobering responsibility. Let us pray that we can hear the call this evening to pursue a life of godliness and holiness. Jesus is soon returning for His bride, His church. The Church is made of people just like me and peo... The Church is made of people just like me and people just like you. If the Church is going to be holy and without blemish, I need to personally have a passion to protect the purity and the holiness of the church.
What kind of church do you want to be a part of? Honest? Pure? Holy? On fire for the Lord? You’ll need to be faithful personally in each of these different ways. We are the church.
Cancer is no respecter of persons. It comes to the young, to the middle aged, to the old. It comes silently, and often by the time it has been detected the victims fate has been sealed. Cancer eats away at the body slowly and surely till their very life is gone.
It seems like cancer is everywhere. It seems to be running wild.
There is a cancer that is running wild in our churches today. This cancer has been responsible for the deaths of thousands of people and churches across the world. It is lethal to the church where it is found. This cancer of course is complacency.
If ignored the cancer of complacency in a church leads to death in 100% of the case. But if it is taken care of it doesn’t have to spell death for a church.
Matthew 24 – In the last days there will be many who once were walking with the Lord who will grow cold in their spiritual experience and loose their fire for the Lord. It is vitally important that we take inventory of our spiritual life.
What is your temperature? It often gives us a clear indicator of where we are in our spiritual life.
Revelation 3 – Who is talking here? This is Jesus, speaking to the church at Laodicea. Who said something makes a difference. This isn’t just anyone, it is Jesus. The church here was a commercial center, they did banking they manufactured clothes, they made medicines.
It appears that the material riches of the people at Laodicea blinded their eyes to their needs spiritually. We often don’t view ourselves as being as bad off as we really are. The thing that we want to note especially though is their temperature. They were lukewarm, neither cold nor hot.
Temperature is very important when it comes to food in particular. Hot food’s have to be hot and cold food needs to be cold. Being lukewarm in our relationship with Christ is also a dangerous place to be. We make Jesus sick. He says he will spew us out of his mouth.
There is no person who is harder to reach than the person who is self sufficient, complacent and blind to their own need. There is a tendency for all of us to be “ok” with our own lives. Sometimes we assume that our relationship with Christ will just “work itself out.”
It takes effort. It takes desire. It takes daily maintenance. What does it take for a cup of hot coffee to get lukewarm? Nothing… just some time. The same is true with our relationships with Christ.
Satan would love if we would just do nothing. He would like us to be satisfied with where we are at. He wants us to be so busy doing good things that we neglect our relationship with Christ.
Jesus is calling us to come and open up and let Him. He is pleading for us to come to him and experience a personal relationship with him. To those who overcome Jesus promises that they will live with him, they will reign with him.
Jesus is looking for hearts that are sold out to him. Let us examine our hearts and ask where are we? What is our temperature?

* Keep moving – movement, progression in our Christian life is vitally important. Let us constantly press on and live out our faith with Jesus Christ. Paul tells us to forget the things that are behind us and look forward and press forward to those things that are in front of us. Satan loves to bring up the past,]]>
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The Deceitfulness of Disobedience - Part 2 - Josh Good http://bmcgladys.com/deceitfulness-disobedience-part-2/ Mon, 06 Nov 2017 03:15:03 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3061 http://bmcgladys.com/deceitfulness-disobedience-part-2/#respond http://bmcgladys.com/deceitfulness-disobedience-part-2/feed/ 0 <p>Ephesians 4:11-16 – This is the prayer that we need to have for ourselves. This is a beautiful picture. Christ is the head of the church. There are those put in different places within the body of Christ to further grow and nurture the group of believers. This is how an army of disciples of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/deceitfulness-disobedience-part-2/">The Deceitfulness of Disobedience – Part 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Ephesians 4:11-16 – This is the prayer that we need to have for ourselves. This is a beautiful picture. Christ is the head of the church. There are those put in different places within the body of Christ to further grow and nurture the group of believers. This is how an army of disciples of Jesus can walk together.

We fight and over come deception with the truth or God’s word. There is a vital connection between truth and how important it is to fight deception.

Wealth, just like sin and disobedience is deceptive. It promises so much but gives so little in return.

Mark 4:7-20 – Satan gets us so busy taking care of our stuff that we loose the ability/time/desire for the things of God. It’s about prioritizing our time. What is important to you? You will find time in the day to do the things that are important to you. Satan tries to make prosperity look appealing and the Word of God dull and drab.

Ephesians 5:6-19 – We have two contrasting words here. Darkness and light. The Christian’s music should edify us. It should teach us in a way that improves and nurtures our minds. Walk as children of the light. Be filled with the Spirit!

Satan is reeking havoc in the homes of people today. Let us guard our homes with our lives. God’s Word needs to be an every day part of our lives. Make the Word of God a central part of your life.

1 Corinthians – There is a direct connection between the quality of our friends and the quality of our relationship with Jesus Christ.

Abstain – a word that sounds simple, but its not. Perhaps we need to abstain from things. When we get to the point when we can say “its not worth it” and give it up. When did the Bible say that being a disciple of Christ would be easy and convenient? In fact the Bible would seem to say the opposite. If things are getting between us and our relationship with God, they need to go!

Where is your focus, what is important to you?

Self denial is not a mark of weakness it is the mark of a try child of the King.

Deception is a major tool in Satan’s “last days” toolbox. We guard against deception by recognizing the power of the Word of God. God’s Word is relevant for all generations. God’s Word is unchanging, it wasn’t “just for them back in the day.” It is definitely for us here today.

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Ephesians 4:11-16 – This is the prayer that we need to have for ourselves. This is a beautiful picture. Christ is the head of the church. There are those put in different places within the body of Christ to further grow and nurture the group of believe... We fight and over come deception with the truth or God’s word. There is a vital connection between truth and how important it is to fight deception.
Wealth, just like sin and disobedience is deceptive. It promises so much but gives so little in return.
Mark 4:7-20 – Satan gets us so busy taking care of our stuff that we loose the ability/time/desire for the things of God. It’s about prioritizing our time. What is important to you? You will find time in the day to do the things that are important to you. Satan tries to make prosperity look appealing and the Word of God dull and drab.
Ephesians 5:6-19 – We have two contrasting words here. Darkness and light. The Christian’s music should edify us. It should teach us in a way that improves and nurtures our minds. Walk as children of the light. Be filled with the Spirit!
Satan is reeking havoc in the homes of people today. Let us guard our homes with our lives. God’s Word needs to be an every day part of our lives. Make the Word of God a central part of your life.
1 Corinthians – There is a direct connection between the quality of our friends and the quality of our relationship with Jesus Christ.
Abstain – a word that sounds simple, but its not. Perhaps we need to abstain from things. When we get to the point when we can say “its not worth it” and give it up. When did the Bible say that being a disciple of Christ would be easy and convenient? In fact the Bible would seem to say the opposite. If things are getting between us and our relationship with God, they need to go!
Where is your focus, what is important to you?
Self denial is not a mark of weakness it is the mark of a try child of the King.
Deception is a major tool in Satan’s “last days” toolbox. We guard against deception by recognizing the power of the Word of God. God’s Word is relevant for all generations. God’s Word is unchanging, it wasn’t “just for them back in the day.” It is definitely for us here today.
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The Deceitfulness of Disobedience - Part 1 - Josh Good http://bmcgladys.com/deceitfulness-disobedience-part-1/ Mon, 06 Nov 2017 03:14:01 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3058 http://bmcgladys.com/deceitfulness-disobedience-part-1/#respond http://bmcgladys.com/deceitfulness-disobedience-part-1/feed/ 0 <p>Peace is a beautiful thing that cannot be bought with money. Peace also doesn’t come in the same package as the Devils schemes. When we follow the truth of God’s word, God grants us a peace that is hard to explain. Hebrews 3:12-14 – Deception is one of the most worn tools in Satan’s toolbox. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/deceitfulness-disobedience-part-1/">The Deceitfulness of Disobedience – Part 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Peace is a beautiful thing that cannot be bought with money. Peace also doesn’t come in the same package as the Devils schemes. When we follow the truth of God’s word, God grants us a peace that is hard to explain.

Hebrews 3:12-14 – Deception is one of the most worn tools in Satan’s toolbox. None of us are immune to this. We are all called to stand, to put up a guard.

We have the answer to this tactic, “hold fast to the truth.” We must build on the truth of God’s word. We also cannot live the Christian life on our own. We must be in community, the struggles that we are dealing with are not something that we alone struggle with.

The heart doesn’t harden quickly. The hardening that we are talking about is something that happens little by little. Casualness. Indifference. Lack of sensitivity. This process is so slow we often don’t even realize that it is happening.

When this happens we find ourselves living a life of deceit. We never intended to go there, we never intended to come to this place.

All sin is deceitful, it always promises more than it can deliver. Wealth. Prosperity. Popularity. Etc.

Sin assures us of pleasures that it never imparts.

Jeremiah 6 talks about a people who are beyond shame. They are completely past it when they sin. They have given up.

Genesis 2:2 – The end of sin is always death. Satan would never tell you that up front, but the Bible makes it very clear that the penalty of sin is ultimately death.

James 1:14-15 – Note the progression here. This is the life cycle of sin. Starts with me and my flesh, yielding to the supposed happiness or reward that Satan puts in front of us. Again the end result is death, but Satan keeps that well hidden from us at the start.

We commit sin for many different reasons, but the one reason that is always part of the equation is Satan’s desire to deceive us. He is portrayed in scripture as being “very busy.”

Satan would like us to not know these things. He would like these things to be kept hidden.

  • Satan is the adversary, slanderer of God and man.
  • Satan is the accuser. He will say, “oh you think you’re a christian? Why do you keep doing that?”
  • Satan often wears the clothes as an angel of light. Yes he is also a roaring lion, but that usually doesn’t come until we are bound and captive. Then he roars out his

Samson, at the end, after he had told the truth to Delilah. We read that Samson new not that the Lord had departed from him. How many people think that they are doing ok, but don’t realize that God’s spirit has left them?

1 Kings 13 – A man of God, who started out by doing God’s will, then he went to doing nothing. He was then deceived. Many Christians don’t make it when they are in survival mode when it comes to their walk with God. Survival mode is never a good place for a Christian to be.

Acts 4:32-37 and Acts 5:1-11 – Disobedience to the brotherhood agreement. It sounds like the people weren’t required to sell their properties, but it seems as if there was an understanding that if they were to sell, they would give the money to the church.

There was intentional deception here. Ananias new, his wife new, they both were intentional in how they lied to try to cover what they had really sold the land for. They were not simply lying to Peter, they were also lying to the Holy Spirit.

There is a similar progression in each of these stories. A good start. A temptation. An openness to what Satan has to say. Disobedience then becomes logical. There is a lack of sensitivity to the Lord. Then there is a taking of the bait, and ultimately the paying of the price.

Don’t give place to the Devil. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

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Peace is a beautiful thing that cannot be bought with money. Peace also doesn’t come in the same package as the Devils schemes. When we follow the truth of God’s word, God grants us a peace that is hard to explain. Hebrews 3:12-14 – Deception is one of the most worn tools in Satan’s toolbox. None of us are immune to this. We are all called to stand, to put up a guard.
We have the answer to this tactic, “hold fast to the truth.” We must build on the truth of God’s word. We also cannot live the Christian life on our own. We must be in community, the struggles that we are dealing with are not something that we alone struggle with.
The heart doesn’t harden quickly. The hardening that we are talking about is something that happens little by little. Casualness. Indifference. Lack of sensitivity. This process is so slow we often don’t even realize that it is happening.
When this happens we find ourselves living a life of deceit. We never intended to go there, we never intended to come to this place.
All sin is deceitful, it always promises more than it can deliver. Wealth. Prosperity. Popularity. Etc.

Sin assures us of pleasures that it never imparts.

Jeremiah 6 talks about a people who are beyond shame. They are completely past it when they sin. They have given up.
Genesis 2:2 – The end of sin is always death. Satan would never tell you that up front, but the Bible makes it very clear that the penalty of sin is ultimately death.
James 1:14-15 – Note the progression here. This is the life cycle of sin. Starts with me and my flesh, yielding to the supposed happiness or reward that Satan puts in front of us. Again the end result is death, but Satan keeps that well hidden from us at the start.
We commit sin for many different reasons, but the one reason that is always part of the equation is Satan’s desire to deceive us. He is portrayed in scripture as being “very busy.”
Satan would like us to not know these things. He would like these things to be kept hidden.

* Satan is the adversary, slanderer of God and man.
* Satan is the accuser. He will say, “oh you think you’re a christian? Why do you keep doing that?”
* Satan often wears the clothes as an angel of light. Yes he is also a roaring lion, but that usually doesn’t come until we are bound and captive. Then he roars out his

Samson, at the end, after he had told the truth to Delilah. We read that Samson new not that the Lord had departed from him. How many people think that they are doing ok, but don’t realize that God’s spirit has left them?
1 Kings 13 – A man of God, who started out by doing God’s will, then he went to doing nothing. He was then deceived. Many Christians don’t make it when they are in survival mode when it comes to their walk with God. Survival mode is never a good place for a Christian to be.
Acts 4:32-37 and Acts 5:1-11 – Disobedience to the brotherhood agreement. It sounds like the people weren’t required to sell their properties, but it seems as if there was an understanding that if they were to sell, they would give the money to the church.
There was intentional deception here. Ananias new, his wife new, they both were intentional in how they lied to try to cover what they had really sold the land for. They were not simply lying to Peter, they were also lying to the Holy Spirit.
There is a similar progression in each of these stories. A good start. A temptation. An openness to what Satan has to say. Disobedience then becomes logical. There is a lack of sensitivity to the Lord. Then there is a taking of the bait, and ultimately the paying of the price.

Don’t give place to the Devil. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

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The Poverty of Prosperity - Josh Good http://bmcgladys.com/the-poverty-of-prosperity/ Sun, 05 Nov 2017 02:04:16 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3054 http://bmcgladys.com/the-poverty-of-prosperity/#respond http://bmcgladys.com/the-poverty-of-prosperity/feed/ 0 <p>1 Corinthians – We have so much at our disposal spiritually but too often we choose poverty as it relates to spiritual prosperity. The Bible has very little positive to say about wealth. Most of scripture speaks of the power of wealth to cause us to forget God and trust in ourselves. What are the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-poverty-of-prosperity/">The Poverty of Prosperity</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> 1 Corinthians – We have so much at our disposal spiritually but too often we choose poverty as it relates to spiritual prosperity. The Bible has very little positive to say about wealth. Most of scripture speaks of the power of wealth to cause us to forget God and trust in ourselves.

What are the values that we are passing on to our children about money. Sometimes we look around at our young people and we raise our eyebrows as if there is a problem. Perhaps we could trace back those problems back to the fathers and mothers of those kids… of your kids… What values are they living based on?

When it comes to wealth there are several world views.

  • Societies world view – having more, fitting in, hobbies, easy retirements, etc. Primary pleases self. The end of such a world view often ends in spiritual and physical ruin.
  • Christians world view – money is only a tool, something to be used to bring honor to God, a gift from God.

Ecclesiastes 5 – Who is writing this? It is the richest man who ever lived! He is saying that he is never satisfied with his income, it’s never enough!

Luke 12 – Don’t pursue prosperity at the expense of your relationship with God.

What am I doing with what I have? Is it how can I benefit more from this? Or is it “how can I be a better brother or sister?” Or “how can I help those who are less fortunate than I am?”

This world last for just a little bit. The one that is to come is forever. Where is your treasure?

Trust God to provide. He cares for the little things in life, he will take care of you. Don’t be running after all the things of the world. God knows what you need. Seek the kingdom of God and all the things you need will be taken care of.

We need to be careful where we put our heart. Our heart is going to be where our treasure is… worry about where you treasure is. Where is your treasure?

Riches are deceiving. They never fully deliver what they promise.

Psalm 112:1-3 – The man who delights in the Word of God is a truly rich man. He may be listed in the “poverty level” but in God’s standard his doing well!

It isn’t that we should be lazy, but we do need to trust God.

Luke 21:28-36 – The last days will not be hopeless. By standing firm you may gain life. If you have a heavenly focus, not looking around, you won’t miss the last days. Are you looking down and around you? Or are you looking up?

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1 Corinthians – We have so much at our disposal spiritually but too often we choose poverty as it relates to spiritual prosperity. The Bible has very little positive to say about wealth. Most of scripture speaks of the power of wealth to cause us to fo... What are the values that we are passing on to our children about money. Sometimes we look around at our young people and we raise our eyebrows as if there is a problem. Perhaps we could trace back those problems back to the fathers and mothers of those kids… of your kids… What values are they living based on?
When it comes to wealth there are several world views.

* Societies world view – having more, fitting in, hobbies, easy retirements, etc. Primary pleases self. The end of such a world view often ends in spiritual and physical ruin.
* Christians world view – money is only a tool, something to be used to bring honor to God, a gift from God.

Ecclesiastes 5 – Who is writing this? It is the richest man who ever lived! He is saying that he is never satisfied with his income, it’s never enough!
Luke 12 – Don’t pursue prosperity at the expense of your relationship with God.
What am I doing with what I have? Is it how can I benefit more from this? Or is it “how can I be a better brother or sister?” Or “how can I help those who are less fortunate than I am?”

This world last for just a little bit. The one that is to come is forever. Where is your treasure?

Trust God to provide. He cares for the little things in life, he will take care of you. Don’t be running after all the things of the world. God knows what you need. Seek the kingdom of God and all the things you need will be taken care of.
We need to be careful where we put our heart. Our heart is going to be where our treasure is… worry about where you treasure is. Where is your treasure?
Riches are deceiving. They never fully deliver what they promise.
Psalm 112:1-3 – The man who delights in the Word of God is a truly rich man. He may be listed in the “poverty level” but in God’s standard his doing well!
It isn’t that we should be lazy, but we do need to trust God.
Luke 21:28-36 – The last days will not be hopeless. By standing firm you may gain life. If you have a heavenly focus, not looking around, you won’t miss the last days. Are you looking down and around you? Or are you looking up?
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What Trophy Are You Chasing? - Steve Yoder http://bmcgladys.com/what-trophy-are-you-chasing/ Mon, 30 Oct 2017 03:00:07 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3052 http://bmcgladys.com/what-trophy-are-you-chasing/#respond http://bmcgladys.com/what-trophy-are-you-chasing/feed/ 0 <p>1 Corinthians 3 – What is my purpose in life? What should be my priorities? In my business am I doing what God has placed me to do? The world may forget what we do while we are here. God will never forget what we’ve done while here on earth in the cause of the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/what-trophy-are-you-chasing/">What Trophy Are You Chasing?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> 1 Corinthians 3 – What is my purpose in life? What should be my priorities? In my business am I doing what God has placed me to do?

The world may forget what we do while we are here. God will never forget what we’ve done while here on earth in the cause of the kingdom.

How do we live in light of this?

Whatever we’re doing in life… ask yourself the question. Why? Why are you working hard on the things that you’re working on?

We know that we cannot serve two masters. We must choose what kingdom we will belong to, which kingdom we’ll serve.

As you think of serving and spending your life for a purpose there is a reward that goes with it.

What are your trophies in life? What is your purpose and goal? Especially in light of eternity.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 – A crown. A trophy. One that will fade away… Paul is placing up against one that will not fade away.

Are you living in the present at the expense of the future? Will you find that the trophy you are after here on earth is not worth it?

What does God want of me? How can I know him?

  • Jesus relationship with his father was a priority for him.
  • Prayer was a priority.
  • Reaching people was a priority.
  • Children
  • Lepers
  • The blind

Jesus saw people… but he didn’t just see a “person” he saw a soul. Let us allow Jesus priorities to become our priorities.

Haggai 1:2-11 – Our lives are an exchange. We exchange each day, each moment for time. We are spending each day, each moment, we can save them. We have no idea how many days we’ll have. When the day is gone it is gone, we won’t get it back.

Each day we take this gift, the day and we spend it.

Seek first the kingdom of God… Matthew 6

We all know that the kingdom of God should be first in our lives, but there are a lot of things out there that are seeking to be first in our lives. If we don’t think about our priorities we tend to start focusing on the things that are self serving, towards idols, away from God. Be alert! Be awake! Be aware!

Let what God has called us here to do be the center, the core of what we are doing here. Not a small piece of pie.

We will never find satisfaction outside of God’s purpose for our lives. We need to deliberately, purposely put God’s desires and purposes before the our own selfish desires and purposes.

Who are my heroes? My role models? My goals?

James 1:5 – If any of you lack wisdom. Ask of God.

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1 Corinthians 3 – What is my purpose in life? What should be my priorities? In my business am I doing what God has placed me to do? The world may forget what we do while we are here. God will never forget what we’ve done while here on earth in the caus... The world may forget what we do while we are here. God will never forget what we’ve done while here on earth in the cause of the kingdom.
How do we live in light of this?
Whatever we’re doing in life… ask yourself the question. Why? Why are you working hard on the things that you’re working on?
We know that we cannot serve two masters. We must choose what kingdom we will belong to, which kingdom we’ll serve.
As you think of serving and spending your life for a purpose there is a reward that goes with it.
What are your trophies in life? What is your purpose and goal? Especially in light of eternity.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27 – A crown. A trophy. One that will fade away… Paul is placing up against one that will not fade away.
Are you living in the present at the expense of the future? Will you find that the trophy you are after here on earth is not worth it?
What does God want of me? How can I know him?

* Jesus relationship with his father was a priority for him.
* Prayer was a priority.
* Reaching people was a priority.
* Children
* Lepers
* The blind

Jesus saw people… but he didn’t just see a “person” he saw a soul. Let us allow Jesus priorities to become our priorities.
Haggai 1:2-11 – Our lives are an exchange. We exchange each day, each moment for time. We are spending each day, each moment, we can save them. We have no idea how many days we’ll have. When the day is gone it is gone, we won’t get it back.
Each day we take this gift, the day and we spend it.

Seek first the kingdom of God… Matthew 6

We all know that the kingdom of God should be first in our lives, but there are a lot of things out there that are seeking to be first in our lives. If we don’t think about our priorities we tend to start focusing on the things that are self serving, towards idols, away from God. Be alert! Be awake! Be aware!
Let what God has called us here to do be the center, the core of what we are doing here. Not a small piece of pie.
We will never find satisfaction outside of God’s purpose for our lives. We need to deliberately, purposely put God’s desires and purposes before the our own selfish desires and purposes.
Who are my heroes? My role models? My goals?
James 1:5 – If any of you lack wisdom. Ask of God.
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Model Forgiveness - Leon Yoder http://bmcgladys.com/model-forgiveness/ Mon, 23 Oct 2017 02:16:26 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3048 <p>Luke 6:35-38 – When Jesus was teaching the Lord’s prayer to his disciples, immediately after he taught them about forgiveness. Forgive and be forgiven Jesus taught. This is a sobering truth. Why does God consider forgiveness so important? Why is he so concerned that his children should forgive and be forgiven? Our father which art […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/model-forgiveness/">Model Forgiveness</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Luke 6:35-38 – When Jesus was teaching the Lord’s prayer to his disciples, immediately after he taught them about forgiveness. Forgive and be forgiven Jesus taught. This is a sobering truth. Why does God consider forgiveness so important? Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:49 3048 Faith - The Source of Victory - Galen Yoder http://bmcgladys.com/faith-source-victory/ Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:10:29 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3045 <p>1 John 5 God’s commandments are not burdensome. Christians are over-comers. Our source of victory is our faith.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/faith-source-victory/">Faith – The Source of Victory</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> 1 John 5 God’s commandments are not burdensome. Christians are over-comers. Our source of victory is our faith. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 35:13 3045 Jesus - The Master Carpenter - Rich Bowman http://bmcgladys.com/jesus-master-carpenter/ Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:08:03 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3043 <p>As we go through life we tend to use examples from our daily lives to explain thoughts/concepts that we have to someone else. David often used sheep/shepherds to talk about his relationship with God. Paul used a soldiers armor to talk about spiritual warfare. He also used the human body to talk about the body […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/jesus-master-carpenter/">Jesus – The Master Carpenter</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> As we go through life we tend to use examples from our daily lives to explain thoughts/concepts that we have to someone else. David often used sheep/shepherds to talk about his relationship with God. Paul used a soldiers armor to talk about spiritual w... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 31:17 3043 God's Inexhaustible Grace - Jerrill Schrock http://bmcgladys.com/gods-inexhaustible-grace/ Mon, 09 Oct 2017 03:06:15 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3041 <p>Nehemiah 5:1-19 In the first verse we see that “There was a great cry!” There was an outcry. Nehemiah’s response was very direct, he set up an assembly. He appeals to the nobles to restore and repair. Help bring them back up, they are your people and your brothers. Usary. Justice. Compassion/Mercy Let’s Talk About […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/gods-inexhaustible-grace/">God’s Inexhaustible Grace</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Nehemiah 5:1-19 In the first verse we see that “There was a great cry!” There was an outcry. Nehemiah’s response was very direct, he set up an assembly. He appeals to the nobles to restore and repair. Help bring them back up, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 45:14 3041 Koinonia In the Church - Galen Yoder http://bmcgladys.com/koinonia-in-the-church/ Sun, 01 Oct 2017 16:20:18 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3038 <p>1 John 1 – Koinonia is a greek word used to talk about the church and the relationships within churches. How much does this matter to me? How much am I willing to invest into a Koinonia? Fellowship with the Saints 2 Corinthians 6:14 – If you’re not walking in the light you cannot have […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/koinonia-in-the-church/">Koinonia In the Church</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> 1 John 1 – Koinonia is a greek word used to talk about the church and the relationships within churches. How much does this matter to me? How much am I willing to invest into a Koinonia? Fellowship with the Saints 2 Corinthians 6:14 – If you’re not wal... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 32:47 3038 God is Working - Sam Troyer http://bmcgladys.com/god-is-working/ Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:58:12 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3028 <p>Continuing on in a series about the doctrine of God. John 9 – We’ve looked at God’s attributes and His character, but what about his work? God’s work defines Him we get a better idea of who God is when we look at the things that God does. God’s Plan for Us Ephesians 1:3-14 – […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/god-is-working/">God is Working</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Continuing on in a series about the doctrine of God. John 9 – We’ve looked at God’s attributes and His character, but what about his work? God’s work defines Him we get a better idea of who God is when we look at the things that God does. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 45:22 3028 What Are You Full Of? - Leon Yoder http://bmcgladys.com/what-are-you-full-of/ Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:21:43 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3023 <p>John 7, 2 Corinthians 2:14-17 – Jesus speaks of those who believe in him and how, out of them will flow rivers of living water. A living testimony flowing outward. This morning we’ll look at some practical examples of how this living water can and should flow out of us. Demands for what we own. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/what-are-you-full-of/">What Are You Full Of?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> John 7, 2 Corinthians 2:14-17 – Jesus speaks of those who believe in him and how, out of them will flow rivers of living water. A living testimony flowing outward. This morning we’ll look at some practical examples of how this living water can and shou... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 37:06 3023 Beguiled and Cursed - Jerrill Schrock http://bmcgladys.com/beguiled-and-cursed/ Sun, 17 Sep 2017 12:34:04 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3025 <p>Genesis 1 – 3 This is a review for us. First of all about who we are as a people in God’s sight because of what happened in the garden shortly after creation and then how we can be restored to a good relationship with our God. Man was made in God’s image. Male and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/beguiled-and-cursed/">Beguiled and Cursed</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Genesis 1 – 3 This is a review for us. First of all about who we are as a people in God’s sight because of what happened in the garden shortly after creation and then how we can be restored to a good relationship with our God. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 38:19 3025 That Kind of Love - Galen Yoder http://bmcgladys.com/that-kind-of-love/ Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:39:55 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3021 <p>1 John 4 – God could not have done a better job of proving that he loved us. He sent his son so that we might live through him. This is an ongoing relationship that produces life in us. The poorest person on earth who has Christ is far better off than the richest person […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/that-kind-of-love/">That Kind of Love</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> 1 John 4 – God could not have done a better job of proving that he loved us. He sent his son so that we might live through him. This is an ongoing relationship that produces life in us. The poorest person on earth who has Christ is far better off than ... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 31:24 3021 What Mean Ye By These Stones? - Steve Yoder http://bmcgladys.com/mean-ye-stones/ Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:37:19 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3019 <p>Sermon text Joshua 3, 4 More important than what your last name is, is whether or not your name is in the book of life. The title of this sermon is a question that was meant to be asked by the generations following the ones that are written about in our text. What did they […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/mean-ye-stones/">What Mean Ye By These Stones?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Sermon text Joshua 3, 4 More important than what your last name is, is whether or not your name is in the book of life. The title of this sermon is a question that was meant to be asked by the generations following the ones that are written about in ou... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 55:49 3019 God is All-Wise - Sam Troyer http://bmcgladys.com/god-is-all-wise/ Sun, 20 Aug 2017 22:17:14 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3013 <p>Experience and wisdom, what we can get from years and years of doing something, is what can make the difference between success and failure. Would you rather have a pilot who has been flying for 2 years or 20 years in the case of an engine failure? It isn’t always easy to comprehend God’s nature. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/god-is-all-wise/">God is All-Wise</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Experience and wisdom, what we can get from years and years of doing something, is what can make the difference between success and failure. Would you rather have a pilot who has been flying for 2 years or 20 years in the case of an engine failure? Bethel Mennonite Church clean 37:34 3013 Committed To Building Spiritually - Jerrill Schrock http://bmcgladys.com/committed-building-spiritually/ Sun, 13 Aug 2017 20:10:33 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3009 <p>Nehemiah 3 and 4 – If you’ve ever done clean up work, you know that it isn’t the most fun kind of work. It is dirty. There is sweat. In chapter 4 we see more of the “how” of the rebuilding of the wall. Some questions we can ask here. Can evil be stopped? Can […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/committed-building-spiritually/">Committed To Building Spiritually</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Nehemiah 3 and 4 – If you’ve ever done clean up work, you know that it isn’t the most fun kind of work. It is dirty. There is sweat. In chapter 4 we see more of the “how” of the rebuilding of the wall. Some questions we can ask here. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 42:28 3009 What Kind of Steward are You? - Rich Bowman http://bmcgladys.com/what-kind-of-steward-are-you/ Sun, 06 Aug 2017 21:07:06 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3006 <p>Would you say that you are a steward? 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – we are all stewards. Stewards of everything. When we think of a steward the main thing that we are concerned with is whether or not they are a trustworthy and faithful steward. Genesis 15 – Abraham had a serious situation. He needed to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/what-kind-of-steward-are-you/">What Kind of Steward are You?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Would you say that you are a steward? 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – we are all stewards. Stewards of everything. When we think of a steward the main thing that we are concerned with is whether or not they are a trustworthy and faithful steward. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 42:15 3006 Five Attributes of Spiritual Cynics - Galen Yoder http://bmcgladys.com/five-attributes-spiritual-cynics/ Sun, 30 Jul 2017 19:26:51 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3003 <p>Several weeks ago we talked about the seven attributes of effective seekers. We all face disappointments. Maybe we are failing, or maybe we don’t find God doing the things that we wanted him to. Malachi was a contemporary of Nehemiah. Malachi is a good book for studying the topic of cynicism. 5 Marks of Spiritual […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/five-attributes-spiritual-cynics/">Five Attributes of Spiritual Cynics</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Several weeks ago we talked about the seven attributes of effective seekers. We all face disappointments. Maybe we are failing, or maybe we don’t find God doing the things that we wanted him to. Malachi was a contemporary of Nehemiah. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 29:53 3003 The Man With a Godly Plan - Jerrill Schrock http://bmcgladys.com/man-godly-plan/ Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:24:19 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=3001 <p>Once again I don’t have notes from this service. I apologize for that… but the text is taken from Nehemiah 2.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/man-godly-plan/">The Man With a Godly Plan</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Once again I don’t have notes from this service. I apologize for that… but the text is taken from Nehemiah 2. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 43:59 3001 Leadership, Laity and Roles in Church Decision Making - Leon Yoder http://bmcgladys.com/leadership-laity-roles-church-decision-making/ Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:21:17 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2999 <p>Ministers Ministers are called by God. Ministers are charged when they are ordained. Ministers are human. They need God’s grace, just like everyone else. Ministers are brothers. Although they have a different role in the church, they are not to be regarded as “lords” with a different status. – Colossians 1, Hebrews. Let all of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/leadership-laity-roles-church-decision-making/">Leadership, Laity and Roles in Church Decision Making</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Ministers Ministers are called by God. Ministers are charged when they are ordained. Ministers are human. They need God’s grace, just like everyone else. Ministers are brothers. Although they have a different role in the church, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 56:36 2999 Seven Attributes of Effective Seekers http://bmcgladys.com/seven-attributes-effective-seekers/ Sun, 09 Jul 2017 19:27:39 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2996 <p>2 Chronicles 11 – Those who had set their hearts to follow the God of Israel followed the levites as they left. What does it mean to set your heart to seek God? King Asa and Jehoshaphat 2 Chronicles 14 – Asa did what was right and took away foreign alters. He called the people […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/seven-attributes-effective-seekers/">Seven Attributes of Effective Seekers</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> 2 Chronicles 11 – Those who had set their hearts to follow the God of Israel followed the levites as they left. What does it mean to set your heart to seek God? King Asa and Jehoshaphat 2 Chronicles 14 – Asa did what was right and took away foreign alt... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 37:19 2996 Joab - Winner, Loser - Galen Yoder http://bmcgladys.com/joab-winner-loser/ Mon, 03 Jul 2017 01:54:40 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2993 <p>There are no notes available for this sermon. Some of the scriptures used are 2 Samuel 2, 1 Chronicles 21, 1 Kings 2.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/joab-winner-loser/">Joab – Winner, Loser</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> There are no notes available for this sermon. Some of the scriptures used are 2 Samuel 2, 1 Chronicles 21, 1 Kings 2. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 40:04 2993 Maintaining and Gaining Altitude - Leon Yoder http://bmcgladys.com/maintaining-gaining-altitude/ Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:27:17 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2990 <p>Ephesians 1:19 – A christian has a connection to God’s power. It isn’t just important for an airplane to take off, but it also needs to have sufficient power to climb and fly. For the Christian, we need the power of the Spirit to lift and rise against the pull of the world around us. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/maintaining-gaining-altitude/">Maintaining and Gaining Altitude</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Ephesians 1:19 – A christian has a connection to God’s power. It isn’t just important for an airplane to take off, but it also needs to have sufficient power to climb and fly. For the Christian, we need the power of the Spirit to lift and rise against ... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 38:45 2990 The Heritage of a Father - Jerrill Schrock http://bmcgladys.com/the-heritage-of-a-father/ Sun, 18 Jun 2017 16:54:48 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2986 <p>Psalm 127 and 128 – Psalms of Ascents. Fathers, in everything we are dependent, fully dependent on the grace of God. Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build the house. We do our part, but the increase is God’s. It is so easy to be pulled in to the trap […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-heritage-of-a-father/">The Heritage of a Father</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Psalm 127 and 128 – Psalms of Ascents. Fathers, in everything we are dependent, fully dependent on the grace of God. Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build the house. We do our part, but the increase is God’s. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:09 2986 No Compromise - Galen Yoder http://bmcgladys.com/no-compromise/ Sun, 11 Jun 2017 16:43:54 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2984 <p>Psalm 127:1-5 – If God isn’t with you in the things that you do, they will turn out to be a waste of time and energy. 1 Kings 11:28-43 – The story of Jeroboam. He had a lot going for him, but he got scared. Jeroboam received a great promise from God. If you walk […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/no-compromise/">No Compromise</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Psalm 127:1-5 – If God isn’t with you in the things that you do, they will turn out to be a waste of time and energy. 1 Kings 11:28-43 – The story of Jeroboam. He had a lot going for him, but he got scared. Jeroboam received a great promise from God. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 28:00 2984 Faith Is - Milo Zehr http://bmcgladys.com/faith-is/ Sun, 04 Jun 2017 18:19:03 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2981 <p>Hebrews 11 – Faith, “the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen.” Faith is one of, if not the, most important things we need for pleasing God. What does it mean to “believe that God is?” How does faith make it possible to please God? What does it take to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/faith-is/">Faith Is</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Hebrews 11 – Faith, “the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen.” Faith is one of, if not the, most important things we need for pleasing God. What does it mean to “believe that God is? Bethel Mennonite Church clean 38:42 2981 Lessons in Building from Nehemiah - Jerrill Schrock http://bmcgladys.com/lessons-building-nehemiah/ Sun, 28 May 2017 20:29:43 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2979 <p>Romans 12:1-8 – A living sacrifice. Not to think highly, but to think soberly. Nehemiah 1:1-11 – Nehemiah felt and accepted the responsibility for his people and responded with prayer and fasting. In his prayers Nehemiah went back to the promises of God. The more one grows in grace, the meaner he is in his […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/lessons-building-nehemiah/">Lessons in Building from Nehemiah</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Romans 12:1-8 – A living sacrifice. Not to think highly, but to think soberly. Nehemiah 1:1-11 – Nehemiah felt and accepted the responsibility for his people and responded with prayer and fasting. In his prayers Nehemiah went back to the promises of Go... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 35:46 2979 Who God Is http://bmcgladys.com/who-god-is/ Mon, 22 May 2017 01:00:36 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2976 <p>Is God a big part of your life? What is he to you? Deuteronomy 6:1-15 Can I Know God? Isaiah 55 – God is incomprehensible, this is one of his characteristics and attributes. We are finite, this limits in our ability to understand and infinite God. Psalm 50 – God has chosen to reveal himself. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/who-god-is/">Who God Is</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Is God a big part of your life? What is he to you? Deuteronomy 6:1-15 Can I Know God? Isaiah 55 – God is incomprehensible, this is one of his characteristics and attributes. We are finite, this limits in our ability to understand and infinite God. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 50:36 2976 Since We Have… http://bmcgladys.com/since-we-have/ Mon, 15 May 2017 00:56:30 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2974 <p>Hebrews 10:19-25 – The blood is the basis for the new covenant. Jesus told his disciples that his blood was the new covenant. Less than a day after Jesus told his disciples this, Jesus blood was poured out and he died. We have confidence this morning since we have the blood of Jesus. We also […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/since-we-have/">Since We Have…</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Hebrews 10:19-25 – The blood is the basis for the new covenant. Jesus told his disciples that his blood was the new covenant. Less than a day after Jesus told his disciples this, Jesus blood was poured out and he died. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 26:21 2974 Christian Victory http://bmcgladys.com/christian-victory/ Mon, 08 May 2017 00:55:17 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2972 <p>We have an enemy whose purpose is to steal, kill and destroy. He is an enemy with limitations and boundaries that he isn’t able to cross. Our enemy knows our weak points and he tries to capitalize on those. Paul tells us that we can’t give any ground to Satan, when we do we give […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/christian-victory/">Christian Victory</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> We have an enemy whose purpose is to steal, kill and destroy. He is an enemy with limitations and boundaries that he isn’t able to cross. Our enemy knows our weak points and he tries to capitalize on those. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 40:25 2972 Put Your House in Order – Cameron Funeral http://bmcgladys.com/put-house-order-cameron-funeral/ Mon, 01 May 2017 00:51:31 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2970 <p>This death has rocked us to the core. Young person, old person, all of us in between. If you’re gambling with the decision of whether to accept Christ as your Savior, you’re making a huge mistake. John 11 – Lazerus died and his sisters said, “Lord if you had been here our brother wouldn’t have […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/put-house-order-cameron-funeral/">Put Your House in Order – Cameron Funeral</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This death has rocked us to the core. Young person, old person, all of us in between. If you’re gambling with the decision of whether to accept Christ as your Savior, you’re making a huge mistake. John 11 – Lazerus died and his sisters said, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 28:45 2970 Jesus Took Time for Two of “The Rest” http://bmcgladys.com/jesus-took-time-two-rest/ Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:11:00 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2966 <p>Luke 24:13-49 – They were just two of “the rest” of the disciples. They were going home. They had had a couple of really bad days, and they were walking home. Disciples of the Lord, pouring out their hearts to each other. This is the picture that we get here of these two disciples. They […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/jesus-took-time-two-rest/">Jesus Took Time for Two of “The Rest”</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Luke 24:13-49 – They were just two of “the rest” of the disciples. They were going home. They had had a couple of really bad days, and they were walking home. Disciples of the Lord, pouring out their hearts to each other. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 24:53 2966 What Makes God Accessible? http://bmcgladys.com/makes-god-accessible/ Sun, 23 Apr 2017 11:59:15 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2964 <p>God is accessible, we can reach out to him and experience what he offers us through Christ. Salvation and a holy life that is useful in the kingdom. Acts 17:22-34 – Paul is in Athens, waiting for Silas and Timothy. He had just been pushed out of Thessalonica and Berea and ended up in Athens. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/makes-god-accessible/">What Makes God Accessible?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> God is accessible, we can reach out to him and experience what he offers us through Christ. Salvation and a holy life that is useful in the kingdom. Acts 17:22-34 – Paul is in Athens, waiting for Silas and Timothy. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 39:24 2964 Irvan Swarey Funeral Message http://bmcgladys.com/irvan-swarey-funeral-message/ Sun, 09 Apr 2017 21:51:12 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2961 <p>John 11 – When Lazarus died Jesus came to the community. He cared. He cried. The Jews noticed… they said, “see how he loved Lazarus!” God gives comfort and healing over time, but life will never be quite the same. What has happened cannot be avoided or ignored, it is previous… We must hold to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/irvan-swarey-funeral-message/">Irvan Swarey Funeral Message</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> John 11 – When Lazarus died Jesus came to the community. He cared. He cried. The Jews noticed… they said, “see how he loved Lazarus!” God gives comfort and healing over time, but life will never be quite the same. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 22:09 2961 We Wrestle Against Spiritual Powers of Darkness http://bmcgladys.com/wrestle-spiritual-powers-darkness/ Sun, 02 Apr 2017 12:22:07 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2951 <p>Ephesians 6:10-18 God has called us to wrestle spiritually in such a way that the result will expand the borders of the Kingdom of God. We need to love truth more than we love ourselves. If we don’t love truth we are going to, by default, choose to love ourselves. The first purpose of the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/wrestle-spiritual-powers-darkness/">We Wrestle Against Spiritual Powers of Darkness</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Ephesians 6:10-18 God has called us to wrestle spiritually in such a way that the result will expand the borders of the Kingdom of God. We need to love truth more than we love ourselves. If we don’t love truth we are going to, by default, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 45:38 2951 Youth With Influence http://bmcgladys.com/youth-with-influence/ Sun, 02 Apr 2017 12:19:42 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2947 <p>Part 1 God wants to change the world through Christian influence. We can’t hold people at gunpoint, but we may, should and are be influencing others. How does ketchup come out of a bottle? It is through the “squeezing” action. Christian influence is God being able to release the treasure of the Holy Spirit through […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/youth-with-influence/">Youth With Influence</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Part 1 God wants to change the world through Christian influence. We can’t hold people at gunpoint, but we may, should and are be influencing others. How does ketchup come out of a bottle? It is through the “squeezing” action. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 1:34:56 2947 Ernest Yoder Funeral Message http://bmcgladys.com/ernest-yoder-funeral-message/ Sat, 01 Apr 2017 21:45:16 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2959 <p>This is the message that was preached at the funeral of Ernest Yoder on the 1st of April 2017. I don’t have any notes from the service, but the speaker is none other than Calvin Yoder who was here for a week of meetings.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/ernest-yoder-funeral-message/">Ernest Yoder Funeral Message</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This is the message that was preached at the funeral of Ernest Yoder on the 1st of April 2017. I don’t have any notes from the service, but the speaker is none other than Calvin Yoder who was here for a week of meetings. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 38:42 2959 Exposing the Veil of Self http://bmcgladys.com/exposing-veil-self/ Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:19:42 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2946 <p>A couple of the texts used in this sermon. Romans 6: 1-13 Colossians 3:1-13 Matthew 27 Some of the points that are covered Self admiration Self indulgence Self defense Self righteousness Self preservation</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/exposing-veil-self/">Exposing the Veil of Self</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> A couple of the texts used in this sermon. Romans 6: 1-13 Colossians 3:1-13 Matthew 27 Some of the points that are covered Self admiration Self indulgence Self defense Self righteousness Self preservation Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:34 2946 A Burden for the Local Church http://bmcgladys.com/burden-local-church/ Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:19:40 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2945 <p>What is the super glue that will hold a church together? How much wind does it take to blow the house over? God has a purpose for the church – and we are to align ourselves to the purpose of the church. Acts 4:31-35 What are the things that the Holy Spirit birthed when he […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/burden-local-church/">A Burden for the Local Church</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> What is the super glue that will hold a church together? How much wind does it take to blow the house over? God has a purpose for the church – and we are to align ourselves to the purpose of the church. Acts 4:31-35 What are the things that the Holy Sp... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 59:09 2945 The Call of the Kingdom http://bmcgladys.com/the-call-of-the-kingdom/ Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:17:24 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2939 <p>We all want to be relevant in our churches. Something more important than being relevant to being relative in the culture – it’s being relevant in the Kingdom of God. And when we are relevant in the Kingdom of God we are relevant in the culture. If we are going to be Christians of influence, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-call-of-the-kingdom/">The Call of the Kingdom</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> We all want to be relevant in our churches. Something more important than being relevant to being relative in the culture – it’s being relevant in the Kingdom of God. And when we are relevant in the Kingdom of God we are relevant in the culture. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 45:36 2939 Life Which is in Christ Jesus http://bmcgladys.com/life-christ-jesus/ Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:18:28 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2938 <p>John 7:37-38 – Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 2 Timothy 1:1 – We are not born with a spiritual life that is vibrant, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/life-christ-jesus/">Life Which is in Christ Jesus</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> John 7:37-38 – Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 2 Timothy 1:1 – We are not born with a spiritu... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 54:01 2938 A Marriage on the Rock http://bmcgladys.com/a-marriage-on-the-rock/ Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:59:20 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2935 <p>Ephesians 5, Matthew 7:24-27 In a marriage a man and woman leave their parents and come together as one flesh. If you have a treasure you cherish it. You take care of it. It takes value over all things. This is the way a spouse is supposed to be treated, as a treasure, a cherished […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/a-marriage-on-the-rock/">A Marriage on the Rock</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Ephesians 5, Matthew 7:24-27 In a marriage a man and woman leave their parents and come together as one flesh. If you have a treasure you cherish it. You take care of it. It takes value over all things. This is the way a spouse is supposed to be treate... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 44:32 2935 Go Ye Therefore http://bmcgladys.com/go-ye-therefore/ Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:58:28 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2933 <p>We’ve been to the mountain. Now what? Jesus doesn’t just call us to the mountain. He then tells us to go, to go forth and put the things that we’ve learned to good use. Matthew 28 – These last recorded words of Christ in Matthew are ones that we should listen to. Wheel look at […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/go-ye-therefore/">Go Ye Therefore</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> We’ve been to the mountain. Now what? Jesus doesn’t just call us to the mountain. He then tells us to go, to go forth and put the things that we’ve learned to good use. Matthew 28 – These last recorded words of Christ in Matthew are ones that we should... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 34:28 2933 Scaling the Heights http://bmcgladys.com/scaling-the-heights/ Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:55:53 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2930 <p>We need to be prepared if we are going to be climbing mountains. Some things you’ll need as you climb – each of these have spiritual parallels as well. A good set of hiking shoes Plenty of water A map of the area you’ll be visiting Not only will you need to be prepared with […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/scaling-the-heights/">Scaling the Heights</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> We need to be prepared if we are going to be climbing mountains. Some things you’ll need as you climb – each of these have spiritual parallels as well. A good set of hiking shoes Plenty of water A map of the area you’ll be visiting Not only will you ne... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 43:16 2930 Meeting God on the Mountain – Part 2 http://bmcgladys.com/meeting-god-mountain-part-2/ Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:51:25 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2928 <p>Olivet – God’s Protection 2 Kings 6 – This mountain is not named. This is a story of Elisha. Often we don’t see things as they actually are, instead we tend to see things as they “seem to be.” In this story Elisha and his people were completely surrounded by the enemy. Elisha could see […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/meeting-god-mountain-part-2/">Meeting God on the Mountain – Part 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Olivet – God’s Protection 2 Kings 6 – This mountain is not named. This is a story of Elisha. Often we don’t see things as they actually are, instead we tend to see things as they “seem to be.” In this story Elisha and his people were completely surroun... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 43:11 2928 Meeting God on the Mountain – Part 1 http://bmcgladys.com/meeting-god-mountain-part-1/ Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:48:56 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2926 <p>As you read the scriptures mountains seem to have some sort of significance in numerous places. Jesus spent a fair amount of time with his disciples on mountains. …and he will teach us His ways. — Isaiah Have you asked yourself, “where is God?” God showed himself to other people and he showed up in […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/meeting-god-mountain-part-1/">Meeting God on the Mountain – Part 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> As you read the scriptures mountains seem to have some sort of significance in numerous places. Jesus spent a fair amount of time with his disciples on mountains. …and he will teach us His ways. — Isaiah Have you asked yourself, “where is God? Bethel Mennonite Church clean 40:31 2926 Called to the Mountain http://bmcgladys.com/called-to-the-mountain/ Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:46:10 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2923 <p>” Why climb mount Everest? Because it is there.” – George Mallory Isaiah 2:3 – There are spiritual mountains to climb. Our desire this weekend is to go to the mountain, meet God and allow Him to teach us and then to walk in His paths. Matthew 28:16-20 – This is the great commission. We […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/called-to-the-mountain/">Called to the Mountain</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> ” Why climb mount Everest? Because it is there.” – George Mallory Isaiah 2:3 – There are spiritual mountains to climb. Our desire this weekend is to go to the mountain, meet God and allow Him to teach us and then to walk in His paths. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 40:10 2923 Why Doctrine Matters http://bmcgladys.com/why-doctrine-matters/ Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:51:08 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2918 <p>2 Timothy 3:14-17 Doctrine isn’t something that we can just tailor to fit what we like. Doctrine is foundational, it is the basis for our view of scripture and our view of God. Doctrine is a word that means “teaching.” The Bible refers to the teachings or doctrine of men, demons, and God. Doctrine is […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/why-doctrine-matters/">Why Doctrine Matters</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> 2 Timothy 3:14-17 Doctrine isn’t something that we can just tailor to fit what we like. Doctrine is foundational, it is the basis for our view of scripture and our view of God. Doctrine is a word that means “teaching. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:50 2918 Beams, Moats & Judging http://bmcgladys.com/beams-moats-judging/ Mon, 20 Feb 2017 03:05:16 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2915 <p>Matthew 7:1-29 God is the one who divides asunder the soul and spirit discerning the very thoughts of everyone. Very often we don’t know all of the details about situations and we need to be careful before we jump to too many conclusions. When we are able to get the whole picture often times it […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/beams-moats-judging/">Beams, Moats & Judging</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Matthew 7:1-29 God is the one who divides asunder the soul and spirit discerning the very thoughts of everyone. Very often we don’t know all of the details about situations and we need to be careful before we jump to too many conclusions. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:37 2915 Confidence, Assurance and Fruit http://bmcgladys.com/confidence-assurance-fruit/ Sun, 12 Feb 2017 22:25:52 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2913 <p>1 John 3:11-24 – There are three lessons we want to think about from this passage. Our Fruit Should Be a Reassurance There are times when it is hard to know whether our heart is telling us the truth or not. There are people who feel like they are fine and are not fine with […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/confidence-assurance-fruit/">Confidence, Assurance and Fruit</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> 1 John 3:11-24 – There are three lessons we want to think about from this passage. Our Fruit Should Be a Reassurance There are times when it is hard to know whether our heart is telling us the truth or not. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 26:47 2913 Wisdom Age and Grace http://bmcgladys.com/wisdom-age-grace/ Sun, 05 Feb 2017 19:55:20 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2910 <p>It is a great comfort to know that Jesus loves us. Whether we are young or whether we are older folks. Just as children are an important part of our church, so older folks are also a very important part of our churches and families. Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 – Solomon is here describing an older person […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/wisdom-age-grace/">Wisdom Age and Grace</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> It is a great comfort to know that Jesus loves us. Whether we are young or whether we are older folks. Just as children are an important part of our church, so older folks are also a very important part of our churches and families. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 45:37 2910 Avoiding the Trap of Balaam http://bmcgladys.com/avoiding-trap-balaam/ Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:19:34 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2907 <p>Numbers 24:10-14, Revelation 2, Peter 2:15 We are being affected today. We are witnessing an unprecedented acceptance of God’s word to turn around and negate his message. Genesis 3:1 – The devil brings a question into the mind of Eve, “hath God said?” This isn’t something new that has come into existence recently, this is […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/avoiding-trap-balaam/">Avoiding the Trap of Balaam</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Numbers 24:10-14, Revelation 2, Peter 2:15 We are being affected today. We are witnessing an unprecedented acceptance of God’s word to turn around and negate his message. Genesis 3:1 – The devil brings a question into the mind of Eve, “hath God said? Bethel Mennonite Church clean 38:56 2907 Awareness of Spiritual Failure http://bmcgladys.com/awareness-spiritual-failure/ Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:47:27 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2904 <p>1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Most of us know at least some of the story of the Titanic. A huge boat that sank in the early 1900’s. Something in the neighborhood of 1500 people lost their lives. It is easier to learn from others mistakes than our own. It can also save us a lot of heart […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/awareness-spiritual-failure/">Awareness of Spiritual Failure</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Most of us know at least some of the story of the Titanic. A huge boat that sank in the early 1900’s. Something in the neighborhood of 1500 people lost their lives. It is easier to learn from others mistakes than our own. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 39:40 2904 He Gave Gifts Unto Men http://bmcgladys.com/gave-gifts-unto-men/ Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:34:33 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2901 <p>Ephesians 4:1-16 Salvation is a gift from God. None of us are worthy in and of ourselves. It is only through Christ that we can live a changed life walking as Jesus would have us to. At Christmas time there is often a pile of gifts, different shapes, different sizes, different things. The church is […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/gave-gifts-unto-men/">He Gave Gifts Unto Men</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Ephesians 4:1-16 Salvation is a gift from God. None of us are worthy in and of ourselves. It is only through Christ that we can live a changed life walking as Jesus would have us to. At Christmas time there is often a pile of gifts, different shapes, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 45:34 2901 Righteous Behavior and Growth http://bmcgladys.com/righteous-behavior-growth/ Sun, 15 Jan 2017 21:49:03 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2898 <p>1 John 2:29-3:10 A few things that we want to look at today. Being God’s Children How do we, as God’s Children, behave? How is this passage useful today? Being God’s Children You cannot find a righteous person who is not a child of God. People born of God live righteous lives. This is the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/righteous-behavior-growth/">Righteous Behavior and Growth</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> 1 John 2:29-3:10 A few things that we want to look at today. Being God’s Children How do we, as God’s Children, behave? How is this passage useful today? Being God’s Children You cannot find a righteous person who is not a child of God. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 28:35 2898 Serving the Lord with Gladness http://bmcgladys.com/serving-lord-gladness/ Sun, 01 Jan 2017 22:22:21 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2889 <p>Luke 1:6 – Zechariah and Elizabeth Luke 1:38 – Mary Matthew 1, 2 – Joseph – every time God spoke Joseph obeyed swiftly Luke 2 – Simeon & Anna – servants at heart Luke – Shepherds – Wisemen Sermon Text: Psalm 100 – God wants us to be faithful servants but he also wants us […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/serving-lord-gladness/">Serving the Lord with Gladness</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Luke 1:6 – Zechariah and Elizabeth Luke 1:38 – Mary Matthew 1, 2 – Joseph – every time God spoke Joseph obeyed swiftly Luke 2 – Simeon & Anna – servants at heart Luke – Shepherds – Wisemen Sermon Text: Psalm 100 – God wants us to be faithful servants b... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:49 2889 God is With Us – Emmanuel http://bmcgladys.com/god-is-with-us-emmanuel/ Sun, 25 Dec 2016 23:01:03 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2885 <p>Texts: John 3:16, Isaiah 7:14, Luke 1:11, Luke 2, John 1:14 In the joy of Christmas let us not lose sight of the incredible cost of Christ coming to earth, living among the people, and dieing as a sacrifice that allows us to be sons and daughters of the King!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/god-is-with-us-emmanuel/">God is With Us – Emmanuel</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Texts: John 3:16, Isaiah 7:14, Luke 1:11, Luke 2, John 1:14 In the joy of Christmas let us not lose sight of the incredible cost of Christ coming to earth, living among the people, and dieing as a sacrifice that allows us to be sons and daughters of th... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 18:25 2885 The Secret of Contentment http://bmcgladys.com/the-secret-of-contentment/ Mon, 19 Dec 2016 01:20:23 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2881 <p>Sermon Text: Philippians 4:1-23 What is contentment? What is the secret of contentment? How can we learn contentment? What is Contentment? Dictionary definition of contentment is – Contentment is the state of happiness and satisfaction. Is the secret of contentment having the right stuff? If we were to believe all of the advertisements we come […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-secret-of-contentment/">The Secret of Contentment</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Sermon Text: Philippians 4:1-23 What is contentment? What is the secret of contentment? How can we learn contentment? What is Contentment? Dictionary definition of contentment is – Contentment is the state of happiness and satisfaction. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 37:54 2881 The Head Covering – A Sign of Authority http://bmcgladys.com/head-covering-sign-authority/ Sun, 11 Dec 2016 14:05:13 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2878 <p>Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 Ruth 1:16 – Ruth had married into this family and she was committed to this family in a way that is really incredible. Ruth would not leave her mother in law because of her faith in God and his direction. The head covering is a symbol of obedience to the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/head-covering-sign-authority/">The Head Covering – A Sign of Authority</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 Ruth 1:16 – Ruth had married into this family and she was committed to this family in a way that is really incredible. Ruth would not leave her mother in law because of her faith in God and his direction. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 52:07 2878 The Temptations http://bmcgladys.com/the-temptations/ Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:34:29 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2875 <p>Text: Luke 4:1-13</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-temptations/">The Temptations</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Text: Luke 4:1-13 Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:10 2875 A Proper Response to Chastening http://bmcgladys.com/proper-response-chastening/ Mon, 28 Nov 2016 03:08:25 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2873 <p>Faith and the Cloud of Witnesses Hebrews 12 – This is a familiar passage. It follows the chapter of faith, a chapter telling us what faith is. The substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen. We see people who believed the promises of God and looked beyond the things of this […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/proper-response-chastening/">A Proper Response to Chastening</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Faith and the Cloud of Witnesses Hebrews 12 – This is a familiar passage. It follows the chapter of faith, a chapter telling us what faith is. The substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 44:44 2873 Abide in Him http://bmcgladys.com/abide-in-him/ Sun, 20 Nov 2016 20:25:46 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2867 <p>1 John 2 Those who are trying to deceive you Anti-Christs aim to deceive. It isn’t that they are accidentally spreading false teaching, they teach with the motive of deception. Anti-Christs remind us that we are in the “last era.” The next thing on the horizon is the return of Christ. Anti-Christs are not “of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/abide-in-him/">Abide in Him</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> 1 John 2 Those who are trying to deceive you Anti-Christs aim to deceive. It isn’t that they are accidentally spreading false teaching, they teach with the motive of deception. Anti-Christs remind us that we are in the “last era. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 25:22 2867 The Just Shall Live By Faith http://bmcgladys.com/just-shall-live-faith/ Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:19 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2862 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/just-shall-live-faith/">The Just Shall Live By Faith</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Bethel Mennonite Church clean 44:09 2862 A Close Communion http://bmcgladys.com/a-close-communion/ Sun, 13 Nov 2016 23:48:42 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2861 <p>A Participation A Proclamation A Remembrance A Feast A Call to Accountability</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/a-close-communion/">A Close Communion</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> A Participation A Proclamation A Remembrance A Feast A Call to Accountability Bethel Mennonite Church clean 53:20 2861 Let’s Talk About Church Standards http://bmcgladys.com/lets-talk-church-standards/ Wed, 09 Nov 2016 23:48:40 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2860 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/lets-talk-church-standards/">Let’s Talk About Church Standards</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Bethel Mennonite Church clean 43:46 2860 Lessons We Can Learn from History – Civil War http://bmcgladys.com/lessons-can-learn-history-civil-war/ Mon, 07 Nov 2016 03:02:37 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2855 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/lessons-can-learn-history-civil-war/">Lessons We Can Learn from History – Civil War</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Bethel Mennonite Church clean 42:06 2855 The Families at Home – Civil War http://bmcgladys.com/families-home-civil-war/ Mon, 07 Nov 2016 03:02:33 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2854 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/families-home-civil-war/">The Families at Home – Civil War</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Bethel Mennonite Church clean 37:16 2854 A Growing Conscience – Civil War http://bmcgladys.com/growing-conscience-civil-war/ Mon, 07 Nov 2016 03:02:27 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2853 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/growing-conscience-civil-war/">A Growing Conscience – Civil War</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Bethel Mennonite Church clean 34:24 2853 Faith of Our Fathers – Civil War http://bmcgladys.com/faith-fathers-civil-war/ Sun, 06 Nov 2016 01:30:07 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2852 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/faith-fathers-civil-war/">Faith of Our Fathers – Civil War</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Bethel Mennonite Church clean 51:39 2852 Submitting to Authority in My Life http://bmcgladys.com/submitting-authority-life/ Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:29:19 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2849 <p>Matthew 8:5-13 – The attitude of this centurion towards authority is impressive. Jesus was impressed by it, and when we see Jesus being impressed we should sit up and take notice. This centurion was humble. He knew that his bloodline didn’t make him part of “the people of God.” We also see that he had […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/submitting-authority-life/">Submitting to Authority in My Life</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Matthew 8:5-13 – The attitude of this centurion towards authority is impressive. Jesus was impressed by it, and when we see Jesus being impressed we should sit up and take notice. This centurion was humble. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 53:08 2849 Sitting at Jesus’ Feet http://bmcgladys.com/sitting-jesus-feet/ Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:24:38 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2846 <p>Luke 10:38-42, John 5:24 – Are you thrilled to be a Christian today? We have passed from death to life because of Christ. There was an important visitor coming to Martha’s house. The place was buzzing with excitement! Jesus was coming to visit Martha, Mary and Lazarus. John 10:5 – Jesus loved this family very […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/sitting-jesus-feet/">Sitting at Jesus’ Feet</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Luke 10:38-42, John 5:24 – Are you thrilled to be a Christian today? We have passed from death to life because of Christ. There was an important visitor coming to Martha’s house. The place was buzzing with excitement! Jesus was coming to visit Martha, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 32:09 2846 Abrahams Persevering Faith http://bmcgladys.com/abrahams-persevering-faith/ Sun, 16 Oct 2016 23:10:21 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2843 <p>Hebrews 11:8-19 – People of faith experience a lot of things. At times it can seem like God isn’t taking action and that things aren’t really going anywhere. The call this morning is to keep on. To have persevering faith. We can do this because of the promises of a faithful God. Abraham seemed to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/abrahams-persevering-faith/">Abrahams Persevering Faith</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Hebrews 11:8-19 – People of faith experience a lot of things. At times it can seem like God isn’t taking action and that things aren’t really going anywhere. The call this morning is to keep on. To have persevering faith. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 43:44 2843 The Righteous Tongue http://bmcgladys.com/the-righteous-tongue/ Sun, 09 Oct 2016 21:06:11 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2839 <p>James 3:1-18, Proverbs 25:11, Colossians 4:6 There are lots of “taste receptors” on our tongues that pick up the intricacies in the flavor of things. The tongue is there for many things having to do with eating. It is also there of course for speech. It would be very difficult to speak and enunciate clearly […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-righteous-tongue/">The Righteous Tongue</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> James 3:1-18, Proverbs 25:11, Colossians 4:6 There are lots of “taste receptors” on our tongues that pick up the intricacies in the flavor of things. The tongue is there for many things having to do with eating. It is also there of course for speech. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 39:09 2839 What does John Mean to “Not Love the World?” http://bmcgladys.com/john-mean-not-love-world/ Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:04:14 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2837 <p>Encouragement For Each Maturity Level 1 John 2:12-14 – This is a passage that has puzzled a lot of people over the years. There is some repetition here, but enough differences that you notice them. John is talking about different levels of maturity in faith. Those who are young in the faith – new believers. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/john-mean-not-love-world/">What does John Mean to “Not Love the World?”</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Encouragement For Each Maturity Level 1 John 2:12-14 – This is a passage that has puzzled a lot of people over the years. There is some repetition here, but enough differences that you notice them. John is talking about different levels of maturity in ... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 33:38 2837 Why Should I Love my Brothers and Sisters? http://bmcgladys.com/love-brothers-sisters/ Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:59:40 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2832 <p>1 John 2 – This passage is full of indicators or “barometers” of how we are doing spiritually. Those who know God will have this pattern of obedience in their lives. There are lots of people who know a lot about God but who don’t do well at obeying God. This isn’t a “head knowledge” about […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/love-brothers-sisters/">Why Should I Love my Brothers and Sisters?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> 1 John 2 – This passage is full of indicators or “barometers” of how we are doing spiritually. Those who know God will have this pattern of obedience in their lives. There are lots of people who know a lot about God but who don’t do well at obeying God... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 32:22 2832 Renewed Strength http://bmcgladys.com/renewed-strength/ Mon, 19 Sep 2016 01:11:13 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2828 <p>Isaiah 40:1-31 Isaiah is addressing this letter to the people of Israel. Before they were even in captivity. He gives strength to the weary, and gives power to the week. He gently leads those who have young. There is no possibility of us as humans holding the moon and stars and heavenly bodies in their […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/renewed-strength/">Renewed Strength</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Isaiah 40:1-31 Isaiah is addressing this letter to the people of Israel. Before they were even in captivity. He gives strength to the weary, and gives power to the week. He gently leads those who have young. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 38:11 2828 Jesus First Myself Last and Others in Between http://bmcgladys.com/jesus-first-last-others/ Sun, 18 Sep 2016 21:06:25 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2826 <p>2 Timothy 3:1-4 – A somewhat depressing description of our times. Of mankind, unregenerate. It is important for children to learn to share and get along with others. We expect to see this be a struggle with children, we don’t expect adults to be this way. Unfortunately though, being selfish is something that we as […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/jesus-first-last-others/">Jesus First Myself Last and Others in Between</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> 2 Timothy 3:1-4 – A somewhat depressing description of our times. Of mankind, unregenerate. It is important for children to learn to share and get along with others. We expect to see this be a struggle with children, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 40:26 2826 What Does it Mean to You to be Part of the Family of God? http://bmcgladys.com/mean-part-family-god/ Sun, 11 Sep 2016 22:01:08 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2823 <p>Which is the greatest institution of God? The home or the church? The same things that make marriage work, makes the church work. It takes commitment to make a marriage work and to make a church work. Adoption is a wonderful thing, a family reaching out and saying, “we want you to be a part […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/mean-part-family-god/">What Does it Mean to You to be Part of the Family of God?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Which is the greatest institution of God? The home or the church? The same things that make marriage work, makes the church work. It takes commitment to make a marriage work and to make a church work. Adoption is a wonderful thing, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 38:35 2823 Hope in God http://bmcgladys.com/hope-in-god/ Sun, 04 Sep 2016 21:50:35 +0000 https://bmcgladys.com/?p=2802 <p>Romans 5:1-5 – We see the word “hope” in this passage a number of times. We know that it has a range of meanings. “I hope we have nice weather.” “The hope of the glory of God.” The opposite of hope is a miserable place. It is an awful thing. Despair. Darkness. Gloom. No encouragement. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/hope-in-god/">Hope in God</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Romans 5:1-5 – We see the word “hope” in this passage a number of times. We know that it has a range of meanings. “I hope we have nice weather.” “The hope of the glory of God.” The opposite of hope is a miserable place. It is an awful thing. Despair. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 46:04 2802 A Case for Atonement http://bmcgladys.com/a-case-for-atonement/ Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:24:37 +0000 https://bmcgladys.com/?p=2798 <p>1 John 2:2 – He himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not only for ours, but also for those of the whole world! Let’s look at this verse and try to understand it. There are basically two ways to think of this… Jesus provided a potential for forgiveness for everyone. Unlimited Atonement. Jesus […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/a-case-for-atonement/">A Case for Atonement</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> 1 John 2:2 – He himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not only for ours, but also for those of the whole world! Let’s look at this verse and try to understand it. There are basically two ways to think of this… Jesus provided a potential for for... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 44:09 2798 Spiritual Entitlement Denied http://bmcgladys.com/spiritual-entitlement-denied/ Sun, 21 Aug 2016 19:41:23 +0000 https://bmcgladys.com/?p=2795 <p>Romans 9 Abraham was called out of the land where he was living. Israel was the apple of God’s eye. She was miraculously led out of Egypt by a pillar of cloud and fire. Christ is over all. As his children we need to know this and let others now about it. John 3:16 – […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/spiritual-entitlement-denied/">Spiritual Entitlement Denied</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Romans 9 Abraham was called out of the land where he was living. Israel was the apple of God’s eye. She was miraculously led out of Egypt by a pillar of cloud and fire. Christ is over all. As his children we need to know this and let others now about i... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 48:02 2795 Growing and Changing http://bmcgladys.com/growing-and-changing/ Sun, 14 Aug 2016 16:21:58 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2792 <p>We are all changing. There is no such thing as “staying the same” or “being static.” The choices we make today, the things we are doing today become habits. Whatever this is it takes as long to change the thing as it did to grow it. People are not math problems. The things that affect […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/growing-and-changing/">Growing and Changing</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> We are all changing. There is no such thing as “staying the same” or “being static.” The choices we make today, the things we are doing today become habits. Whatever this is it takes as long to change the thing as it did to grow it. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 42:09 2792 A New Better Covenant http://bmcgladys.com/new-better-covenant/ Sun, 07 Aug 2016 21:10:14 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2788 <p>Hebrews 8:1-13 A covenant is: An agreement between two people or groups that involves a promise on the part of each to the other. (Nelson’s Bible Dictionary) A covenant is however more than just a contract. It is setting up a relationship. There were other covenants in scripture. Why would God set up a covenant […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/new-better-covenant/">A New Better Covenant</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Hebrews 8:1-13 A covenant is: An agreement between two people or groups that involves a promise on the part of each to the other. (Nelson’s Bible Dictionary) A covenant is however more than just a contract. It is setting up a relationship. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:06 2788 God is Light http://bmcgladys.com/god-is-light/ Mon, 01 Aug 2016 02:09:27 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2785 <p>Let me warn you first… the audio for this particular podcast episode is pretty horrible. I apologize… totally my fault. 1 John 1:1-2:2 Although he doesn’t specifically say it, it seems that this letter is written by John. John obviously had no idea how big things would get. He started his career as a lowly […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/god-is-light/">God is Light</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Let me warn you first… the audio for this particular podcast episode is pretty horrible. I apologize… totally my fault. 1 John 1:1-2:2 Although he doesn’t specifically say it, it seems that this letter is written by John. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 29:56 2785 Redeeming the Time http://bmcgladys.com/redeeming-the-time/ Sun, 31 Jul 2016 22:20:05 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2782 <p>Ephesians 5:1-21 We are often struck with a thought of “where did the time go?” We all find ourselves in “times” or “seasons” of life. Regardless of where we are in life we are called to live and take advantage of the moments that we find ourselves living in. Often times it is the mundane […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/redeeming-the-time/">Redeeming the Time</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Ephesians 5:1-21 We are often struck with a thought of “where did the time go?” We all find ourselves in “times” or “seasons” of life. Regardless of where we are in life we are called to live and take advantage of the moments that we find ourselves liv... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 36:02 2782 Our Victorious Jesus http://bmcgladys.com/our-victorious-jesus/ Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:16:24 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2778 <p>Luke 4:1-13 Luke wrote both the book of Luke and the book of Acts to this “Theophilus” guy. In Luke 4 we will be taking a look at Jesus and his temptation in the desert. He was tempted for 40 days! A lot of times we struggle because of past sins. We are tempted partially […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/our-victorious-jesus/">Our Victorious Jesus</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Luke 4:1-13 Luke wrote both the book of Luke and the book of Acts to this “Theophilus” guy. In Luke 4 we will be taking a look at Jesus and his temptation in the desert. He was tempted for 40 days! A lot of times we struggle because of past sins. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 37:39 2778 The Rest http://bmcgladys.com/the-rest/ Mon, 18 Jul 2016 01:27:54 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2774 <p>Hebrews 3,4, Numbers 13:27 Rest is faith in action, it can happen when we know that we belong to God, that we are his. Joshua and Caleb saw an opportunity for God’s power to take care of the Children of Israel. The other spies saw themselves in front of the giants, just small flesh against […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-rest/">The Rest</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Hebrews 3,4, Numbers 13:27 Rest is faith in action, it can happen when we know that we belong to God, that we are his. Joshua and Caleb saw an opportunity for God’s power to take care of the Children of Israel. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 36:14 2774 Rich Beyond Measure http://bmcgladys.com/rich-beyond-measure/ Sun, 10 Jul 2016 22:36:15 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2771 <p>1 Timothy 6 If we take a look at what we have and compare it to many in the world we are very rich. We have worked hard, we’ve (generally) earned what we have. Regardless of what we have or what we’ve accumulated we should not be proud of it. Ultimately all that we have […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/rich-beyond-measure/">Rich Beyond Measure</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> 1 Timothy 6 If we take a look at what we have and compare it to many in the world we are very rich. We have worked hard, we’ve (generally) earned what we have. Regardless of what we have or what we’ve accumulated we should not be proud of it. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 42:59 2771 Because of Their Faith http://bmcgladys.com/because-of-their-faith/ Sun, 03 Jul 2016 15:05:46 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2767 <p>Hebrews 11:8-16 – They were seeking something beyond this life here. A better and a heavenly place. As strangers and pilgrims here on earth. Abraham considered his life a pilgrimage. A pilgrim is one who is traveling through a foreign land. Or a devotee traveling to a shrine or a holy place. For us as […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/because-of-their-faith/">Because of Their Faith</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Hebrews 11:8-16 – They were seeking something beyond this life here. A better and a heavenly place. As strangers and pilgrims here on earth. Abraham considered his life a pilgrimage. A pilgrim is one who is traveling through a foreign land. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 47:12 2767 Being Serious About Sin http://bmcgladys.com/being-serious-about-sin/ Mon, 27 Jun 2016 01:47:56 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2764 <p>Mark 9:42-50 – There is a central message here that we need to be sure not to miss. Sin is serious. As we go in to this we need to be sure to remember that we will never be sin free people. We will always be in need of the grace and cleansing of Christ. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/being-serious-about-sin/">Being Serious About Sin</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Mark 9:42-50 – There is a central message here that we need to be sure not to miss. Sin is serious. As we go in to this we need to be sure to remember that we will never be sin free people. We will always be in need of the grace and cleansing of Christ... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 45:21 2764 The Leader Man http://bmcgladys.com/the-leader-man/ Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:20:24 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2760 <p>This is a message directed to fathers. It doesn’t come from a place of having attained perfection as a father, but out of a call to deeper commitment to leading as God calls fathers to lead. Genesis – We see Adam in the garden as a groundskeeper. For Adam there wasn’t a helper found. So […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-leader-man/">The Leader Man</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This is a message directed to fathers. It doesn’t come from a place of having attained perfection as a father, but out of a call to deeper commitment to leading as God calls fathers to lead. Genesis – We see Adam in the garden as a groundskeeper. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 49:30 2760 Our Words http://bmcgladys.com/our-words/ Sun, 12 Jun 2016 23:06:44 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2758 <p>Isaiah 50:4-7, Psalms 19:12-14 God knows our words even before we speak. God will judge our words. We should all be concerned that all our words are acceptable to God. Words come from the heart…the heart is the real person. Words carry messages. Words are like trucks. Some are empty, some carry explosives, some carry treasures. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/our-words/">Our Words</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Isaiah 50:4-7, Psalms 19:12-14 God knows our words even before we speak. God will judge our words. We should all be concerned that all our words are acceptable to God. Words come from the heart…the heart is the real person. Words carry messages. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 40:49 2758 A Perfect Salvation http://bmcgladys.com/a-perfect-salvation/ Sun, 05 Jun 2016 20:52:35 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2755 <p>Matthew 5:48 – Jesus told his disciples that they need to be perfect. As we get older it is easier to become more skeptical. More problems come up. More disappointment. Fewer answers. A measure of insecurity can come into our lives as we realize that we often fail. One of the main answers to this […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/a-perfect-salvation/">A Perfect Salvation</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Matthew 5:48 – Jesus told his disciples that they need to be perfect. As we get older it is easier to become more skeptical. More problems come up. More disappointment. Fewer answers. A measure of insecurity can come into our lives as we realize that w... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 44:23 2755 The Love Not the World Side of Loving the Lord with All Our Heart http://bmcgladys.com/love-not-world-side-loving-lord-heart/ Mon, 30 May 2016 15:13:35 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2751 <p>Deuteronomy 6:4-5 – It was often easier for the Children of Israel to recognize and fear the Lord than it was for them to remember to love him. Matthew 22:35 – This command of love for God and others will never be demoted. This first commandment is still the first. It supersedes doctrinal differences. It […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/love-not-world-side-loving-lord-heart/">The Love Not the World Side of Loving the Lord with All Our Heart</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Deuteronomy 6:4-5 – It was often easier for the Children of Israel to recognize and fear the Lord than it was for them to remember to love him. Matthew 22:35 – This command of love for God and others will never be demoted. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 44:32 2751 Adoring Jesus at Communion http://bmcgladys.com/adoring-jesus-communion/ Sun, 22 May 2016 21:47:12 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2749 <p>Hebrews 3:1-19 Let us focus in on Christ this morning in a worshipful way. It is often difficult to push away the things of life and this world and really focus on Christ, but our prayer this morning is to do this. Hebrews was written to show the supremacy of Christ. The writer seems to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/adoring-jesus-communion/">Adoring Jesus at Communion</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Hebrews 3:1-19 Let us focus in on Christ this morning in a worshipful way. It is often difficult to push away the things of life and this world and really focus on Christ, but our prayer this morning is to do this. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 1:00:25 2749 What Does it Mean to Be Great in God’s Kingdom? http://bmcgladys.com/mean-great-gods-kingdom/ Sun, 15 May 2016 20:18:18 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2746 <p>Mark 9:33-37 – Matthew 18:1-6 Before we look at what Jesus has to say about greatness, lets take a look at this argument the disciples had just had. Jesus had just warned his disciples again that he would die and rise again. The disciples knew that they were going to Jerusalem, and although they didn’t […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/mean-great-gods-kingdom/">What Does it Mean to Be Great in God’s Kingdom?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Mark 9:33-37 – Matthew 18:1-6 Before we look at what Jesus has to say about greatness, lets take a look at this argument the disciples had just had. Jesus had just warned his disciples again that he would die and rise again. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 32:44 2746 The Help Meet http://bmcgladys.com/the-help-meet/ Sun, 08 May 2016 20:26:47 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2743 <p>Genesis 2:18-25, 1 Corinthians 11:3, Ephesians 6:4, Titus, 1 Peter – Leaders and help meets are never born with all of the qualifications they need. They are however able to grow. There is no doubt that the mother speaks a lot of influence into the future of a child. Holy Behavior 1 Peter 3:3 – […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-help-meet/">The Help Meet</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Genesis 2:18-25, 1 Corinthians 11:3, Ephesians 6:4, Titus, 1 Peter – Leaders and help meets are never born with all of the qualifications they need. They are however able to grow. There is no doubt that the mother speaks a lot of influence into the fut... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 45:31 2743 The Baptisms of Jesus and John http://bmcgladys.com/baptisms-jesus-john/ Sun, 01 May 2016 23:08:32 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2741 <p>Luke 3:1-22 John the Baptist was an incredible man. Jesus and others throughout the New Testament spoke highly of him. John lived in the same as some very important people, Caesar, Herod and some others. Yet we are told in the New Testament that John the Baptist “eclipsed them all.” John the Baptist was stern […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/baptisms-jesus-john/">The Baptisms of Jesus and John</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Luke 3:1-22 John the Baptist was an incredible man. Jesus and others throughout the New Testament spoke highly of him. John lived in the same as some very important people, Caesar, Herod and some others. Yet we are told in the New Testament that John t... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 36:30 2741 There is a City of Light http://bmcgladys.com/there-is-a-city-of-light/ Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:29:26 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2737 <p>3 John 4, Isaiah 61:3, Job 7, Romans 8:28, Job – Life is serious and short. You can live a life of pleasure committed to sinful things or you can live a life dedicated to Christ and to the church. When we are born we all have a specific number of days assigned us. For […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/there-is-a-city-of-light/">There is a City of Light</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> 3 John 4, Isaiah 61:3, Job 7, Romans 8:28, Job – Life is serious and short. You can live a life of pleasure committed to sinful things or you can live a life dedicated to Christ and to the church. When we are born we all have a specific number of days ... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 1:09:28 2737 Church and Family http://bmcgladys.com/church-and-family/ Sun, 24 Apr 2016 20:25:49 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2733 <p>Too often we have a vision for how to grow our business but lack having a vision for the future of the church. Comparison is the biggest robber of joy, be content with what God is asking you to do. Once a culture is developed and engrained, it is difficult to change the culture. Church […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/church-and-family/">Church and Family</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Too often we have a vision for how to grow our business but lack having a vision for the future of the church. Comparison is the biggest robber of joy, be content with what God is asking you to do. Once a culture is developed and engrained, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 1:28:13 2733 A Man After God’s Own Heart http://bmcgladys.com/man-gods-heart/ Sat, 23 Apr 2016 12:18:34 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2731 <p>Isaiah 45, Romans 9:20 – Are you satisfied with the way God made you? Surrendering to the will of God is often not easy. There are times when we won’t know why, but it is the only place to be. All of us want to be part of the cool group don’t we? The pharisees […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/man-gods-heart/">A Man After God’s Own Heart</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Isaiah 45, Romans 9:20 – Are you satisfied with the way God made you? Surrendering to the will of God is often not easy. There are times when we won’t know why, but it is the only place to be. All of us want to be part of the cool group don’t we? Bethel Mennonite Church clean 1:12:43 2731 An Encouragement for Mission and Outreach http://bmcgladys.com/encouragement-mission-outreach/ Fri, 22 Apr 2016 18:18:24 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2729 <p>Revelation 5:9 – Every tribe, every nation, every kind of people… not just our kind of people! My race, my clan, your race, your clan… all are recipients of God’s grace. We have a tremendous responsibility to share the things that God has done for us, and that he wants to do for those around […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/encouragement-mission-outreach/">An Encouragement for Mission and Outreach</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Revelation 5:9 – Every tribe, every nation, every kind of people… not just our kind of people! My race, my clan, your race, your clan… all are recipients of God’s grace. We have a tremendous responsibility to share the things that God has done for us, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 55:08 2729 Living Consistently in Front of Our Children http://bmcgladys.com/living-consistently-front-children/ Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:32:56 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2727 <p>Genesis 22:1-14 – To take a biblical position in your child training when the world has gone far off course is difficult. Yet it is vitally important. Parenting wasn’t for cowards in the olden days, it is still definitely not for the faint of heart. There are a lot of things that are not said […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/living-consistently-front-children/">Living Consistently in Front of Our Children</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Genesis 22:1-14 – To take a biblical position in your child training when the world has gone far off course is difficult. Yet it is vitally important. Parenting wasn’t for cowards in the olden days, it is still definitely not for the faint of heart. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 1:06:12 2727 Reading and Living by the Book http://bmcgladys.com/reading-living-book/ Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:25:21 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2724 <p>Psalm 1:2, Joshua 1:7-9 – What are we thinking about as we go about our days? Do we constantly reflect on Biblical truth and its principles? Many Christian people are in a rut, there is no or little joy in their Christian journey. Could it be that we are “doing it wrong” and have been […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/reading-living-book/">Reading and Living by the Book</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Psalm 1:2, Joshua 1:7-9 – What are we thinking about as we go about our days? Do we constantly reflect on Biblical truth and its principles? Many Christian people are in a rut, there is no or little joy in their Christian journey. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 50:42 2724 A Call to be Saints http://bmcgladys.com/a-call-to-be-saints/ Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:36:48 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2722 <p>What is a saint? Are you and I saints? Isaiah 6:1-7 – Even our greatest efforts fall far short of God’s Holy and perfect standard. Deuteronomy 10:12-13 – A summary of God’s will and desire for his people. God expects the same of us today. At times it seems as if those who call themselves […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/a-call-to-be-saints/">A Call to be Saints</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> What is a saint? Are you and I saints? Isaiah 6:1-7 – Even our greatest efforts fall far short of God’s Holy and perfect standard. Deuteronomy 10:12-13 – A summary of God’s will and desire for his people. God expects the same of us today. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 1:19:34 2722 Everyone Needs a Little Hope http://bmcgladys.com/everyone-needs-little-hope/ Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:26:47 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2719 <p>Everyone needs a little hope. Ecclesiastes 5:4 – Vows are to be taken seriously. Don’t promise something that you don’t intend to keep. Genesis 6:9 – Noah was righteous, he was blameless among the people of his time. Noah walked with God. James 1:27 – A picture of pure religion. Colossians 2:20-23 – We can […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/everyone-needs-little-hope/">Everyone Needs a Little Hope</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Everyone needs a little hope. Ecclesiastes 5:4 – Vows are to be taken seriously. Don’t promise something that you don’t intend to keep. Genesis 6:9 – Noah was righteous, he was blameless among the people of his time. Noah walked with God. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 57:57 2719 Faith is the Victory http://bmcgladys.com/faith-is-the-victory/ Sun, 17 Apr 2016 15:22:39 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2716 <p>Mark 9:14-29, Matthew 12 In whatever struggle we are facing, the key to victory is faith. Satan’s forces are at war with us Satan doesn’t let go easily, this demon in this boy was difficult to cast out. It was constantly trying to torment him, and even kill him. Satan is prowling around, looking for […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/faith-is-the-victory/">Faith is the Victory</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Mark 9:14-29, Matthew 12 In whatever struggle we are facing, the key to victory is faith. Satan’s forces are at war with us Satan doesn’t let go easily, this demon in this boy was difficult to cast out. It was constantly trying to torment him, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 36:46 2716 Advantageous – A Clear Advantage for You http://bmcgladys.com/advantageous-clear-advantage/ Sun, 10 Apr 2016 11:39:49 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2712 <p>For a number of reasons the sermon this morning does not have any notes attached to it… We apologize for this, and will try our best to return to doing things in a consistent manner going forward. John 16 – A Clear Advantage for You</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/advantageous-clear-advantage/">Advantageous – A Clear Advantage for You</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> For a number of reasons the sermon this morning does not have any notes attached to it… We apologize for this, and will try our best to return to doing things in a consistent manner going forward. John 16 – A Clear Advantage for You Bethel Mennonite Church clean 36:36 2712 Basic Bible Study http://bmcgladys.com/basic-bible-study/ Mon, 04 Apr 2016 10:49:04 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2708 <p>The scripture is precious to us, or it should be. We should look at scripture differently than we do any other works of literature. The Bible has a consistent message throughout, although there are many authors. The Bible has a larger circulation than any other book and can be found in almost every corner of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/basic-bible-study/">Basic Bible Study</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> The scripture is precious to us, or it should be. We should look at scripture differently than we do any other works of literature. The Bible has a consistent message throughout, although there are many authors. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 46:56 2708 Who Owns Your Heart http://bmcgladys.com/who-owns-your-heart/ Sun, 03 Apr 2016 19:31:28 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2706 <p>Ephesians 6:1-9 – All of these things need to be done with a common central theme. That theme is Jesus, and bringing glory to God. In the New Testament the strict jews would fast twice each week. Jesus spoke against this attitude and this kind of fasting, instead he brought the focus back to God. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/who-owns-your-heart/">Who Owns Your Heart</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Ephesians 6:1-9 – All of these things need to be done with a common central theme. That theme is Jesus, and bringing glory to God. In the New Testament the strict jews would fast twice each week. Jesus spoke against this attitude and this kind of fasti... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 37:35 2706 The Significance of Easter http://bmcgladys.com/the-significance-of-easter/ Sun, 27 Mar 2016 21:43:57 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2701 <p>Philippians 2:5-11 – Jesus became obedient, even to death on the cross. At some point in your life you will become aware that the only relationship that really matters is the one that we can have with Jesus. The Easter story is one of love, humility, obedience, scorn, blood, death, spiritual life, and many other […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-significance-of-easter/">The Significance of Easter</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Philippians 2:5-11 – Jesus became obedient, even to death on the cross. At some point in your life you will become aware that the only relationship that really matters is the one that we can have with Jesus. The Easter story is one of love, humility, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 43:23 2701 Living Life with Purpose – Session 5 http://bmcgladys.com/living-life-purpose-session-5/ Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:13:36 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2683 <p>God is Holy If there was a single word to describe God, this is it. God is holy. Psalms, Isaiah, 1 Peter, Revelation It is only right that we, as the children of God would live in a pure and holy way. If God’s holiness is his main and defining characteristic, it should be evident […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/living-life-purpose-session-5/">Living Life with Purpose – Session 5</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> God is Holy If there was a single word to describe God, this is it. God is holy. Psalms, Isaiah, 1 Peter, Revelation It is only right that we, as the children of God would live in a pure and holy way. If God’s holiness is his main and defining characte... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 39:49 2683 Living Life with Purpose – Session 4 http://bmcgladys.com/living-life-purpose-session-4/ Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:10:38 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2680 <p>Revelation 3:21 – This verse speaks of a very special time, a day when we can leave behind the struggles that we face in this life and can sit down with Christ on the throne of victory. Purity Matthew 5:8 – Pure in heart, free from iniquity, free from the corruption of the world around […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/living-life-purpose-session-4/">Living Life with Purpose – Session 4</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Revelation 3:21 – This verse speaks of a very special time, a day when we can leave behind the struggles that we face in this life and can sit down with Christ on the throne of victory. Purity Matthew 5:8 – Pure in heart, free from iniquity, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 57:34 2680 Living Life with Purpose – Session 3 http://bmcgladys.com/living-life-purpose-session-3/ Sun, 20 Mar 2016 00:00:56 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2677 <p>Honesty Matthew 5:37 – Any time that your yes or no means more than yes or more than no… Jesus says that is unnecessary, indeed it is evil. Ephesians 4:25 – Put away lying. It is an “old man” behavior. Colossians 3, Revelation 21:8 – Honesty is a principle that should govern the life of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/living-life-purpose-session-3/">Living Life with Purpose – Session 3</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Honesty Matthew 5:37 – Any time that your yes or no means more than yes or more than no… Jesus says that is unnecessary, indeed it is evil. Ephesians 4:25 – Put away lying. It is an “old man” behavior. Colossians 3, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 1:28:03 2677 Living Life with Purpose – Session 2 http://bmcgladys.com/living-life-purpose-session-2/ Sat, 19 Mar 2016 23:56:37 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2674 <p>What is a rule? “A rule or belief governing one’s personal behavior.” A rule is external, but a principle is a personal, deep conviction that is core to who you are. Everything that you do will be governed by this principle. A speed limit is a rule, not a principle. Living with purpose has to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/living-life-purpose-session-2/">Living Life with Purpose – Session 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> What is a rule? “A rule or belief governing one’s personal behavior.” A rule is external, but a principle is a personal, deep conviction that is core to who you are. Everything that you do will be governed by this principle. A speed limit is a rule, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 50:13 2674 Living Life with Purpose – Session 1 http://bmcgladys.com/living-life-purpose-session-1/ Sat, 19 Mar 2016 23:53:20 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2670 <p>Even if you don’t know why you are here this morning, God knows why you are here. Titus 2:11-14 – John 3 – Numbers – Jesus tells us that we need to be saved, and that we need to be born again. He also refers back to a place in Numbers, where the people of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/living-life-purpose-session-1/">Living Life with Purpose – Session 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Even if you don’t know why you are here this morning, God knows why you are here. Titus 2:11-14 – John 3 – Numbers – Jesus tells us that we need to be saved, and that we need to be born again. He also refers back to a place in Numbers, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 49:56 2670 Lessons from Lent http://bmcgladys.com/lessons-from-lent/ Sun, 13 Mar 2016 21:21:29 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2626 <p>What is Lent? Lent is a 40 day period prior to Easter, it begins on Ash Wednesday. Lent usually skips Sundays, although there are some different ways of approaching that.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/lessons-from-lent/">Lessons from Lent</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> What is Lent? Lent is a 40 day period prior to Easter, it begins on Ash Wednesday. Lent usually skips Sundays, although there are some different ways of approaching that. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 37:04 2626 The Power of Christ’s Influence http://bmcgladys.com/the-power-of-christs-influence/ Sun, 28 Feb 2016 21:04:26 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2616 <p>Think for a minute about the food pyramid that the FDA has created. It gives us divisions or groups to put the food that we eat into. The power of Christ’s Influence in our lives is something that we should look at, it is integral to our very Christian life. The disciples had seen the miracle of loaves and fishes. Their boat had been suddenly transported from one side of the lake to the other.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-power-of-christs-influence/">The Power of Christ’s Influence</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Think for a minute about the food pyramid that the FDA has created. It gives us divisions or groups to put the food that we eat into. The power of Christ’s Influence in our lives is something that we should look at, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 47:41 2616 To Follow Jesus http://bmcgladys.com/to-follow-jesus/ Sun, 21 Feb 2016 20:26:00 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2604 <p>What was Jesus doing here by referring to himself as “the son of man” instead of the “son of God?” Jesus is emphasizing his humanity, and is actually referencing a prophecy in Daniel 7:13. Peter recognized Jesus as being not only the Christ, but also the son of God. Jesus praises Peter for his answer and blesses him. When we recognize Jesus as the son of God, we will be blessed as well. The disciples here are still thinking that Jesus has come to set up an early kingdom. They know that he has God’s power...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/to-follow-jesus/">To Follow Jesus</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> What was Jesus doing here by referring to himself as “the son of man” instead of the “son of God?” Jesus is emphasizing his humanity, and is actually referencing a prophecy in Daniel 7:13. Peter recognized Jesus as being not only the Christ, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 35:13 2604 Recognized by Jesus http://bmcgladys.com/recognized-by-jesus/ Sun, 14 Feb 2016 16:32:47 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2597 <p>Why don’t you “come and see.” This is one of the simplest ways to talk to people about Jesus. We can argue all day about Jesus, but often it is best to simply say, “come and see.” Jesus called 12 disciples. He calls us as well. We are his disciples, we his work must do. Jesus knew Nathanial. He saw him under the fig tree, before Philip called him. Jesus knows everything about everyone. Which would be scary, except that Jesus loves all of us. Do we recognize Jesus? Jesus knows and recognizes us, but can...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/recognized-by-jesus/">Recognized by Jesus</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Why don’t you “come and see.” This is one of the simplest ways to talk to people about Jesus. We can argue all day about Jesus, but often it is best to simply say, “come and see.” Jesus called 12 disciples. He calls us as well. We are his disciples, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 24:14 2597 How to Enter the Kingdom http://bmcgladys.com/how-to-enter-the-kingdom/ Sun, 07 Feb 2016 22:09:32 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2588 <p>What are the spiritual “things” that happen, or are happening when a person enters the kingdom? Who is qualified to enter the kingdom? What is the promise of God to Abraham, that all people throughout history would be his children, and they are all qualified to enter (there is some qualification). Jesus words here focus on the necessity of believing that Jesus is the son of God. He is the source of life, he is the one who can deliver us from condemnation and death. It is only those who fear and believe that...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/how-to-enter-the-kingdom/">How to Enter the Kingdom</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> What are the spiritual “things” that happen, or are happening when a person enters the kingdom? Who is qualified to enter the kingdom? What is the promise of God to Abraham, that all people throughout history would be his children, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 38:32 2588 The Stunted Christian http://bmcgladys.com/the-stunted-christian/ Sun, 31 Jan 2016 21:49:25 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2582 <p>Babies are cute. They are sweet. They are helpless. Perhaps God made them that way so that we would take care of them even though at times they are a bit of a chore to take care of. While it is incredibly amazing to watch a child develop and grow. It is very painful for a parent to watch their child grow and realize that they are not growing and developing as they should. Time does not bring maturity automatically in the Christian life. Are you still as you were when you became a Christian...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-stunted-christian/">The Stunted Christian</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Babies are cute. They are sweet. They are helpless. Perhaps God made them that way so that we would take care of them even though at times they are a bit of a chore to take care of. While it is incredibly amazing to watch a child develop and grow. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 43:22 2582 When They Knew God http://bmcgladys.com/when-they-knew-god/ Sun, 17 Jan 2016 21:30:14 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2541 <p>“When they knew God.” In that chapter there is a progression downward of ungodly people. When they knew God, they didn’t follow him or worship him, they grabbed at their own wisdom instead of God’s wisdom. They worshiped idols. “Grace and peace be multiplied unto you.” God is offering you abundance. The isn’t just a wish or wishful thinking on the part of Peter, rather it is the desire of a loving heavenly Father. We need to have a foundation. A place to start from. Peter begins by...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/when-they-knew-god/">When They Knew God</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> “When they knew God.” In that chapter there is a progression downward of ungodly people. When they knew God, they didn’t follow him or worship him, they grabbed at their own wisdom instead of God’s wisdom. They worshiped idols. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 36:09 2541 Listening to & Understanding Jesus http://bmcgladys.com/listening-understanding-jesus/ Sun, 10 Jan 2016 21:56:53 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2532 <p>Jesus is the image of an invisible God. Here in Mark we get a good glimpse at this image. Jesus isn’t a teacher who stands apart and teaches, refusing to intermingle with the people. Jesus was very involved with the people. Jesus is compassionate for the people. He wasn’t just combining ingredients, he was creating fish out of nothing. This is the third time that Jesus creates fish out of nothing. The religious leaders of the day often had a lot of differences between themselves, but they...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/listening-understanding-jesus/">Listening to & Understanding Jesus</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Jesus is the image of an invisible God. Here in Mark we get a good glimpse at this image. Jesus isn’t a teacher who stands apart and teaches, refusing to intermingle with the people. Jesus was very involved with the people. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 33:00 2532 The Narrative of the Magi http://bmcgladys.com/the-narrative-of-the-magi/ Mon, 04 Jan 2016 00:58:18 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2528 <p>There is potential to get “Christmas fatigue.” However we should never get tired of the true Christmas story. Numbers 24:17 - A prophet, Balaam, from the Old Testament foretells the star. Balaam was a wicked prophet who continually tried to bring a curse against the people of Israel. His goal was to earn some money… Mathew 2:1-23 - The story of the Magi following a star to find Jesus. The Magi were the first gentiles to come to see the fulfillment of the prophecy of Jesus.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-narrative-of-the-magi/">The Narrative of the Magi</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> There is potential to get “Christmas fatigue.” However we should never get tired of the true Christmas story. Numbers 24:17 - A prophet, Balaam, from the Old Testament foretells the star. Balaam was a wicked prophet who continually tried to bring a cur... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:07 2528 Spiritual Stairways http://bmcgladys.com/2520-2/ Sun, 27 Dec 2015 21:46:10 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2520 <p>Jacob in his dream saw a ladder/stairway, on the ladder where angels going up and down. God was at the top of the ladder and he spoke a blessing and encouragement on Jacob. Spiritual progress for us here on earth is usually in “steps” as well. The angels on the ladder didn’t make great leaps from earth to heaven. Instead they made a bunch of smaller steps… steps that led them up and down the ladder. “When they knew God.” Everyone of us has a start...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/2520-2/">Spiritual Stairways</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Jacob in his dream saw a ladder/stairway, on the ladder where angels going up and down. God was at the top of the ladder and he spoke a blessing and encouragement on Jacob. Spiritual progress for us here on earth is usually in “steps” as well. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:26 2520 Christmas and the Shepherds http://bmcgladys.com/christmas-and-the-shepherds/ Sun, 20 Dec 2015 23:07:23 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2514 <p>This morning we are going to talk some about the shepherds. We are reading somewhat between the lines, but it appears that they were people who were in touch with God. The life of a shepherd does look attractive at times. There is a lot that we don’t know about these “faithful few” who surround the Christmas story. It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to realize that they must have had a relationship with God before He put them in as a part of the...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/christmas-and-the-shepherds/">Christmas and the Shepherds</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This morning we are going to talk some about the shepherds. We are reading somewhat between the lines, but it appears that they were people who were in touch with God. The life of a shepherd does look attractive at times. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:02 2514 The Kingdom of Jesus http://bmcgladys.com/the-kingdom-of-jesus/ Mon, 14 Dec 2015 02:22:54 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2506 <p>How do we process all that is going on around this time of year? We are part of the kingdom of Christ, but do we loose focus because of the events in the news and the times we find ourselves living in? How do we relate to all this? It is good for us to know that living our lives in a way that reflects Christ does make a difference. Even though we aren’t always aware of the differences we are making in the lives of those around us. If you were to set up a king...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-kingdom-of-jesus/">The Kingdom of Jesus</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> How do we process all that is going on around this time of year? We are part of the kingdom of Christ, but do we loose focus because of the events in the news and the times we find ourselves living in? How do we relate to all this? Bethel Mennonite Church clean 44:09 2506 A Christian’s Devotional Life http://bmcgladys.com/a-christians-devotional-life/ Mon, 07 Dec 2015 02:08:03 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2501 <p>We must be abiding, living, remaining in Jesus to be fruitful Christians. Abiding involves all the Christian's life. We are to be fruitful in every area of our life. A critical part of abiding in Christ is devotional time. One good measure of our spiritual health is our devotional life. Let's be idealistic and think about a perfect devotions: Regulatory - a pattern of planned events. Prepare - putting away distractions. Prayer - asking God to speak to us from his word...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/a-christians-devotional-life/">A Christian’s Devotional Life</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> We must be abiding, living, remaining in Jesus to be fruitful Christians. Abiding involves all the Christian's life. We are to be fruitful in every area of our life. A critical part of abiding in Christ is devotional time. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 47:57 2501 Commas Save Lives http://bmcgladys.com/commas-save-lives/ Mon, 30 Nov 2015 03:00:59 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2494 <p>Lets eat, grandma. vs Lets eat grandma. There is only one difference between these two statements. The comma changes everything. We are talking about gossip and lies. The tongue is a very small and common thing. It’s like the comma in these two sentences, it changes everything. Gossip is like dandelion seeds. Once they are turned loose there is no bringing them back. They are “in the wind” its impossible to tell where they will go...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/commas-save-lives/">Commas Save Lives</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Lets eat, grandma. vs Lets eat grandma. There is only one difference between these two statements. The comma changes everything. We are talking about gossip and lies. The tongue is a very small and common thing. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 43:10 2494 Thanksgiving With Jesus http://bmcgladys.com/thanksgiving-with-jesus/ Mon, 23 Nov 2015 01:57:05 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2489 <p>God is good. Even when we don't understand. Colossians 1:12 - God rules over the powers of darkness today, just as he did at the time that these words were written. All of God's creation is sustained by his power. All of creation, the milky way, the stars, the oceans, all of it is under the control and is sustained by God. Isaiah 40:12-20 - How big is God. He weighed out the mountains and the valleys. We can come together and worship Christ...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/thanksgiving-with-jesus/">Thanksgiving With Jesus</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> God is good. Even when we don't understand. Colossians 1:12 - God rules over the powers of darkness today, just as he did at the time that these words were written. All of God's creation is sustained by his power. All of creation, the milky way, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 44:22 2489 An Inconvenient Truth http://bmcgladys.com/an-inconvenient-truth-the-permanency-of-marriage/ Mon, 16 Nov 2015 03:36:54 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2480 <p>Marriage is for life. Divorce is not God's plan. These are things we believe, but that we don't talk about too much. The permanence of marriage is an inconvenient truth for many different groups of people. Many conservative christian people are "up at arms" about homosexuality, it is a sin. That remarriage after divorce is a sin as well is something that is also true. How grounded are you in the teaching of the scripture on the topic...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/an-inconvenient-truth-the-permanency-of-marriage/">An Inconvenient Truth</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Marriage is for life. Divorce is not God's plan. These are things we believe, but that we don't talk about too much. The permanence of marriage is an inconvenient truth for many different groups of people. Many conservative christian people are "up at ... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 42:00 2480 Father Glorify Thy Name http://bmcgladys.com/father-glorify-thy-name/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:15:11 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2476 <p>We don't know exactly what Mary new at this point and what she didn't know. Did she know that Jesus was going to die? Jerusalem was crowded with pilgrims who had come from all over to celebrate the Passover. They didn't know that they were about to witness the "real" Passover lamb's sacrifice. There was a large crowd of people following Jesus. The religious leaders of the day didn't appreciate this fact. They were scheming that...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/father-glorify-thy-name/">Father Glorify Thy Name</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> We don't know exactly what Mary new at this point and what she didn't know. Did she know that Jesus was going to die? Jerusalem was crowded with pilgrims who had come from all over to celebrate the Passover. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 34:20 2476 Trumpets Shall Sound http://bmcgladys.com/trumpets-shall-sound/ Mon, 02 Nov 2015 02:04:01 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2472 <p>The people of Jericho knew that there was a people coming who were formidable beyond anything that they had seen before. These people had crossed the read sea. They had went up against numerous nations along their journey towards the Canaan. When the son of man appears it will be incredibly clear. It is incredibly easy to become depressed when we see the terrible things that go on around us. It is an encouragement to know...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/trumpets-shall-sound/">Trumpets Shall Sound</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> The people of Jericho knew that there was a people coming who were formidable beyond anything that they had seen before. These people had crossed the read sea. They had went up against numerous nations along their journey towards the Canaan. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 45:40 2472 Living Christ Like at Home at Work and in the World http://bmcgladys.com/living-christ-like-at-home-at-work-and-in-the-world/ Mon, 26 Oct 2015 01:26:20 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2465 <p>Our attention must be on Jesus Christ and the Word. By recognizing Jesus and his death and resurrection our old life is dead and buried… we are raised with Christ. We are told to live out our faith within our homes, to grow up to maturity. When we are at home we tend to let down our guard and drop the pretenses that we may have… even there we are called to live out the Christ life.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/living-christ-like-at-home-at-work-and-in-the-world/">Living Christ Like at Home at Work and in the World</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Our attention must be on Jesus Christ and the Word. By recognizing Jesus and his death and resurrection our old life is dead and buried… we are raised with Christ. We are told to live out our faith within our homes, to grow up to maturity. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 15:22 2465 The Way of the Cross http://bmcgladys.com/the-way-of-the-cross/ Sun, 18 Oct 2015 22:11:00 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2425 <p>Let’s take another look at the cross of Christ and think about what it really means for each of us. The blood of Jesus is something that we understand as Christians. The blood is only part of the cross experience. By faith we also die with Christ on that cross. Every day as we take up the cross anew we experience death again. The disgrace that Hebrews talks about here is the cross, the symbol of disgrace and death.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-way-of-the-cross/">The Way of the Cross</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Let’s take another look at the cross of Christ and think about what it really means for each of us. The blood of Jesus is something that we understand as Christians. The blood is only part of the cross experience. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 42:09 2425 Settling Who God Is http://bmcgladys.com/settling-who-god-is/ Sun, 11 Oct 2015 22:01:11 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2421 <p>Thomas was a loyal disciple of Jesus. He wanted to know the truth. He didn’t trust the other disciples when it came to whether Jesus had actually been raised from the dead. Thomas wasn’t going to be mislead by his friends. When Jesus talked to Thomas he said, “look at my hands and my side…” He didn’t say, “Thomas, here I am, believe it.” What would the other disciples have said if they were in Thomas’s place? Have we settled who God is? </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/settling-who-god-is/">Settling Who God Is</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Thomas was a loyal disciple of Jesus. He wanted to know the truth. He didn’t trust the other disciples when it came to whether Jesus had actually been raised from the dead. Thomas wasn’t going to be mislead by his friends. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 49:40 2421 New Behavior of the New Man http://bmcgladys.com/new-behavior-of-the-new-man/ Mon, 05 Oct 2015 02:32:40 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2413 <p>We see in verses from both the old and the new covenant - truth is very important to God. Even Christians within the body of Christ struggle with telling the truth. Maybe we complement people when we don’t really feel it. You might say you’re glad to see someone when you’re not. You may say you’re fine when you’re not. Lying is a bad thing for the body… silence is also not a good thing for the body of Christ. As Christians we...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/new-behavior-of-the-new-man/">New Behavior of the New Man</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> We see in verses from both the old and the new covenant - truth is very important to God. Even Christians within the body of Christ struggle with telling the truth. Maybe we complement people when we don’t really feel it. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 27:59 2413 Sow Seed and Faint Not http://bmcgladys.com/sow-seed-and-faint-not/ Sun, 27 Sep 2015 21:24:56 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2405 <p>If we are going to reap fruit we do need to plant. Paul says here that we will plant… we need to make sure we are planting good seed, that we are making a good investment. A farmer invests in good seed and good fertilizers he puts in the work. He trusts that if he puts in the work, effort and investment he can reap some kind of benefit at some point in the future. It takes an ongoing will and determination on our part if we...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/sow-seed-and-faint-not/">Sow Seed and Faint Not</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> If we are going to reap fruit we do need to plant. Paul says here that we will plant… we need to make sure we are planting good seed, that we are making a good investment. A farmer invests in good seed and good fertilizers he puts in the work. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:28 2405 After God’s Own Heart http://bmcgladys.com/after-gods-own-heart/ Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00:41:54 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2401 <p>The heart is very important. It is the seat of our thoughts and attentions and attitudes. Above all things, guard your heart. The heart of a man (or a woman) is very important. Our heart makes us who we really are. God knows our hearts. He knows our hearts completely. What God sees in our hearts should matter to us. What kind of heart pleases God? David was described as a “man after God’s own heart."</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/after-gods-own-heart/">After God’s Own Heart</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> The heart is very important. It is the seat of our thoughts and attentions and attitudes. Above all things, guard your heart. The heart of a man (or a woman) is very important. Our heart makes us who we really are. God knows our hearts. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 43:00 2401 The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Believer http://bmcgladys.com/the-holy-spirit-in-the-life-of-the-believer-2/ Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00:35:30 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2396 <p>The Holy Spirit is associated with the power to live differently than we would live without the Holy Spirit. The Holy Sprit was within Jesus “without measure.” The Holy Spirit will also be given to us in sufficient abundance that it will pour out. The Holy Spirit is available for you and me “without measure.” We are the only ones who can hinder the amount that we have in our lives. Be filled with the Spirit. The context tells us...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-holy-spirit-in-the-life-of-the-believer-2/">The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Believer</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> The Holy Spirit is associated with the power to live differently than we would live without the Holy Spirit. The Holy Sprit was within Jesus “without measure.” The Holy Spirit will also be given to us in sufficient abundance that it will pour out. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 54:45 2396 Practicing a Forgiving Spirit http://bmcgladys.com/practicing-a-forgiving-spirit-2/ Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00:29:40 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2391 <p>God is big enough to bring healing in any situation. How do you sense when someone has a problem with you? How do we deal with it once we realize that a brother or sister has a problem with you. We need to ask ourselves, is this person intentionally trying to hurt me or are we just being too sensitive. Both Jacob and Esau had a responsibility here in their reconciliation and forgiveness.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/practicing-a-forgiving-spirit-2/">Practicing a Forgiving Spirit</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> God is big enough to bring healing in any situation. How do you sense when someone has a problem with you? How do we deal with it once we realize that a brother or sister has a problem with you. We need to ask ourselves, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 36:32 2391 The Need of Forgiveness http://bmcgladys.com/the-need-of-forgiveness/ Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00:19:42 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2385 <p>If we confess our sins God is faithful and just to forgive our sins. Our sins are removed as far as the east is from the west, not as far as the north and the south. We needed forgiveness and God has given us forgiveness. Not only at the point of our conversion, but also on an ongoing basis. This is a reality of life, we all need forgiveness. Jesus is willing to forgive us. When we look at the cross and we see what Jesus did...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-need-of-forgiveness/">The Need of Forgiveness</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> If we confess our sins God is faithful and just to forgive our sins. Our sins are removed as far as the east is from the west, not as far as the north and the south. We needed forgiveness and God has given us forgiveness. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 28:26 2385 Learning to Walk in Sanctification http://bmcgladys.com/learning-to-walk-in-sanctification/ Sun, 06 Sep 2015 21:00:59 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2372 <p>Our society has more access to information than at any time in history. We are also more educated than ever… yet we seem to be somewhat more ignorant than we’ve ever been. Paul is talking about a change of behavior to match the change what has changed on the inside. The new self isn’t something that we just come up with on our own. It is created. This process is only possible for those who have been born again. We aren’t just...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/learning-to-walk-in-sanctification/">Learning to Walk in Sanctification</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Our society has more access to information than at any time in history. We are also more educated than ever… yet we seem to be somewhat more ignorant than we’ve ever been. Paul is talking about a change of behavior to match the change what has changed ... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 32:22 2372 The Church 1.0 http://bmcgladys.com/the-church-1-0/ Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:44:52 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2368 <p>With Christ as the cornerstone the church will be built. The gates of hell won’t be able to overcome the church. The children of Israel were one of the first referred to as a “congregation.” We see here the beginning of the “congregation of Israel.” Abraham was called and he went. "Abraham was our father. We are part of his bloodline, that's what is important.” It was for Abraham's faith that God chose him as the father of Israel.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-church-1-0/">The Church 1.0</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> With Christ as the cornerstone the church will be built. The gates of hell won’t be able to overcome the church. The children of Israel were one of the first referred to as a “congregation.” We see here the beginning of the “congregation of Israel. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 45:49 2368 Listen to the Speaking Blood http://bmcgladys.com/listen-to-the-speaking-blood/ Sun, 23 Aug 2015 22:06:20 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2358 <p>Abel's blood was speaking so loudly that it was heard in heaven. The blood of Jesus, which was shed on the cross is speaking better things than the blood of Abel. Blood is very important. If you lose too much blood you lose life. Blood is important because life is important. What is it that Abel’s and Jesus’ blood is speaking to us? Abel’s blood in the ground was really bad news for Cain. Jesus blood for us is very good news!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/listen-to-the-speaking-blood/">Listen to the Speaking Blood</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Abel's blood was speaking so loudly that it was heard in heaven. The blood of Jesus, which was shed on the cross is speaking better things than the blood of Abel. Blood is very important. If you lose too much blood you lose life. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 34:08 2358 Man and God’s Sovereignty http://bmcgladys.com/man-and-gods-sovereignty/ Mon, 17 Aug 2015 01:38:09 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2353 <p>The sovereignty of God is well established in scriptures. God is over all, all-powerful, all-knowing and all-wise. Just as nothing was created without him, nothing is beyond his reach or beyond his rule. When God decrees something, it will happen. Man can choose to rule his own life. God holds man accountable for the choices that he makes. Whether we are a christian or a sinner, to hear that God is sovereign will make us feel differently.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/man-and-gods-sovereignty/">Man and God’s Sovereignty</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> The sovereignty of God is well established in scriptures. God is over all, all-powerful, all-knowing and all-wise. Just as nothing was created without him, nothing is beyond his reach or beyond his rule. When God decrees something, it will happen. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:04 2353 Thankfulness in Colossae http://bmcgladys.com/thankfulness-in-colossae/ Wed, 12 Aug 2015 01:20:57 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2346 <p>What we really need, and the only way to grow in Christ, is to have a life giving and life changing relationship with Jesus Christ. Paul makes it clear that he and Epaphras were not competing. They were in fact working together. The gospel was being preached, people were accepting it and lives were being changed. How can we be planters and waterers and proclaimers and encouragers? It seems like Paul was praying constantly.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/thankfulness-in-colossae/">Thankfulness in Colossae</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> What we really need, and the only way to grow in Christ, is to have a life giving and life changing relationship with Jesus Christ. Paul makes it clear that he and Epaphras were not competing. They were in fact working together. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 36:50 2346 Growing Up A Church http://bmcgladys.com/growing-up-a-church/ Sun, 02 Aug 2015 20:55:47 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2340 <p>If the Holy Spirit lives in you, you are a gifted person. Maybe you don't feel like you have something special to offer all the time... but you do. What Jesus has given you is valuable, Jesus is not a stingy giver. He knows you better than anyone and has created you for a special purpose. If the price of these gifts that we have received was Jesus coming to earth and dying on the cross... that is a very expensive gift. We need to show...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/growing-up-a-church/">Growing Up A Church</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> If the Holy Spirit lives in you, you are a gifted person. Maybe you don't feel like you have something special to offer all the time... but you do. What Jesus has given you is valuable, Jesus is not a stingy giver. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 28:49 2340 Jesus – The Same Today and Forever http://bmcgladys.com/jesus-the-same-today-and-forever/ Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:37:02 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2334 <p>There are a lot of things that change, but Jesus never changes. He is rock solid. This doesn't mean that he doesn't move. Jesus is always at work and moving among and within those who are his. We will all face death. Death is a huge change. If we know Jesus it is a great change. If we do not know Jesus it is a really bad change. Niagara falls is considered to be one of the 7 wonders of the world. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/jesus-the-same-today-and-forever/">Jesus – The Same Today and Forever</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> There are a lot of things that change, but Jesus never changes. He is rock solid. This doesn't mean that he doesn't move. Jesus is always at work and moving among and within those who are his. We will all face death. Death is a huge change. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 34:05 2334 Death – The Final Enemy http://bmcgladys.com/death-the-final-enemy/ Sun, 19 Jul 2015 23:03:08 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2329 <p>The last enemy to be destroyed is death. We shouldn't be preoccupied with dead, but it is very good for us to take a look every once in awhile at the issue of death. It is a very important subject for us to think about and come to terms with. God did not plan for death but He knew it would happen. God did not say that if Adam and Eve ate of the tree they weren't supposed to that he would kill them.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/death-the-final-enemy/">Death – The Final Enemy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> The last enemy to be destroyed is death. We shouldn't be preoccupied with dead, but it is very good for us to take a look every once in awhile at the issue of death. It is a very important subject for us to think about and come to terms with. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 44:14 2329 The Water of Life http://bmcgladys.com/the-water-of-life/ Sun, 12 Jul 2015 21:29:32 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2320 <p>Our bodies need water. Water is a solvent, which means that it dissolves other things, in our body this means that water carries all kinds of things to all parts of our body. A healthy body needs to have a correct balance of water inside and outside of each cell. Our bodies are largely water... we can live without food for a long time, but we can't live without water.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-water-of-life/">The Water of Life</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Our bodies need water. Water is a solvent, which means that it dissolves other things, in our body this means that water carries all kinds of things to all parts of our body. A healthy body needs to have a correct balance of water inside and outside of... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 38:39 2320 The Forgiving Brother http://bmcgladys.com/the-forgiving-brother/ Sun, 05 Jul 2015 19:21:20 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2317 <p>Jesus wants the living seed that he has given us to grow deep and change the way that we interact with those around us, especially our brothers and sisters in Christ. After Jacob had died and was buried. The brothers of Joseph began to wonder what Joseph would do to them. Would he punish them for how they had treated him years ago?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-forgiving-brother/">The Forgiving Brother</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Jesus wants the living seed that he has given us to grow deep and change the way that we interact with those around us, especially our brothers and sisters in Christ. After Jacob had died and was buried. The brothers of Joseph began to wonder what Jose... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 46:15 2317 Occupy Your Mountains http://bmcgladys.com/occupy-your-mountains/ Sun, 28 Jun 2015 19:49:19 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2309 <p>Some opportunities are fun and exciting. Other times we wish that opportunities that come our way would go on past us. What would happen if instead of trying to find excuses and reasons for not taking part in some opportunities we would instead look at them as opportunities to "occupy our mountain." Ephraim and Manasseh were asking that...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/occupy-your-mountains/">Occupy Your Mountains</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Some opportunities are fun and exciting. Other times we wish that opportunities that come our way would go on past us. What would happen if instead of trying to find excuses and reasons for not taking part in some opportunities we would instead look at... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 27:06 2309 The Role of a Parent http://bmcgladys.com/the-role-of-a-parent/ Mon, 22 Jun 2015 01:05:27 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2293 <p>It is much easier to begin planting and watering when children are younger. Teaching our children is something that begins at a very early age. Every home has to deal with difficult things. How parents respond and how they deal with that can be a real testimony to their children. There is a spiritual battle going on. Each of us are being attacked.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-role-of-a-parent/">The Role of a Parent</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> It is much easier to begin planting and watering when children are younger. Teaching our children is something that begins at a very early age. Every home has to deal with difficult things. How parents respond and how they deal with that can be a real ... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 55:04 2293 The Gospel of the Kingdom http://bmcgladys.com/the-gospel-of-the-kingdom/ Mon, 15 Jun 2015 00:29:10 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2288 <p>Jesus calls people to submit to him as Lord, but Jesus always claims that submitting to him as Lord will be in our best interest. Submitting to him will be a restful place, a place in which you will not be harassed, and Jesus will have your best interest in mind. He will care for you. Is this still the gospel of the kingdom today? Do we live today as if...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-gospel-of-the-kingdom/">The Gospel of the Kingdom</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Jesus calls people to submit to him as Lord, but Jesus always claims that submitting to him as Lord will be in our best interest. Submitting to him will be a restful place, a place in which you will not be harassed, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:05 2288 Moses’ Decisive Faith http://bmcgladys.com/moses-decisive-faith/ Sun, 07 Jun 2015 23:30:13 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2280 <p>Today when we talk about having “a situation,” we are often saying that we have a dilemma. We will face dilemmas in our lives, situations that require us to make a decision. Is your faith going to factor into the decision that you make? Will you look inward? Will you look back at situations you’ve had in the past? Will you look at other people...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/moses-decisive-faith/">Moses’ Decisive Faith</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Today when we talk about having “a situation,” we are often saying that we have a dilemma. We will face dilemmas in our lives, situations that require us to make a decision. Is your faith going to factor into the decision that you make? Bethel Mennonite Church clean 38:20 2280 I Will Trust Him http://bmcgladys.com/i-will-trust-him/ Sun, 31 May 2015 20:16:18 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2272 <p>The times we live in can be confusing. It is important to stop and analyze life and to choose to trust God. This is the point that all of us need to come to. God is the only one who is truly trustworthy. Life can get very confusing and we might not know what’s going on… God can seem distant at times. It is in those times that we need to come to the place where we can say...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/i-will-trust-him/">I Will Trust Him</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> The times we live in can be confusing. It is important to stop and analyze life and to choose to trust God. This is the point that all of us need to come to. God is the only one who is truly trustworthy. Life can get very confusing and we might not kno... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 42:11 2272 Bartimaeus Cries To Jesus http://bmcgladys.com/bartimaeus-cries-to-jesus/ Sun, 24 May 2015 19:22:45 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2265 <p>We don’t know whether Bartimaeus was born blind or if it was something that happened to him later in life. Regardless, he faced a sever handicap that affected how he faced each and every day. Bartimaeus had heard about Jesus. When a crowd passed by and Bartimaeus heard that Jesus was coming by he cried out to Jesus… and kept calling earnestly.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/bartimaeus-cries-to-jesus/">Bartimaeus Cries To Jesus</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> We don’t know whether Bartimaeus was born blind or if it was something that happened to him later in life. Regardless, he faced a sever handicap that affected how he faced each and every day. Bartimaeus had heard about Jesus. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 42:01 2265 Worthy is the Lamb http://bmcgladys.com/worthy-is-the-lamb/ Mon, 18 May 2015 01:03:52 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2250 <p>We are here to remember. We are here to remember while we take of the bread and drink of the cup. We remember Him, who he is, what he did and what he is like. Who is Jesus? He is the lamb of God who came and made provision so that the sin of the world could be taken away. The Jewish people were expecting a warrior, instead they got a “lamb of God.”</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/worthy-is-the-lamb/">Worthy is the Lamb</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> We are here to remember. We are here to remember while we take of the bread and drink of the cup. We remember Him, who he is, what he did and what he is like. Who is Jesus? He is the lamb of God who came and made provision so that the sin of the world ... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 32:23 2250 Honoring Our Sisters (and Mothers) http://bmcgladys.com/honoring-our-sisters-and-mothers/ Mon, 11 May 2015 01:03:07 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2248 <p>The husband wife relationship is a relationship. We are all in relationships, whether or not we are married. Have we been awake to our responsibilities and relationships? We need to be attentive to the needs of those that are around us. All of us need to be “awaken” at times to see the needs of the ones we relate to...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/honoring-our-sisters-and-mothers/">Honoring Our Sisters (and Mothers)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> The husband wife relationship is a relationship. We are all in relationships, whether or not we are married. Have we been awake to our responsibilities and relationships? We need to be attentive to the needs of those that are around us. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 37:27 2248 Personal Authority in Christ http://bmcgladys.com/personal-authority-in-christ/ Mon, 04 May 2015 01:01:59 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2246 <p>When Christ talked people listened. Jesus taught as one having authority. We need to keep in mind that our kingdom is not of this world. Our king commands, based on this truth, that we not fight. Instead of fighting authority we are told that we should obey authority and respect those in authority and pray for them. There will be times when...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/personal-authority-in-christ/">Personal Authority in Christ</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> When Christ talked people listened. Jesus taught as one having authority. We need to keep in mind that our kingdom is not of this world. Our king commands, based on this truth, that we not fight. Instead of fighting authority we are told that we should... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 45:41 2246 The Power of Our Gospel http://bmcgladys.com/the-power-of-our-gospel/ Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:35:35 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2222 <p>When we stop hearing and we stop doing - we stop walking with him. The time is here and the time is now. If we don’t act on what we hear the urgency goes away. Here we are and if “it” still isn’t done, the best time to do it is today. If God has been showing you something, take care of it now. Today is the best day to do it. As believers we have something...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-power-of-our-gospel/">The Power of Our Gospel</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> When we stop hearing and we stop doing - we stop walking with him. The time is here and the time is now. If we don’t act on what we hear the urgency goes away. Here we are and if “it” still isn’t done, the best time to do it is today. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 1:04:41 2222 Working Towards Unity http://bmcgladys.com/working-towards-unity/ Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:23:46 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2220 <p>Sometimes the initial beginnings of a church are easier than “the long haul.” Maintaining purpose and maintaining unity requires ongoing maintenance. It is easy at times to become disillusioned with our churches and believe that other churches “have it figured out.” Rest assured that there is no “perfect” church. How is Christian brotherhood...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/working-towards-unity/">Working Towards Unity</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Sometimes the initial beginnings of a church are easier than “the long haul.” Maintaining purpose and maintaining unity requires ongoing maintenance. It is easy at times to become disillusioned with our churches and believe that other churches “have it... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 52:07 2220 The Church and Brotherhood http://bmcgladys.com/the-church-and-brotherhood/ Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:12:47 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2218 <p>Wherever God’s spirit is working he is working to build a local body that functions as a reflection of the New Testament practice. There is a lot of definition here - either of us or not of us. The requirement to be "of us" is to continue with us and among us. How would we apply this thing of submitting to our brothers and sisters...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-church-and-brotherhood/">The Church and Brotherhood</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Wherever God’s spirit is working he is working to build a local body that functions as a reflection of the New Testament practice. There is a lot of definition here - either of us or not of us. The requirement to be "of us" is to continue with us and a... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 38:10 2218 A Living Sacrifice http://bmcgladys.com/a-living-sacrifice/ Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:36:22 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2213 <p>1 Kings 20:1-12 - Can you imagine the position that king Ahab was in here? Ahab surrendered to the wishes of the king outside. Have we surrendered our lives to Jesus? What kind of relationship are we going to have with Jesus? A mediocre Christian life isn’t really worth it. Jesus work on Calvary was a very expensive transaction...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/a-living-sacrifice/">A Living Sacrifice</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> 1 Kings 20:1-12 - Can you imagine the position that king Ahab was in here? Ahab surrendered to the wishes of the king outside. Have we surrendered our lives to Jesus? What kind of relationship are we going to have with Jesus? Bethel Mennonite Church clean 58:13 2213 Living in Bondage and Finding Victory http://bmcgladys.com/living-in-bondage-and-finding-victory/ Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:09:40 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2198 <p>When we come from the outside to the inside of the kingdom of God that is only the beginning. The world around us, the temptations, the struggles, they are all still very much a part of our lives. Even people who are in the kingdom of God struggle. There is some debate around holiness and how “free from sin” God...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/living-in-bondage-and-finding-victory/">Living in Bondage and Finding Victory</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> When we come from the outside to the inside of the kingdom of God that is only the beginning. The world around us, the temptations, the struggles, they are all still very much a part of our lives. Even people who are in the kingdom of God struggle. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 56:43 2198 A Holy God & the Problem of Sin http://bmcgladys.com/a-holy-god-the-problem-of-sin/ Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:51:09 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2195 <p>God knows those who are his own. He will never make a mistake. We don't know about some of the people we see around us at times, but God never makes those kinds of mistakes. This is a comfort to the children of God while at the same time being something that should be terrifying to those who don't know...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/a-holy-god-the-problem-of-sin/">A Holy God & the Problem of Sin</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> God knows those who are his own. He will never make a mistake. We don't know about some of the people we see around us at times, but God never makes those kinds of mistakes. This is a comfort to the children of God while at the same time being somethin... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 59:14 2195 Part of the Kingdom of God http://bmcgladys.com/part-of-the-kingdom-of-god/ Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:12:17 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2188 <p>Can you imagine a place where God’s character is the law? Can you imagine the perfection… perfect love, nothing out of place, selfishness is so unheard of that every action is motivated by selfless concern for another, perfect holiness, a sin free place. A place where God’s spirit is the atmosphere. This place of course fits the definition of heaven perfectly.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/part-of-the-kingdom-of-god/">Part of the Kingdom of God</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Can you imagine a place where God’s character is the law? Can you imagine the perfection… perfect love, nothing out of place, selfishness is so unheard of that every action is motivated by selfless concern for another, perfect holiness, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 52:44 2188 If You Would Walk With God http://bmcgladys.com/if-you-would-walk-with-god/ Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:41:25 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2177 <p>Any time a relationship happens between man and God it only happens because of God’s initiative. Jesus is the only hope we have to know God. We are faced with the choice to open the door and have a relationship with the creator of the universe. Or to not open the door when he calls us. How can a man walk with God? Man, even in his wisest...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/if-you-would-walk-with-god/">If You Would Walk With God</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Any time a relationship happens between man and God it only happens because of God’s initiative. Jesus is the only hope we have to know God. We are faced with the choice to open the door and have a relationship with the creator of the universe. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 49:53 2177 What is Your God Like? http://bmcgladys.com/what-is-your-god-like/ Mon, 20 Apr 2015 01:47:24 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2171 <p>God is a lot smaller and impersonal to people today than he should be. God is neither small nor impersonal. God told Moses in Exodus 3, that “I am that I am.” God is eternal, the self existing one. When we look at the names of God we start to get an idea of who he is. God is all powerful. God needs nothing outside of himself.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/what-is-your-god-like/">What is Your God Like?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> God is a lot smaller and impersonal to people today than he should be. God is neither small nor impersonal. God told Moses in Exodus 3, that “I am that I am.” God is eternal, the self existing one. When we look at the names of God we start to get an id... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 50:38 2171 Never Stop Improving http://bmcgladys.com/never-stop-improving/ Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:45:06 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2154 <p>Our spiritual lives are somewhat like a house. When we become Christians, God makes a bunch of really great changes in our lives, but there is still work that needs to be done. James 1:19-27 - Using a mirror is a good place to start if we have something on our face. However just looking into a mirror doesn’t make the food on our face go away.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/never-stop-improving/">Never Stop Improving</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Our spiritual lives are somewhat like a house. When we become Christians, God makes a bunch of really great changes in our lives, but there is still work that needs to be done. James 1:19-27 - Using a mirror is a good place to start if we have somethin... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 28:12 2154 A Rebellious Heart Is A Serious Thing http://bmcgladys.com/a-rebellious-heart-is-a-serious-thing/ Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21:59:17 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2148 <p>Every two year old has two questions that they are grappling with. If they can’t get these two questions answered in the right manner, they will find that they have a “tough row to hoe.” Can I do what I want to? Do I really have to obey authority? If we as parents have children who are growing up without getting the answers...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/a-rebellious-heart-is-a-serious-thing/">A Rebellious Heart Is A Serious Thing</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Every two year old has two questions that they are grappling with. If they can’t get these two questions answered in the right manner, they will find that they have a “tough row to hoe.” Can I do what I want to? Do I really have to obey authority? Bethel Mennonite Church clean 38:05 2148 The Importance of the Resurrection http://bmcgladys.com/the-importance-of-the-resurrection/ Sun, 05 Apr 2015 11:46:52 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2140 <p>The news cycle today is pretty short. The resurrection of Jesus is never old news. Acts, Romans - The disciples continually were preaching about Jesus being raised from the dead. The fact of the resurrection is told in Scripture, it is believable to those who are open to it. Jesus resurrection was prophesied in the Old Testament.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-importance-of-the-resurrection/">The Importance of the Resurrection</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> The news cycle today is pretty short. The resurrection of Jesus is never old news. Acts, Romans - The disciples continually were preaching about Jesus being raised from the dead. The fact of the resurrection is told in Scripture, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:58 2140 Triumphal King! http://bmcgladys.com/triumphal-king/ Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:54:24 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2135 <p>If we go home today in a mindset of refection of what Christ has done for us, then we will have gotten what Christ has for us today.The history of the Passover makes the Passover very important to the Jewish people in years past and today. There is much more importance for us as Christians. From a kingly point of view the donkey wouldn't have...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/triumphal-king/">Triumphal King!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> If we go home today in a mindset of refection of what Christ has done for us, then we will have gotten what Christ has for us today.The history of the Passover makes the Passover very important to the Jewish people in years past and today. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 43:11 2135 Two Enemies of Stewardship http://bmcgladys.com/two-enemies-of-stewardship/ Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:38:52 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2113 <p>It is a blessing of each of us to be able to give. Giving is an act of faith. Jesus didn’t say that we would necessarily receive a return in the same kind of currency. Jesus makes it clear that the return is only valid in the Kingdom of God. Jesus isn’t just talking about money of course. He is also talking about time, energy and things like that.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/two-enemies-of-stewardship/">Two Enemies of Stewardship</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> It is a blessing of each of us to be able to give. Giving is an act of faith. Jesus didn’t say that we would necessarily receive a return in the same kind of currency. Jesus makes it clear that the return is only valid in the Kingdom of God. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 36:05 2113 Establishing Ownership http://bmcgladys.com/establishing-ownership/ Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:36:41 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2106 <p>Let’s look at God’s ownership of our bodies. In the beginning Satan lied to Adam and Even by telling them that God was with-holding good things from them. It is the same lie that Satan uses on us today as well. In what sense does “God own us?” He created us! God also gave us a free will. God didn’t make us to be a robot. God made us in...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/establishing-ownership/">Establishing Ownership</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Let’s look at God’s ownership of our bodies. In the beginning Satan lied to Adam and Even by telling them that God was with-holding good things from them. It is the same lie that Satan uses on us today as well. In what sense does “God own us? Bethel Mennonite Church clean 38:57 2106 The Truth Misrepresented http://bmcgladys.com/the-truth-misrepresented/ Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:33:22 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2115 <p>God gave Solomon an extra dose of wisdom. He didn’t need a DNA test to tell which of the two ladies was the actual mother of the baby. The motive for the one lady being willing to give the baby to the other woman was love for her baby. This is the same motive that will have a large part to play in our eternal judgement as well. Today everything...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-truth-misrepresented/">The Truth Misrepresented</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> God gave Solomon an extra dose of wisdom. He didn’t need a DNA test to tell which of the two ladies was the actual mother of the baby. The motive for the one lady being willing to give the baby to the other woman was love for her baby. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 37:12 2115 New Covenant Stewardship http://bmcgladys.com/new-covenant-stewardship/ Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:29:25 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2109 <p>Many fallacies in doctrine stem from a false understanding of who God is, but a lot of them also come from a false understanding of who we are. If we look at creation we can see how each part of creation, apart from humans, operates on instinct. God could have made humans who did the same thing… but he didn’t. A clarity and understanding...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/new-covenant-stewardship/">New Covenant Stewardship</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Many fallacies in doctrine stem from a false understanding of who God is, but a lot of them also come from a false understanding of who we are. If we look at creation we can see how each part of creation, apart from humans, operates on instinct. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 35:04 2109 The Chief End of Man http://bmcgladys.com/the-chief-end-of-man/ Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:26:48 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2104 <p>God is a social God… He loves to interact and he created us in his image so that he could interact with us. God said that it is “not good that man should be alone.” God was planning a time of fellowship way back then, he was planning for fellowship when he made you. To bring glory to God is man’s “purpose,” but to “become known” and to “have a relationship...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-chief-end-of-man/">The Chief End of Man</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> God is a social God… He loves to interact and he created us in his image so that he could interact with us. God said that it is “not good that man should be alone.” God was planning a time of fellowship way back then, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 51:32 2104 The Danger of Anger http://bmcgladys.com/the-danger-of-anger/ Sun, 15 Mar 2015 23:18:07 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2097 <p>In the small country of Cameroon, there is a lake. This lake is known to be “the deadliest lake in the world.” This lake is an extinct volcano with the lake in the center of it. The lake is around 700ft deep. There is a small village there on the mountainside. On August 22nd, 1986 there was a man who was riding a bike towards the small village...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-danger-of-anger/">The Danger of Anger</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> In the small country of Cameroon, there is a lake. This lake is known to be “the deadliest lake in the world.” This lake is an extinct volcano with the lake in the center of it. The lake is around 700ft deep. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 44:18 2097 Let My People Go! http://bmcgladys.com/let-my-people-go/ Mon, 09 Mar 2015 02:42:33 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2088 <p>This may bring to mind the Old Testament story of Moses, Aaron and Pharaoh. As we look at this story of Moses let's think of how it correlates to the season of Easter. This is a time of year that should be leading up to a really special and deep experience for the Christian. What do you think of when you think of Easter? Do you think of lent?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/let-my-people-go/">Let My People Go!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This may bring to mind the Old Testament story of Moses, Aaron and Pharaoh. As we look at this story of Moses let's think of how it correlates to the season of Easter. This is a time of year that should be leading up to a really special and deep experi... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 38:25 2088 A Product of God’s Grace http://bmcgladys.com/a-product-of-gods-grace/ Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:37:12 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2079 <p>We sometimes take so much credit for ourselves that we forget where everything comes from. Everything is a product of God’s grace in our lives. God’s grace comes down to us and is showered freely upon us. We are to pass this grace that we have received on to those around us. God’s grace is not for us to keep, but rather to pass on to others.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/a-product-of-gods-grace/">A Product of God’s Grace</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> We sometimes take so much credit for ourselves that we forget where everything comes from. Everything is a product of God’s grace in our lives. God’s grace comes down to us and is showered freely upon us. We are to pass this grace that we have received... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:09 2079 Qualifications of a Minister http://bmcgladys.com/qualifications-minister/ Tue, 17 Feb 2015 20:24:49 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2074 <p>If you want to be where God wants you to be and you want to serve him the best you know how... he will be faithful. Romans 10:14 - Paul tells us that we need some preachers. Some people need to be in a leadership opportunity, but we do all need to be teachers. God could get his message out in a lot of different ways, but he uses men and women to get the...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/qualifications-minister/">Qualifications of a Minister</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> If you want to be where God wants you to be and you want to serve him the best you know how... he will be faithful. Romans 10:14 - Paul tells us that we need some preachers. Some people need to be in a leadership opportunity, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 45:18 2074 Qualifications of a Church http://bmcgladys.com/qualifications-church/ Tue, 17 Feb 2015 20:21:24 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2070 <p>Romans 15:5-6 - One mind and one mouth glorifying God. 1 Corinthians 1:10-17, Philippians 1:27-30 - The church is to stand together, with one heart, one mind and one voice. United. We need to have one goal in mind as we move forward, to find leadership going forward, leadership that can lead us as God would have us go. How do we find...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/qualifications-church/">Qualifications of a Church</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Romans 15:5-6 - One mind and one mouth glorifying God. 1 Corinthians 1:10-17, Philippians 1:27-30 - The church is to stand together, with one heart, one mind and one voice. United. We need to have one goal in mind as we move forward, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 44:43 2070 Gaining Spiritual Perspective http://bmcgladys.com/gaining-spiritual-perspective/ Sat, 14 Feb 2015 20:40:25 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2060 <p>We don't always understand everything and we don't always know what God wants. There are times when we need to trust the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We are influenced by those people and things around us that we place importance on and value. Those are the things that have an impact on us. If we value the Holy Spirit and his impact on us, we will...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/gaining-spiritual-perspective/">Gaining Spiritual Perspective</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> We don't always understand everything and we don't always know what God wants. There are times when we need to trust the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We are influenced by those people and things around us that we place importance on and value. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 42:37 2060 Leading our Children to Truth http://bmcgladys.com/leading-children-truth/ Sun, 01 Feb 2015 22:14:10 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2055 <p>When we stop and think about the volume of truth that is available as well as the amount of untruth that is available it is truly incredible. We have a responsibility to lead our children into truth, helping them to discern the differences between truth and the untruth. As parents we are specifically called to that role. 1 Samuel 2:1-21 - This is Hannah's prayer...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/leading-children-truth/">Leading our Children to Truth</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> When we stop and think about the volume of truth that is available as well as the amount of untruth that is available it is truly incredible. We have a responsibility to lead our children into truth, helping them to discern the differences between trut... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 39:13 2055 My Life Story – Tim Croft http://bmcgladys.com/life-story-tim-croft/ Sun, 01 Feb 2015 22:08:18 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2049 <p>Tim Croft shares his life story with us. Simply put his life has had a lot of twists and turns that most of us have never had to experience. Throughout the entire evening he puts an emphasis on the wonderful grace and mercy of God that is the only reason any of us can have hope. "This is a work that God himself has done!" "Each one of us can give a testimony of a salvation that is great."</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/life-story-tim-croft/">My Life Story – Tim Croft</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Tim Croft shares his life story with us. Simply put his life has had a lot of twists and turns that most of us have never had to experience. Throughout the entire evening he puts an emphasis on the wonderful grace and mercy of God that is the only reas... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 1:29:49 2049 Relationships & I’m Sorry http://bmcgladys.com/relationships-im-sorry/ Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:21:47 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2040 <p>There are two ways that our relationship with others can be disturbed. We can be offended. We can offend someone else. As God’s people, who are concerned about pleasing God, we want to follow peace with all men. Whether we have been offended or whether we have offended someone else, we have an obligation. If we have been wronged we are...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/relationships-im-sorry/">Relationships & I’m Sorry</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> There are two ways that our relationship with others can be disturbed. We can be offended. We can offend someone else. As God’s people, who are concerned about pleasing God, we want to follow peace with all men. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 40:45 2040 Why Praise the Lord? http://bmcgladys.com/praise-lord/ Sun, 18 Jan 2015 21:15:21 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2034 <p>We should praise the Lord because God hears us when we pray. God doesn’t always answer prayer the way that we want him to, but he does hear our prayers. David was experiencing great fear that the people of Gath would kill him. So he did something very strange… he pretended to be insane. God is near to those who have a broken and crushed spirit.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/praise-lord/">Why Praise the Lord?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> We should praise the Lord because God hears us when we pray. God doesn’t always answer prayer the way that we want him to, but he does hear our prayers. David was experiencing great fear that the people of Gath would kill him. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 33:16 2034 The Rise and Fall http://bmcgladys.com/rise-fall/ Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:29:23 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2027 <p>The Jews were a very patriotic bunch of people. Many people came to rely on the Jewish religious structure. A lot of Jews traded their heavenly inheritance for an earthly religiosity. The day the casket lid closes… that isn’t the end of the tree. That tree continues to grow and becomes more and more beautiful. A person without Christ’s leavening can only...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/rise-fall/">The Rise and Fall</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> The Jews were a very patriotic bunch of people. Many people came to rely on the Jewish religious structure. A lot of Jews traded their heavenly inheritance for an earthly religiosity. The day the casket lid closes… that isn’t the end of the tree. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:31 2027 Christian Humility http://bmcgladys.com/christian-humility/ Mon, 05 Jan 2015 16:02:44 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2019 <p>We, as Christians are to “have the mind of Christ." Jesus is the perfect model of humility. There is another model of “humility." Ever since the fall of man, we have known about both models of humility. Both pride and humility. True humility begins with a bowing before God and acknowledging him. Humility abounds in a heart that has crucified...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/christian-humility/">Christian Humility</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> We, as Christians are to “have the mind of Christ." Jesus is the perfect model of humility. There is another model of “humility." Ever since the fall of man, we have known about both models of humility. Both pride and humility. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 38:31 2019 What To Do With Disappointments http://bmcgladys.com/disappointments/ Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:43:28 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2011 <p>It’s the end of the year. For a lot of people it is a time that we do inventory, looking at the year that has passed and thinking about the year to come. Because Bible stories are true stories, we can definitely learn from Bible stories. The Lord was with Joseph, time and time again throughout this story we are told...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/disappointments/">What To Do With Disappointments</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> It’s the end of the year. For a lot of people it is a time that we do inventory, looking at the year that has passed and thinking about the year to come. Because Bible stories are true stories, we can definitely learn from Bible stories. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 40:12 2011 A Reminder of Who Jesus Is http://bmcgladys.com/reminder-jesus/ Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:43:40 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=2005 <p>If we want to make something, or fix something, there is generally a lot of effort involved. Jesus spoke and created the world, the stars, the sun, the moon, the universe… Not only did God make the stars, he also put them in the exact perfect place.</p> <p>The detail in the world...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/reminder-jesus/">A Reminder of Who Jesus Is</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> If we want to make something, or fix something, there is generally a lot of effort involved. Jesus spoke and created the world, the stars, the sun, the moon, the universe… Not only did God make the stars, he also put them in the exact perfect place. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 36:13 2005 Not By Bread Alone http://bmcgladys.com/not-bread-alone/ Mon, 15 Dec 2014 02:50:26 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1998 <p>Jesus was led into the wilderness. He was alone… except for God the father and the Satan was there. This was a time of deep communion with God.</p> <p>Besides fasting and communion in the wilderness, Jesus was tempted as well. After 40 days Jesus was understandably hungry.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/not-bread-alone/">Not By Bread Alone</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Jesus was led into the wilderness. He was alone… except for God the father and the Satan was there. This was a time of deep communion with God. - Besides fasting and communion in the wilderness, Jesus was tempted as well. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 40:20 1998 Fitting Into the Kingdom – Single or Married http://bmcgladys.com/fitting-kingdom-single-married/ Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:54:38 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1986 <p>We all are all co-creators and rulers with God. There is a place for us in God’s kingdom to participate in whatever it is that He is trying to do in this world. This is true regardless of whether we are single or married.</p> <p>The kingdom of God is wherever God is working and moving. When we make choices that bring righteousness...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/fitting-kingdom-single-married/">Fitting Into the Kingdom – Single or Married</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> We all are all co-creators and rulers with God. There is a place for us in God’s kingdom to participate in whatever it is that He is trying to do in this world. This is true regardless of whether we are single or married. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 34:22 1986 Digging and Dunging for Our Lord and Redeemer http://bmcgladys.com/digging-dunging-lord-redeemer/ Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:51:07 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1983 <p>What is Jesus talking about? He is talking about people.</p> <p>The goal is to have a life that is fruit bearing. It is important for us and for those around us that we live a life that bears fruit.</p> <p>It’s quick and easy to cut the tree down. For us it is much easier...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/digging-dunging-lord-redeemer/">Digging and Dunging for Our Lord and Redeemer</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> What is Jesus talking about? He is talking about people. - The goal is to have a life that is fruit bearing. It is important for us and for those around us that we live a life that bears fruit. - It’s quick and easy to cut the tree down. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 29:26 1983 An Appointment With Death http://bmcgladys.com/appointment-death/ Sun, 30 Nov 2014 22:22:43 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1976 <p>Death is not something we are accustomed to dealing with. Especially not something we plan into our daily lives. It isn’t something we wake up and think about every morning.</p> <p>Life can end so quickly. Suddenly. In the blink of an eye.</p> <p>Each one of us has an appointment with death. It isn’t something that we have set...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/appointment-death/">An Appointment With Death</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Death is not something we are accustomed to dealing with. Especially not something we plan into our daily lives. It isn’t something we wake up and think about every morning. - Life can end so quickly. Suddenly. In the blink of an eye. - Bethel Mennonite Church clean 42:11 1976 Thanksgiving 1456 BC http://bmcgladys.com/thanksgiving-1456-bc/ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:37:05 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1968 <p>It is good to step back and remember what all God has done for us.</p> <p>This week during our thanksgiving celebration we are remembering the goodness of God to us. As Christians we have a lot of extra things that we are and can be thankful for. Above all we have Jesus and all that he has done for us. Moses here is leading the children of Israel...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/thanksgiving-1456-bc/">Thanksgiving 1456 BC</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> It is good to step back and remember what all God has done for us. This week during our thanksgiving celebration we are remembering the goodness of God to us. As Christians we have a lot of extra things that we are and can be thankful for. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 35:21 1968 Unreasonable Grace #2 http://bmcgladys.com/unreasonable-grace-2/ Mon, 17 Nov 2014 01:08:13 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1961 <p>Previously we looked some of the prerequisites to where we are.</p> <p>- God’s plan is in place<br /> - We are God’s workmanship<br /> - We are created to do good<br /> - We are God’s - Psalm 100<br /> - We are eternally dead without Christ. However, through grace we can be saved, the gift of God, through Christ. Ephesians 2:8</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/unreasonable-grace-2/">Unreasonable Grace #2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Previously we looked some of the prerequisites to where we are. - - God’s plan is in place - We are God’s workmanship - We are created to do good - We are God’s - Psalm 100 - We are eternally dead without Christ. However, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 37:03 1961 The Light of the Crucifixion http://bmcgladys.com/light-crucifixion/ Sun, 09 Nov 2014 00:56:35 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1954 <p>The crucifixion may be one of the darkest moments in the history of Man. A lot of the story happened in the dark.</p> <p>Jesus said that evil men like darkness more than they like light because they are evil. Jesus was hauled through the dark, the people who led him were bent on destroying him. Pilate was in the dark. Void of understanding yet asking Jesus questions. Jesus offered the truth...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/light-crucifixion/">The Light of the Crucifixion</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> The crucifixion may be one of the darkest moments in the history of Man. A lot of the story happened in the dark. - Jesus said that evil men like darkness more than they like light because they are evil. Jesus was hauled through the dark, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 34:29 1954 Unreasonable Grace #1 http://bmcgladys.com/unreasonable-grace-1/ Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:47:42 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1948 <p>There is no way that we can give a true presentation of God’s unreasonable grace, other than to get a glimpse through scripture and experience it ourselves.</p> <p>God created us and gave us the ability to choose. God has a divine purpose - man has a choice whether to fit into that divine purpose or not. In our natural state and due to our “sin issue,” in a spiritual sense we are born dead.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/unreasonable-grace-1/">Unreasonable Grace #1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> There is no way that we can give a true presentation of God’s unreasonable grace, other than to get a glimpse through scripture and experience it ourselves. - God created us and gave us the ability to choose. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 40:00 1948 The Holy Kiss http://bmcgladys.com/holy-kiss/ Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:42:32 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1943 <p>This is a prayer prayed with “plural” language. David is praying not only for himself but also for all of God’s people. A lot of the prophets of old prayed in this manner… we should probably be praying in a similar manner as well.</p> <p>God is building a spiritual kingdom. God is building his church. We do know that God is building this kingdom from every tribe and every nation.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/holy-kiss/">The Holy Kiss</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This is a prayer prayed with “plural” language. David is praying not only for himself but also for all of God’s people. A lot of the prophets of old prayed in this manner… we should probably be praying in a similar manner as well. - Bethel Mennonite Church clean 34:31 1943 The Remnant http://bmcgladys.com/remnant/ Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:35:01 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1939 <p>This morning I want to talk about how to respond to “the gloom and doom,” that exists in this world.</p> <p>There will always be a remnant of those who reach out and embrace the grace that is offered to us.</p> <p>Elijah here seems to be a man that is quite discouraged. In simple terms he was “wore out.”</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/remnant/">The Remnant</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This morning I want to talk about how to respond to “the gloom and doom,” that exists in this world. - There will always be a remnant of those who reach out and embrace the grace that is offered to us. - Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:53 1939 Healing Reconciliation and Restoration http://bmcgladys.com/healing-reconciliation-restoration/ Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:25:30 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1931 <p>We live in a world that is full of hurting people. People who have deep hurts and emotional baggage. We have the blessed opportunity of giving the good news of the Bible to those who are hurting.</p> <p>David did what he knew he wasn’t supposed to. Joab even tried to tell him that he shouldn’t count the people. The law said that the king...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/healing-reconciliation-restoration/">Healing Reconciliation and Restoration</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> We live in a world that is full of hurting people. People who have deep hurts and emotional baggage. We have the blessed opportunity of giving the good news of the Bible to those who are hurting. - David did what he knew he wasn’t supposed to. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 1:39:40 1931 Davids Altar http://bmcgladys.com/davids-altar/ Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:20:01 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1926 <p>There is peace. Perfect peace in knowing God.</p> <p>We have a God who answers our prayers. No other God is like our God. No other God can do what our God does… No other God has made the promise that if we ask we will receive.</p> <p>God will get as serious with us as we get with Him. Those who fully trust God will find a much deeper relationship with Him.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/davids-altar/">Davids Altar</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> There is peace. Perfect peace in knowing God. - We have a God who answers our prayers. No other God is like our God. No other God can do what our God does… No other God has made the promise that if we ask we will receive. - Bethel Mennonite Church clean 1:04:52 1926 Three Altars http://bmcgladys.com/three-altars/ Sat, 11 Oct 2014 00:07:34 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1922 <p>There are no notes for this message. I was gone, my backup was gone and unfortunately we are only “two deep” in the line for note taking.</p> <p>I do apologize for the lack of notes but the audio is here…!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/three-altars/">Three Altars</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> There are no notes for this message. I was gone, my backup was gone and unfortunately we are only “two deep” in the line for note taking. - I do apologize for the lack of notes but the audio is here…! Bethel Mennonite Church clean 1:20:38 1922 Psalm 100 – A Psalm of Praise and Thanksgiving http://bmcgladys.com/psalm-100-psalm-praise-thanksgiving/ Sun, 05 Oct 2014 23:57:53 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1917 <p>We’ve all sung praises. We’ve sung songs expressing our thankfulness already this morning.</p> <p>God calls us to be holy as he is holy, to be merciful as he is merciful, to be kind and to be patient… We don’t read “be ye thankful as God is thankful.” God isn’t thankful in the same way that we are to be thankful.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/psalm-100-psalm-praise-thanksgiving/">Psalm 100 – A Psalm of Praise and Thanksgiving</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> We’ve all sung praises. We’ve sung songs expressing our thankfulness already this morning. - God calls us to be holy as he is holy, to be merciful as he is merciful, to be kind and to be patient… We don’t read “be ye thankful as God is thankful. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 33:13 1917 Pillars of Wisdom http://bmcgladys.com/pillars-wisdom/ Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:54:41 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1911 <p>There are no notes for this message. I was gone, my backup was gone and unfortunately we are only "two deep" in the line for note taking.</p> <p>I do apologize for the lack of notes but the audio is here...!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/pillars-wisdom/">Pillars of Wisdom</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> There are no notes for this message. I was gone, my backup was gone and unfortunately we are only "two deep" in the line for note taking. - I do apologize for the lack of notes but the audio is here...! Bethel Mennonite Church clean 39:53 1911 Sent By God http://bmcgladys.com/sent-god/ Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:35:22 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1905 <p>He who was “sent from God” is a special person. Moses was called. The disciples were called. Paul was called. These were all people who were more than just people. They were “sent from God.”</p> <p>Anyone who accepts the call from God is sent from God. Not everyone who accepts God’s call and is sent fulfills his mission. Some get distracted. Some shirk their duty and their calling.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/sent-god/">Sent By God</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> He who was “sent from God” is a special person. Moses was called. The disciples were called. Paul was called. These were all people who were more than just people. They were “sent from God.” - Anyone who accepts the call from God is sent from God. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 39:47 1905 Slaves of the Master http://bmcgladys.com/slaves-master/ Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:46:24 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1898 <p>Let us first consider who Jesus is speaking to in this account. The disciples were his audience and they were eager and sincere followers of Jesus. There were also pharisees there. He may be speaking to the pharisees, but likely he was speaking to the disciples as well.</p> <p>Jesus begins with a stern warning to those who would offend or hinder others in their faith. The pharisees were concerned...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/slaves-master/">Slaves of the Master</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Let us first consider who Jesus is speaking to in this account. The disciples were his audience and they were eager and sincere followers of Jesus. There were also pharisees there. He may be speaking to the pharisees, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 35:01 1898 The Power of the Resurrection http://bmcgladys.com/power-resurrection/ Sun, 07 Sep 2014 21:40:55 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1891 <p>Mary must have been very surprised to see her teacher after everything that had happened in the days preceding. She very likely didn’t know what part she was playing in the most incredible narrative and story that the world will ever know.</p> <p>There were people who sought to rob the power of the Gospel in that day as well as there are today. The gospel however can’t be corralled and “managed” by man.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/power-resurrection/">The Power of the Resurrection</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Mary must have been very surprised to see her teacher after everything that had happened in the days preceding. She very likely didn’t know what part she was playing in the most incredible narrative and story that the world will ever know. - Bethel Mennonite Church clean 44:44 1891 Finding My Place in the Kingdom http://bmcgladys.com/finding-place-kingdom/ Sun, 17 Aug 2014 20:29:14 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1828 <p>Why did you become a Christian? What were you looking for or hoping for? What kind of experience were you looking for?</p> <p>For many people what God has in mind for them as a believer is way beyond anything they have imagined.</p> <p>What if God is up to something really grand in the world?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/finding-place-kingdom/">Finding My Place in the Kingdom</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Why did you become a Christian? What were you looking for or hoping for? What kind of experience were you looking for? - For many people what God has in mind for them as a believer is way beyond anything they have imagined. - Bethel Mennonite Church clean 37:26 1828 Speak Five Good Words http://bmcgladys.com/speak-five-good-words/ Mon, 11 Aug 2014 01:27:02 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1823 <p>Five words can communicate so much if they are in a language that we can understand.</p> <p>Jesus said...<br /> - I will build my church.<br /> - Ye must be born again.<br /> - Seek ye first the kingdom.<br /> - Ask and you shall receive.<br /> - I am with you always.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/speak-five-good-words/">Speak Five Good Words</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Five words can communicate so much if they are in a language that we can understand. - Jesus said... - I will build my church. - Ye must be born again. - Seek ye first the kingdom. - Ask and you shall receive. - I am with you always. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:16 1823 Reaching Up – Reaching Out http://bmcgladys.com/reaching-reaching/ Sun, 03 Aug 2014 19:45:37 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1780 <p>Selfishness is like the force of gravity. Everything is pulled in towards me, towards myself. To counteract this inherit selfishness that is part of our human nature, we need the help of God. In order to counteract this tendency towards selfishness we must reach up to God. It is only when we are able to reach up towards God that we can reach out in compassion to others...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/reaching-reaching/">Reaching Up – Reaching Out</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Selfishness is like the force of gravity. Everything is pulled in towards me, towards myself. To counteract this inherit selfishness that is part of our human nature, we need the help of God. In order to counteract this tendency towards selfishness we ... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:44 1780 A Stone in the Building or in the Dumpster http://bmcgladys.com/stone-building-dumpster/ Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:23:56 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1772 <p>1 Peter 2:1-10 There is something about stone. It is long lasting, you can rely on it. When the Bible talks about us being “living stones” in the building of Christ, that is a pretty special thing. Keep this in your mind as we go through the message. Take a building that is functional and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/stone-building-dumpster/">A Stone in the Building or in the Dumpster</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> 1 Peter 2:1-10 There is something about stone. It is long lasting, you can rely on it. When the Bible talks about us being “living stones” in the building of Christ, that is a pretty special thing. Keep this in your mind as we go through the message. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 39:13 1772 A Cheerful Giver http://bmcgladys.com/cheerful-giver/ Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:41:54 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1767 <p>There are two kinds of givers. One feels like he has a good reason (excuse) not to give. He is a grudging giver. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, 2 Chronicles 17:1-19 – an example of grudging givers. The second type of giver is glad for the opportunity. Giving for him is a joy. There were two chests […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/cheerful-giver/">A Cheerful Giver</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> There are two kinds of givers. One feels like he has a good reason (excuse) not to give. He is a grudging giver. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, 2 Chronicles 17:1-19 – an example of grudging givers. The second type of giver is glad for the opportunity. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 40:39 1767 Growing Through Temptation http://bmcgladys.com/growing-temptation/ Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:24:19 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1762 <p>Temptation Mathew 4:1-11 Temptation and trial kind of run together. It is difficult to articulate the difference between the two. We often read about trial and temptation in the same or similar context. The devil promises earthly pleasure in order in order to rob us of heavenly reward. Genesis 3:1-24 The devil uses bits of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/growing-temptation/">Growing Through Temptation</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Temptation Mathew 4:1-11 Temptation and trial kind of run together. It is difficult to articulate the difference between the two. We often read about trial and temptation in the same or similar context. The devil promises earthly pleasure in order in o... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 38:52 1762 Love at Home http://bmcgladys.com/love-home/ Sun, 06 Jul 2014 21:59:02 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1755 <p>Love at home… This song is a song of ideals. Love at home is a beautiful thing. Some people are even a bit annoyed at the words of this song because they are so “idealistic.” This song does make a very important point. If there is love at home, that home is a much better […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/love-home/">Love at Home</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Love at home… This song is a song of ideals. Love at home is a beautiful thing. Some people are even a bit annoyed at the words of this song because they are so “idealistic.” This song does make a very important point. If there is love at home, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 39:47 1755 Hope – An Anchor for the Soul http://bmcgladys.com/hope-anchor-soul/ Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:04:02 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1746 <p>Hope – An Anchor for the Soul Hope is an anchor for the soul. Let’s think this morning about how our anchor is doing. Hebrews 6:11-20 There are three things that are necessary for happiness. – Someone to love – Something to do – Something to look forward to The third part of this, having […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/hope-anchor-soul/">Hope – An Anchor for the Soul</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Hope – An Anchor for the Soul Hope is an anchor for the soul. Let’s think this morning about how our anchor is doing. Hebrews 6:11-20 There are three things that are necessary for happiness. – Someone to love – Something to do – Something to look forwa... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 40:54 1746 You Finish the Story http://bmcgladys.com/finish-story/ Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:15:56 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1743 <p>Luke 15 These stories were told to the publicans and the tax collectors. Tax collectors worked form the Roman government. They were considered traitors, collaborating with the “enemy.” Tax collectors were shunned by the jews. The sinners mentioned here were those who had been “out cast” by the jews. The tax collectors and sinners were […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/finish-story/">You Finish the Story</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Luke 15 These stories were told to the publicans and the tax collectors. Tax collectors worked form the Roman government. They were considered traitors, collaborating with the “enemy.” Tax collectors were shunned by the jews. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 38:11 1743 Jesus the True Vine http://bmcgladys.com/jesus-true-vine/ Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:13:51 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1740 <p>Without me you can do nothing… John 15 –sorry no notes from this sermon.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/jesus-true-vine/">Jesus the True Vine</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Without me you can do nothing… John 15 –sorry no notes from this sermon. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 33:19 1740 Fully Persuaded – Unwavering Faith http://bmcgladys.com/fully-persuaded-unwavering-faith/ Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:11:26 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1735 <p>Abraham – A Great Example of Faith Romans 4:16-25 Hinderances to Faith Unbelief Considering the problem too much Matthew 14 Peter, even when he was sinking new where his hope came from. 1 Samuel 17 Example of David, who focused on God – not the problem. People of Faith believe in a God that can […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/fully-persuaded-unwavering-faith/">Fully Persuaded – Unwavering Faith</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Abraham – A Great Example of Faith Romans 4:16-25 Hinderances to Faith Unbelief Considering the problem too much Matthew 14 Peter, even when he was sinking new where his hope came from. 1 Samuel 17 Example of David, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 38:27 1735 The Memorial Stones http://bmcgladys.com/memorial-stones/ Sun, 25 May 2014 20:01:51 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1729 <p>A sermon by Jerrill Schrock Sorry… no notes for this sermon.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/memorial-stones/">The Memorial Stones</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> A sermon by Jerrill Schrock Sorry… no notes for this sermon. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 40:39 1729 A Way of Escape http://bmcgladys.com/way-escape/ Sun, 25 May 2014 19:58:12 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1726 <p>A sermon by Leon Yoder Sorry, there were no notes taken…</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/way-escape/">A Way of Escape</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> A sermon by Leon Yoder Sorry, there were no notes taken… Bethel Mennonite Church clean 37:31 1726 A Mothers Day Message http://bmcgladys.com/mothers-day-message/ Sun, 25 May 2014 19:54:23 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1721 <p>The Attributes of a godly Woman The Lord loves his people. We delight in our children and the Lord takes delight in His children. God could have chosen a different way to bring salvation to the earth. He didn’t though, God chose to use Mary, a mother… to bring the savior into the World. 1 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/mothers-day-message/">A Mothers Day Message</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> The Attributes of a godly Woman The Lord loves his people. We delight in our children and the Lord takes delight in His children. God could have chosen a different way to bring salvation to the earth. He didn’t though, God chose to use Mary, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 30:53 1721 They Will Live Glorious http://bmcgladys.com/will-live-glorious/ Sun, 25 May 2014 19:46:21 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1718 <p>Romans 6 The true church is made up of those who have been baptized into the death of Christ. Do we want the symbolic cross, instead of the real thing?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/will-live-glorious/">They Will Live Glorious</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Romans 6 The true church is made up of those who have been baptized into the death of Christ. Do we want the symbolic cross, instead of the real thing? Bethel Mennonite Church clean 44:07 1718 A Life of Watchfulness http://bmcgladys.com/life-watchfulness/ Sun, 25 May 2014 19:41:16 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1714 <p>Leon Yoder Let’s look up. Remember that Jesus is coming again. Let’s not be tied to the earth. Passages used; Acts 1:6 Mark 13 Luke 14:16 Luke 12 1 Thessalonians 5:6</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/life-watchfulness/">A Life of Watchfulness</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Leon Yoder Let’s look up. Remember that Jesus is coming again. Let’s not be tied to the earth. Passages used; Acts 1:6 Mark 13 Luke 14:16 Luke 12 1 Thessalonians 5:6 Bethel Mennonite Church clean 36:52 1714 The Lamb Thread http://bmcgladys.com/lamb-thread/ Sun, 25 May 2014 19:37:05 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1710 <p>Easter morning sermon at Bethel. …no notes… Sorry!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/lamb-thread/">The Lamb Thread</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Easter morning sermon at Bethel. …no notes… Sorry! Bethel Mennonite Church clean 43:13 1710 Three Gardens http://bmcgladys.com/three-gardens/ Sun, 25 May 2014 19:33:21 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1705 <p>Three Gardens The story of God working with mankind can be brought together into three gardens. In each case, God meets with man and provides. And in each case man has a choice. The Garden of Eden Eden – pleasure / paradise The region of Adam’s home. Genesis 2:7-10, 15 A perfect place to live. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/three-gardens/">Three Gardens</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Three Gardens The story of God working with mankind can be brought together into three gardens. In each case, God meets with man and provides. And in each case man has a choice. The Garden of Eden Eden – pleasure / paradise The region of Adam’s home. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 50:07 1705 You and Your Brotherhood http://bmcgladys.com/brotherhood/ Sun, 25 May 2014 19:28:28 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1697 <p>You and Your Brotherhood Sermon Text Romans 12:1-17 1 Corinthians 3:9 Whenever we don’t appreciate the church we begin to back away from the church…and when we back away from the church we can often say “I don’t like what I see.” We are to share our brotherly love. If you don’t have love, don’t […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/brotherhood/">You and Your Brotherhood</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> You and Your Brotherhood Sermon Text Romans 12:1-17 1 Corinthians 3:9 Whenever we don’t appreciate the church we begin to back away from the church…and when we back away from the church we can often say “I don’t like what I see. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 48:29 1697 Keep Thyself Pure http://bmcgladys.com/keep-thyself-pure/ Sun, 25 May 2014 19:19:11 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1692 <p>Keep Thyself Pure 1 Timothy 5:21-25 There’s an all out attack on personal purity. It isn’t just what we see. The devil is at work trying to destroy spirit, soul, and body. He enjoys taking away our power to live in victory. God’s desire for us is that we live for his glory – and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/keep-thyself-pure/">Keep Thyself Pure</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Keep Thyself Pure 1 Timothy 5:21-25 There’s an all out attack on personal purity. It isn’t just what we see. The devil is at work trying to destroy spirit, soul, and body. He enjoys taking away our power to live in victory. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 54:20 1692 Relationships At Home http://bmcgladys.com/relationships-home/ Sun, 25 May 2014 19:13:37 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1689 <p>As We Surrender to God, He will bring restoration. Our homes – our families – our backgrounds are very different. Five important ingredients for good relationships Forgiveness – we need to learn to forgive – in a the small things and in the big things. Mathew 6:14, 15 Mathew 18:21,22 Patience – are we patient […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/relationships-home/">Relationships At Home</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> As We Surrender to God, He will bring restoration. Our homes – our families – our backgrounds are very different. Five important ingredients for good relationships Forgiveness – we need to learn to forgive – in a the small things and in the big things.... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 48:55 1689 You Must Be Born Again http://bmcgladys.com/must-born/ Sun, 25 May 2014 19:07:39 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1684 <p>Ye MUST Be Born Again John 3:7-21 “Ye Must Be Born Again” We do not, automatically, through our parents inherit new life. Doing good will not bring you to a new birth. Ezekiel 36:24-28 What does it mean to be born again? You must believe – believing in the work that Christ has done for […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/must-born/">You Must Be Born Again</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Ye MUST Be Born Again John 3:7-21 “Ye Must Be Born Again” We do not, automatically, through our parents inherit new life. Doing good will not bring you to a new birth. Ezekiel 36:24-28 What does it mean to be born again? Bethel Mennonite Church clean 1:00:16 1684 Revival At Any Cost http://bmcgladys.com/revival-cost/ Sun, 25 May 2014 18:56:07 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1677 <p>Revival at Any Cost How badly do you want revival? How seriously are you seeking after revival. How much time and effort are you willing to commit. Any cost is at “any cost” – no price to high. Psalm 138 The psalmist says here that he “praised God with his whole heart”. There is a […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/revival-cost/">Revival At Any Cost</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Revival at Any Cost How badly do you want revival? How seriously are you seeking after revival. How much time and effort are you willing to commit. Any cost is at “any cost” – no price to high. Psalm 138 The psalmist says here that he “praised God with... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 54:03 1677 Childlike vs Childishness – Growing and Maturing http://bmcgladys.com/childlike-vs-childishness-growing-maturing/ Sat, 05 Apr 2014 15:34:02 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1666 <p>We need to always be growing We all know that we need to continue to grow in our spiritual walk. This sermon takes a look at the difference between being “child like” and “childishness.” I apologize for the lack of content in the post here… We are working through a few changes in our “recording […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/childlike-vs-childishness-growing-maturing/">Childlike vs Childishness – Growing and Maturing</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> We need to always be growing We all know that we need to continue to grow in our spiritual walk. This sermon takes a look at the difference between being “child like” and “childishness.” I apologize for the lack of content in the post here… We are work... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 33:37 1666 What is Jesus saying? Are we obeying? http://bmcgladys.com/jesus-saying-obeying/ Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:00:46 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1658 <p>What is Jesus saying? Are we obeying? One morning Jesus was with his disciples. He was spending some personal time in prayer. Maybe all night. The crowds started coming and they grew and grew throughout the day. People were being trampled the crowd was so large. The crowd was made up of many different people. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/jesus-saying-obeying/">What is Jesus saying? Are we obeying?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> What is Jesus saying? Are we obeying? One morning Jesus was with his disciples. He was spending some personal time in prayer. Maybe all night. The crowds started coming and they grew and grew throughout the day. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 36:07 1658 A Servant Heart – Howard Bean http://bmcgladys.com/servant-heart-howard-bean/ Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:28:34 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1631 <p>A Servant Heart The Example of Dorcas Acts 9:36 Admit – acknowledge Believe – believe Confess – confess in Christ the Lord. Hebrews 12:28 Serve God Acceptable Jesus Christ came to serve Service should be a way of life. We reject man’s approaches and ways to living. By love serve one another. It can be […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/servant-heart-howard-bean/">A Servant Heart – Howard Bean</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> A Servant Heart The Example of Dorcas Acts 9:36 Admit – acknowledge Believe – believe Confess – confess in Christ the Lord. Hebrews 12:28 Serve God Acceptable Jesus Christ came to serve Service should be a way of life. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 40:59 1631 Failing Successfully – Howard Bean http://bmcgladys.com/failing-successfully-howard-bean/ Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:21:10 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1629 <p>Failing Successfully Sometimes our mistakes are able to be overcome. Learning from the mistakes of others Romans 15:4 1 Corinthians 10:6-11 Avoid evil desires Do not be idolaters Don’t be overly confident Genesis 4:4 Cain and Able Joshua 7:1 The Mistake of Akin Sometimes we mistakenly assume things. Exodus 2:11 The Mistake of Moses – […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/failing-successfully-howard-bean/">Failing Successfully – Howard Bean</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Failing Successfully Sometimes our mistakes are able to be overcome. Learning from the mistakes of others Romans 15:4 1 Corinthians 10:6-11 Avoid evil desires Do not be idolaters Don’t be overly confident Genesis 4:4 Cain and Able Joshua 7:1 The Mistak... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 47:46 1629 Choosing a Life Long Companion – Howard Bean http://bmcgladys.com/choosing-life-long-companion-howard-bean/ Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:13:17 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1627 <p>Choosing a Life Long Companion Jesus says that he will never leave us nor forsake us. Proverbs 18:22 1 Thessalonians 4:1-18 Principles for Choosing We want to please God in all that we do. We definitely want to have God’s blessing on it. Purity is a principle for choosing. Many in the world live together […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/choosing-life-long-companion-howard-bean/">Choosing a Life Long Companion – Howard Bean</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Choosing a Life Long Companion Jesus says that he will never leave us nor forsake us. Proverbs 18:22 1 Thessalonians 4:1-18 Principles for Choosing We want to please God in all that we do. We definitely want to have God’s blessing on it. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 50:55 1627 Encouraging Church Loyalty – Howard Bean http://bmcgladys.com/encouraging-church-loyalty-howard-bean/ Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:04:30 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1625 <p>Encouraging Church Loyalty We are a lot of odd people. That is a good thing. More important than being in a Church physically is being in a church spiritually. The church is one body, many members working together as a unit. Jesus placed supreme value on the church. He purchased it with his own blood. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/encouraging-church-loyalty-howard-bean/">Encouraging Church Loyalty – Howard Bean</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Encouraging Church Loyalty We are a lot of odd people. That is a good thing. More important than being in a Church physically is being in a church spiritually. The church is one body, many members working together as a unit. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 39:50 1625 Ten Lessons from my Youth – Howard Bean http://bmcgladys.com/ten-lessons-youth-howard-bean/ Sun, 16 Mar 2014 22:54:23 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1622 <p>Ten Lessons from my Youth Each of us walks a unique path. No matter where we come from, each of us is cared for by our savior. 1 Peter – He careth for you. In the Greek it would mean, “It matters to Him.” Sometimes we learn from experience and other times we learn from […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/ten-lessons-youth-howard-bean/">Ten Lessons from my Youth – Howard Bean</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Ten Lessons from my Youth Each of us walks a unique path. No matter where we come from, each of us is cared for by our savior. 1 Peter – He careth for you. In the Greek it would mean, “It matters to Him.” Sometimes we learn from experience and other ti... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 40:54 1622 Our Place of Worship http://bmcgladys.com/place-worship/ Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:48:06 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1616 <p>This sermon – Our Place of Worship  – was originally preached 2014.03.09 by Sam Troyer. Hebrews 12:18-29 How do you view worship? To many of us worship is a Sunday morning in church. We come together and sing songs and pray together. To some of us we worship when we are listening to music. For […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/place-worship/">Our Place of Worship</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Our Place of Worship  – was originally preached 2014.03.09 by Sam Troyer. Hebrews 12:18-29 How do you view worship? To many of us worship is a Sunday morning in church. We come together and sing songs and pray together. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 42:42 1616 Will He Find Faith When He Returns? http://bmcgladys.com/will-find-faith-returns/ Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:03:54 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1609 <p>This sermon – Will He Find Faith When He Returns?  – was originally preached 2014.03.02 by Jake Troyer. The faith that Jesus will be looking for will be faith in our hearts. What is faith? – Faith is believing in something that we can’t see. Hebrews 11 Why do we close our eyes when we […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/will-find-faith-returns/">Will He Find Faith When He Returns?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Will He Find Faith When He Returns?  – was originally preached 2014.03.02 by Jake Troyer. The faith that Jesus will be looking for will be faith in our hearts. What is faith? – Faith is believing in something that we can’t see. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 38:45 1609 Perilous Living – Our Response http://bmcgladys.com/perilous-living-response/ Sun, 23 Feb 2014 20:45:15 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1603 <p>This sermon – Perilous Living – Our Response  – was originally preached 2014.02.23 by Jerrill Schrock. We live in perilous times. Whether we are two hundred years, two years or two weeks from the end, the times we live in are perilous. There will be more deception, there will be more pressure, but we have someone far […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/perilous-living-response/">Perilous Living – Our Response</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Perilous Living – Our Response  – was originally preached 2014.02.23 by Jerrill Schrock. We live in perilous times. Whether we are two hundred years, two years or two weeks from the end, the times we live in are perilous. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 40:35 1603 The Revelation from Jesus Christ http://bmcgladys.com/revelation-jesus-christ/ Mon, 17 Feb 2014 01:37:52 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1597 <p>This sermon – The Revelation from Jesus Christ – was originally preached 2014.02.16 by Leon Yoder. Revelation 1:1-20 We know that this book was written by John. John was on the small island of Patmos off the coast of Greece. He was there because he was a banished criminal. It was there that he had visions […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/revelation-jesus-christ/">The Revelation from Jesus Christ</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – The Revelation from Jesus Christ – was originally preached 2014.02.16 by Leon Yoder. Revelation 1:1-20 We know that this book was written by John. John was on the small island of Patmos off the coast of Greece. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 38:14 1597 The Good Shepherd http://bmcgladys.com/good-shepherd/ Sun, 09 Feb 2014 21:52:48 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1590 <p>This sermon – The Good Shepherd – was originally preached 2014.02.09 by Jerrill Schrock. Isaiah 40:1-11 We want to look at Jesus as the good shepherd. John 10:1-18 Sheep learn to know their shepherds voice. When another shepherd tries to call the sheep of another shepherd, they won’t come out. When a sheep recognizes the voice […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/good-shepherd/">The Good Shepherd</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – The Good Shepherd – was originally preached 2014.02.09 by Jerrill Schrock. Isaiah 40:1-11 We want to look at Jesus as the good shepherd. John 10:1-18 Sheep learn to know their shepherds voice. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 40:16 1590 Praise and Thanksgiving http://bmcgladys.com/praise-thanksgiving/ Sun, 02 Feb 2014 21:09:27 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1582 <p>This sermon – Praise and Thanksgiving – was originally preached 2014.02.02 by Leon Yoder. Psalm 67:1-7 Do I praise the Lord in a way that he would be pleased with my praise? We understand that the world around us doesn’t praise God. Too often though, the people of God don’t praise the Lord either. How often […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/praise-thanksgiving/">Praise and Thanksgiving</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Praise and Thanksgiving – was originally preached 2014.02.02 by Leon Yoder. Psalm 67:1-7 Do I praise the Lord in a way that he would be pleased with my praise? We understand that the world around us doesn’t praise God. Too often though, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 37:01 1582 Joseph Foreshadowing Jesus http://bmcgladys.com/joseph-foreshadowing-jesus/ Sun, 26 Jan 2014 21:50:35 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1578 <p>This sermon – Joseph Foreshadowing Jesus – was originally preached 2014.01.26 by Dan Freed. Joseph Foreshadowing Jesus A shadow is not “the real thing” it is rather an appearance, something that mirrors the real thing. Colossians 2:16-19 It is fascinating to look for Jesus as we read the Old Testament. The greatest class ever taught about […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/joseph-foreshadowing-jesus/">Joseph Foreshadowing Jesus</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Joseph Foreshadowing Jesus – was originally preached 2014.01.26 by Dan Freed. Joseph Foreshadowing Jesus A shadow is not “the real thing” it is rather an appearance, something that mirrors the real thing. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 42:39 1578 Peace in the Local Church http://bmcgladys.com/peace-local-church/ Sun, 19 Jan 2014 23:15:28 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1573 <p>This sermon – Peace in the Local Church – was originally preached 2014.01.19 by Sonny Yoder. Philippians 4:1-23 This last part of Philippians has much to say about church life. Paul had a deep love for the church at Philippi. Love goes a long way in a church. It is essential among believers. Paul says […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/peace-local-church/">Peace in the Local Church</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Peace in the Local Church – was originally preached 2014.01.19 by Sonny Yoder. Philippians 4:1-23 This last part of Philippians has much to say about church life. Paul had a deep love for the church at Philippi. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 39:33 1573 The Beauty of Chastisement http://bmcgladys.com/beauty-chastisement/ Sun, 12 Jan 2014 21:33:51 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1569 <p>This sermon – The Beauty of Chastisement – was originally preached 2014.01.12 by Jerrill Schrock. The Beauty of Chastisement Hebrews 12:6-29 God chastens us because he loves us. We are part of his household and he wants to have the best sons and daughters that he can. Because of his desires for our good, he chastens us. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/beauty-chastisement/">The Beauty of Chastisement</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – The Beauty of Chastisement – was originally preached 2014.01.12 by Jerrill Schrock. The Beauty of Chastisement Hebrews 12:6-29 God chastens us because he loves us. We are part of his household and he wants to have the best sons and daught... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 37:53 1569 Living By Faith – Forming Convictions http://bmcgladys.com/living-faith-forming-convictions/ Sun, 05 Jan 2014 22:33:40 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1562 <p>This sermon – Living By Faith – Forming Convictions – was originally preached 2014.01.05 by Leon Yoder. The Just Shall Live by Faith Hebrews 10:38-39 The world is full of deceptions, darkness and untruth that will deceive man. Man has a tendency to go towards the things that he wants, an unsaved man tends to go towards […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/living-faith-forming-convictions/">Living By Faith – Forming Convictions</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Living By Faith – Forming Convictions – was originally preached 2014.01.05 by Leon Yoder. The Just Shall Live by Faith Hebrews 10:38-39 The world is full of deceptions, darkness and untruth that will deceive man. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 42:04 1562 Our Savior Has Come http://bmcgladys.com/savior-come/ Sun, 22 Dec 2013 21:40:42 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1537 <p>This sermon – Our Savior Has Come – was originally preached 2013.12.22 by Leon Yoder. Our Savior Has Come Luke 1:67-80 Man is lost and needs to be rescued. He needs a savior. Mankind is facing an awful enemy and awful circumstances if he is left unsaved. But there is an opportunity by which we can be […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/savior-come/">Our Savior Has Come</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Our Savior Has Come – was originally preached 2013.12.22 by Leon Yoder. Our Savior Has Come Luke 1:67-80 Man is lost and needs to be rescued. He needs a savior. Mankind is facing an awful enemy and awful circumstances if he is left unsave... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 47:06 1537 Sitting at the Feet of Jesus http://bmcgladys.com/sitting-feet-jesus/ Sun, 15 Dec 2013 20:05:29 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1533 <p>This sermon – Sitting at the Feet of Jesus – was originally preached 2013.12.15 by Jerrill Schrock. Sitting at the Feet of Jesus Luke 8:26-39 Mathew 12:16-21 How has Jesus healed you? What can he do for you? What should our response to him be? It was a good day for the people here, the Gadarenes. But […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/sitting-feet-jesus/">Sitting at the Feet of Jesus</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Sitting at the Feet of Jesus – was originally preached 2013.12.15 by Jerrill Schrock. Sitting at the Feet of Jesus Luke 8:26-39 Mathew 12:16-21 How has Jesus healed you? What can he do for you? What should our response to him be? Bethel Mennonite Church clean 46:36 1533 All Wet for Jesus http://bmcgladys.com/wet-jesus/ Sun, 01 Dec 2013 01:06:54 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1463 <p>This recording of a baptismal service at Bethel includes the sermon – All Wet For Jesus – originally preached 2013.12.01 by Sam Troyer. Mathew 3:1-12 The first Baptist that we know of was John. John the Baptist. John was a prophet, a reformer, a person you would not soon forget. People came from miles around to hear […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/wet-jesus/">All Wet for Jesus</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This recording of a baptismal service at Bethel includes the sermon – All Wet For Jesus – originally preached 2013.12.01 by Sam Troyer. Mathew 3:1-12 The first Baptist that we know of was John. John the Baptist. John was a prophet, a reformer, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 1:40:07 1463 Thanksgiving Service 2013 http://bmcgladys.com/thanksgiving-service-2013/ Wed, 27 Nov 2013 01:05:54 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1461 <p>This was a special Thanksgiving service that was held at BMC. Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed via email using […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/thanksgiving-service-2013/">Thanksgiving Service 2013</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This was a special Thanksgiving service that was held at BMC. Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 53:47 1461 Preserving the New Song http://bmcgladys.com/preserving-new-song/ Sun, 24 Nov 2013 01:05:02 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1459 <p>This sermon – Preserving the New Song – was originally preached 2013.11.24.03 by John D Martin. This message is part of a series preached at BMC in the fall of 2013 by John D Martin. Here is a list of all the messages in this series. Why We Must Sing the New Song Profile of the New […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/preserving-new-song/">Preserving the New Song</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Preserving the New Song – was originally preached 2013.11.24.03 by John D Martin. This message is part of a series preached at BMC in the fall of 2013 by John D Martin. Here is a list of all the messages in this series. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 52:54 1459 Lead the New Song http://bmcgladys.com/lead-new-song/ Sun, 24 Nov 2013 01:04:16 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1457 <p>This sermon – Lead the New Song – was originally preached 2013.11.24.02 by John D Martin. This message is part of a series preached at BMC in the fall of 2013 by John D Martin. Here is a list of all the messages in this series. Why We Must Sing the New Song Profile of the New […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/lead-new-song/">Lead the New Song</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Lead the New Song – was originally preached 2013.11.24.02 by John D Martin. This message is part of a series preached at BMC in the fall of 2013 by John D Martin. Here is a list of all the messages in this series. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 30:34 1457 Profile of the New Song http://bmcgladys.com/profile-new-song/ Sun, 24 Nov 2013 01:03:12 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1455 <p>This sermon – Profile of the New Song – was originally preached 2013.11.24.01 by John D Martin. The Profile of the New Song This message is part of a series preached at BMC in the fall of 2013 by John D Martin. Here is a list of all the messages in this series. Why We Must Sing […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/profile-new-song/">Profile of the New Song</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Profile of the New Song – was originally preached 2013.11.24.01 by John D Martin. The Profile of the New Song This message is part of a series preached at BMC in the fall of 2013 by John D Martin. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 1:02:15 1455 Why We Must Sing the New Song http://bmcgladys.com/must-sing-new-song/ Sun, 24 Nov 2013 00:59:09 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1452 <p>This sermon – Why We Must Sing the New Song – was originally preached 2013.11.24 by John D Martin. This message is part of a series preached at BMC in the fall of 2013 by John D Martin. Here is a list of all the messages in this series. Why We Must Sing the New Song Profile […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/must-sing-new-song/">Why We Must Sing the New Song</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Why We Must Sing the New Song – was originally preached 2013.11.24 by John D Martin. This message is part of a series preached at BMC in the fall of 2013 by John D Martin. Here is a list of all the messages in this series. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 49:32 1452 Called to Be Saints – Jerrill Schrock http://bmcgladys.com/called-saints-jerrill-schrock/ Sun, 10 Nov 2013 00:56:34 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1448 <p>This sermon – Called to Be Saints – was originally preached 2013.11.10 by Jerrill Schrock. 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 Corinth was a city of commerce that was a connection between two seas. The Christians in Corinth were very likely common Christians. In a lot of ways their situation would be more along the lines of our situation in […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/called-saints-jerrill-schrock/">Called to Be Saints – Jerrill Schrock</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Called to Be Saints – was originally preached 2013.11.10 by Jerrill Schrock. 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 Corinth was a city of commerce that was a connection between two seas. The Christians in Corinth were very likely common Christians. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 35:35 1448 Expressing Deep Gratitude to Jesus for His Life Giving Blood http://bmcgladys.com/expressing-deep-gratitude-jesus-life-giving-blood/ Sun, 03 Nov 2013 00:46:33 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1445 <p>This sermon – Expressing Deep Gratitude to Jesus for His Life Giving Blood – was originally preached 2013.11.03 by Rich Bowman. How do we express our gratitude to Jesus? The early church was steadfast Acts 2:42. We want to be reminded this morning of Jesus precious blood and what it has provided us with. Colossians 1:1-22 Paul […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/expressing-deep-gratitude-jesus-life-giving-blood/">Expressing Deep Gratitude to Jesus for His Life Giving Blood</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Expressing Deep Gratitude to Jesus for His Life Giving Blood – was originally preached 2013.11.03 by Rich Bowman. How do we express our gratitude to Jesus? The early church was steadfast Acts 2:42. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 28:04 1445 Life Lessons – Leon Yoder http://bmcgladys.com/life-lessons-leon-yoder/ Sun, 27 Oct 2013 14:35:06 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1438 <p>This sermon – Life Lessons – was originally preached 2013.10.27 by Leon Yoder. Scriptures used: Mathew 16:24, Mark 12:41, Romans 12. Life Lessons Lesson 1 – Cross bearing The way this expression is often used we see it as having a burden or responsibility to carry alone. It is heavy and cannot be easily changed. There are […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/life-lessons-leon-yoder/">Life Lessons – Leon Yoder</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Life Lessons – was originally preached 2013.10.27 by Leon Yoder. Scriptures used: Mathew 16:24, Mark 12:41, Romans 12. Life Lessons Lesson 1 – Cross bearing The way this expression is often used we see it as having a burden or responsibil... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 33:20 1438 Men of Courage – Sam Troyer http://bmcgladys.com/men-of-courage-sam-troyer/ Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:51:17 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1425 <p>This sermon – Men of Courage – was originally preached 2013.10.20 by Sam Troyer. Scriptures used: Ezekiel 22:30, 1 Corinthians 11:2-3, Ephesians 5:22, Romans 5:17-19, Deuteronomy, Romans 1:28, Timothy, Hebrews 13:7, James 5:16. Men of Courage, Never Give Up God is looking for “a few good men,” men who will, “man up.” There are not a whole […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/men-of-courage-sam-troyer/">Men of Courage – Sam Troyer</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Men of Courage – was originally preached 2013.10.20 by Sam Troyer. Scriptures used: Ezekiel 22:30, 1 Corinthians 11:2-3, Ephesians 5:22, Romans 5:17-19, Deuteronomy, Romans 1:28, Timothy, Hebrews 13:7, James 5:16. Men of Courage, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 39:56 1425 Teach Us To Pray – Leon Yoder http://bmcgladys.com/teach-us-to-pray-leon-yoder/ Wed, 16 Oct 2013 03:16:20 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1418 <p>This sermon – Teach Us To Pray – was originally preached 2013.10.13 by Leon Yoder. Scriptures used: Luke 11, Luke 3, Psalm, Isaiah, Hebrews 12, John 17, 1 Peter 5, James 5. Today’s message is a reminder. It is a review. If we were in school it might be going over the alphabet again, or counting to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/teach-us-to-pray-leon-yoder/">Teach Us To Pray – Leon Yoder</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Teach Us To Pray – was originally preached 2013.10.13 by Leon Yoder. Scriptures used: Luke 11, Luke 3, Psalm, Isaiah, Hebrews 12, John 17, 1 Peter 5, James 5. Today’s message is a reminder. It is a review. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 34:37 1418 Esther Yoder Funeral Service http://bmcgladys.com/esther-yoder-funeral-service/ Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:45:37 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1417 <p>Esther Yoder After talking to some of the Esther Yoder family this recording is now available here on the Bethel Mennonite Church website. You may either listen to it here or download it to listen to it later. Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/esther-yoder-funeral-service/">Esther Yoder Funeral Service</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Esther Yoder After talking to some of the Esther Yoder family this recording is now available here on the Bethel Mennonite Church website. You may either listen to it here or download it to listen to it later. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 1:14:56 1417 To Raise A Child – Jerrill Schrock http://bmcgladys.com/to-raise-a-child-jerrill-schrock/ Sun, 06 Oct 2013 00:59:30 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1401 <p>This sermon – To Raise A Child – was originally preached 2013.10.06 by Jerrill Schrock. Scriptures used: Ephesians 6:1-4, Mark 9, Mark 10. A Couple of Questions and Points Considered in this Message What Does Jesus Think About Children? How Does Herod (the Devil) View Children? What are our responsibilities as Parents? How do we as Parents Fulfill […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/to-raise-a-child-jerrill-schrock/">To Raise A Child – Jerrill Schrock</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – To Raise A Child – was originally preached 2013.10.06 by Jerrill Schrock. Scriptures used: Ephesians 6:1-4, Mark 9, Mark 10. A Couple of Questions and Points Considered in this Message What Does Jesus Think About Children? Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:41 1401 Kingdom People and Eternal Destiny – Ivan Weaver http://bmcgladys.com/kingdom-people-and-eternal-destiny-ivan-weaver/ Sun, 29 Sep 2013 01:57:21 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1396 <p>This sermon – Kingdom People and Eternal Destiny – was originally preached 2013.09.29 by Ivan Weaver. Scriptures used: Mathew 7:13-29, Ecclesiastes, Jeremiah 21:8, Psalms 37:38, Proverbs 11:19, Mathew 24:12, 2 Peter 2:2, 1 John 4:1, Ephesians, John 12:24-25, Revelation, Mathew 6, Mathew 25, Mathew 8:12, 1 Corinthians 11, John, Revelation 22:6, Mathew 8. The victory at the end […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/kingdom-people-and-eternal-destiny-ivan-weaver/">Kingdom People and Eternal Destiny – Ivan Weaver</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Kingdom People and Eternal Destiny – was originally preached 2013.09.29 by Ivan Weaver. Scriptures used: Mathew 7:13-29, Ecclesiastes, Jeremiah 21:8, Psalms 37:38, Proverbs 11:19, Mathew 24:12, 2 Peter 2:2, 1 John 4:1, Ephesians, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:39 1396 Kingdom People and Interpersonal Relations – Ivan Weaver http://bmcgladys.com/kingdom-people-and-interpersonal-relations-ivan-weaver/ Sun, 29 Sep 2013 00:51:14 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1395 <p>This sermon – Kingdom People and Interpersonal Relations – was originally preached 2013.09.29 by Ivan Weaver. Scriptures used: Mathew 7:1-12, Mathew 5, Romans 2:1, Romans 14:4, James 4:12, Romans 13, Romans 2:11, Hebrews, 1 Peter 3:7. Jesus is again dealing with attitudes. As we know attitudes sooner or later turn into actions. It is important to have the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/kingdom-people-and-interpersonal-relations-ivan-weaver/">Kingdom People and Interpersonal Relations – Ivan Weaver</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Kingdom People and Interpersonal Relations – was originally preached 2013.09.29 by Ivan Weaver. Scriptures used: Mathew 7:1-12, Mathew 5, Romans 2:1, Romans 14:4, James 4:12, Romans 13, Romans 2:11, Hebrews, 1 Peter 3:7. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 37:04 1395 Kingdom People and Trust – Ivan Weaver http://bmcgladys.com/kingdom-people-and-trust-ivan-weaver/ Sat, 28 Sep 2013 00:43:40 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1394 <p>This sermon – Kingdom People and Trust – was originally preached 2013.09.28 by Ivan Weaver. Saturday Evening – Ivan Weaver Kingdom People & Trust Matthew 6:24-34 Anxiety is an enemy of trust. Anxiety About The Future Jesus says to observe the birds. They do not reap or gather into barns -but the Heavenly Father feeds them. They […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/kingdom-people-and-trust-ivan-weaver/">Kingdom People and Trust – Ivan Weaver</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Kingdom People and Trust – was originally preached 2013.09.28 by Ivan Weaver. Saturday Evening – Ivan Weaver Kingdom People & Trust Matthew 6:24-34 Anxiety is an enemy of trust. Anxiety About The Future Jesus says to observe the birds. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 40:53 1394 Kingdom People and Their Treasures – Ivan Weaver http://bmcgladys.com/kingdom-people-and-their-treasures-ivan-weaver/ Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:23:57 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1393 <p>This sermon – Kingdom People and Their Treasures – was originally preached 2013.09.27 by Ivan Weaver. Friday Evening – Ivan Weaver Mathew 6:19-24 Our attitude towards material things is important. Earthly treasures do effect our attitude. A NEGATIVE WARNING A clear command “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth” Material possessions have a tendency to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/kingdom-people-and-their-treasures-ivan-weaver/">Kingdom People and Their Treasures – Ivan Weaver</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Kingdom People and Their Treasures – was originally preached 2013.09.27 by Ivan Weaver. Friday Evening – Ivan Weaver Mathew 6:19-24 Our attitude towards material things is important. Earthly treasures do effect our attitude. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 40:03 1393 Kingdom People and Higher Righteousness – Ivan Weaver http://bmcgladys.com/kingdom-people-and-higher-righteousness-ivan-weaver/ Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:37:39 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1381 <p>This sermon – Kingdom People and Higher Righteousness – was originally preached 2013.09.25 by Ivan Weaver. Scriptures used: Mathew 5:20-48, 1 John 3:15, Ephesians 4:26, Proverbs 4, Mathew 19:7-8.   We have a responsibility to move beyond the righteousness of the Scribes and the Pharisees. In fact we are told that we will not be able to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/kingdom-people-and-higher-righteousness-ivan-weaver/">Kingdom People and Higher Righteousness – Ivan Weaver</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Kingdom People and Higher Righteousness – was originally preached 2013.09.25 by Ivan Weaver. Scriptures used: Mathew 5:20-48, 1 John 3:15, Ephesians 4:26, Proverbs 4, Mathew 19:7-8.   We have a responsibility to move beyond the righteousn... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 1:02:04 1381 Kingdom People and Personal Piety – Ivan Weaver http://bmcgladys.com/kingdom-people-and-personal-piety-ivan-weaver/ Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:31:59 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1386 <p>This sermon – Kingdom People and Personal Piety – was originally preached 2013.09.26 by Ivan Weaver. Scriptures used: Mathew 6:1-18, Romans 8:26, Mathew 23:14, Deuteronomy 16:19. Preface: The Sermon on the Mount is our Magna Carta (magnificent letter) – its our constitution Message Theme: Considering the need for private and personal devotional experiences (focus not on formal worship but on […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/kingdom-people-and-personal-piety-ivan-weaver/">Kingdom People and Personal Piety – Ivan Weaver</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Kingdom People and Personal Piety – was originally preached 2013.09.26 by Ivan Weaver. Scriptures used: Mathew 6:1-18, Romans 8:26, Mathew 23:14, Deuteronomy 16:19. Preface: The Sermon on the Mount is our Magna Carta (magnificent letter) ... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 48:52 1386 The Influence of Kingdom People – Ivan Weaver http://bmcgladys.com/the-influence-of-kingdom-people-ivan-weaver/ Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:24:16 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1374 <p>This sermon – The Influence of Kingdom People – was originally preached 2013.09.24 by Ivan Weaver. Scriptures used: Mathew 5:13-19, 2 Corinthians 4:7, Revelation 3:16, Ephesians 5:8, Philippians 2:15, 1 Thessalonians 5:5, 1 Peter 2:9, Proverbs 4:18-19, John 8:12, 1 Timothy 6:18, Ephesians 2:10, 1 Peter 2:12, Mathew 24:35, Deuteronomy 4:2, Revelation 22:18, 19. Never underestimate the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-influence-of-kingdom-people-ivan-weaver/">The Influence of Kingdom People – Ivan Weaver</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – The Influence of Kingdom People – was originally preached 2013.09.24 by Ivan Weaver. Scriptures used: Mathew 5:13-19, 2 Corinthians 4:7, Revelation 3:16, Ephesians 5:8, Philippians 2:15, 1 Thessalonians 5:5, 1 Peter 2:9, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 55:41 1374 The Character of Kingdom People – Ivan Weaver http://bmcgladys.com/the-character-of-kingdom-people-ivan-weaver/ Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:53:43 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1365 <p>This sermon – The Character of Kingdom People – was originally preached 2013.09.23 by Ivan Weaver. Scriptures used: Mathew 5:1-12, 2 Corinthians 1, 2 Timothy 2:24, Psalm 119:31, Proverbs 11:17, 1 Timothy 5:22. Jesus saw the multitude. Jesus was moved by the people. He had compassion for them. This message seems to be for the disciples but not […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-character-of-kingdom-people-ivan-weaver/">The Character of Kingdom People – Ivan Weaver</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – The Character of Kingdom People – was originally preached 2013.09.23 by Ivan Weaver. Scriptures used: Mathew 5:1-12, 2 Corinthians 1, 2 Timothy 2:24, Psalm 119:31, Proverbs 11:17, 1 Timothy 5:22. Jesus saw the multitude. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 58:55 1365 Am I My Brother’s Keeper? Or My Brother’s Brother? http://bmcgladys.com/am-i-my-brothers-keeper-or-my-brothers-brother/ Mon, 23 Sep 2013 02:48:13 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1361 <p>This sermon – Am I My Brother’s Keeper? Or My Brother’s Brother? – was originally preached 2013.09.22 by Steve Yoder. Scriptures used: Genesis 4, John 15, Galatians 6, Psalm 121:3-5, Romans 8:35, 1 John 3, Jude. Cain asked God a question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” God didn’t answer Cain directly here, but as we look through […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/am-i-my-brothers-keeper-or-my-brothers-brother/">Am I My Brother’s Keeper? Or My Brother’s Brother?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Am I My Brother’s Keeper? Or My Brother’s Brother? – was originally preached 2013.09.22 by Steve Yoder. Scriptures used: Genesis 4, John 15, Galatians 6, Psalm 121:3-5, Romans 8:35, 1 John 3, Jude. Cain asked God a question, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 36:24 1361 What Is Faith? – Sam Troyer http://bmcgladys.com/what-is-faith-sam-troyer/ Mon, 16 Sep 2013 02:11:44 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1357 <p>This sermon – What is Faith? – was originally preached 2013.09.15 by Sam Troyer. Scriptures used: Hebrews 11:1-6, Hebrews 10:36-39, 1 John 5:4, Romans 1:18, Hebrews 6:13, Hebrews 10:12, Isaiah. What is Faith? Will there be faith on the earth when Jesus returns? What is faith? Faith is playing the notes that we may never hear. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/what-is-faith-sam-troyer/">What Is Faith? – Sam Troyer</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – What is Faith? – was originally preached 2013.09.15 by Sam Troyer. Scriptures used: Hebrews 11:1-6, Hebrews 10:36-39, 1 John 5:4, Romans 1:18, Hebrews 6:13, Hebrews 10:12, Isaiah. What is Faith? Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:01 1357 The Beauty of the Moment – Jerrill Schrock http://bmcgladys.com/the-beauty-of-the-moment-jerrill-schrock/ Sun, 08 Sep 2013 02:26:44 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1349 <p>This sermon – The Beauty of the Moment – was originally preached 2013.09.08 by Jerrill Schrock. Scriptures used: Mathew 6:24-34, Luke 22:44, Malachi 1:9, 2 Peter 2:22. The Beauty of the Moment Jesus wasn’t just rambling and telling stories. He was speaking with divine power and wisdom. What does he mean here? Jesus it speaking here […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-beauty-of-the-moment-jerrill-schrock/">The Beauty of the Moment – Jerrill Schrock</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – The Beauty of the Moment – was originally preached 2013.09.08 by Jerrill Schrock. Scriptures used: Mathew 6:24-34, Luke 22:44, Malachi 1:9, 2 Peter 2:22. The Beauty of the Moment Jesus wasn’t just rambling and telling stories. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 43:04 1349 Finishing Well – Sam Troyer http://bmcgladys.com/finishing-well-sam-troyer/ Sun, 01 Sep 2013 02:14:08 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1343 <p>This sermon – Finishing Well – was originally preached 2013.09.01 by Sam Troyer. Scriptures used: Hebrews 12:12-17, Philippians, Romans 12, 1 Peter 2, Mathew 5:9, Acts 13:42, James 4. Finishing Well We are running a race. We are on the track. We have been asked to run with perseverance. The race that we are asked to run […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/finishing-well-sam-troyer/">Finishing Well – Sam Troyer</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – Finishing Well – was originally preached 2013.09.01 by Sam Troyer. Scriptures used: Hebrews 12:12-17, Philippians, Romans 12, 1 Peter 2, Mathew 5:9, Acts 13:42, James 4. Finishing Well We are running a race. We are on the track. Bethel Mennonite Church clean 37:13 1343 What Is A New Testament Church? – Rich Bowman http://bmcgladys.com/what-is-a-new-testament-church-rich-bowman/ Sun, 18 Aug 2013 20:47:49 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1337 <p>This sermon – What Is A New Testament Church? – was originally preached 2013.08.18 by Rich Bowman. Scriptures used: 2 Corinthians 6, Acts 20:28, Hebrews 13:17, Revelation 2, 1 Corinthians 5, 2 Corinthians 2, Galatians 6:16, Philippians 3, 1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4, Acts 16, Acts 26:8. What Is a New Testament Church? A couple thoughts that […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/what-is-a-new-testament-church-rich-bowman/">What Is A New Testament Church? – Rich Bowman</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> This sermon – What Is A New Testament Church? – was originally preached 2013.08.18 by Rich Bowman. Scriptures used: 2 Corinthians 6, Acts 20:28, Hebrews 13:17, Revelation 2, 1 Corinthians 5, 2 Corinthians 2, Galatians 6:16, Philippians 3, Bethel Mennonite Church clean 48:25 1337 Abounding In The Works Of The Lord – Leon Yoder http://bmcgladys.com/abounding-in-the-works-of-the-lord-leon-yoder/ Sun, 11 Aug 2013 21:54:41 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1332 <p>Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed via email or in iTunes using the options in the sidebar. This sermon – […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/abounding-in-the-works-of-the-lord-leon-yoder/">Abounding In The Works Of The Lord – Leon Yoder</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed via email or in iTunes using the... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 32:20 1332 Windows of Heaven – Dan Freed http://bmcgladys.com/windows-of-heaven-dan-freed/ Sun, 04 Aug 2013 22:51:00 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1326 <p>Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed via email or in iTunes using the options in the sidebar. This sermon – […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/windows-of-heaven-dan-freed/">Windows of Heaven – Dan Freed</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed via email or in iTunes using the... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 30:57 1326 The Danger of Drifting – Leon Yoder http://bmcgladys.com/the-danger-of-drifting-leon-yoder/ Sun, 28 Jul 2013 12:33:41 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1312 <p>Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed via email or in iTunes using the options in the sidebar. This sermon – […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-danger-of-drifting-leon-yoder/">The Danger of Drifting – Leon Yoder</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed via email or in iTunes using the... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 43:41 1312 The Planted Man – Jerrill Schrock http://bmcgladys.com/the-planted-man-jerrill-schrock/ Sun, 21 Jul 2013 12:32:32 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1311 <p>Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed via email or in iTunes using the options in the sidebar. This sermon – […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-planted-man-jerrill-schrock/">The Planted Man – Jerrill Schrock</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed via email or in iTunes using the... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 45:18 1311 The Perseverance of the Saints – Raising Awareness and Encouraging http://bmcgladys.com/the-perseverance-of-the-saints-raising-awareness-and-encouraging/ Sun, 14 Jul 2013 22:00:22 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1300 <p>Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed in your favorite RSS reader or on iTunes using the options in the sidebar. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-perseverance-of-the-saints-raising-awareness-and-encouraging/">The Perseverance of the Saints – Raising Awareness and Encouraging</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed in your favorite RSS reader or o... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 42:08 1300 Conduct Worthy of Christ – Jerrill Schrock http://bmcgladys.com/conduct-worthy-of-christ-jerrill-schrock/ Sun, 23 Jun 2013 21:23:39 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1291 <p>Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed in your favorite RSS reader or on iTunes using the options in the sidebar. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/conduct-worthy-of-christ-jerrill-schrock/">Conduct Worthy of Christ – Jerrill Schrock</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed in your favorite RSS reader or o... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 41:20 1291 Asking of God – Leon Yoder http://bmcgladys.com/asking-of-god-leon-yoder/ Sun, 16 Jun 2013 22:56:20 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1275 <p>Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed in your favorite RSS reader or on iTunes using the options in the sidebar. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/asking-of-god-leon-yoder/">Asking of God – Leon Yoder</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed in your favorite RSS reader or o... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 40:10 1275 A Clear Conscience Before God and Man – Leon Yoder http://bmcgladys.com/a-clear-conscience-before-god-and-man-leon-yoder/ Mon, 03 Jun 2013 00:47:07 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1262 <p>Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed in your favorite RSS reader or on iTunes using the options in the sidebar. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/a-clear-conscience-before-god-and-man-leon-yoder/">A Clear Conscience Before God and Man – Leon Yoder</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed in your favorite RSS reader or o... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 36:18 1262 The Father Has Provided – Sonny Yoder – 2013.05.26 http://bmcgladys.com/the-father-has-provided-sonny-yoder-2012-05-26/ Sun, 26 May 2013 01:07:01 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1248 <p>Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. 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Bethel Mennonite Church clean 26:46 1248 Filled With Light – Rich Bowman – 2013.05.19 http://bmcgladys.com/filled-with-light-rich-bowman-2013-05-19/ Sun, 19 May 2013 01:13:02 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=1247 <p>Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed in your favorite RSS reader or on iTunes using the options in the sidebar. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/filled-with-light-rich-bowman-2013-05-19/">Filled With Light – Rich Bowman – 2013.05.19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed in your favorite RSS reader or o... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 13:26 1247 The Perspectives of the Grasshopper and the Eagle – Leon Yoder http://bmcgladys.com/the-perspectives-of-the-grasshopper-and-the-eagle-leon-yoder-2012-05-12/ Sun, 12 May 2013 22:03:18 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=863 <p>Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed in your favorite RSS reader or on iTunes using the options in the sidebar. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/the-perspectives-of-the-grasshopper-and-the-eagle-leon-yoder-2012-05-12/">The Perspectives of the Grasshopper and the Eagle – Leon Yoder</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button above and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed in your favorite RSS reader or o... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 38:07 863 Meaning for Life – Merle Burkholder http://bmcgladys.com/meaning-for-life-merle-burkholder-2013-05-05-spring-weekend-meetings/ Sun, 05 May 2013 19:41:17 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=847 <p>Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. 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Bethel Mennonite Church clean 56:51 847 Why God Created Families – Merle Burkholder http://bmcgladys.com/why-god-created-families-merle-burkholder-2013-05-05-spring-weekend-meetings/ Sun, 05 May 2013 19:31:58 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=841 <p>Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed in your favorite RSS reader or on iTunes using the options in the sidebar. This […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com/why-god-created-families-merle-burkholder-2013-05-05-spring-weekend-meetings/">Why God Created Families – Merle Burkholder</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://bmcgladys.com">Bethel Mennonite Church</a>.</p> Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed in your favorite RSS reader or on iTun... Bethel Mennonite Church clean 8:38 841 A Picture of Christ and The Church – Merle Burkholder http://bmcgladys.com/a-picture-of-christ-and-the-church-merle-burkholder-2013-05-05-spring-weekend-meetings/ Sun, 05 May 2013 19:24:01 +0000 http://bmcgladys.com/?p=838 <p>Note: To download the mp3 file directly from this page, right click the download button and choose Save Link As… Browse to where you want to save the file and click save. Also you can subscribe to the podcast feed in your favorite RSS reader or on iTunes using the options in the sidebar. 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