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March 26, 2023 - Why Go to Church?
WHY GO TO CHURCH? We can all think of lots of reasons to not go, especially these days with cyber-church. Is it worth the hassle of getting ready and going out on a Sunday morning?
March 19, 2023 - Is Eternal Life Possible?
IS ETERNAL LIFE POSSIBLE? We'll look into this, evaluating various portions of scripture.
March 12, 2023 - Too Late to Repent?
TOO LATE TO REPENT? It is never too late to repent. The sooner you repent, the sooner the benefits of repentance become manifest. Repent now.
March 5, 2023 - Only Fish on Friday?
ONLY FISH ON FRIDAY? People raised in the reformed tradition often don’t observe Lent. Since everything we do affects our relationship with God, we do well to evaluate the things we observe. How can followers of Jesus best respond to Lenten traditions?
February 26,2023 - When to Stop Praying
WHEN TO STOP PRAYING: Pray all the time. The Father won’t send you spiders and snakes. He has your best interests in mind because his love for you is powerful and limitless. He is your best friend and your great protector. He is crazy about you.
February 19, 2023 - Heroes in the Hood
HEROES IN THE HOOD: You ARE the solution.
February 12, 2023 - Bathsheba
BATHSHEBA: As followers of Jesus, we forgive even when our leaders are disloyal, understanding that forgiveness does not include trust. Trust must be earned.
February 5, 2023 - How to Rescue Crushed Spirits
HOW TO RESCUE CRUSHED SPIRITS: Check the Lord out; you’ll find he is good. [Psalm 34.8] He rescues those whose spirits are crushed. [Psalm 34.18]
January 29, 2023 - Goliath
GOLIATH: Sometimes you need unorthodox methods if you want to defeat a gigantic problem. There’s always a better way to do things. From 1 Samuel 17.
January 22, 2023 - Picked From the Pasture
PICKED FROM THE PASTURE: God doesn't evaluate people by appearances; he looks at the heart. We can learn from this.
January 15, 2023 - How to Deal with Mean People
HOW TO DEAL WITH MEAN PEOPLE: Jesus tells us that we will have no regrets if we are nice to those who are not nice to us. Personal growth is tied to how we treat those who mistreat us. So treat your enemies well.
January 8, 2023 - Easy Religion
EASY RELIGION: Following Jesus is easier than being a slave to the values of the world.
January 1, 2023 - No Condemnation
NO CONDEMNATION: Because of what Jesus did for us, it is impossible for us to be condemned by God. So let’s stop condemning ourselves.
December 25, 2022 - Why Were the Angels Happy?
WHY WERE THE ANGELS HAPPY? : The angels were happy because Jesus finally entered this world to show us what God is like and to offer himself as a ransom for us. Because of him we no longer have to be slaves to ourselves nor evil. We can rejoice and be glad in it. You can be delivered from whatever demons have a chokehold on you.
December 18, 2022 - The Denali of Ethics
THE DENALI OF ETHICS: Jesus revolutionized the world with this simple teaching. Treat others the way you want to be treated. The applications are obvious: marriage, relationships with kids, parents, co-workers and neighbors. In other words, followers of Jesus love and serve. His teachings are the Denali of ethics. Live them and your life will be radically different.
December 11, 2022 - How to Pray Effectively
HOW TO PRAY EFFECTIVELY. The secret to getting what you pray for is to persist and work to be the answer to your own prayers while trusting your heavenly Father’s response.
December 4, 2022 - No Critics for Christmas
NO CRITICS FOR CHRISTMAS: Treat others the way you want to be treated. No negative criticism. Ever. Especially within our families and our circle of friends. Make the holidays this year critic-free.
November 27, 2022 - How to Expel Your Inner Grouch
HOW TO EXPEL YOUR INNER GROUCH: The more you let your roots sink into Jesus, the more you move from being an angry pessimist into a grateful optimist.
November 20, 2022 - Four Ways to Reduce Worry
FOUR WAYS TO REDUCE WORRY
November 13, 2022 - Currency for the Soul
CURRENCY FOR THE SOUL: We report for duty every day to someone or something. Set your priorities and your treasure where God intends them. Then you will find new currency for your soul.
November 6, 2022 - Does Prayer Matter?
DOES PRAYER MATTER? When you pray, listen and God will make himself known in his grace. He is your father and he loves you. Don’t use techniques to try to manipulate him. No more peacock prayers. Prayer is hanging out with God and that matters.
October 30, 2022 - The Best Secret
THE BEST SECRET: The best secret we can have is helping someone out and not expecting any recognition, thanks or respect for it. God notices our character and rewards accordingly.
October 23, 2022 - How to Get Even
HOW TO GET EVEN. Revenge is for wimps. Real men and women take it and let God get even. Showing revenge is a display of immature character. Connection to the kingdom of Jesus turns our desire for revenge into a desire to bless.
October 16, 2022 - Is Divorce OK?
IS DIVORCE OK? Divorce is nasty business. It is permitted but not required in Scripture. Divorce can be an extension of grace that gives us a chance to get past a big mistake. The obligation of the followers of Jesus is to be supportive of those who are hurting including those going through divorce.
October 9, 2022 - What About Lust and Adultery?
WHAT ABOUT LUST AND ADULTERY? Christians throughout history have shamed those who struggle with lust and adultery. Instead of being agents of grace we have been congregations of condemnation. Tune in to find a better way.
October 2, 2022 - Is Everyone Really Welcome?
IS EVERYONE REALLY WELCOME? : Laketon Bethel’s mission is woven into the core values. These core values are a unique representation of our calling to follow Jesus. Let’s get on board and promote this as we “be” the church in Laketon Township.