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The Advent of SD Cards in Turkaland

This post was written by Colin and Dot Suggett, Bethany-supported missionaries who worked in Burkina Faso. Thomas viewing Bible App from COLIN SUGGETT on Vimeo.   Advent O come, Thou Day-Spring Come and cheer Our spirits by Thine advent here Disperse the gloomy clouds of night And death’s dark shadows put to flight Rejoice, rejoice,…

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Weekend Review: Rediscovering Joy

This past weekend, we looked at how to find joy in our lives around this Christmas season. Because, it is very easy to actually lose joy at Christmas. Especially, if your family is broken, you are lonely, you struggle financially, or you are living with whole host of other difficulties. Joy can be elusive at…

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“Could I Pray?”

This post was written by Kathy Walker, from Bethany’s Prayers and Squares ministry. Prayers and Squares creates prayer quilts for people who are struggling with health or personal issues. I had the most wonderfully uplifting Saturday morning when I set up the quilts for the last prayer quilt tying! You may not be aware, but…

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Advent: Joy

This weekend, we want to look at the theme of joy in Christmas. We want to explore the joy of Christmas – what it actually is, and how you can find it. Because, while it may sound funny, for many Christmas can be a time without joy. Especially if you have family drama, financial issues,…

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Weekend Review: Incarnation

This past weekend, I attempted to teach the theology of “Incarnation.” This is a huge, massive, and very complex topic, but I wanted to at least start the conversation about it. 1. A MESSY FAMILY We began by noticing that Jesus was born into a very messy family (see Matthew 1). We read of Tamar,…

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Advent: Incarnation

This weekend, we are going to be diving pretty deep. I know that often for Advent sermons we talk about important things, but sometimes we focus on the lighter side of things. There is nothing wrong with this, as that’s needed too. But, for this sermon, I want to dive pretty deep into what the…

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Weekend Review: A Misfit Christmas

This past weekend, we looked at how Christmas belongs to the misfits. We looked at the following people… 1. MARY Mary was from a backwater town, with no power, money, position, or agency. She was a young woman in a world that devalued and degraded the important of women. She was, in essence, a misfit….

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Advent: A Misfit Christmas

This weekend, we are starting our series on Advent – a time when we prepare and get ready for the coming of Jesus. And, I think that’s important, because while many of us prepare for Christmas (i.e. present, decorations, cookies, parties), we can forget to prepare for Jesus amidst all our other preparations. That’s what…

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Getting to Know the Epps!

This post was written by Andrew Epp, who starts at Bethany as our Executive Pastor this January. Andrew, Genevieve and their children will be at Bethany this weekend. After the service, they’ll be at a kiosk in our Foyer. Make sure to stop by and say hello! I’d love for you to get to know…

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Weekend Review: How to Hear the Voice of God

This past weekend, we looked at the question: How do you hear the voice of God? And, we began by realizing not only how important it is to hear God speaking to us, but also the huge diversity of ways in which God speaks. We did a quick overview of some of these ways… Through…

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