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Dot’s New Roles: PART 1 of 2

Colin and Dot Suggett are Bethany-supported missionaries working with Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada. They recently returned from Burkina Faso, where they were working on translating the Bible into the Turka language. “So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me. Nevertheless, we…

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Weekend Review: Wrath

This weekend, we looked at the topic of anger. And, in general, I think anger is more often something we live with, rather than deal with, in our lives. But, I believe it is something that needs to be resolved. The more we actually deal with our anger, and learn to live free from it,…

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7 Deadly Sins: Wrath

This weekend, we are wrapping up our 7 Deadly Sins sermon series looking at a big topic: Wrath. Now, this is a really important conversation, because in many ways our world is an angry world. There is anger all over the place. It’s so common. It’s so expected. You only need to go online to…

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Me?! A Home Church Leader?!

The term “leader” can inspire a variety of mental images for us, can’t it? For some of us, it’s an intimidating concept and makes us think of all the ways we’re actually unqualified to lead much of anything. For others, the idea of leading gets us excited as we picture making a difference and breaking…

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7 Deadly Sins: Lust

This weekend, we’re diving into a topic that is often forgotten or ignored – the deadly sin of lust. And, this is a topic that matters for all of us, because it is such a part of the world/culture around us. So, please join with us as we look at how Jesus wants to address…

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Why Home Church

If you’ve ever been to Bethany for the start of a weekend service you’ve no doubt heard us say something like “we believe it’s impossible to follow Jesus well and remain strangers.” And this isn’t just something we think sounds good but a reality we feel Jesus has taught and modelled for us. It doesn’t…

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Join, Host or Lead a Home Church This Spring!

As a church, Bethany places a really high value on being a disciple of Jesus. If you’re not familiar with that term, it just means that we are learners and followers of Jesus, letting His teaching and His Spirit move and transform us to become more full of grace, truth and love in any and…

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Weekend Review: Gluttony

This past weekend, we looked at the sensitive topic of gluttony, and we started in an odd place, with a discussion of math, statistics, and “The Inverted-U Curve.” Here’s how Malcolm Gladwell explains it… “Inverted-U curves have three parts, and each part follows a different logic. There’s the left side, where doing more or having…

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7 Deadly Sins: Gluttony

On this coming weekend, we are looking at one of the most “personal” of the 7 Deadly Sins – the sin of gluttony. This is a hard one to actually discuss, because it’s so tied to us personally. But, I think it’s important to talk about because I believe gluttony affects us all. That’s right,…

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Challenges in Global Literacy

For minority language communities of the world, the formidable hurdles one has to jump over to produce and publish books have meant very few communities have achieved successful, thriving, and sustainable literacy programs. Books are expensive to produce and publish, and desktop-publishing software is cost-prohibitive for the world’s majority, and very complex to learn. These are just a few…

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