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Home Church: Winter 2020

Jesus connects us to God and each other This Christmas at Bethany our hope is that everyone will felt a sense of “home” when they came to be part of one of our Christmas Eve services. And I like that a lot because home, in the best sense of the word, is where I can…

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Fear

Our boys have a habit of writing out their prayers. This is something they were taught at KidZone. They were even given little journals. And, often what we do is read their prayers together. A while back, this is the prayer that Asher wrote… Don’t worry, I’ll translate his handwriting for you. It says: “God, can…

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Update from Guatemala, Pt. 2

Leaving our second home… Mixed emotions are all part of the process of leaving a place we love and feel connected. As the bus pulled away, team members looked out the window at the community of Iglesia Bautista ‘Monte Santo’ in Los Liros that quickly became family. I’m always astounded at how easily we can…

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A Message from Voice of the Martyrs

“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?” ~ Isaiah 58:6 ESV It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, so this time my words will be…

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Update from Missionary Nichola Henry

Dear Bethany family, Thank you for supporting OM (Operation Mobilization) & me throughout 2018 as we work to see vibrant communities of Jesus followers in least-reached communities. 2018 was a year of change; ministry-wise and personally. From being on the international audit team and working from home; to my admitting that I couldn’t live alone…

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Weekend Review: Law and Order

This past weekend, we opened up a really complex teaching of Jesus. He says this in Matthew 5:17-20 (NLT)… “Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose. I tell you the truth, until heaven…

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Beloved Dust: Responding to God

Last weekend, we opened up our series called, Beloved Dust. We began by learning that to connect with God begins by remembering that we are both loved by God, and also not God. We are beloved – desired, cared for, accepted, and welcomed by God. And, we are also dust – limited, broken, imperfect, and…

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The Value of Being Known

Here are two biblical truths: 1. God knows everything about you (Jeremiah 12:3; John 10:27; 1 Corinthians 13:12) 2. God loves you (John 3:16; Zephaniah 3:17; Romans 5:8) And, these two truths are incredibly important, and go hand in hand. Because, one without the other would be utterly destructive, and here is why: If God…

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Beloved Dust: We Are Beloved Dust

This weekend, we are opening up a brand new sermon series called, Beloved Dust, which is all about learning how to have a deep and meaningful connection with God. Because, the reality is, connecting with God is essential to growing and following Him. But, the really honest fact is that connecting with God can be hard…

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A New Start for BLAST

Things are changing in Bethany’s BLAST program! BLAST is our mid-week program for kids in SK-grade 6. The new year kicks off on Wed Sep 26, 6:45-8:15 pm and we hope that your kids will be there. This year, we’ve got some changes that we think will make for a more exciting and meaningful year…

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