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West Fargo, ND

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English

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Bethel Church 2702 30th Avenue South Fargo ND 58103 701-232-4476


Episodes

“A Tale of Two Kings” Part 2

8/14/2016
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For 16 years the Judeans have NOT been allowed to worship God at Solomon’s Temple because of King Ahaz’s evil laws forbidding it. As soon as Hezekiah is declared king he immediately recognized that Judah’s problems and sorrows were due to the fact that Judah had failed to worship God because of his father’s evil policies and laws against doing so. King Hezekiah, a faithful, devoted man of God, reverses the ruined nation of Judah by consecrating and rebuilding the nation to serve Yahweh....

Duration: 00:42:24


The Life Changing Power of Community

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As the Apostle Paul concludes his letter to the church in Colossae, he takes extra time to appreciate the small group of believers who have ministered to him through his trials. Paul wrote the letter from a Roman jail. First century prisoners had access to friends and family who would come to care for them and support them through their imprisonment. The friends who came to Paul’s aid are listed by name and the qualities of their friendship are celebrated in this short letter. We see in...

Duration: 00:44:47


One Step at a Time

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Adults have tremendous influence on the children around them. Little people love to behave and believe in a way that makes big people proud of them. As a parent or significant adult in a child’s life you might question whether the influence you have on a child matters at all. It is good for us to take time and remember that our efforts of investing in the next generation will produce a fruitful legacy. Each generation is a product of the last because everyone leaves a legacy. Have you...

Duration: 00:36:38


A King, A Fisherman, and an Old Woman

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Today’s message marks the first of an eight part series on discipleship at Bethel Church. We are pleased at the response of so many who want to learn with us how to make disciples in the Fargo-Moorhead area and beyond. The essence of disciple making is following Jesus and taking others with you to Him. Three people in the story of the Bible stand out as models for what this looks like today. Our study of David, Andrew, and Anna should prove helpful to you as you consider how God has...

Duration: 00:42:55


The Mark of a Christian

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All of us want to be loved. We learned last week the God who created us in His image loves us with an unconditional love. We also saw in the story of the Sons of Sceva that some people try to operate with only the evidence of love apart from experience the essence of love. In other words, there are people today who depend on their religion (evidence) having not experienced a relationship (essence) with Jesus. Settled that we are loved by God through the person of Jesus and the work of the...

Duration: 00:46:07


Bear Much Fruit

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If we want to grow in our love for God and others, Jesus said we must remain in Him. Like a branch remains in the vine, so the follower of Jesus must remain in Him. When we dwell in Christ the result is fruit that looks like His fruit. Just like a grape vine produces grapes, so the vine of Christ will produce spiritual fruit. The Holy Spirit empowers the believer to remain in Christ resulting in joy and fruit unimaginable apart from Jesus. Our fruitfulness provides evidence of God’s love...

Duration: 00:36:47


Good Stewards of God’s Varied Grace

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Abiding in Christ produces spiritual fruit. Jesus is clear in John 15 that apart from Him we can accomplish nothing. Like the branch that is grafted into the vine, you and I will grow spiritually as we depend on the person and work of Jesus. Because you are loved by God and have responded to His love, the Holy Spirit dwells within you. He wills and works to remind you of sin and righteousness. As you submit to the work of the Holy Spirit in your life, your desires are transformed to align...

Duration: 00:38:58


Declare God’s Glory

8/14/2016
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With the Father’s love and the Spirit abiding in us, we go and make disciples as the Son has declared: following Jesus and taking people with us. This series of messages provides an opportunity to remember the essence of what it means to follow Jesus. We receive love from the Father and respond with love in return. We evidence the fruitfulness of abiding in Christ through our stewardship of gifts He provides. We leverage our giftedness and fruitfulness to maximize our opportunities in...

Duration: 00:50:00


Be On the Move, Telling God’s Story

8/14/2016
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For those who have discovered the treasure of Jesus, their assignment is to share that treasure with others. Jesus frequently called others to, “follow me.” Those early followers were called disciples because they were committed to Him and joined a community centered on His teaching. To be a disciple meant to commit oneself to Jesus as a pupil, an apprentice, or a trainee in the ways of Jesus. Today, it is too easy to spend all of our energy identifying activities that look like one is...

Duration: 00:48:53


The Promise

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You have been called by God to live a life of purpose, moving toward Jesus and taking others with you. This is what it means to be Jesus’ disciple. The essence of moving toward Jesus and taking others with you will include loving, abiding in, and declaring Jesus. When Jesus called the early disciples, they were willing to give up all that was important to them for the sake of following Christ. In the same way, Jesus’ call is still disruptive and all consuming. When you recognize the...

Duration: 00:46:27


Be Reconciled to God

8/14/2016
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Have you noticed that the holiday season brings out the best and the worst in families? Commercialism magnifies the sense of pressure on parents and friends to buy more and more each year. Images of the perfect family gathering, remind us that often our gatherings often aren’t so perfect. Media bombards our homes with stories of happiness if only we would purchase the right gifts, take the right vacation, and experience all the world has to offer. God sees our broken relationship with Him...

Duration: 00:34:33


Blessed are the Peacemakers

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According to Matthew’s record, some of Jesus’ first public teaching was a call to repentance (4:17). Jesus’ presence was proof that the Kingdom of God was at hand and repentance is the first step to entering into the Kingdom. In the sermon on the mount, Matthew records Jesus’ teaching on attitudes and ethics that will mark those who are participating in the Kingdom. From that first day until now, the people of God have been declaring the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom is initiated and...

Duration: 00:38:10


Persevere in Grace

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The apostle Paul served as a spiritual father to many believers at the birth of the New Testament church. We read about the rebellion of the young Corinthian church and Paul’s great labor to help them grow. We also read of the tears he shed for those he loved, his brothers and sisters in Christ. Having made the case that Jesus is the reconciler of broken relationship between God and man, Paul turns his attention in 2 Corinthian 6 to those who receive this message with open hearts. He...

Duration: 00:38:38


Fully and Intentionally Trust Him (FAITH)

8/14/2016
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It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of Christmas while forgetting the reason we celebrate. For many, the sentimentalism of the season is all consuming: trees, gifts, baking, family, shopping, laughter, and music. To some, their schedules will overflow with office parties, Christmas cards, and treats. For others, the season will remind them of their losses, hurts, and brokenness. For all, we have an opportunity to be reminded of the overwhelming grace of God made manifest...

Duration: 00:43:55


Victor, Not Victim: Claim Christ’s Victory over Your Past

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We are quick to label ourselves and others according to our stage in life or our status among others. Rich / poor, depressed / happy, famous / normal, popular / not so much… For many of us the labels stick and remind us daily of our place among our friends and family. The labels serve to paint us into a place of believing certain things about who we are in spite of what Christ has done in our lives. Jesus has come so that we are no longer victims of our circumstances. Instead, you and I...

Duration: 00:40:24


Transformed, Not Conformed: Claim Christ’s Victory Over Your Present and Future

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The new year brings with it New Year’s resolutions. Many in America will commit to stop bad habits and start good ones. Maybe you’re one of these who are going to start a new exercise program or stop eating certain sweets. Maybe you’ve decided that beginning January 1 you’re going to read the entire Bible in a year. Whatever your resolution, the new year also provides an opportunity to evaluate what kind of resolve it might take to make 2015 the year you become more like Jesus. CS Lewis said...

Duration: 00:36:24


Passing the Baton

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Too often we think of our spiritual journey as a solo race rather than a relay baton. Each generation of the church is responsible to pass along our faith to the next. Moses famously instructed the people of God to love the Lord with all of their heart, soul, and might and then to teach this to their children intentionally. When Jesus was asked about the greatest commandment, he summarized His answer with Moses’ instruction from Deuteronomy 6. The greatest commandment is to love God and love...

Duration: 00:40:08


The Coming Kingdom

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The categories of popularity, prosperity, and politics may be helpful for us to grasp what is happening in Mark 11:1-11. Riding in on a colt invited the crowd and His disciples to see Jesus as a political leader. These people were desperate for something greater. They longed for a leader who would deliver them from Roman occupation. This crowd had experienced the prosperity of being near Jesus; He drove away demons and took away their sickness. After the feeding of the 5,000 they wanted to...

Duration: 00:38:30


They Just Don’t Get It!

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The religious leaders protecting the establishment in Mark 11 are a great picture of what we do NOT want to become. Tragically, the people who were identified in the culture as representatives of God failed to embrace the heart of God. The external evidence supposed the internal health of the leaders but Jesus revealed another reality; their hearts were hardened to the love of God. Jesus assesses the situation in verse 11 and then pronounces judgment on their hardened hearts. With righteous...

Duration: 00:43:46


“He Will Come and Destroy”

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God the Father has gone to great lengths to demonstrate His love for His people. You and I know love because God first loved us. God’s love for His people is patient, offering repentance for those who will seek Him. God’s character is holy. As holy and loving one day judgment will come with such surprise that many will be caught off guard. Jesus reveals to the religious leaders in Mark 12:1-12 that their time of influence will soon expire. Their leaders have shamed God’s messengers, beat...

Duration: 00:44:01

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