Bethlehem United Methodist Church
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Growing as Christians... Reaching Out to Others

2014 (sermons by Pastor Ryan Bennett, unless otherwise specified)

Series - “Let Faith Arise: the 7 'I am' statements of Jesus

March 2 through Easter

April 13 - (listen)
 
March 23 - "You are my refuge, You are my strength" (listen)
March 16 - "I am the good Shepherd" (listen)
March 9 - "I am the door" (listen)
March 2 - "I am the Way, the truth and the life" - coming soon
 
Wednesday March 5 - Ash Wednesday —  (listen)
February 23 "Welcome Home" - Children's Sunday —  (listen) April Jackson
 
Series - “Heart Matters
February 16 "A Christian Look at Sex and Intimacy" —  (listen) Rev. David and Velma Bradley
February 9 "A Christian Look at Relationships" —  (listen)
February 2 "A Christian Look at Love" —  (listen)
 

Series - “(RE)Focus

January 26 "(RE)Focus Your Heart" —  (listen)
January 19 "(RE)Focus Your Body" —  (listen)
January 12 "(RE)Focus your Mind so you can think differently" —  (listen)
January 5 "(RE)Focus Eyes So We Can See Clearly" —  (listen)

2013

Series - “Birth Announcements
December 29 "Jesus, The Refugee" —  (listen) Rev. David Bradley
December 24 "Born To Set Us Free" —  (listen)
December 22 "Born To Be With Us" —  (listen)
December 15 "Born To Heal Us"
December 8 "Born To Bring Us Peace" —  (listen)
December 1 "Born To Instruct Us" —  (listen)
 
November 24 "Gratitude" —  (listen) Rev. David Bradley
November 17 "The 5 P's" —  (listen)
November 10 "Don't Be Afraid" —  (listen)
November 3 "Being A Legacy" - Lee Ann Bauer and Jim Melrose —  (listen)
 
Series - “first
October 27 —  (listen)
October 20 - (download transcript, not recorded)
October 13 — "Money, Work and Debt" (listen)
October 6 — “Naming Our Idols" (listen)
 
Series - “Margins
September 29 — “Making Margins for Future" (listen)
September 22 — “Our Relationship with God Requires Margin" (listen)
September 15 — “Margins in Relationships" (listen)
September 8 — “Margin (listen)
 

Series - “Questions God Asks Us”

September 1 — “Do You Understand What I Have Done for You?” John 13:12-17 (listen)
August 25 — “What are You Doing Here?” 1 Kings 19:11-13 (listen)
August 18 — “Why Are You Crying?” John 20:11-16 (listen)
August 11 - “What Is That in Your Hand?” Exodus 4:1-5 (listen)
 
August 4 -  “Do You Want to Get Well?” John 5:2 - 9a (listen)
July 28 - “What's Your Name?”  Genesis 32:24-30 (listen)
July 21 - “What Are You Looking For?” John 1:35-41 (listen: part 1, part 2, part 3)
July 14 – “Where are You?” Genesis 3:1-11 (listen)
     Music, Bluegrass Band: "Gloryland" (listen)
 

Series - "Jonah" 

June 30 - Chapter 3-4: (listen)
June 23 - Chapter 2: (listen)
June 16 - Chapter 1: (listen)

Series - "Wonder: Understanding God"

June 9 -  River of Life sharing - event participants (listen)
June 2 -  God, the Father (listen)
May 26 - God, the Eternal Son (listen)
May 19 - not recorded
May 12- not recorded
May 5 - Youth Sunday (listen) - sermon by 3 of our graduating seniors
April 28 - The Name that Gives Life (listen)
April 21 - not recorded
 
Lent / Easter, 2013 - Sermon Series on the Encounters
April 14 - Telling Your Story - Rev. David Bradley (listen)
April 7 - Return Encounter (listen)
March 31, Easter - Deadly Encounter (listen)
March 24 - Dark Encounter (listen)
March 17 - Persistent Encounter (listen)
March 10 - Friendly Encounter (listen)
March 3 - Children's Sabbath (listen)
 
February, 2013 - Sermon Series on the book of James
February 24 - James Chapter 4 and 5 (listen)
February 17 - James Chapter 3 (listen)
February 10 - James Chapter 2 - (listen)
February 3 - James Chapter 1 (listen)


January, 2013 - Sermon Series on forgiveness

January 27 - The Ability to Totally Forgive (listen)
January 20 - Forgiving Yourself (listen)
January 13 - Unforgiveness and the Power it Holds to Harm (listen)
January 6 - Why Forgiveness is Important (listen)
 

2012

Series: Advent - "Don't Miss IT!"
December 30 - Christmas Binds all People in One Heart and Mind (listen)
 
Monday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Services / Christmas Casts Out the Darkness (listen)
December 23 - Christmas Gives us Hope” (listen)
December 16 - Christmas Conquers Death’s Deep Misery (listen)
December 9 - Christmas Brings Order from the Chaos (listen)
December 2 - Christmas Frees the Captives (listen)
 
November 25 - IMMENSE UNIVERSAL POWER . . . itty bitty living space (listen)
November 18 - Thankful Living (listen)
November 11 - Healing - I approve this message - Jim Melrose (listen)
November 4 - Three Ways to Know a Saint - David Bradley (listen)
   In Christ Alone, handbell music (listen)
   Lord, We Have Come to Worship, handbell music (listen)
 
Series: 3 Simple Rules
October 28  - Stay in Love with God (listen)
October 21  - Do Good (listen)
October 14  - Do No Harm (listen)
 
October 7  - Laity Sunday (listen)
 
September 30 - coming soon
September 23 - Psalm 56 - Put My Tears In Your Bottle (listen)
September 16 - Psalm 23 (listen)
 
September 9 - Sabbath, 24/6 - Dr. Matthew Sleeth (listen)
September 2 - A table like to no other - Rev. David Bradley (listen)
 
Series: Olympic Moments July 22 - Aug 26
August 26 - A look at the Special Olympics (listen)
August 19 - Winning the Gold Medal (listen)
August 12 - Persevering (listen)
August 5 - Dealing with Failure (listen)
July 29 - Opening Ceremonies (listen)
July 22 - Training for the Olympics (listen)
 
Series: Superheroes June 17 - July 15
July 15 - Do it Together (listen)
July 8 - Invest Eternally (listen)
July 1 - Lead Courageously (listen)
June 24 - Accept Responsibility (listen)
June 17 - Reject Passivity - Fathers' Day (listen to part one)
    (listen to part two / listen to part three)
 
June 10 - Testimonies from River of Life (listen)
June 3 - Right Here. Right Now. - River of Life theme (listen)
May 27 - Two Hands and a Potato (listen)
May 20 - Youth Sunday, part A:The Chisel, Jason Sansbury and Neal Hawkins
    part B: Growing Up is Hard to Do, Candice (Fisher) Taylor (listen)
May 13 - An Abiding Presence - Mothers' Day (listen)
 
Series: "Building" Campaign Apr 15 - May 6
May 6 - We Need to Celebrate (listen)
April 29 - The Land Between (listen)
     Music From This Week: Doxology and Give Me Faith by the Praise Band
April 22 - Building a Lasting Legacy (listen)
April 15 - The Church has Left the Building (not recorded, short devotional prior to work day)
 
Series: The Case Against Christ - Feb 26 - Apr 8
April 8 - Closing Arguments - Easter (listen)
April 1 - Eyewitness Accounts - Palm Sunday (listen)
March 25 - The People Jesus Associated With (listen)
     Music From This Week: By the Side of the Road by the Bethlehem Bluegrass Band
March 18 - Jesus' View of Economics (listen)
     Music From This Week: You Never Let Go by the Praise Band
March 11 - Jesus' View of the Church  (listen)
     Music From This Week: Holy is the Lord/God is Able by the Praise Band
March - Jesus' View of Sin (listen)
     Music From This Week: Lenten Meditation by the Chancel Choir, Your Grace is Enough and Marvelous Light by the Praise Band
February 26 - Jesus' View of Himself - (listen)
 
Series: Under Construction Jan 8 - Feb 19
February 19 - Building for a Bright Future (Jason Sansbury) (listen)
February 12 - Building Up Children and Youth (Jason Sansbury) (listen)
February 5 - Building Disciples of Jesus Christ (listen)
January 29 - Building our Life of Service (listen)
January 22 - Building our Worship Life (listen)
January 15 - God's Word (listen)
January 8 - Prayer (listen)

 
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