Bethel Lutheran Church Sermons|
Sermons from Bethel Lutheran Church, in Cupertino California.
|Journey Toward the Promised Land: It is Not About the Water|
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:45:00 PST
Message delivered by Pastor Ben Bergren. We begin a new sermon series for Lent! We will spend the next five weeks journeying toward the "Promised Land." For the Israelites, they were looking forward to occupying the land God promised their patriarch Abraham. We are journeying toward the cross and the empty tomb of Jesus. We will look at stories from the "exodus" and the gospels that will help us finish our journey in this life. First up: Thirsting for the right stuff.
Audio download: 3220kb http://bethelcupertino.org/worship/sermons/sermon20180218.mp3
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:00:00 PST
Message delivered by Pastor Ben Bergren. Ash Wednesday begins the forty-day journey of Lent-a journey where we follow Jesus' steps to Jerusalem and, ultimately, the cross. Ash Wednesday invites us to take this journey of introspection and to reflect upon what it means to be a Christian, what it means to take up one's cross and to follow Jesus. The imposition of ashes on our foreheads reminds us of the frailty of our lives here on earth. We were created out of the dust of the earth, and to dust we shall return. Divine judgment is at hand, but this judgment is tempered with mercy and a call to begin our journey anew.
Audio download: 3362kb http://bethelcupertino.org/worship/sermons/sermon20180214.mp3
|Jonah 4: Still Not Getting It|
Sun, 11 Feb 2018 08:45:00 PST
Message delivered by Pastor Ben Bergren. We come to the end of the journey with our friend Jonah. You would think it would be a happy ending but Jonah's attitude gets in the way of celebrating. Learn how small-minded thinking can prevent us from seeing the bigger picture.
Audio download: 3435kb http://bethelcupertino.org/worship/sermons/sermon20180211.mp3
|Jonah 3: Starting Over|
Sun, 4 Feb 2018 08:45:00 PST
Message delivered by Pastor Ben Bergren. We continue the story of Jonah! Jonah finally goes to Nineveh and does the very thing that God asked him to do in chapter 1. What happens when God asks someone to follow him? We explore that topic and more.
Audio download: 2967kb http://bethelcupertino.org/worship/sermons/sermon20180204.mp3