Weekly Newsletters

November 18, 2017

Our First Responders – November 18, 2017

It’s our vision that every person who calls Bethany Place his or her church home would receive a weekly touch...

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November 10, 2017

Some Subjects Make Me Nervous – November 9, 2017

Some subjects I need to preach on can make me a little nervous. When that happens I spend extra time...

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November 2, 2017

The Story Book Evangelism

The story begins with God. God is the author and main character of this story. God has always existed, and...

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October 28, 2017

Detecting Our Temperature

Rachid (not his real name) was attacked and shot not long after returning from his travels, because he questioned Islam...

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October 19, 2017

FROM AN HONEST AND GOOD HEART

“He who has ears to hear, let him hear,” Jesus announces at the end of the Parable of the Sower...

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October 12, 2017

MAKING DISCIPLES WHO MAKE DISCIPLES WITH STUDENTS

Many positive things have taken place within the student ministry over the last several months. In the summer, students participated...

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October 6, 2017

HOPE IN MY BACKPACK

Dusty, orange footpaths snake in all directions through the jungles of Jinja, Uganda and I’m hiking one of them, bringing...

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September 21, 2017

What Provokes Positive Change?

Many leaders, authors, doctors, and yes Bible teachers have written much and said more about how change happens. A quick...

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September 14, 2017

A Picture of Contrasts

Ever since Pastor Gene announced his own trip to Barcelona in 2016, I wanted to go to Spain. Going to...

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September 7, 2017

Hope for the Spiritually Dry-A Reflection on Ezekiel 37

Ezekiel and his vision of the valley of dry bones is one of those texts that you need to be...

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August 31, 2017

GOD > Me

Ever since becoming a Believer, I have heard God whisper that He wanted me to “go,” and I always responded,...

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August 24, 2017

Reflections from a New Member

Recently Melinda and I attended our first business meeting as members at BPBC. Actually it was our first business meeting...

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August 17, 2017

Blinded by Jealousy

Kat and I started dating in our first year of college. About two years later we were not together for...

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August 10, 2017

Don’t Ever Pray Like That Again

Colossians 1:11 (ESV) being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy;...

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August 3, 2017

Learning to Live in a New Country

It took bouncing along an Alaskan dirt road in a green bus to make me think about how I usually...

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July 27, 2017

Trusting God No Matter What

I’ve never seen anything like what happened this past Sunday at Bethany Place! I was so encouraged by every aspect...

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July 13, 2017

TRAVEL VS. TOURISM

Recently, I read about the difference between tourism and travel. “Tourism” is running up to the Grand Canyon to take...

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July 6, 2017

OUTREACH IS NOTHING WITHOUT GOD IN THE MIDST

This summer, Bethany Place is hosting many great events/outreaches to serve our community.  Up first is the Block Party (July 15th)....

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June 29, 2017

FLEE AGE SEGREGATION

“Nextdoor” is a social app my neighborhood uses to communicate with each other about anything from missing dogs and car...

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June 22, 2017

LIKE A TENNIS SHOE IN A CLOTHES DRYER

You could use the normal sound of a clothes dryer to soothe a baby to sleep. But not if you...

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June 15, 2017

RESOURCES FROM THE SERIES, “WHAT IS BEST FOR US?”

The message series What is Best for Us? Seeking God in Our Relationships concludes Sunday with a message on a classic but...

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June 8, 2017

THOSE WHO WANT THE NEXT GENERATION THE MOST WILL GET THEM

Our task to make disciples who make disciples is beyond our ability. None of us were made right with God...

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June 1, 2017

THE SERPENT IN EVERYTHING

Temptations: they are everywhere.  It is as if the collective goal of all the people in this world is to...

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May 25, 2017

A VERY BIG TRUST FALL

I am at about 12,000 feet flying in wide circles over the drop zone at West Point. Since I am...

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May 18, 2017

BARCELONA TEAM 2017 SUPPORT LETTER

Dear Church Family, Four of our church members will serve on an 18 person team in July this summer in...

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May 11, 2017

WHAT IS BEST FOR US

What God wants for us is always what is best for us. God’s will is what we would pray for...

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May 4, 2017

VICIOUS DOG OR HARMLESS HAMSTER?

I remember a senior adult woman in a previous church relating how much she enjoyed watching a rather famous preacher...

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April 27, 2017

DANGERS OF THE LAZY RIVER

One of the most popular attractions of Water Country is a stream of water, perhaps the width of a parking...

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April 20, 2017

TWO WRONGS DON’T MAKE A RIGHT

Imagine your 15 year old daughter comes to you and says, “If two people love each other, what is wrong...

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April 13, 2017

WHERE DOES YOUR HOPE LAY?

Elnnisa lived in a village south of Ati, Chad. She traveled three days by foot to the American Clinic, carrying...

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April 6, 2017

EVERY PERSON, EVERY WEEK

Imagine a concrete room, not much bigger than a parking space. No window. You’re in there 23 hours a day,...

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March 30, 2017

THERE’S MORE THAN ONE WAY TO BE WICKED

A group of us on an overnight retreat at Laurel Lake discovered a 40 ft cliff overlooking the water. There...

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March 23, 2017

OH, THAT THEY HAD SUCH A HEART AS THIS ALWAYS

At the end of last year, I invited people to follow me on the Bible Reading Plan this year and...

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March 16, 2017

COUNTERING INSANITY

The resurrection of Jesus is the core of our faith, yet it could be argued that we don’t talk that...

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