My Church

We are taught this word “MY” from an early age as we learn the difference between what we think is “mine” and what really “is mine.” We take ownership of something when we personally invest in that very thing we call mine. For example, this is “my vehicle” because I have invested my resources into […]

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My Church: Go & Be

In this second installment of our My Church series, Pastor Crystal will be journeying with us from Pastor Bruce’s introduction last week where we were asked to be “Come and See” people, to encouraging us to be “Go and Be” people. We discuss how the term My Church doesn’t just refer to those inside the […]

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My Church – an Introduction

My church…It’s a phrase we use often. What does it truly mean when we add a possessive pronoun to church? As we launch back into the fall and continue to grow and connect people, we will wrestle with what it truly means to take ownership of this amazing growing community called Bethesda. OUR MISSION (What […]

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A King in a Kid

Have you ever had someone see something in you that you never saw yourself? David was an example of a person with great potential! Though some saw a kid…God saw a king! “What have you done?” Saul Disobeyed God – God rejected Saul “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his […]

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Never In Vain

Is there anything in this life that can give us real stability? A sense of steadfastness, that cannot be moved even in a moving world? Evidently there is, Paul reminds us that it’s the first principle in a culture that drifts in the opposite direction. WHAT I BELIEVE MATTERS IN THIS LIFE AND THE LIFE […]

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What is your mind set on? What dominates your thoughts? Because, according to Romans 8, whatever dominates your thoughts will determine where you go, what you do, and how you live. In this message, we will dig into the battle of control of our minds and thoughts—a battle between sinful desires and the Holy Spirit. […]

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No Condemnation

Wouldn’t it be something if we could take all of the sin and the shame and failure from our past and we could get it so clean that no one would ever know that it was once so dirty unless you told them…all the failures, regrets that you swept underneath the floor mat. All the […]

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Out on a Limb

Have you ever felt rejected? Maybe you were always last to be picked or often overlooked. If we’re honest, we’ve all been there, and it’s not a good feeling. If anyone knew what rejection felt like, it was Zacchaeus. Jesus cut right through the crowd and picked the ONE guy that was probably the most […]

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Just Bring It To Jesus

Have you ever had the Lord ask something of you that didn’t make sense? “There’s a little boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But that’s a drop in the bucket for a crowd like this.” – The Message The Christian life is about receiving and giving. Matthew 10:8, “Heal the sick, […]

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