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Free Rent and Frontline Mission

John Piper

Three blocks from Bethlehem is a 22-unit apartment building newly remodeled but in disarray. It’s at the S.E. corner of 15th St. and 11th Ave., just south of the Dairy Queen and across from Augustana. An amazing opportunity for neighborhood…

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"The Last Temptation of Christ"

John Piper

For the last six years I have written “Advent Poems” which take a biblical character and imaginatively recreate details of their lives on which the Bible is silent. I have created situations and conversations and emotions which very likely did…

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We Need to Talk and Pray

Tom Steller and John Piper

Great things continue to happen at Bethlehem but, of course, that doesn’t mean everything is easy or that everything is as it should be. A week ago Tuesday we took a day away as a staff and spent some time…

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The Calls Accepted

John Piper

The church voted on April 21 to call Laurel Bisset as Interim Minister for Children for one year beginning July 1. On April 24 the church voted to call Dan Lehn as Business Administrator beginning May 16. We have now…

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Whither Bethlehem?

John Piper

Below you see the average Sunday morning worship attendance of the first 21 weeks of each year since 1988. These numbers do not include the children in the nursery.

What can we learn from this? 1) We have broken out…

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Wow! What a Parade!

John Piper

Beyond all our expectations and dreams God gave us a parade of power! What can I say? Lord, you are great! You are kind and good beyond all our deserving. You have blessed us. O how you have blessed us!…

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