12 Sermons: The Mission and Vision of Bethlehem Baptist Church

A Passion for the Supremacy of God for the Joy of All Peoples

Unpacking the Master Planning Team Document

Acts 13:36

by John Piper

We exist to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples.

Through Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Power of the Holy Spirit

Unpacking the Master Planning Team Document

Psalm 95

by John Piper

Jesus Christ has released the merciful power of God by his sin-bearing death; and the Holy Spirit is applying it to our church.

By Treasuring All That God Is, All Whom He Loves

Unpacking the Master Planning Team Document

Galatians 3:5

by John Piper

Faith works through love. It becomes active and visible in the form of love that people can see.

Praying for All His Purposes, Meditating on All His Word

Unpacking the Master Planning Team Document

1 Thessalonians 2:13

by John Piper

Believing that the Bible is the Word of God is a gigantic event in the soul. Therefore God does not leave it merely to man.

Sustained by All His Grace

Unpacking the Master Planning Team Document

1 Corinthians 4:7

by John Piper

All things are by his grace because all things are for his glory. The all-sufficient, inexhaustible Giver gets the glory.

The Value of Relationships

Unfolding Bethlehem's Fresh Initiative #1

Hebrews 3:12-13

by John Piper

All Christian relationships have this as their goal: to help each other stay satisfied in God.

Urban-Suburban Partnership

Unfolding Bethlehem's Fresh Initiative #2

Colossians 3:8-17

by John Piper

Our mission is to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in everything, including choosing where we live.

Diversity in God-Centered Worship

Unfolding Bethlehem's Fresh Initiative #4

Romans 15:1-7

by John Piper

The abiding foundation of our corporate worship is God-centeredness.

Good News to the Poor

Unfolding Bethlehem's Fresh Initiative #5

Galatians 2:9-10

by John Piper

The fact that Jesus was born to a poor couple in a cow stall tells us something about the way God meant to reach the world.

Racial Reconciliation

Unfolding Bethlehem's Fresh Initiative #3

(Racial Harmony Sunday)

Acts 17:26

by John Piper

Let us be the salt and the light of our hostile and fearful society with courageous acts of inter-racial kindness and respect.

Challenging the Church and Culture with Truth

Unfolding Bethlehem's Fresh Initiative #6

by John Piper

Believing in the supremacy of God leads us to believe in the existence of absolute truth.