Another Astonishing Vote for ‘SPAN the Nineties’
Sep 26, 1988
On Sunday evening, September 25, the church reached an astonishing consensus on two recommendations from the Council of Deacons Of the 173 voting members 98.8% (only 2 no votes!) said yes to the recommendation that we proceed with construction of…
Battling the Unbelief of Anxiety
Sep 25, 1988
The most basic battle of our life is the fight to believe in the living God, and not to allow our heart to become an evil heart of unbelief.
Battling Unbelief Together
Sep 18, 1988
We must help each other battle unbelief and fight the fight of faith by pointing each other to the trustworthy promises of God.
Why I Am So Excited about Year Five of the “20:20 Vision”
Sep 12, 1988
I can remember the hours that Steve Roy and I spent four years ago dreaming and planning and praying about the ministry of home cell groups at Bethlehem. We were captivated by two biblical principles The One Another Principle When…
Battling Unbelief at Bethlehem
Sep 11, 1988
Faith that glorifies God produces fruit, looks ahead to the fulfillment of God’s promises, and battles unbelief daily.
Bethlehem’s New Sermon Series for the Fall of 1988
Sep 6, 1988
Fight the good fight of faith. (1 Timothy 6:12) The essence of righteousness is to trust in God. The root of all sin is unbelief. Unbelief is dissatisfaction with God’s fellowship and fortunes. It is discontent with his presence and…
"Tentmakers" in Minneapolis
Sep 4, 1988
God wants you to see your job primarily in terms of its strategic effect in making him known.
What’s Happening with ‘SPAN the Nineties’?
Aug 29, 1988
After the “SPAN the Nineties” fund raising effort last spring, several factors led the leadership of the church to reconsider certain aspects of the original proposal 1) For example, the cost to remodel the “Hacking Property” for Children's…
The Great Invitation: Break Forth in Song!
Aug 28, 1988
Your happiness is God's reputation. Your peace is God's memorial. And this is an everlasting sign of his love that shall not be cut off.
"The Last Temptation of Christ"
Aug 22, 1988
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…
The Great Invitation: God's Triumphant Word
Aug 21, 1988
Not one jot or tittle will fall to the ground of all that God purposes through his omnipotent word.
Free Rent and Frontline Mission
Aug 15, 1988
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…
The Great Invitation: A High Way for Low Sinners
Aug 14, 1988
Everybody needs to call upon the Lord—to seek the Lord right now while he may be found.
Why a Conference Commission on Prayer?
Aug 10, 1988
Some of My Prayer Practices Tuesdays and Thursdays I get up, put on my running shoes, and jog to the Metrodome five blocks from our house. I have Navigator memory cards in my right hand and a tract called “Comfort…
What Can Keep a Missionary Going?
Aug 8, 1988
Here are some of the stupendous promises to sustain us in a work that may be long and may be hard, but will triumph in the end.
The Great Invitation: Call Others Too!
Aug 7, 1988
Will we be satisfied that God has made a covenant with us? Or will be dissatisfied until is spreads to all the nations and peoples of the world?
Are Christians Satisfied?
Aug 1, 1988
Christ is the source of all satisfaction and total satisfaction. But the depth of this satisfaction is not drunk all at once.
The Great Invitation: Come! Drink! Eat! Live!
Jul 31, 1988
God is not a topic to be studied. He is a person to be experienced. He is food and life and joy for the soul.
Prayer: The Work of Missions
Jul 29, 1988
In order to mobilize a movement of prayer in the church and in order to sustain a will to pray in our hearts, we must think and talk about other things besides prayer. This is the key lesson I have…
When I Fall, I Will Rise
Jul 24, 1988
Since we sin against God every day, we should be broken; and, since the throne of God is a throne of grace, we should be bold.
Jun 6, 1988
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…
Unless You Repent You Will All Likewise Perish
Jun 5, 1988
The lesson of tragedies is "Get right with God."
Walk in Wisdom Toward Those Outside
May 29, 1988
Every hour of your life brings a situation that can be bought up for eternity or missed.
Seeking People on the Stretch for God
May 23, 1988
We are partners with the Holy Spirit and should be alert to those who are beginning to be awakened by his grace.
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