Blessed Are the Peacemakers
Mar 9, 1986
God has made peace with his people, and he calls us to push for peace with friends and enemies alike.
The Tree Jumped Into The Sea
Mar 3, 1986
How humbled and full of gratitude we must be that God would answer our prayers so remarkably! With only a mustard seed of faith the tree actually did obey! As we began our three service schedule last Sunday morning, the…
Blessed Are the Pure in Heart
Mar 2, 1986
It is not enough to clean up our act on the outside. Jesus is concerned about our heart. Because from the heart are all the issues of life.
The Move to Three Services and a Milieu for Missions
Feb 24, 1986
David Jaeger, missionary to Liberia, has done as much as anybody to keep me thinking about Bethlehem and missions. In his most recent letter he described the Malinke, a people group in Guinea numbering 750,000 with five known Christians, no…
Blessed Are the Merciful
Feb 23, 1986
God’s mercy floods our lives when we don’t deserve an ounce. And he expects us to overflow with that same grace to others.
Possible Steps for '86
Feb 17, 1986
Eight reasons for why Bethlehem members voted to postpone a capital campaign.
Blessed Are Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness
Feb 16, 1986
The hunger of your life that cannot be satisfied by anything in this world is the constant beckoning of God to remember that you were made for him.
Getting Ready for Three Services
Feb 10, 1986
I thank God for you So many of you have responded with optimism and with the grace of flexibility to the challenges of three services. The three services will begin meeting Sunday morning, March 2, at: 8:15, 9:45 and 11:15. …
Blessed Are the Meek
Feb 9, 1986
Meekness is not weakness. Meekness begins with God and ends with God.
Take Part in the Dream
Feb 3, 1986
Important Congregational Meeting Sunday evening, February 9, at 7:30, there will be an all—church discussion of a long range master plan developed by the Long Range Planning Committee of the Council of Deacons. No action has been taken on this…
Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit Who Mourn
Feb 2, 1986
Jesus didn’t come for those who think they have everything together. He came for people who know they are nothing without God.
Blessed Brooding About Bethlehem
Jan 27, 1986
What might a church's ministry become if its members served for years on end?
The Beatitudes and the Gospel of the Kingdom
Jan 26, 1986
The powerful mercy of the kingdom has already come in Jesus Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Why We Are Going to Three Sunday Morning Services
Jan 20, 1986
How should a church handle current growth and prepare for the future?
I Will Sing of Thy Might and Mercy
Jan 19, 1986
Authenticity and depth in worship characterize those who suffer with Christ by bearing the burdens of others.
What Can I Say -Ay -Ay?
Jan 13, 1986
Pastor John expresses gratitude for his fortieth birthday suprise party.
My Prayer to God Is That They Might Be Saved
Jan 12, 1986
Paul does not pray for ineffectual influences, but for effectual influences. And that is how we should pray too.
The Voice of the Snow God
Jan 6, 1986
The Lord gets himself glory by providing just enough for his people, and just in time.
My Heart's Desire: That They Might Be Saved
Jan 5, 1986
It is fitting for those who believe in the sovereignty of God to feel a deep sorrow and for the lost and a deep longing for their conversion.
On Divorce & Remarriage in the Event of Adultery
Jan 1, 1986
There is no loophole in Scripture for divorce and remarriage when one of the partners commits adultery.
A Baptist Catechism
Adapted by John Piper
Jan 1, 1986
This document is also available in PDF. A Catechism? I. What is a catechism? In 1 Corinthians 14:19 Paul says, "In the church I would rather speak five words with my mind, in order to instruct others, than ten…
Heart's Desire . . . Prayer to God
A Week of Concerted Prayer at Bethlehem
Dec 30, 1985
Are you satisfied with the fervor of your desire for the conversion of sinners and the holiness of saints?
God Glorified in Good Resolves
Dec 29, 1985
It is the duty of Christians to seek God's power to fulfill good resolves.
Dec 23, 1985
Joseph Alleine's life and writing was a true model of Puritan evangelism.
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