Sermons & Recordings

Audio recordings of our worship services are available in the library.
Recordings of the whole service from selected contemporary worship services are available online.
Recordings of the sermons from selected services are available here and from our Podcasting[Offsite Link] feed: RSS feed.

Service Sermon Scripture Readings If your player can do streaming, try these links (play lists) You can download the complete files here (WMA or MP3)
March 26, 2017,
8:45am
Fourth Sunday in Lent
Esther Sermon Series “Esther 6&7: Methods Matter” Queen Esther’s plan to save her people revolves around hospitality and service. A dinner party can make all the difference. Would you serve dinner to your enemies?
Pastor Ben Bergren
Esther 7:1–4[Offsite Link]
John 9:1–11[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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March 19, 2017,
8:45am
Third Sunday in Lent
Esther Sermon Series “Esther 4: If Not You, Who?” Queen Esther hears the news of the decree to kill all the Jews of Persia. She is challenged to step out and say something to the King. Her choice might cost her life…
Pastor Ben Bergren
Esther 4:4–17[Offsite Link]
John 4:4–14[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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March 12, 2017,
8:45am
Second Sunday in Lent
Esther Sermon Series “Esther 3: Fact Checking” We continue on in the book of Esther. In chapter 3, we see a big problem brewing for the people of Israel. We learn the importance of surrounding ourselves with trustworthy people and the significance of looking before leaping in life.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Esther 3:8–11, 15[Offsite Link]
John 3:1–17[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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March 5, 2017,
8:45am
First Sunday in Lent
Esther Sermon Series “Esther 1&2: Character Revealed” We are going to look at the book of Esther during the season of Lent. Depending upon your reading of that book you could either say “God is nowhere” or “God is now here.” We begin this week at how Esther becomes the queen of Persia. It is far from typical.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Esther 2:1–10, 15–16[Offsite Link]
Mark 7:24–30[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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February 26, 2017,
8:45am
Transfiguration of Our Lord
“Metamorphosis: A Model of Spiritual Growth” Transfiguration: A Glimpse into Eternity.
Pastor Ben Bergren
2 Peter 2:1–3[Offsite Link]
Matthew 17:1–9[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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February 19, 2017,
8:45am
Seventh Sunday After Epiphany
“Best Sermon Ever—Building a Life of Impact” Today we finish looking at the best sermon ever preached. We look at the final words of this sermon encouraging us to put into practice what we have learned.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Leviticus 19:9–18[Offsite Link]
Matthew 7:24–29[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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February 12, 2017,
8:45am
Sixth Sunday After Epiphany
“Best Sermon Ever—Love the Yucky People” We continue to explore the “Sermon on the Mount.”
Pastor Ben Bergren
Psalm 119:1–8[Offsite Link]
Matthew 5:38–48[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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February 5, 2017,
8:45am
Fifth Sunday After Epiphany
“Best Sermon Ever—Salt & Light” As we continue exploring the “Sermon on the Mount”—Jesus says that we should be salt and light. Being “salty” might not mean what we think it means!
Pastor Ben Bergren
Isaiah 58:9–12[Offsite Link]
Matthew 5:13–18[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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January 29, 2017,
8:45am
Fourth Sunday After Epiphany
“Best Sermon Ever—Being Blessed” For the next few weeks we will look at portions of the best sermon ever preached: The sermon on the Mount. We begin at the beginning with something called the “Beatitudes”.
Pastor Ben Bergren
1 Corinthians 2:10–16[Offsite Link]
Matthew 5:1–11[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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January 22, 2017,
8:45am
Third Sunday After Epiphany
“Un-met Expectations” Expectations. We all have them and we are disappointed when they are not met. What do we expect from God? As many have said, “God works in mysterious ways.” We will dig into human expectations of God during the sermon.
Pastor Ben Bergren
1 Corinthians 1:18–25[Offsite Link]
Matthew 4:12–22[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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January 15, 2017,
8:45am
Second Sunday After Epiphany
“Refined” What does it mean to be refined? What does the process of refining have to do with our Christian walk? We will explore this topic during Pr. Ben’s message.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Malachi 3:1–5[Offsite Link]
Luke 2:22–35[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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January 8, 2017,
8:45am
Baptism of Our Lord
“What to Do with the Gargoyles” Today we remember the Baptism of Jesus on the church calendar. However, Pr. Ben will be looking at the story of the disciple Peter talking to a family of “outsiders” after God corrected Peter on some bad exclusive theology.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Acts 10:23–33[Offsite Link]
Matthew 3:13–17[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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January 1, 2017,
10:00am
New Year’s Day
“A Chance to do Something Different” Happy New Year! Yet this Sunday we hear the sad story of Jesus’ escape to Egypt. How does this story shape our 2017? Come and find out!
Pastor Ben Bergren
Hebrews 2:10–18[Offsite Link]
Matthew 2:13–18[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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December 24, 2016,
8:30pm
Christmas Eve
“Christmas News”
Pastor Ben Bergren
Isaiah 9:6–7[Offsite Link]
Luke 2:1–20[Offsite Link]
John 1:4–5[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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December 18, 2016,
8:45am
Fourth Sunday in Advent
“Advent: A Different Christmas Story” This week Pr. Ben will be talking about how the gospel of John doesn’t tell the story of Jesus’ birth but does something completely different.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Isaiah 9:6–7[Offsite Link]
John 1:1–18[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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December 11, 2016,
8:45am
Third Sunday in Advent
“Advent: A Fresh Look at Mary” Last week we heard about Joseph’s dilemma, this week we turn towards Mary. When the angel visits her and delivers the news… Mary can’t believe it, but she comes to embrace this good news in a big way.
Pastor Ben Bergren
1 Samuel 1:10–17[Offsite Link]
Luke 1:26–38[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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December 4, 2016,
8:45am
Second Sunday in Advent
“Advent: We All Need a Little Push” We hardly ever hear about Joseph but he is important to the Christmas story. Today we hear how he got ready for the birth of a child that was not his own.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Romans 15:4–8[Offsite Link]
Matthew 1:18–25[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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November 27, 2016,
8:45am
First Sunday in Advent
“Advent: John the Baptist” As we enter into the time of waiting for Christmas, we will take a look at the people who pointed the toward Jesus. Advent is not complete until we take some time to visit with John the Baptist. So that is what we will do this Sunday.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Malachi 4:1–6[Offsite Link]
Matthew 3:1–12[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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November 20, 2016,
8:45am
Christ the King Sunday
“Christ the King Today” Christ the King Sunday is the end of the Church year. It is like New Year’s Eve! We do not celebrate the end of the year, but we look forward to the end of time when our King returns and wipes every tear from our eyes.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Revelation 21:1–7[Offsite Link]
Luke 23:33–43[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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November 13, 2016,
8:45am
Time After Pentecost
“What Really Matters Now” For the past 2000 years the Church confesses that one day Jesus will return (we still believe that). However, Jesus says something interesting about where the Kingdom of God is located while we wait for His return.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Jeremiah 31:31–34[Offsite Link]
Luke 17:20–25[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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November 6, 2016,
10:45am
All Saints Sunday
“A Letter to Our Next President” Even with it being All Saints Sunday, we also look toward the culmination of a long and contentious election season. Pr. Ben will be sharing with Bethel a message entitled, “A Letter to Our Next President.” He will lift up what scripture says about leadership (and not give any opinions).
Pastor Ben Bergren
Daniel 4:24–34[Offsite Link]
Matthew 23:23–28[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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October 30, 2016,
8:45am
Reformation Sunday
“Reformation Sunday: Truth” This Sunday we remember an event that changed the world: The Protestant Reformation. Although the events of the Reformation reshaped society in many ways, we will look at the truths that Martin Luther rediscovered.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Romans 3:21–28[Offsite Link]
John 8:31–36[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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October 23, 2016,
8:45am
Twentythird Sunday After Pentecost
“More than just ‘heaven & hell’”
Pastor Ben Bergren
1 Timothy 6:6–19[Offsite Link]
Luke 16:19–31[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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October 16, 2016,
8:45am
Twentysecond Sunday After Pentecost
“Who Ya Gonna Call” Life is filled with choices and sometimes we choose “the path less traveled.” Blessing is found when we seek God over institutional approval.
Pastor Ben Bergren
2 Timothy 2:8–13[Offsite Link]
Luke 17:11–19[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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October 9, 2016,
8:45am
Twentyfirst Sunday After Pentecost
Lost & Found: “Sharing Good News” Lost and Found Sermon Series We finish the sermon series this week with a story from the Old Testament regarding good news and what do to with it. There is a natural reaction to any good news we receive.
Pastor Ben Bergren
2 Kings 7:3–9[Offsite Link]
Luke 8:26–39[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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October 2, 2016,
8:45am
Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost
Lost & Found: “How Jesus Did It” Lost and Found Sermon Series How did Jesus help people follow him? What kind of commitment does Jesus ask for when people are curious about God? Jesus shows us how to help others from sitting in the stands to getting in the game.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Philippians 3:4–11[Offsite Link]
John 1:43–51[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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