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)
June 25, 2017,
8:45am
Third Sunday After Pentecost
“Plot Twists (or Unexpected Messiah)” On Sunday we will hear the story of John the Baptist’s unmet expectations of the Chosen One (Jesus). We have the tendency to make God in our image and not the other way around. Jesus shows us and John’s disciples what God is really up to.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Ezekiel 18:19–23[Offsite Link]
Matthew 11:1–6[Offsite Link]
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June 18, 2017,
8:45am
Second Sunday After Pentecost
“Escalation of Rhetoric” Sometimes anger gets the best of us. Even Jesus experienced the anger of the disciples and he corrected them. We will explore that story and why anger can be dangerous to our relationships… including our relationship with God. As we celebrate Father’s Day, we remember the infinite patience and love of our Heavenly Father.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Ephesians 4:25–32[Offsite Link]
Luke 9:51–56[Offsite Link]
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June 11, 2017,
8:45am
Holy Trinity Sunday
“When Welcome is more than Welcome” It is Holy Trinity Sunday. We will sing hymns and songs that reflect the mystery of the 3 in 1. Pr. Ben will talk about who is the greatest in the Kingdom of God. Jesus’ words are a reflection of God’s heart.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Philippians 2:1–5[Offsite Link]
Luke 9:46–50[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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June 4, 2017,
8:45am
Day of Pentecost
“Every Miracle has a Message” Pentecost Sunday is the day we remember two very important things: the birth of the Christian Church and the giving of the Holy Spirit for a specific purpose. This is a special day for us at Bethel. We have two students confirming their faith at 8:45am worship and we are baptizing our youngest member at 10:45am worship. This day is a celebration of God’s presence with us.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Acts 2:1–21[Offsite Link]
John 14:16–20[Offsite Link]
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May 28, 2017,
8:45am
Seventh Sunday of Easter
“The Joy of Bethel: Generosity” We finish today “The Joy of Bethel” and look at Generosity. That is the final step of joy and Pr. Ben will explain why. Is there a another TV show theme song? We shall see!
Pastor Ben Bergren
2 Corinthians 8:10–15[Offsite Link]
Luke 21:1–4[Offsite Link]
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May 21, 2017,
8:45am
Sixth Sunday of Easter
“The Joy of Bethel: Responding to Needs” Today we continue to look at “The Joy of Bethel” and the next step to increase your joy … Responding to the needs of others! Jesus (as always) shows us the way. And yes, there will be another TV show theme song from the 80’s.
Pastor Ben Bergren
2 Samuel 9:9–13[Offsite Link]
Luke 5:12–16[Offsite Link]
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May 14, 2017,
8:45am
Fifth Sunday of Easter
“The Joy of Bethel: Spiritual Growth” As we continue to look at the way Bethel expressed joy we turn to spiritual growth. What does it mean to grow spiritually and how does that happen? We will answer those questions and hear another TV theme song!
Pastor Ben Bergren
Psalm 78:1–7[Offsite Link]
Matthew 5:17–20[Offsite Link]
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May 7, 2017,
10:45am
Fourth Sunday of Easter
“The Joy of Bethel: Christ Centered Community” What TV theme show will we hear today as we learn about the joy of Christ Centered Community?
Pastor Ben Bergren
Psalm 100[Offsite Link]
Mark 7:1–8[Offsite Link]
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April 30, 2017,
8:45am
iServe Sunday
“The Joy of Bethel: Hospitality” What makes Bethel tick? The answer is simple—it is joy. Over the next few weeks we will look at the joy of Bethel and how our core values express the joy of following Jesus. This week, the joy of hospitality.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Genesis 18:1–8[Offsite Link]
Luke 24:13–35[Offsite Link]
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Windows Media
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April 23, 2017,
8:45am
Gratitude Sunday
“Discipleship: Caring for Creation” What does the Bible say about taking care of the world around us? Is this just a recent trend in society or does God have something to say to us? Yes! God does have something to say about caring for creation. We also will be saying thank you many Bethel members this Sunday.
Pastor Ben Bergren
Genesis 2:8–15[Offsite Link]
John 20:19–31[Offsite Link]
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April 16, 2017,
8:45am
Easter Sunday
“Easter: Listen to the Voice” Pastor Ben Bergren Acts 10:34–40[Offsite Link]
John 20:1–18[Offsite Link]
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April 13, 2017,
7:00pm
Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday Pastor Ben Bergren Exodus 12[Offsite Link]
Matthew 26:17–35[Offsite Link]
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April 9, 2017,
8:45am
Palm Sunday
“Behind the Scenes” We remember the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem as the festival of Passover is underway. This is the beginning of the most important week of the year for all Christians. What does it mean to have a king who takes our place?
Pastor Ben Bergren
Zechariah 9:9–11[Offsite Link]
Matthew 21:1–11[Offsite Link]
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April 2, 2017,
8:45am
Fifth Sunday in Lent
Esther Sermon Series “Esther 8–10: We Are Them” The story isn’t quite over! We will hear what happens after Haman’s plot is discovered and a few more things that we didn’t get to talk about! This is a conclusion you don't want to miss!
Pastor Ben Bergren
Esther 8:1–6[Offsite Link]
John 11:17–27[Offsite Link]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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