Sermons on Counter-Cultural
Mark 7:31- 8:10 “Christ came to make many groups one people.” Scott looks at a pair of miracles that were done by Jesus in not the most welcoming of places for Jews. In doing these miracles, Christ obliterated various social and cultural lines of division between Jews and Gentiles.
Mark 7:24-30 The best exercise you can do for leg strength and development is the squat. In this weeks message, Pastor Ritterbush compares how to build your faith much as squats will build your legs.
Mark 7:1-23 Associate Pastor of Worship Reid Gordon opens a new series as we continue in the book of Mark. The Pharisees, the primary religious group in Jesus’s time, were opposed to Him because He threatened their established system. Reid looks at questions that are raised by them and what their religious system fail to produce, as well as what Jesus wants besides your religious system.
Mark 6:45-56 How often have you wrestled with the divinity of Jesus? It is a question that scholars and everyday people struggle with. In this week’s message, Scott Ritterbush looks at the divinity of Jesus, how He came “Down From The Painting,” and what that means for people today.
Mark 6:30-44 A lunch from a boy is miraculously transformed into enough food in order to feed over 5,000 people in a desolate place. Scott Ritterbush examines a story that most have heard before. In it, he also looks at Old Testament passages that parallel this miracle and show us that Jesus is our shepherd and can be trusted.
Mark 5:21-43 Guest speaker and Bethany Elder, Brian Lee begins a new series on what it means to progress from fear to faith in our daily lives, and how we can do this. The series begins with one event that contains two stories within it.
Mark 5:1-20 After crossing the sea of Galilee, Jesus is approached by a demon possessed man. After a very brief moment, Jesus commands the demons to come out of the man and into a herd of pigs. Pastor Scott looks at this story, what it means in the 21st century and how we can take comfort in it.
Mark 4:35-41 Senior Pastor Scott Ritterbush returns with insights on the story of Jesus calming the sea. In it, he addresses faith, doubt, fear, and trust on the concept that Jesus is good.
Mark 4:21-34 Guest speaker and member of the Bethany preaching team Jim Barrett looks at 3 parables from this gospel that discuss the Kingdom of Heaven. In addition he examines how the Kingdom of God comes and how it starts.
Mark 4:1-20 Starting a new series this week, Pastor Scott brings to Bethany Church the story of the Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, and how that didn’t meet expectations. Then looks at a known passage of Jesus’s teaching and compares our faith to that of the Fyre Festival.