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The Day of Pentecost

  The Day of Pentecost (Series C) May 15th, 2016 Gospel: John 14:23-31 Epistle: Acts 2:1-21 Lesson: Genesis 11:1-9 Psalm: Psalm 143 CLB Commentary – Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen John 14:23-31 Love’s Eternal Fruit The deep and loving fellowship that the believer has with God through Christ and His indwelling Holy Spirit manifests itself in several kinds of wonderful fruit! One of

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Bethel, Grand Forks, ND

Bethel Church hosts college students in the “Big Event” today. The Big Event is a college service day where students give back to the local communities near their campuses by serving in a variety of ways. Pray that these students will be pointed towards Jesus as the Bethel family connects with them through these service projects.

Inserting Power Cord Receptacle in wall outlet

Find an Outlet

A young woman, accused of several evil deeds, stood before a judge. At the end of her trial, the judge asked if she had a final word to say in her defense. The accused sat battling tears. It was evident that there was something on her mind. With stammering tongue, she was finally able to

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Set Free to Love

A few months ago, I received a call from a young man whom I had met through a mutual friend. The man asked if I would be willing to join him for a cup of coffee, and I agreed. I had no idea what was on his mind, but I suspected it had something to

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… by Hope We Continue

What is Christian hope? What is it that we hope for? And what is the basis for such hope? While commenting on Galatians, Martin Luther says this: “Faith and hope are different affections, for faith is not hope nor hope faith; and yet, because of the great affinity that exists between them, it is impossible

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Love is ______.

At the height of America’s debate in the summer of 2015 I saw a young adult walk into a Burger King wearing a t-shirt that said Love is Love. The statement hit me between the eyes. I couldn’t shake the power of it. The t-shirt was clear and definitive. My stomach rumbled as the smell

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