Bethel Evangelical Lutheran worshiping Jesus at 8th and N. East Ave. in York, NE.402-363-0022

Sermons
January 21, 2018

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Mark 1:15 Dear Friends in Christ, During the Epiphany season we see Jesus revealing his glory. We see him doing miracles that show that he is not just a human being, but true God at the same time. The miracles are great. But the […]

January 14, 2018

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Devotion: 2 Chr. 2:4-6, 1 Ki. 8:27-30 4 Now I am about to build a temple for the Name of the LORD my God and to dedicate it to him for burning fragrant incense before him, for setting out the consecrated bread regularly, and […]

January 7, 2018 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Acts 16:25-34 Dear Friends in Christ, Today I want to start at the end of the story, the last thing Luke tells us about the Jailor in the city of Philippi. Luke tells us that this jailor was filled with joy because he had […]

December 31, 2017

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Colossians 3:16a The old year is almost over. There are just a few hours left. The new year is about to start. If you could look at the new year as a clean slate, a fresh start, what would you do? What would your […]

December 25, 2017

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. John 1:1-14 Fellow Children of God, The wonder of Christmas… You hear that phrase at Christmas time, but what does it mean? To some it’s nothing more than sitting back and watching children excitedly opening presents. But you don’t need Christmas for that. Something […]

December 17, 2017

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. John 1:6-8, 19-28 Dear Friends in Christ, Who are you? Think about all the ways that you could answer that question. You are all someone’s son or daughter. Some of you are a husband or a wife. Some of you are a mom or […]

Advent Service – Faith Alone

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Hebrews 4:1-2 Dear Friends in Christ, I don’t think any of us realizes how blessed we are! We are among the richest people who have ever lived on earth. Our homes are palaces compared to what most people lived in just a few hundred […]

December 10, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. 2 Peter 3:8-9 Dear Friends in Christ, How patient are you? Can you wait until Christmas to find out what your gifts are, or are you already snooping around to see if you can find them? How patient are you in traffic? How about […]

Midweek Advent 2 – By Grace Alone

Romans 11:1-6 Dear Friends in Christ, Noah, Elijah, Paul, Martin Luther. If you think about it they all had a lot in common. They all lived in a time of persecution. They all lived at a time when it must have seemed like there were few, if any believers left; a time when they might […]

December 3, 2017

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Mark 13:32-37 Dear Friends in Christ, Jesus and his disciples had been at the temple courts for worship. It was Passover time, and, just like our buildings before Christmas, everything looked especially beautiful. This moved the disciples to comment to Jesus about the massive […]

November 26, 2017

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Colossians 1:13-14, 20 Dear Friends in Christ, Where is the best place to live? Every once in a while you see a list – “the ten best places to retire,” or “the ten best places to live in the world, or in the United […]

Thanksgiving 2017

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page.   Thanksgiving 2017   Meditation 1 – Genesis 1:26-30   These words from Genesis remind us to give thanks to God for life and for all that he has created for us. If we wonder why thanksgiving often seems to be kind of skipped […]

November 19, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Luke 19:1-10 Dear Friends in Christ, Every once in a while, you hear a story on the news and your response is “What! Who would do that?” Usually it’s a bad thing, like the story about the person who stole the model car from […]

November 12, 2017

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. 1 John 2:15-17 Dear Friends in Christ, As we come to the end of the Pentecost season we often turn our thoughts to the end of all things. We need this reminder that the world and everything in it is passing away, especially in […]

November 5, 2017 Sermon on Revelation 20

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Revelation 20:4-6 Dear Friends in Christ, There’s a famous scene from the movie “Sixth Sense” in which the little boy says, “I see dead people.” In our Scripture for today the Apostle John tells us that he saw dead people, or at least the […]

Reformation 2017

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Romans 3:19-28 Dear Fellow Heirs of the Reformation, What was the Reformation all about? There are a lot of ways to answer that question, but the bottom line is that it was about the answer to the most important question there is. How can […]

October 22, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. 1 John 5:13-15 Dear Children of our Heavenly Father Jacob wrestled with God all night and wouldn’t let him go until he blessed him. Did you ever think about that! As morning began to break God, in human form, touched Jacob’s hip, just touched […]

October 15, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Luke 17:11-19 Dear Friends in Christ, I want you to think of some familiar Bible stories. Think about the Centurion who came to Jesus and the Syrophoenician woman who came to Jesus. What do those two stories have in common? You might think, they […]

October 8, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. 1 Chronicles 29:10-18 Dear Friends in Christ, As David looked back on his life, he was very thankful to the Lord. The Lord had chosen him to be king even though his brothers were bigger and stronger than he was. The Lord enabled him […]

October 1, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Luke 16:22-23 Dear Friends in Christ, What happens when you die? If you have bought into the theory of Evolution and Humanism like Bill Nye the Science Guy, you say what he said to Ken Ham when he asked him that question. Nothing. Nothing […]

September 24, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Luke 16:9-13 Fellow Managers of the things of God, We studied the life of Joseph over the past few weeks in Bible History class. You probably remember that Joseph’s brothers hated him because their father, Jacob, made it clear that Joseph was his favorite […]

September 10, 2017

Click here for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Acts 4:23-35 Dear Fellow Witnesses for Christ, After John and Peter healed a lame man on their way into the temple courts they were arrested and brought before the Sanhedrin. The Sanhedrin couldn’t do what they would have liked to have done, get rid […]

September 3, 2017

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Luke 14:11 Dear Friends in Christ, How ironic! When Jesus was invited to a Sabbath meal at the home of a prominent Pharisee he was being closely watched. There were people there who were just hoping that Jesus would do or say something that […]

August 27, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Luke 13:28-29 Dear Fellow Members of the Human Race, Ken Ham, you might know him from Answers in Genesis, The Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter, does a great job of stressing that there are not many different races. There is only one race, […]