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

Sermons
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, […]

August 20, 2017

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Jeremiah 23:23-24 Dear Friends in Christ, What’s your view of God? It has been said that we all make God in our own image. Because we are all born with a sinful nature, that is our tendency. We all try to imagine who God […]

August 13, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Genesis 15:6 Dear Friends in Christ, A lot of things had happened in Abraham’s life since God first promised him that he would give his descendants the land of Canaan, make him a great nation, and bless every nation on earth through him. The […]

August 6, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Colossians 3:2 Dear Friends in Christ, As Christians we all are citizens of two kingdoms. By birth we are citizens of the earth, and whatever country in which we were born. Depending on the country in which you were born, that citizenship may entitle […]

July 30, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Genesis 18:23-32 Dear Friends in Christ, What is your attitude when you stand before the Lord, when you come before him in prayer? Some would say that you need an attitude of humility and respect; consider who you are and to whom you are […]

July 23, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Genesis 18:3-10a Dear Friends in Christ, When I was in late grade school our pastor’s father, also a pastor, retired and came to live in our town to be near his son. My parents got to know him and would have him over for […]

July 16, 2017

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Galatians 5:1, 13-14 Dear Friends in Christ, Moses reminds us this morning that God has not made it difficult for us to know his will. We don’t have to build a tower to heaven or go to some high mountain and spend our lives […]

July 9, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Ezekiel 3:10-11 Dear Friends in Christ, God called Ezekiel to be his prophet to the people of Judah who were in exile in Babylon. On the one hand, God reminds Ezekiel that things could be worse. He could have called him to go to […]

June 25, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. 2 Timothy 1:5-10 Dear Friends in Christ, Today is the 487th anniversary of the presentation of the Augsburg Confession. In 1530 there was no such thing as the separation of church and state. The Emperor, Charles the V, felt that there should be only […]

June 18, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Dear Friends in Christ, Two of the classes I attended at the conference this past week were about reaching people in the 21st century with the Gospel of Jesus. As you would hope and expect, both presenters emphasized that the message […]

June 4, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Acts 2:11-12 Dear Friends in Christ, As you know, this year is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Some of the themes being used for the celebration of this anniversary are, “It’s Still All About Jesus,” and “A Return to Grace.” We are celebrating […]

May 28, 2017

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. John 17:20-26 Dear Friends in Christ, John 17 records for us the prayer that Jesus prayed on Maundy Thursday before he was betrayed, condemned and then crucified. The prayer has three parts, a prayer for himself, a prayer for the disciples who were with […]

Ascension Meditations

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Ascension Acts 1:7-11 Can you think of a time when you experienced something you wished would never end? Maybe a vacation on the beach? Maybe a great concert or sporting event? Whatever it was, it was so much fun, or so relaxing, or so […]