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

Sermons
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

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May 21, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. John 16:20, 22 Dear Friends in Christ, The disciples were very confused. They couldn’t figure out what Jesus meant when he said that in a little while they would not see him, but then, in a little while they would see him again. Having […]

May 14, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook Page. Acts 11:1-3 Dear Friends in Christ, How do you handle conflict? Do you try to avoid conflict at all costs? Are you willing to take the blame even though you know it wasn’t your fault, just to have peace? Or, are you the opposite […]

April 30, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Acts 9:17-22 Dear Friends in Christ, Some of you may have heard of the Christian author Josh McDowell. He wasn’t always a Christian. At one point in his life he was an atheist who enjoyed trying to talk Christians into giving up their faith. […]

April 23, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook Page Revelation 1:17-18 Dear Friends in Christ, What’s the scariest thing you have ever seen? Does a horror movie come to mind? Maybe a nightmare that woke you up in a cold sweat? Maybe the few moments before a car crash when you realized what […]

Easter Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook Page John 20:1-9 Fellow Worshipers of our Risen Lord, A lot can happen in a week, can’t it! On Palm Sunday the disciples and the women who followed Jesus from Galilee were filled with joy and excitement. Jesus had entered Jerusalem with crowds cheering and […]

Good Friday Meditation

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Mark 15:25-32 Dear Friends in Christ, The cross is a very popular decoration these days. Crosses come in all shapes and sizes. I like this one that Pastor Kronebusch made. It’s rough, not smooth and that seems more authentic to me. It reminds me […]

Maundy Thursday Sermon

Matthew 26:27-28 Dear Friends in Christ, The object that we are adding to our Lenten museum tonight is the cup. If you are an Indiana Jones fan, you will realize that this cup is probably not very much like the one Jesus used on the first Maundy Thursday. Jesus was a carpenter who only had […]

April 9, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Luke 19:28-35 Dear Friends in Christ, If you were Warren Buffet or Bill Gates would you give up all your money, your house and everything you had to go live in a third world ghetto and devote your life to helping those who lived […]

April 2, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Isaiah 43:18-21 Dear Friends in Christ, What is your purpose in life? Why were you born? Why are you still here? Why have you survived when others have not? Those are questions everyone asks at some point in life. Maybe those questions come to […]