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

Sermons
March 30, 2017 Lenten Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. John 19:23-24 Dear friends in Christ, We hear about people casting or drawing lots fairly often in the Bible. The lot was used on Yom Kippur, the great Day of Atonement, to decide which of the two goats would be used as the sacrifice […]

March 26, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Luke 15:21-24, 28 Dear Friends in Christ, You probably know someone, maybe even a close family member, who has lived what might be called a wild life. Maybe they even brag about all the sinful things they have done. Maybe they served time in […]

March 19, 2017

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. 1 Corinthians 10:12-13 Dear Friends in Christ, Last week Paul encouraged us to stand firm in the Lord. We were encouraged and we expressed our resolve as we sang “Stand Up! Stand Up for Jesus!” So it might seem a little strange that today […]

Lenten Sermon – Crown of Thorns

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. John 19:2-3 Dear Friends in Christ, The relic that we will add to our Lenten museum this evening is the crown of thorns. It looks pretty nasty, doesn’t it? I found a few others that had even bigger, sharper thorns, but they wanted a […]

March 12, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Philippians 4:1 Dear Friends in Christ, Hold your ground. Stand firm. Those are commands that a commander might give to his troops as the enemy approaches. They are words that might be spoken to an offensive lineman in football. But today they are spoken […]

March 5, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Luke 4:13 Dear Friends in Christ, Peter tells us that the Devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Whenever I read that passage I think about those wildlife programs that document how lions hunt for their prey. They are […]

Lenten Sermon from Week One

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Matthew 26:14-16 Dear Friends in Christ, If a stranger walked up to you on the street, handed you a package and said, “I need you to hold this for me. Don’t tell anyone you have it.” Then, a few minutes later someone else came […]

February 26, 2017

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page.   2 Corinthians 3:14-18 Dear Friends in Christ, The Scripture readings for Transfiguration Sunday, all have something to do with light and being able to see the light. In the Old Testament reading we were reminded that whenever Moses came down from speaking with […]

February 19, 2017

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Luke 6:35-36 Dear Friends in Christ, Like father, like son. Like mother, like daughter. When we are young we might proclaim that we will never be like our parents. We are going to do things differently. We are going to be better than our […]

February 12, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Luke 6:20-26 Dear Friends in Christ, What at blessing! People from all over Israel, and even from the Gentile towns of Tyre and Sidon, had come to see Jesus. He was taking care of all their problems. Those who were troubled by evil spirits […]

February 5, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page Luke 5:10-11 Dear Friends in Christ, Peter, James and John were fishermen. Fishing was their business, their livelihood. They were experts when it came to fishing. But Jesus had a different job in mind for them. He wanted them to become his disciples. He […]

January 29, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page Luke 4:28-30 Dear Friends in Christ, Why did the people in the Synagogue in Nazareth reject Jesus? Why do people today reject Jesus? Or, a better question is, Why do we, you and I, reject Jesus? It’s important to remember that everyone rejects Jesus […]

January 22, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page Acts 4:23-31 Dear Friends in Christ, During this past week I came across some statistics that could be very disheartening. Some of you might have seen them posted on our church Facebook page. They indicated that Christianity is the most persecuted group in the […]

January 8, 2017

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Titus 3:3-7 Dear Friends in Christ, Do you remember what God said the world was like before the flood? He said that the world was filled with violence. Mankind’s wickedness was astonishing. Every inclination of the thoughts of people’s hearts were only evil all […]

January 1, 2017 Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Luke 2:46-52 Dear Friends in Christ, What did Jesus do to save you? If we were playing Family Feud the number one answer would probably be, “he died on the cross.” That would be a good answer, but it wouldn’t be a complete answer. […]

New Year’s Eve Sermon

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page Luke 13:6-9 Dear Friends in Christ, We have all heard stories about tragic things that happened during this past year. You may know someone who was affected by flooding or wildfires. You may know someone who was involved in some kind of accident- some […]

December 25, 2016

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. John 1:14-18 Dear Friends in Christ, When you are young you hear the warning from your parents, “don’t look directly at the sun, it could blind you.” If you have ever had a telescope you probably saw a warning somewhere in the instructions that […]

December 24, 2016

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook Page 1 John 4:9-11 Dear Friends in Christ, God is love. That’s what the Bible says, but sometimes we might wonder if it is true. If God is love why is there so much hatred and evil in the world, people ask? If God is […]

Sermon from December 18, 2016

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Micah 5:2-5a Dear Friends in Christ, Many of you probably memorized and recited these words of Micah when you were in a children’s Christmas program. When you first learned them, you probably had no idea what they really meant, or that they had to […]

Sermon from December 11, 2016

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Luke 3:7-14 Dear Friends in Christ, Large crowds came out into the wilderness to hear John and to be baptized. The word of God he proclaimed was powerful. Like a double-edged sword, it laid bare people’s hearts and revealed their sinful thoughts and attitudes. […]

December 8, 2016 Advent

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. John 11:49-52 Dear Friends in Christ, Last week we saw how God allowed a donkey to speak to his master, and then made sure that the master, the Sorcerer Balaam, spoke blessings on God’s people instead of curses. We know that the Bible promises […]

December 8, 2016 Advent

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. John 11:49-52 Dear Friends in Christ, Last week we saw how God allowed a donkey to speak to his master, and then made sure that the master, the Sorcerer Balaam, spoke blessings on God’s people instead of curses. We know that the Bible promises […]

December 4, 2016

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Luke 3:2-4 Dear Friends in Christ, What do you think of when someone asks you, “are you ready for Christmas?” Do you think of purchasing gifts– maybe for that one person who is difficult to buy for so you aren’t ready because you haven’t […]

December 1, 2016 Advent

Click HERE for an audio version posted on our Facebook page. Numbers 24:9, 17-19 Dear Friends in Christ, The hymn says, “God moves in a mysterious way his wonders to perform.” Isaiah reminds us that God’s ways and thoughts are far greater than ours. From our point of view, God often does things that we […]