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  • Aug9Thu

    Refreshing our Relationships

    Humility August 9, 2018

     Some practices to help refresh our relationships through humility...

  • Jul24Tue

    Five Habits of Highly Missional People

    Summertime Review July 24, 2018 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink
     If you are looking for a summer challenge, take time to review the book that we all received last summer.  Below is a summary that may help you get you started. -EGN 
  • Jul13Fri

    Refreshing our Love

    July 13, 2018 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink

    Some practices to help to refresh love…

  • Jul13Fri

    Refreshing our Listening

    The Discipline of Guidance July 13, 2018 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink

    Some practices to help to refresh our listening to God…

    (based loosely on suggestions of V.E.Hess in THE SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES DEVOTIONAL)

  • Refreshing our Prayer

    Refreshing our Prayer

    June 29, 2018 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink

    “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer” (Romans 12:12)

    Some practices to help to refresh...

  • Jun29Fri

    The Discipline of Celebration

    June 29, 2018 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink

    Last week we highlighted the verse, “Rejoice in the Lord always:  I say it again, rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4).  We heard it as a call for us to cultivate or nurture joy.  We can take up the practice of the discipline of celebration.  Just as Paul calls us to work out our salvation with fear and trembling, we can work out our joy in the Lord.  

     

  • Refreshing Meditation

    Refreshing Meditation

    June 12, 2018 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink

    Here are some suggested exercises for this week (based on suggestions of A. Ahlberg Calhoun, Spiritual Disciplines Handbook).

  • Jun8Fri

    Hospitality

    June 8, 2018 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink

    I’m very excited for next weekend as I plan to be with my mother who was born June 15, 1928, making her 90 years old this year!! It is quite a birthday number to mark as we know from a number of our own members here at Bethel Church. 

  • May18Fri

    Jesus Prays for Us

    May 18, 2018 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink

    Last Sunday we reflected on what is sometimes known as the other Lord’s prayer, the prayer of Jesus recorded in John 17, the night before his crucifixion. Unlike the Lord’s prayer of Matthew 6 which teaches us how to pray; this passage shows Jesus himself in prayer.

  • Apr17Tue

    For You are With Me

    April 17, 2018 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink
    Last Sunday I led the service in Chatham Grace CR Church.  Featured in the service was their boy’s club: it was Cadet Sunday.