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Bethel Family Worship Centre is a family oriented church that welcomes all nationalities and cultures, striving to meet the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of people. The Church, led by pastor Duane Grant, exists to help people to know God, to glorify and honor Him, to lift one another up, and to equip believers for ministry and outreach. Check out our podcasts and get in touch!

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Bethel Family Worship Centre is a family oriented church that welcomes all nationalities and cultures, striving to meet the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of people. The Church, led by pastor Duane Grant, exists to help people to know God, to glorify and honor Him, to lift one another up, and to equip believers for ministry and outreach. Check out our podcasts and get in touch!

    Things to Come

    Things to Come

    Things to Come
    Matthew 24:3-14
    3 Later, Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives. His disciples came to him privately and said, "Tell us, when will all this happen? What sign will signal your return and the end of the world?" 4 Jesus told them, "Don't let anyone mislead you, 5 for many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Messiah.' They will deceive many. 6 and you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don't panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won't follow immediately. 7 Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. 8 But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come. 9 Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers. 10 And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other. 11 And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people. 12 Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 14 And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.

    There will be an Increase in Falsehood



    Matthew 24:4-5 Jesus told them, "Don't let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Messiah.' They will deceive many.
    Matthew 24:24 For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God's chosen ones.




    There will be an Increase in Birth Pains



    Matthew 24:7-8 Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.
    Luke 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, and there will be famines and plagues in many lands, and there will be terrifying things and great miraculous signs from heaven.
    Luke 21:25 And there will be strange signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides.




    There will be an Increase in Persecution



    Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the anguish of those days, the sun will be darkened, the moon will give no light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
    Luke 21:13 But this will be your opportunity to tell them about me.




    There will be an Increase of People Turning Away



    Matthew 24:10-12 And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other. And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people. Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold.
    Luke 21:34 "Watch out! Don't let your hearts be dulled by carousing and drunkenness, and by the worries of this life. Don't let that day catch you unaware,




    There will be an Increase of the Gospel



    Matthew 24:13-14 But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.

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    The Message of Repentance

    The Message of Repentance

    The Message of Repentance
    Acts 2:36-41
    36 "So let everyone in Israel know for certain that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, to be both Lord and Messiah!" 37 Peter's words pierced their hearts, and they said to him and to the other apostles, "Brothers, what should we do?" 38 Peter replies, "Each of you must repent of your sins, turn to God and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ to show that you have received forgiveness for your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 This promise is to you and to your children, and even to the Gentiles - all who have been called by the Lord our God. 40 Then Peter continued preaching for a long time, strongly urging all his listeners, "Save yourselves from this crooked generation!" 41 Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day - about 3,000 in all.

    Repentance is a Message of John the Baptist





    Matthew 3:1-2 (NLT) In those days John the Baptist came to the Judean wilderness and began preaching. His message was, "Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near."
    Matthew 3:8 (NLT) Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God.






    Repentance is a Message of Jesus





    Matthew 4:17 (NLT) From then on Jesus began to preach, "Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near."
    Luke 13:3 (NLT) Not at all! And you will perish, too, unless you repent of your sins and turn to God.






    Repentance is a Message of the Disciples





    Mark 6:12 (NLT) So the disciples went out, telling everyone they met to repent of their sins and turn to God.
    Luke 24:47 (NLT) It was also written that this message would be proclaimed in the authority of his name to all the nations, beginning in Jerusalem: 'There is forgiveness of sins for all who repent.'






    Repentance is a Message of the Apostle Peter





    Acts 2:38 (NLT) Peter replied, "Each of you must repent of your sins, turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ to show that you have received forgiveness for your sins. Then you will receie the gift of the Holy Spirit.
    Acts 3:19 (NLT) Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away.






    Repentance is a Message of the Apostle Paul





    Acts 26:20 (NLT) I preached first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that all must repent of their sins and turn to God - and prove they have changed by the good things they do.
    Acts 17:30 (NLT) "God overlooked people's ignorance about these things in earlier times, but now he commands everyone everywhere to repent of their sins and turn to him.






    Repentance is a Message of Revelation





    Revelation 2:5 (NLT) Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first. If you don't repent, I will come and remove your lampstand from its place among the churches.
    Revelation 9:20-21 (NLT) But the peoiple who did not die in these plagues still refused to repent of their evil deeds and turn to God. They continued to worship demons and idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood - idols that can niether see no hear nor walk! And they did not repent of their murders or their witchcraft of their sexual immorality or their thefts.







    Conclusion:
    Psalm 139:23-24 (NLT) Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

    • 36 min
    What the Bible Can Do For You

    What the Bible Can Do For You

    What the Bible Can Do For You
    Psalm 119:1-16 (NLT)
    1 Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the Lord. 2 Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts. 3 They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths. 4 You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully. 5 Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees! 6 Then I will not be ashamed when I compare my life with your commands. 7 As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should! 8 I will obey your decrees. Please don't give up on me! 9 How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word. 10 I have tried hard to find you - don't let me wander from your commands 11 I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. 12 I praise you, O Lord; teach me your decrees. 13 I have recited aloud all the regulations you have given us. 14 I have rejoiced in your laws as much as in riches. 15 I will study your commandments and reflect on your ways. 16 I will delight in your decrees and not forget your word.

    The Bible Can Bring Us Joy



    Psalm 119:1-2 (NLT) Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the Lord. Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts.
    Psalm 119:143 (NLT) As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.




    The Bible Can Teach You How To Live



    Psalm 119:4-7 (NLT) You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully. Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees! Then I will not be ashamed when I compare my life with your commands. As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should!
    Psalm 119:9, 11 (NLT) How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word. 11 I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.




    The Bible Can Encourage Us



    Psalm 119:28 (NLT) I weep with sorrow; encourage me by your word.




    The Bible Can Give You Hope



    Psalm 119:81 (NLT) I am worn out waiting for your rescue, but I have put my hope in your word.
    Psalm 119:114 (NLT) You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my source of hope.




    The Bible Can Comfort Us



    Psalm 119:50 (NLT) Your promise revives me; it comforts me in all my troubles.
    Psalm 119:52 (NLT) I meditate on your age-old regulations; O Lord, they comfort me.




    The Bible Can Give Wisdom



    Psalm 119:98 (NLT) Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are my constant guide.
    Psalm 119:104 (NLT) Your commandments give me understanding; no wonder I hate every false way of life.




    The Bible Can Give Guidance



    Psalm 119:105 (NLT) Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.
    Psalm 199:133 (NLT) Guide my steps by your word, so I will not be overcome by evil.




    The Bible Can Give Us Peace



    Psalm 119:165 (NLT) Those who love your instructions have great peace and do not stumble.




    The Bible Can Give Us Truth



    Psalm 119:160 (NLT) The very essence of your words is truth; all your just regulations will stand forever.





    Conclusion:
    2 Timothy 3:15-17 (NLT) You have been taught the Holy Scriptures from childhood and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and is usedful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.

    • 33 min
    The Necessity of Prayer

    The Necessity of Prayer

    The Necessity of Prayer
    Luke 18:1-8
    1 One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. 2 "There was a judge in a certain city," he said, "who neither feared God nor cared about people. 3 A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, 'Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.' 4 The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, 'I don't fear God or care about people, 5 but this woman is driving me crazy. I'm going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!"' 6 Then the Lord said, "Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. 7 Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don't you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8 I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?"
    Intro:
    Luke 19:46 (NLT) He said to them, "The Scriptures declare, 'My Temple will be a house of prayer,' but you have turned it into a den of theives."

    Always Pray



    Luke 18:1 (NLT) One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray.
    1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT) Never stop praying.
    Philippians 4:6 (NLT) Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.




    Don't Quit Praying



    Lulke 18:1 (NLT) One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.
    Romans 12:12 (NLT) Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.
    Galatians 6:9 (NLT) So let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up.




    Be Persistent



    Luke 18:3-5 (NLT) A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, 'Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.' The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, 'I don't fear God or care about people, but this woman is driving me crazy. I'm going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!'"
    Colossians 4:2 (NLT) Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.




    Ask for Justice



    Luke 18:3-5 (NLT) A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, 'Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.' The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, 'I don't fear God or care about people, but this woman is driving me crazy. I'm going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!'"
    Luke 18:6-8 (NLT) Then the Lord said, "Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don't you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?"




    Pray with Faith



    Luke 18:8 (NLT) I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?

    • 40 min
    Audacious Faith

    Audacious Faith

    Audacious Faith
    Matthew 8:5-13
    5 When Jesus returned to Capernaum, a Roman officer came and pleaded with him, 6 "Lord, my young servant lies in bed paralyzed and in terrible pain." 7 Jesus said, "I will come and heal him." 8 But the officer said, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you come into my home. Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed. 9 I know this because I am under the authority of my superior officers and I have authority over my soldiers. I only need to say, 'Go,' and they go, or 'Come,' and they come. And if I say to my slaves, 'Do this,' they do it." 10 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to those who were following him, he said, "I tell you the truth I haven't seen faith like this in all Israel! 11 And I tell you this that many Gentiles will come from all over the world - from east and west - and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at the feast in the Kingdom of Heaven. 12 But many Israelites - those for whom the Kingdom was prepared - will be thrown into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." 13 Then Jesus said to the Roman officer, "Go back home. Because you believed, it has happened." And the young servant was healed that same hour.

    Faith or a Lack of Faith Makes a Difference

    James 2:2-7

    Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sister, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person would not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
    Hebrews 11:6

    Without faith, it is impossible to please God.






    Building and Maintaining our Faith

    Romans 8:35 & 37

    Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.


    Psalm 119:11

    I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.


    1 Corinthians 9:24-27

    Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strick a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.


    Hebrews 12:1

    Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off every weight that hinders us and the sin that so easily entangles us. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

    • 57 min
    The Signature of God

    The Signature of God

    The Signature of God
    James 3:7-18
    7 People can tame all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish, 8 but none can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison. 9 Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God. 10 And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right! 11 Does a spring of water bubble out with fresh water and bitter water? 12 Does a fig tree produce olives, or a grapevine produce figs? No, and you can't draw fresh water from a salty spring. 13 If you are wise and understand God's ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don't cover up the truth with boasting and lying. 15 For jealousy and selfishiness are not God's kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. 16 For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind. 17 But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. 18 and those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.
    Introduction:
    1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God's holy people.
    The Signature of God

    Pure
    Peace Loving
    Gentle
    Willing to Yield
    Mercy
    Good Deeds
    No Favoritism
    Sincere
    Peace Makers

    Conclusion:
    James 3:17 But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.

    • 34 min

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