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Bethel Christian Center is a nondenominational church in Durham, North Carolina all about Christ transforming individual lives through lifting up Jesus, bringing in the broken, building up the weak, and going out into the triangle community and beyond.

Bethel Christian Center Pastor Don Westbrook

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Bethel Christian Center is a nondenominational church in Durham, North Carolina all about Christ transforming individual lives through lifting up Jesus, bringing in the broken, building up the weak, and going out into the triangle community and beyond.

    Pentecost Sunday

    Pentecost Sunday

    In describing the Holy Spirit’s coming, Jesus specifically said, "Rivers of living water shall flow from the inner being of all those who believe me" (John 7:37-38). On Pentecost, what Joel had prophesied, Peter preached: "God has poured out His Spirit; a stream of restoring,
    healing power is released to mankind!"

    Memorial

    Memorial

    special memorial day sermon from brother Todd

    Paul preaches in Athens

    Paul preaches in Athens

    After being chased out of Thessalonica & Berea for preaching the good news about Jesus, the
    apostle Paul spent a few days in the city of Athens. While waiting he did a little sightseeing. Paul came to
    Athens as a sightseer and became a soul winner. Paul did not purpose to evangelize these Gentiles, but he could
    not help but do so when he was deeply stirred in his soul over their rampant idolatry. Paul's speech becomes a
    model for how to witness to the educated post-Christian mind, even as it spoke to Theophilus and his fellow
    seekers with their first-century pre-Christian minds; proclaiming the Gospel with Integrity (17:16-21)

    Mother

    Mother

    Mother’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the role our mothers play in our lives. For the vast majority of people their mum is a faithful, caring, loving person whose nurturing hand is one that shapes and influences them for the rest of their lives. This post for Mothers’ Day looks at the influence that a faithful mother and a faithful grandmother had on the life of someone who became a significant figure in the early church.

    The Completed Exodus

    The Completed Exodus

    Escaping from Egypt is only the first half of the exodus. There is the freedom from: from oppression, and from the power of sin. This aspect of liberation, as wonderful as it is, is only half the deal. In the Scriptures, more emphasis is placed on the freedom for: for worship, for flourishing, for growth in obedience, joy and glory. Human beings are not designed to be free from all constraint. Everybody serves somebody. So, the point of the exodus is not just for Israel to find deliverance from serving the old master. It is for them to find delight in serving the new one.

    True Freedom III

    True Freedom III

    In last week’s study, we looked at the first step to freedom is recognizing areas where we are imprisoned. Understand, where there is a problem, hope begins with acknowledging the problem. Then, Christian freedom is being free from guilt, the power of sin, the wrath of God and the tyranny of Satan. We also examined the source of true freedom: (1) Truth, Jesus is truth; (2) then Son of God; true freedom comes only from a relationship with Jesus Christ; (3) the Holy Spirit, 2 Corinthians 3:17 tells us, “where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.” Then we need to understand that God gives us the free will to either accept or reject this freedom.

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Creation or Evolution Deate

I tuned into this podcast hoping to get a good debate on evolution - almost a joke..
Why would you select a theoretical physicist to debate on evolution? I'm sure poor Dr. Zach really knows his physics, but couldn't answer even the most simple questions on evolution- he had no examples of transitional fossils (he said fossils were basically hard to find) ...no, Ardipithecus radius, Australopithecus afarensis, Homo habilis,Panderichthys, Tiktaalik, Ventastega..... This wasn't a debate and Bethel should be embarrassed to call it that.

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