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  • The Annointing At Bethany Series

    Contributed by Robert Higgins on Aug 23, 2006
    based on 15 ratings
     | 4,148 views

    What happened at Bethany when Jesus was annointed by Mary? What symbolisms were at work?

    The Annointing at Bethany Jesus Cleanses the Temple and spends some time there teaching. It is clear that he spent at least that Monday and Tuesday teaching in the Temple. While in the temple, Jesus gives a number of teachings (found most clearly in Matthew’s gospel). These include the ...read more

  • Mary Of Bethany Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Nov 29, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 4,217 views

    The significance is not in the cost but in the importance attached to it by Christ

    MARY OF BETHANY MARK 14.3-9 Have you ever done anything extravagant for love’s sake? The advertisements tell us to buy diamonds as an expression of love. All sorts of things are suggested at Christmas time to express our love for someone. Matthew, Mark and John all record this incident of ...read more

  • From Bethany To Pentecost

    Contributed by Ray Searan on Feb 21, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 21,771 views

    At the time of our text, the disciples had been on quite an emotional roller coaster ride. They had within the past few weeks witnessed their leader Jesus Christ open the blind eyes, and perform other miracles. They were then with Him when He went to the

    Text: Luke 24:44-53 (NASB) 44Now He said to them, "These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled." 45Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46and ...read more

  • State Of The Church 2002--Bethany

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Feb 28, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 1,799 views

    Using the churches in Revelation as a model an outline is given of the church’ accomplishments and needs for growth.

    Proverbs 29:18a KJV Where there is no vision, the people perish. READ WITH ME Bethany’s Vision Statement We are dedicated to promoting Christ-like love, deepening the Christian faith, and developing harmony among all people through our presence, our programs, and our commitment. To ...read more

  • Church-Bethany Style

    Contributed by James Groce on Nov 25, 2001
    based on 44 ratings
     | 3,264 views

    Bethany represents UNFULFILLED POTENTIAL

    ------------------------------------------ Luke 10:38-42 38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman namedMartha received him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. 40 But Martha ...read more

  • 5 Benefits Of The Bethany Church Family

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Mar 19, 2002
    based on 79 ratings
     | 7,446 views

    If somebody asked you, “Why are you a part of the church family? Why do you participate in church services?” what would you say? What would you tell them?

    Last week I told you that on a typical Sunday morning, all over America, more than 100 million Americans will go to church. But most of those people have never clarified, Why? They’ve never figured out, Why do I do this? Some people go to church out of guilt. Some people go out of pressure. ...read more

  • From The Blessing Of Bethany, To The Promise Of Pentecost

    Contributed by C.a. Mccracken on Mar 22, 2005
    based on 134 ratings
     | 10,009 views

    This sermon challenges individuals to not be satisfied with their current spiritual status, but to go beyond Bethany to their own personal Pentecost.

    “From The Blessing Of Bethany, to The Promise Of Pentecost" Luke 24:44-53 44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, ...read more

  • Get In The Game: Preview Of Coming Attractions At Bethany Series

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Sep 28, 2002
    based on 27 ratings
     | 1,789 views

    This is a "preview" of the National Campaign of the 40 Days of Purpose, a spiritual growth campaign in which Bethany Church will participate.

    (PowerPoint presentation available--email author) Slide 1 GET IN THE GAME: Preview of Coming Attractions at Bethany Slide 2 What are the best things about the arrival of fall? Its crisp air, brisk breezes, and dipping temperatures? Its radiant colors and ravishing smells? The ...read more

  • Selective Hearing

    Contributed by Robert Rust on Mar 30, 2001
    based on 324 ratings
     | 10,919 views

    Mary anoints Jesus at Bethany.

    The Shortest Sermon I’ve Ever Preached John 12:1-8 April 1, 2000 I am sure many of you were relieved when you saw my sermon title this morning, The Shortest Sermon I’ve Ever Preached. I even heard someone say, “Boy ! Are we in for a treat today ! We’re about to hear the shortest sermon he’s ...read more

  • The Extravagance Of Love

    Contributed by Alan Smith on Aug 9, 2002
    based on 322 ratings
     | 74,001 views

    If our love the great enoough, then there will be a willingness to sacrifice the very best we have.

    Introduction: Unbelievers have always had a hard time figuring out the lifestyle of Christ’s disciples. When you think about it, you can understand their difficulty. They are guided by a life philosophy that promotes selfishness (the attitude that says, “You’ve gotta look out for ‘Number ...read more

  • The Anointed King Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Nov 26, 2000
    based on 126 ratings
     | 2,531 views

    Jesus anointing at Bethany followed by the triumphal entry to Jerusalem

    One of the things the gospel writers do as they present their accounts of the life and words of Jesus, is to describe the wide range of responses to Jesus. That’s very apparent in today’s reading from John 12. Here we see a range of responses to Jesus, ranging from Mary’s loving devotion to the ...read more

  • What Have I Learned? Series

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Dec 14, 2002
    based on 33 ratings
     | 1,424 views

    Celebration Sunday of Bethany Church’s 40 Days of purpose campaign

    (stories at end of sermon) It’s hard to believe we’re at the end of 40 days. We are here to celebrate. I have been asking you to write your stories about what have you learned during 40 Days of Purpose. Those are compiled in today’s Celebration Packet unless you asked me not to print yours. ...read more

  • True Worship And The Triumphal Entry Series

    Contributed by Nigel Heath on Mar 29, 2009
    based on 14 ratings
     | 11,041 views

    The shouts of ’Hosanna!’ at the triumphal entry were shallow in contrast to the devotion Mary showed to Jesus in anointing him at Bethany the day before.

    TRUE WORSHIP AND THE TRIUMPHAL ENTRY John 12:1-19 INTRO From the beginning of this year we have swept through the Scriptures as though we were watching a drama unfold. A few weeks ago we reached the climax in the drama with the arrival of the King. We have looked at some of the teaching of ...read more

  • Memory And Hope In The Face Of Despair: A 9.11 Anniversary Service

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Sep 10, 2002
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,927 views

    A complete service outline for Bethany Church’s 9.11 Anniversary Service, including a message of hope in the face of despair.

    (Powerpoint available--email author) 9.11.01 REMEMBRANCE SERVICE 9.11.02 7pm Instrumental Music Welcome (video clip interviewing people with question “Where Were You?” From NAMB) Remember Sept. 10—Last Day of Normal? (see NPR.org)—No? But remember where you were and what you did ...read more

  • What Can God Do In My Life? Series

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Dec 2, 2003
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,596 views

    This is part 1 of a series of sermons on What God is doing in the lives of people at Bethany Church.

    The question I have for you today is this: Why did God choose Noah? When God destroyed the world with a flood, there were approximately one million people living. So Noah was really one in a million. Why did God choose to work in Noah’s life? Imagine if you were God, what kind of person ...read more