Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.
From Dan Holst, Lead Pastor, North Campus
“Privileged.” This one word describes how I feel as I consider the pleasure of partnering with Mary Delk over the past decade in this great, Bethlehem-owned work of spreading a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ.
Mary has been ...
This Titus 2 Mentor Training workshop examined Biblical submission and the example of Christ and the privilege of following in His footsteps in the area of submission.
Janet is the wife of Pastor Brent Aucoin of Faith Church, Lafayette, IN. She serves as the Director of Women’s Ministries, speaks at conferences and retreats, and assists Brent in the college ministry.
The Titus 2 Mentoring ministry at Bethlehem matches God-centered, Christ-exalting older women with younger women:
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.—Genesis 1:1–2
In the very first sentences of Genesis there is an earth, but it is formless. An earth without any form whatsoever is impossible for me to picture, for as soon as I picture it, it has form of some kind.
The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany my weekend sermon on April 25/26, “Fooled by False Leadership" (2 Corinthians 11:16–21). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.
The discernment of the Corinthians is once again called into question because they cannot detect the difference between true Christlike leadership and false devilish leadership.
I repeat, let no one think me foolish. But even if you do, accept me as a fool, so that I too may boast a little. What I am saying with this boastful confidence, I say not as the Lord would but as a fool. Since many boast according to the flesh, I too will boast. For you gladly bear with fools, being wise yourselves! For you bear it if someone makes slaves of you, or devours you, or takes advantage of you, or puts on airs, or strikes you in the face.
Volume 24, Number 4 of the Journal of Psychology and Christianity included an article by Robert A.J. Gagnon entitled “Scriptural Perspectives on Homosexuality and Sexual Identity.” Here are some excerpts.
A call to older and younger women to establish godly mentoring relationships that will encourage and equip all of us to live for God's glory!
Our Titus 2 Ministry pairs older and younger women in informal relationships for the purpose of teaching biblical womanhood, basic homemaking skills, and other practical helps. A Titus 2 group consists of one or two older women leading six to eight younger women. They meet once a month for one year.
Call 612-455-0800 x806 or email for more information.
In her book by that title, Dr. Deborah Tannen says …
“I am joining the growing dialogue on gender and language because the risk of ignoring differences is greater than the danger of naming them. Sweeping them under the rug doesn’t make it go away; it trips you up and sends you sprawling.”
In focusing his March 15/16 message on The Next Generation, Pastor Jason also addressed Bethlehem's In-Reach priority of Biblical Manhood & Womanhood. Read more on these Bethlehem priorities ...
Discipling the Next Generation