The Mandate For Miracles
Experiencing miracles is our mandate. Bill Johnson reminds us of what Jesus has commissioned us to do on this earth. May His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
12.02.2018 - By Bethel Church Sermon of the Week
How do you know if you have a renewed mind? Kris Vallotton passionately shares multiple attributes of a renewed mind and the neuropathways we take during our everyday. God is inviting us to think differently and learn to live with his perspective.
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Hello Future: His promise or His Presence
God desires us to be a people who move forward into the future with His presence as our priority over what He has promised. In this message, Eric continues his “Hello Future” series as he takes us through the life of Moses to show how one moment of curiosity turned Moses’ attention to a burning bush that God would speak from to redirect the rest of his and Israel’s future. Will we value the presence of God enough to give attention to the little moments that attract our curiosity, and place the highest worth on God’s presence going and leading us into our future? Let’s stay curious, pay attention, and go where He goes.
Walking in the Spirit
Inside of all of us is the capacity to recognize the presence of God. Bill Johnson unpacks Romans chapter 8 for us, revealing the nature of a life in partnership with the Holy Spirit. Bill teaches us that God gave us an inheritance, and the Holy Spirit the down payment of that inheritance on earth. As sons and daughters of God, it is our nature to be led by the Spirit and be familiar with His voice. The more we learn to yield ourselves, the more walking in the Spirit is normal and natural.
A Lifestyle of Peace
Jesus promises to guard our hearts and minds with peace. The enemy uses anxiety to create a battlefield in our minds, that affects our relationship with God, our creativity, and our identity. When we abide in a place of prayer, and fill our minds with truth, we won’t be distracted by battles we aren’t meant to fight.
The agape love of the Father is after us, and He will break every rule to get to our hearts. Eric Johnson teaches from Luke 15, where a son chooses to leave his father’s house, dishonoring his family. When the son returns, the father runs towards him and puts a robe and a ring on him, disrupting the cultural norms of the time. On the cross, Jesus disrupted every rule in history, for the sake of intimacy with us.
Eric Johnson continues his series on disruption, teaching us that we are called to disrupt society. The way that Jesus disrupted society was with peace, thoughtfulness and precision. When we are doing what we were made to do, and being strategic in how we are serving the Lord, we can methodically disrupt society.
Born for Times of Crisis
Like Nehemiah who rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem, we are commissioned by God to take ownership of our cities and spheres of influence. Kris Vallotton teaches us that we were born to rise up in times of crisis, and grant people hope. When God restores us, it is for the purpose of making us restorers of homes, cities, and nations.
Committed to Restoration
Bill Johnson, Eric Johnson, Candace Johnson, and Leslie Taylor gather with our house for a family meeting to talk about what God is saying in the midst of crisis, and what the next phase of recovery will look like for Shasta County. As a house, we are mourning with those who have suffered loss, and rejoicing with those who are safe. In the midst of this crisis, we are being given an opportunity to be infectious with hope, and distribute peace to those around us. In the past week, Bethel Church has become a distribution center hosting 3526 guests and distributing around 800,000 goods. Our house is now committed to a 2 year journey of recovery for the Shasta County area.
Secrets to a Great Marriage
“Marriage is a death march to a life camp.” Pastor Kris offers the secrets to a great marriage from decades of experience. Pastor Kris breaks down God’s original blueprint for marriage in Genesis 1-2 and weaves hilarious stories from his own life and others to set a bar for marriages.
Treasuring the Word
The Bible is so deep that we will be studying for eternity, as every nuance will be a glimpse of His face. It is endless in its scope and study. Bill Johnson unpacks how to treasure the Word. Bill shares personal secrets from his own secret place, stories of when he audibly heard the voice of God, and he unpacks Isaiah 30.
Place of Refuge 2.0
Being a place of refuge means that as believers, we are resorting to compassion over judgement. In this follow-up message on what it means to be a Place of Refuge, Eric Johnson teaches on the woman caught in adultery in John 8, and how Jesus slowed the momentum of a mob of judgement, and chose to extend mercy and grace to the woman in question.
Prophecies are Weapons of Warfare
How do we use prophecy as weapons of warfare? Pastor Bill Johnson breaks down 1 Timothy 1 to encourage us that there are things that God promises us that are not guaranteed. Much of what you need in life will be brought to you, but most of what you want, you will have to go get. God is not the caretaker of an orphanage but a Father who delights in fulfillment of life.
The Kingdom of God creates racial harmony, justice and equality. Dann Farrelly gives a strong message on Pentecost Sunday about how the Church must lead the way in racial reconciliation. We would not need black activists if the Church just came together across races and learned to love each other well! He encourages us to hear each other’s heart and share your heart, building connection, compassion, representation and education. This message will challenge and convict us about the coming reformation.
The Long Game
Candace Johnson shares a Mother’s Day message asking the question: What does it look like to persevere or have endurance no matter what you face? Sharing her own life story and weaving together scriptures, Candace encourages us that even when we do not have understanding, we can still trust God. She exhorts us that even in seasons that do not make sense, we can still praise God, trust in Him to provide, contentment and not rely on my ways and ideas. This message will encourage you to just laugh at the future with joyful anticipation of God’s goodness in our lives.
How do we fight our battles? Worship is our greatest form of warfare! Verse by verse, Pastor Bill Johnson unpacks 2 Chronicles 20, as he encourages us to worship God with all our mind, soul body, and strength. Bill invites us into an even greater expression of praise to God. Declaring the Word of God aloud, praising Him with all of our bodies, Bill encourages us to step into an even greater level of wholehearted abandoned worship and praise.
What is God's perspective on government? Bill Johnson brings clarity on the purpose of authority through scripture. God's mercy and justice go hand in hand. We have to yield to His voice and heart as we minister to the world. You'll receive practical leadership insight and tools for everyday life through biblical examples.
Arise and Build
How do we position our hearts and respond as a church body towards God's corporate mandate? Join Bill Johnson, Kris Vallotton, Eric Johnson, and Candace Johnson as they invite the world into God's call for Bethel to Arise and Build. Through scripture, prophetic words, and personal stories, we see God's masterful plan to impact the world through a willing church body. https://ariseandbuild.net/
Increase From Blessing
How do we maintain our focus on priorities in a season of blessing? Bill Johnson reminds us how we carry measures of God's glory from His blessings. Because of Stephen's example of intercession which led Paul into freedom and grace, peace spread throughout the region. We now get to stand in the gap for the salvation of others, and allow peace and comfort to spread over the world. The root systems of the earth are people, and we get to unveil the treasures of God through His people.
What is true discipleship? Pastor Eric Johnson follows up on his previous Sunday message about what it means to follow Jesus by defining what true discipleship is. By weaving together different stories from the gospel of Luke, Eric makes a clear call to follow Jesus, put ourselves on the front line, and thrive as disciples of Jesus who raise up those around them in Christ.
His Resurrection is My Resurrection
How do you reflect on the significance of Jesus' death and resurrection in your daily life? Bill Johnson reminds us that this powerful sacrifice is not a mere fact that we know to be saved, but a true, empowering reality that we live from everyday. Just as Jesus died trusting in His Good Father to send the Holy Spirit to resurrect Him, we get to enter a deeper level of surrender in the One who loves us and is eternally for us.