Jordan Ray Resignation

People of Bethel Lutheran, The time has come for my wife Marcie and I to leave our family here at Bethel and make our way back out west. Our last day will be on May 31st at our fifth Sunday celebration. We’ll be heading up to Alexandria to spend a few months with family before … Read more

Do Not Hinder the Young – Mark 10

Some people brought little children to Jesus to have him hold them. But the disciples told the people not to do that. When Jesus saw this, he became irritated. He told them, “Don’t stop the children from coming to me. Children like these are part of God’s kingdom. I can guarantee this truth: Whoever doesn’t … Read more

To Equip the Saints for Service

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the … Read more

Tetris: Fitting the Pieces Together

When I said, “My feet are slipping,” your mercy, O Lord, continued to hold me up. When I worried about many things, your assuring words soothed my soul. Psalm 94:18-19 Tetris is one of the most popular video games of all time. Since it’s release in 1984, Tetris has been ported to every format and … Read more

Don’t Be Anxious About Anything

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6 Paul’s word to the church in Philippi is to not be anxious about anything. When you think about it, what does a Christian have to be anxious about? We have the promises of … Read more

Saints: A History of Difference Making Disciples

One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. Psalm 145:4 Throughout history, God’s People have strengthened one another’s faith by declaring the mighty acts of God together. Before the Scriptures were written, God’s history of amazing deeds was share through story. Generation after generation, God moves in our lives. … Read more

The Abundant Life – John 10

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10 Jesus tells us in this verse just why he came to this earth. He came so that we may have a full life. What is this full life that Jesus wants … Read more

Jehovah Jireh – Bright Side Tutoring

What is your favorite name of God? Scripture uses many names for God and they each highlight a different facet of who God is. One of my favorite names for God is Jehovah Jireh which translates to “The Lord will provide”. It is true that God is our provider. I often think of this name … Read more

2014 LAMP Trip to Cat Lake

As we walk around the community of Cat Lake in Ontario, this is the bible verse we carry on our shoulders. This is our goal in coming so far up north. This is our mission. As we prepare all year long to make the trip, this verse is on our minds. As we pray throughout … Read more