Resources on Relationships & Loving Others

Follow The Leader

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Jesus’s love is scandalous. It’s humility, clarity and uniqueness fills and empowers all those who profess faith in Christ. In this Palm Sunday message from John 13, Pastor Josh Beakley teaches about the joy – and pain – that believers experience as they live out this love in a world marred by sin.

Loving Our Neighbor

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Devotion to God leads us love our neighbor as ourselves. Love is the beginning, middle and end of our obedience to God. If we love God and love our neighbor truly, we do not need any other command.

Overcoming Evil with Good

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Devotion to God leads us to overcome evil with good. Satan’s strongest temptations to destroy our soul strike us when we are hurt. Pain caused by others is always a time of intense spiritual warfare against sin in our own hearts.

Loving One Another in God’s Family

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Devotion to God leads us to love one another in God’s family. A life devoted to God is a life devoted to building genuine love in the community of our local church.

Stirring Up Love through Shepherding

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Every church is still in process of becoming what it one day will be. Our Lord Jesus created her, gifts her, leads her, builds her, blesses her and will ultimately perfect her. And He has given spiritual leaders a sacred responsibility to stir up love in the church through shepherding God’s people.

Stirring Up Love through Financial Gifts

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In this message from 2 Corinthians 9:1-15, Pastor Ritch teaches that God loves cheerful givers because He loves to be glorified through our thanksgiving. God does not delight in our giving as an act in and of itself, but rather God delights in our cheerful giving. He is not just concerned with what we give,… Read more »

Stirring Up Love through Forgiveness

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We are a people in the process of progress; we have not yet crossed the finish line. Forgiveness enables us to glorify God in our local church. In this message from Colossians 3:12-15, Pastor Ritch teaches that not only is forgiveness a means of bringing glory to God, but that very same glorification of God… Read more »

Let the Nations Sing to the Lord!

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Missions begins with God’s people rejoicing in God Himself. Whenever God’s people worship God with fervor, we are spilling fuel to ignite a fire for missions in the church.

Godly Sorrow for the Unsaved

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In this message from Romans 9:1-13, Pastor Ritch teaches about the seeming contradiction between God’s sovereign power over salvation and the lack of faith so many people have demonstrated both in Bible times and today.

The Theology of Ministry at Bethany

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In this message, Pastor Ritch explains how the prayer of Jesus for the Church in John 17 gives a framework for how the church can most effectively operate for the glory of God.