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Whoops. Mistake on video with head cut off. Oh well
[Illustration: Table set up cluttered with objects ~ put together a puzzle without moving any objects ~ then show better way ~ “Do you give me joy….” sweep off table to use clean surface for a puzzle.]
A short version of this sermon: Jesus cleansed the temple. De-clutter your spiritual life so you can have a fresh beginning with Christ. Amen! ////
We complicate our lives, the clutter, the junk, the things we worry about, the intensity, just let go of the clutter and get back to a simple relationship with Jesus Christ. That’s what it’s all about when Jesus goes into the temple and clears out the business people, the banks, the buyers and sellers…. Even more important, he emphasizes the purpose of the temple: “My house shall be a house of prayer for all nations.”
Welcome to Bethany! My prayer is that you will find your stay refreshing, illuminating, restful, transforming ~ Bethany is a place of love, acceptance and forgiveness: the broken find a home. The weary find rest. The sick are healed.
Some people find great peace by walking in the woods, spending a day at the beach, reading a good book ~~~ tell me about your go to place of personal rest and revival?...... Bethany holds a special place in the heart of Jesus Christ. Bethany is the place where Jesus chooses to lodge the night before the Triumphal Entry and that fateful week which ends with his death and resurrection. Bethany is the place he travels the half hour journey back, night after night, during Jesus’ final week, after another hard day…. Everyone needs a Bethany. I want this church and our Christian Community to be a Bethany where the weary find rest, and sinners discover the forgiveness of Jesus Christ.
Carl Crouse, Pastor
At SACC we believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. Every Sunday the worship service includes a message from the Bible. My words are an attempt to understand and apply the Bible to our daily living. I post weekly sermons and other biblical messages on this page. May you find meaning and hope as you read through each message and seek to hear God's voice. Leave a comment to ask questions or inspire others with your insights.