2020 SERMON SERIES

JOYFULL: A STUDY IN PHILIPPIANS


Aug 9, 2020
2020-08-09 JoyFull • Philippians 3:1-7 • David Baxley
Series: JoyFull
Pastor David Baxley continues our summer series called "JoyFull" which is taking us through Paul's letter to the Philippians. This week, we're starting chapter 3 by focusing on verses 1-7.
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  • Aug 9, 20202020-08-09 JoyFull • Philippians 3:1-7 • David Baxley
    Aug 9, 2020
    2020-08-09 JoyFull • Philippians 3:1-7 • David Baxley
    Series: JoyFull
    Pastor David Baxley continues our summer series called "JoyFull" which is taking us through Paul's letter to the Philippians. This week, we're starting chapter 3 by focusing on verses 1-7.
  • Aug 2, 20202020-08-02 JoyFull • Philippians 2:19-30 • Billy Hestand
    Aug 2, 2020
    2020-08-02 JoyFull • Philippians 2:19-30 • Billy Hestand
    Series: JoyFull
    "'If they really knew me, would they love me?' I think that's a human thing that we all ask ourselves. The amazing thing about God is that He knows you better than you know yourself. He knows you exactly as you are, and He loves you in spite of yourself."
     
    Pastor Billy continues our series taking us through the book of Philippians and what it means to be truly "JoyFull". This week, we're in Philippians 2:19-30 where Paul gives us a little glimpse into who two of his friends as we look into what it means to be both a Godly friend and a friend of God.
  • Jul 26, 20202020-07-26 JoyFull • Philippians 2:12-18 • Parker Rabe
    Jul 26, 2020
    2020-07-26 JoyFull • Philippians 2:12-18 • Parker Rabe
    Series: JoyFull
    "We are addicted to being correct instead of loving the person that we're disputing with. I think we need to value people more than winning an argument"
     
    Parker Rabe takes us through Philippians 2:12-18 this week and takes us through some challenging doctrine and personal application that follows.
  • Jul 19, 20202020-07-19 JoyFull • Philippians 2:1-11 • David Baxley
    Jul 19, 2020
    2020-07-19 JoyFull • Philippians 2:1-11 • David Baxley
    Series: JoyFull
    "We've started to say 'What would Jesus do? Well, Jesus would do what I am doing!' Instead of 'What would Jesus do?' and asking ourselves 'How does that go against my flesh?' we've kind of twisted it up...We're not humbling ourselves. We're actually lifting ourselves up and attacking people with the very gospel name of Jesus."
     
    Pastor David Baxley continues our series taking us through the book of Philippians by starting us into the first eleven verses of the second chapter.
  • Jul 12, 20202020-07-12 JoyFull • Philippians 1:27-30 • David Baxley
    Jul 12, 2020
    2020-07-12 JoyFull • Philippians 1:27-30 • David Baxley
    Series: JoyFull
    Pastor David Baxley continues our series in Philippians and wraps up Chapter 1 by talking about what being a Citizen of Heaven and gospel living really means. 
  • Jul 5, 20202020-07-05 JoyFull • Philippians 1 21-26 • Wade Moses
    Jul 5, 2020
    2020-07-05 JoyFull • Philippians 1 21-26 • Wade Moses
    Series: JoyFull
    Wade Moses continues our series in Philippians by taking us into chapter 1, verses 21-26.
  • Jun 28, 20202020-06-28 JoyFull • Philippians 1:12-20 • Parker Rabe
    Jun 28, 2020
    2020-06-28 JoyFull • Philippians 1:12-20 • Parker Rabe
    Series: JoyFull
    Parker Rabe continues our series in Philippians, this week focusing on Philippians 1:12-20.
  • Jun 14, 20202020-06-14 JoyFull • Philippians 1:9-11 • David Baxley
    Jun 14, 2020
    2020-06-14 JoyFull • Philippians 1:9-11 • David Baxley
    Series: JoyFull
    "If we say we love God but hate our enemies, and we rejoice when they fall, where's the fruit of love? If we say that we have all the knowledge and discernment, but we cannot speak and reflect the heart of God to each other in conflict and differences, where is the fruit?"
     
    Our series in the book of Philippians continues this week with Pastor David talking about why love is the most important thing, especially when it comes to using our knowledge and discernment.
  • Jun 7, 20202020-6-7 JoyFull • Philippians 1:1-8 • David Baxley
    Jun 7, 2020
    2020-6-7 JoyFull • Philippians 1:1-8 • David Baxley
    Series: JoyFull
    "Joy isn't happiness. Happiness is based on what is happening. It's based on circumstances. The thing is, happiness is not a bad thing. It's not like happiness is somehow the sinful version of joy. But joy is what we find in the middle of all circumstances."
     
    Pastor David Baxley starts out our new series called "JoyFull" taking us through the book of Philippians this summer.

THROUGH THE VALLEY: CALLING OUT TO GOD


May 31, 2020
2020-05-31 Through The Valley • Psalm 82 • Billy Hestand
"(George Floyd) was a man of God. But it shouldn't matter, because he was a man. He was a human being, and this injustice should rattle us."
 
Pastor Billy gave us a timely message on Sunday out of Psalm 82, which speaks of God's justice; something we all should strive for.
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  • May 31, 20202020-05-31 Through The Valley • Psalm 82 • Billy Hestand
    May 31, 2020
    2020-05-31 Through The Valley • Psalm 82 • Billy Hestand
    "(George Floyd) was a man of God. But it shouldn't matter, because he was a man. He was a human being, and this injustice should rattle us."
     
    Pastor Billy gave us a timely message on Sunday out of Psalm 82, which speaks of God's justice; something we all should strive for.
  • May 24, 20202020-05-24 Through The Valley • Psalm 11 • Parker Rabe
    May 24, 2020
    2020-05-24 Through The Valley • Psalm 11 • Parker Rabe
    "God's righteous foundation will not be destroyed, because the universe is a universe that is controlled. It is held in the hand by an awesome God who sits on his throne right now!"
     
    Parker Rabe continues our mini-series in the Psalms. This week, we're focusing on Psalm 11 which shows us King David's response to the world of apparent chaos around him; a world that feels similar to ours today.
  • May 17, 20205-17-20 Through The Valley – Psalm 23 – David Baxley
    May 17, 2020
    5-17-20 Through The Valley – Psalm 23 – David Baxley
    "Even as he (King David) was going through the dark valley, he could say with confidence that it wasn't by accident because the shepherd had led him there. He doesn't have to carry on his own shoulders how he got there, or what he needs to do to fix the situation, or what he needs to do to correct it and change it. He doesn't have to try to take control of it. He knows the shepherd led him there, and the shepherd will lead him out."
     
    Pastor David begins our mini-series in the Psalms by starting us arguably the most well-known psalm: Psalm 23.

CHOSEN TO BE SET APART


May 10, 2020
2020-05-10 – Chosen to be Set Apart – Chosen For His Promises – David Baxley
"God has absolute authority and dominion over it all, and he's reminding us of that truth right now to come back to that. God's got this! If you want to trust in God's promises, you need to look no further than to realize that as the creator God, he has absolute authority."
 
Pastor David Baxley wraps up our series going through 1 Peter by taking us through some of what God promises, and why we need to trust those promises and the one who makes them. Join us next week as we start our new mini-series called "Through The Valley" that takes us through some of the Psalms.
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  • May 10, 20202020-05-10 – Chosen to be Set Apart – Chosen For His Promises – David Baxley
    May 10, 2020
    2020-05-10 – Chosen to be Set Apart – Chosen For His Promises – David Baxley
    "God has absolute authority and dominion over it all, and he's reminding us of that truth right now to come back to that. God's got this! If you want to trust in God's promises, you need to look no further than to realize that as the creator God, he has absolute authority."
     
    Pastor David Baxley wraps up our series going through 1 Peter by taking us through some of what God promises, and why we need to trust those promises and the one who makes them. Join us next week as we start our new mini-series called "Through The Valley" that takes us through some of the Psalms.
  • May 3, 20202020-05-03 Chosen to be Set Apart – Chosen to Resist – David Baxley
    May 3, 2020
    2020-05-03 Chosen to be Set Apart – Chosen to Resist – David Baxley
    "When we begin to suffer, our minds become the battleground for discouragement and lies. That's when the enemy wants to come in: when we are discouraged, when we might be weak, or when we might be going through something, even if it's something where God is working and doing something in our lives, which he promises he is, the enemy still sees our vulnerability, and he comes in."
     
    Pastor David Baxley takes us deeper into chapter 5 of 1 Peter; this week going into what it means to be sober-minded and alert to our enemy.
  • Apr 26, 20202020-04-26 Chosen To Be Set Apart • 1 Peter 1:22-2:3 • Parker Rabe
    Apr 26, 2020
    2020-04-26 Chosen To Be Set Apart • 1 Peter 1:22-2:3 • Parker Rabe
    "What would your marriage look like; what would your relationship with your siblings look like; what your relationship with co-workers look like; if just one person, if just you ordered your ladder this way? If just you thought of your wife as more important than you; Or if just one sibling thought 'I'm just here to serve my family'; Or just one co-worker decided 'Hey, everyone around me is more important than me'? What would that do to a marriage, what would that do to a relationship, what would that do to a family?"
     
    Parker Rabe makes up his sermon we missed from a snow day on February 9th by taking us through 1 Peter 1:22-2:3, and the many powerful things we can find in that section of God's Word. 
  • Apr 19, 20202020-04-19 Chosen To Be Set Apart – Wade Moses
    Apr 19, 2020
    2020-04-19 Chosen To Be Set Apart – Wade Moses
    "The worries of this world make God's word unfruitful. We cannot draw our attention too far to these things and let our heart be drawn to them. We're going to see these things in the world, but we've got to keep our focus and our perspective on Him."
     
    Wade Moses continues our series in 1 Peter, this week going into chapter 5, verses 1-7, which deals with elders, humility and anxiety.
  • Apr 5, 20202020-04-05 Chosen to be Set Apart – David Baxley
    Apr 5, 2020
    2020-04-05 Chosen to be Set Apart – David Baxley
    "We focus so much on trying to be comfortable and preventing suffering, that it becomes our goal and our idol instead of our focus and our heart being on God and His glory, His will, His work in our lives, His plans, even if it means suffering."
     
    This week, Pastor David Baxley continues our series going through 1 Peter, taking us into chapter 4, verses 12-19, which focuses on how we as believers should expect to suffer as Christ did.
  • Mar 29, 20202020-03-29 Chosen To Be Set Apart – David Baxley
    Mar 29, 2020
    2020-03-29 Chosen To Be Set Apart – David Baxley
    "Our City needs us, our country needs us, our world needs us, because we have something that should radically transform how we respond to this. It can't radically fix the virus, but it can transform how they see it and how they respond to that."
     
    Pastor David Baxley continues our series, Chosen To Be Set Apart, taking us through the book of 1 Peter. This week, we focused on Chapter 4, verses 7-11, which deals with love, serving one another, with what God has given us, and true hospitality.
  • Mar 22, 20202020-03-22 Chosen To Be Set Apart – Billy Hestand
    Mar 22, 2020
    2020-03-22 Chosen To Be Set Apart – Billy Hestand
    Pastor Billy Hestand continues our series going through 1 Peter, focusing on the theme of Time found in chapter 4, verses 1-6.
  • Mar 15, 20202020-03-15 Chosen to Be Set Apart – 1 Peter 3:8-22 – Parker Rabe
    Mar 15, 2020
    2020-03-15 Chosen to Be Set Apart – 1 Peter 3:8-22 – Parker Rabe
    "Maybe our best response shouldn't be 'Oh, just get over it.' 'Oh, it's not a big deal.' 'Oh, it's just like the flu.' But maybe Christ is commanding us to be sympathetic, and to feel with people, and to enter in to have a conversation, and to bring wisdom, to bring a tempered response, but not just to tell people to just get over it. Maybe that's not the best and only response we should have."
     
    Bethany's Director of College Ministry, Parker Rabe, continues in our series going through 1 Peter with a timely message about how God commands us to treat each other.
  • Mar 8, 20202020-03-08 Chosen to be Set Apart – Chosen For The Other, Part 2 – David Baxley
    Mar 8, 2020
    2020-03-08 Chosen to be Set Apart – Chosen For The Other, Part 2 – David Baxley
    "I am called by God's specific design to be one with my wife, and she is called by her specific design to be one with me. This is what sets marriage apart. This is where we begin to recognize that this is a sacred relationship that God joins together."
     
    Pastor David Baxley dives into the second sermon on 1 Peter 3:1-7, which focuses on husbands and wives, and how God is calling them to be set apart from all others.
  • Mar 1, 20202020-03-01 Chosen to be Set Apart – Chosen For The Other – David Baxley
    Mar 1, 2020
    2020-03-01 Chosen to be Set Apart – Chosen For The Other – David Baxley
    "The beauty and sacredness of marriage means that as we give ourselves more to that person, as the two become one flesh, when that oneness is violated, when that oneness is robbed, when that oneness is hurt, that hurts us like nothing else does. God wants us to recognize that in light of the hurt, we can get this painfully wrong."
     
    Pastor David Baxley continues us through our series "Chosen to be Set Apart" going through the book of 1 Peter. This week, we started going through 1 Peter 3:1-7 by giving important context to the verses, and we continue next week by diving in deeper with that context in mind.
  • Feb 23, 20202020-02-23 Chosen to be Set Apart – The Hardest Task – Billy Hestand
    Feb 23, 2020
    2020-02-23 Chosen to be Set Apart – The Hardest Task – Billy Hestand
    "We have a King who comes to us and says 'I want to give you life, and life abundantly. But, you know what? I have to be Lord."
     
    Pastor Billy Hestand continues our series "Chosen to be Set Apart" by teaching on the true submission God has called us to from 1 Peter 2:13-25. Find out more about Bethany, and see other sermons on our website, bethanychurchlax.org
  • Feb 16, 20202020-02-16 Chosen to be Set Apart – A Chosen Identity – David Baxley
    Feb 16, 2020
    2020-02-16 Chosen to be Set Apart – A Chosen Identity – David Baxley
    "Living set apart is not just about not sinning. That's the beginning of living set apart. Living set apart is not just about abstaining from what he's called us not to do, it's also about what we do to reflect our new identity, to reflect what he's done, to reflect the fact that the Holy Spirit is alive within us!"
     
    Pastor David Baxley continues our series in 1 Peter on what identities God gives us as his followers, and what our response should be.
  • Feb 2, 20202020-02-02 Chosen to be Set Apart – Chosen to Obey God – David Baxley
    Feb 2, 2020
    2020-02-02 Chosen to be Set Apart – Chosen to Obey God – David Baxley
    "God wants us to see that not only did he pay the ransom for us, but that before we were ever created, God knew we would rebel, he knew we would run away from our Father, he knew we would resist the calling he has on our lives. Before he ever created us, he said 'Jesus, I choose you to be the one that's going to eventually pay the ransom, in your blood, so they can be restored to relationship with me.' And Jesus willingly submitted to the plan of the Father."
     
    Pastor David Baxley preaches to us from Gods Word on what it means to be set apart to obey God.
  • Jan 26, 20202020-01-26 Chosen to be Set Apart – Chosen to Love God – David Baxley
    Jan 26, 2020
    2020-01-26 Chosen to be Set Apart – Chosen to Love God – David Baxley
    "Obedience does not prove love, because what that means is that we are trying to obey God out of ourselves, instead of what God is doing in us. Instead, Jesus is saying 'Those that love me, those that know me, out of that knowledge of me, and as they know me and as they love me, overflows and intimacy with me and a desire to want to obey me.'"
     
    Pastor David Baxley shows us what God's word says about being chosen to love God, and how that looks.
  • Jan 19, 20202020-01-19 Chosen to be Set Apart – 1 Peter 1:1-7 – Billy Hestand
    Jan 19, 2020
    2020-01-19 Chosen to be Set Apart – 1 Peter 1:1-7 – Billy Hestand
    "We don't serve a God that's good with just Band-Aids. He wants to help you find healing. And here's where I believe you find it: we find it in rest in the fact that God is keeping us; that's he's watching over us; that he's got us. That's truly healing that we know the destination. You can hurt me, you can talk bad about me, but you know what? God's got me."
     
    Pastor Billy Hestand begins our new series called "Chosen to be Set Apart" taking us through the book of 1 Peter, starting with the first seven verses.

As we study 1 Peter we see that God has chosen His church, those He has saved through His grace, to be His people called to be set apart to live Holy, called to be more like Christ as He does His transformational work in us. Holy living is not a list of dos and don’ts that we can put as a list on a wall to measure if we are good enough. Instead, Holy living is rooted in relational intimacy and love, first with our Creator God and Heavenly Father, and second with those that God has put around us to love and serve. A set-apart life lives under our identity in what Christ has done, overflowing in how we live daily through His power in us. The calling God has on us is best understood and experienced through a life seen as chosen to be set apart by the way we live in relationships with each other, flowing from an intimate, loving, obedient relationship with God.

WITNESSES: HIS LAST WEEK (EASTER 2020)


Apr 12, 2020
Witnesses: His Last Week • Day 8 • Easter Sunday
"Mary. What does she do? She stays at the tomb and says 'Where is my Lord? That's where I need to be. That's where I want to be.' And that's who we should be."
 
Pastor Billy Hestand concludes our Easter Week series going through the last week of Christ on this earth through the eyes of those who witnessed it. On day 8, we center around Mary Magdalene, who was the first person that Jesus revealed himself to after his resurrection.
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  • Apr 12, 2020Witnesses: His Last Week • Day 8 • Easter Sunday
    Apr 12, 2020
    Witnesses: His Last Week • Day 8 • Easter Sunday
    "Mary. What does she do? She stays at the tomb and says 'Where is my Lord? That's where I need to be. That's where I want to be.' And that's who we should be."
     
    Pastor Billy Hestand concludes our Easter Week series going through the last week of Christ on this earth through the eyes of those who witnessed it. On day 8, we center around Mary Magdalene, who was the first person that Jesus revealed himself to after his resurrection.

Jesus knew that this was his last week, and he chose how to spend that time, and who to spend it with. Join us every day over Easter Week to see the final week of Christ on the earth through the eyes of those who saw it, leading up to Sunday. 

FROM THE INSIDE OUT


Jan 12, 2020
2020-01-12 From the Inside Out – David Baxley.m4a
"We can all look good on the outside, but we can never fool God. We can never fool God because he knows our hearts; he knows what's there. He knows what's going on inside of us, and we have to begin in full submission and surrender to God's work in our lives for his transformational power." Pastor David Baxley gives us a New Years message on what God tells us about being truly transformed by Him.
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    Jan 12, 2020
    2020-01-12 From the Inside Out – David Baxley.m4a
    "We can all look good on the outside, but we can never fool God. We can never fool God because he knows our hearts; he knows what's there. He knows what's going on inside of us, and we have to begin in full submission and surrender to God's work in our lives for his transformational power." Pastor David Baxley gives us a New Years message on what God tells us about being truly transformed by Him.

RELENTLESS MERCY


Jan 5, 2020
2020-01-05 Relentless Mercy – Guest Speaker, Joel Fisher
"Jesus shared that there is so much joy and celebration over just one sinner who repents. One sinner who repents, and Heaven is rejoicing. So we also should celebrate God's grace that welcomes sinners like Jonah, like the sailors, like you and me. If we have faith in Jesus, we've been welcomed into the kingdom; welcomed home to the Father."
 
Pastor Joel Fisher joins us to connect the story of Jonah with both the Gospel and our lives with Christ.
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  • Jan 5, 20202020-01-05 Relentless Mercy – Guest Speaker, Joel Fisher
    Jan 5, 2020
    2020-01-05 Relentless Mercy – Guest Speaker, Joel Fisher
    "Jesus shared that there is so much joy and celebration over just one sinner who repents. One sinner who repents, and Heaven is rejoicing. So we also should celebrate God's grace that welcomes sinners like Jonah, like the sailors, like you and me. If we have faith in Jesus, we've been welcomed into the kingdom; welcomed home to the Father."
     
    Pastor Joel Fisher joins us to connect the story of Jonah with both the Gospel and our lives with Christ.

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