2020 SERMON SERIES

CHOSEN TO BE SET APART


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.
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  • 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.

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, 20202020-01-12 From the Inside Out – David Baxley.m4a
    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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