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Essential Truths: Who Is God? (2021)

12/30/2020 (View Full Article))

In January, 2021, we here at Roser Church are exploring the Essential Truths question, Who Is God? Videos and podcasts are available.

Time for Good News – Beginning this Sunday, Nov 8

11/02/2020 (View Full Article))

In 2020, our culture has endured its share of bad news, including a global pandemic, inflamed racial tensions, and intense political fractures. So, we can all use some Good News, and Jesus brings us the best news ever – for all people in all times, even troubled times like ours. The Gospel of Mark tells us about the “beginning” of this Good News, and we will explore it this Sunday.

Tonight: Our Last Video Class Session at Bethany Church

10/27/2020 (View Full Article))

Hello, everyone. This evening at 7 PM, I will host my last video class at Bethany before taking up my new assignment at Roser Church. We will discuss the Story of Ruth, chapter 4. Throughout this story, we have observed God working His grace through the efforts of faithful people, even when things seem to be falling apart. In chapter 4, the story culminates with blessing. God fulfills His covenant through a “Kinsman Redeemer”.

Dirk’s Corner on YouTube

10/25/2020 (View Full Article))

Subscribe to our new YouTube channel to follow our courses as we transitions to a new ministry with Roser Church in Anna Maria, FL. Click on the button below to subscribe:

Thank You, Bethany Church!

10/19/2020 (View Full Article))

Liz and I cannot say enough “Thank you’s” to everyone who has contributed so generously to our 27 years at Bethany Church. I will always treasure the Family Gathering that we experienced together this past weekend, as well as the many emails, cards and other messages we have received. I can only apologize for not yet responding to each of you individually. You have given much more to us than we could ever have given to you. We are truly blessed by God and by God’s people!

On Mission in a New Direction

10/05/2020 (View Full Article))

In a recent study of Proverbs, I was reminded of this verse: “We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.”  Proverbs 16:9 (New Living Translation) God is currently revealing this truth to us in a fresh way, as Liz and I transition to …

Grace from the Beginning

10/03/2020 (View Full Article))

Grace is not a new force. It enters our world early in the story. God introduces it into His very first interaction with His rebellious children. Knowing fully what they had done, He still engages with them.

Should we Read the Creation Story “Literally”? Part 4

05/23/2020 (View Full Article))

In our previous post, we discussed the “days” of creation, as they are described in Genesis 1 and in the first few verses of Genesis 2.  On the “sixth day”, God creates human beings as the culmination of His work.   In this post, we woul …

Should we Read the Creation Story “Literally”? Part 3

05/08/2020 (View Full Article))

When interpreting the creation story in Genesis in our scientific age, we are quickly faced with a challenge.  How do we view the “days” that shape the story?     Before we get started, let me be clear.  In this post, as in all …

Should we Read the Creation Story “Literally”? Part 2

04/20/2020 (View Full Article))

In Part 1 of this series, we argued that the opening verses in Genesis use figures of speech to convey truth.  Through these figures of speech, God is telling a true story that makes sense both in both ancient cultures and in our culture.  Now we want …

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