Category Archives: Sermons

Sermon: Doing Life Together: A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

We begin a new series today entitled “Doing Life Together”. We begin with a surprise! A new logo for Bethel Lutheran Church. In this message, you will hear the reasons for a new logo and what it means. You can see this logo on our website at https://www.bethelcupertino.org/2019_logo/description.php

Sermon: Travelogue: From Tabor to Jerusalem- Jerusalem (Palm Sunday)

We arrived at our destination…Jerusalem. It is Palm Sunday and we discover false expectations and a false narrative that runs counter to what Jesus is about to do for humanity. What false narratives do we tell ourselves? Is there anything we need to let go of?


Sermon: Travelogue: From Tabor to Jerusalem- On the Road

We have been following Jesus as he makes his way towards Jerusalem and his death. On the road, Jesus predicts his death once again and the disciples still struggle comprehend Jesus’ mission. Lots to learn from Jesus in this message!

Sermon: Travelogue: From Tabor to Jerusalem- Judea

We continue to follow Jesus as he slowly makes his way toward Jerusalem. Today we find him across the Jordan river talking a crowd and then to a specific individual with personal obstacle to following Jesus. We may not have the same obstacle but we have something to learn from him.

Sermon: Travelogue: From Tabor to Jerusalem- Tabor

As we enter the season of Lent, we are going to follow Jesus from Mount Tabor all the way to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Today we begin at the foot of Mount Tabor where we learn what happens when we are ineffective. We are reminded to keep our eyes on Jesus!

Sermon: 2019 Theme Verse: Love

We take a look at Bethel’s 2019 theme verse on love today. This has huge theological implications for us as Christians. This was brought home to us in the decisions made at the Methodist Church conference last week. Click here for the notes: https://benbergren.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Theme-Verse-2019.pdf