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This is the podcast page for Ben Bergren. He is the Lead Pastor of Bethel Lutheran Church of Cupertino, CA. Ben teaches with relevance and passion. Listen in each week as he teaches from the Bible.
||CleanBaptism is Our Reminder||Today we heard the story of Jesus’ baptism. Why is baptism so important? We take the time to explore the importance of this sacrament and how it is “tied” to Jesus. I had the most moving encounter that brought this truth home to me this past week.||1/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSermon: Epiphany: Way More Than Wise Men||We in the church celebrate this thing called Epiphany right after Christmas. Listen in as I describe what an epiphany is and how it can change your life.||1/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSermon: Two Kids in the Bible||We are still in the season of Christmas and we hear two stories about children in the Bible. These stories and stories like them point to a larger reality. Also the descriptions of Samuel and Jesus help us move forward in 2019.||1/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSermon: Christmas 2018: The Hopes and Fears of All the Years||I am reminded of the last line of the first verse of “O Little Town of Bethlehem” where Christ meets us in both our hopes and our fears. Merry Christmas and God bless you! The post Sermon: Christmas 2018: The Hopes and Fears of All the Years...||12/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSermon: Getting Ready for the Holidays: Part 4||Today (on the last day of Advent) we finish the sermon series on “Getting Ready for the Holidays”! Just in time! What is the last thing on our list to get ready for the holidays (and our spiritual growth)? Listen and find out!||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSermon: Getting Ready for the Holidays: Part 3||We continue on in our Advent journey as we get ready for the holidays. After we clean up and stock up…what’s next? Listen in and find out! Oh and another round of Family Feud! The post Sermon: Getting Ready for the Holidays: Part 3 appeared first...||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSermon: Getting Ready for the Holidays: Part 2||We continue to look at ways to spiritually getting ready for Christmas AND our future! Yes, we play another round of Family Feud too! Once we do a little cleaning there is a “next step.” Find out what that next step is! The post Sermon: Getting...||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSermon: Getting Ready for the Holidays: Part 1||We begin this Advent season with a sermon series about getting ready for Christmas. The same things we do to prepare to have company at Christmas we can do spiritually to get ready for Jesus. Oh and we play Family Feud too! The post Sermon: Getting...||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSermon: Do We Really Want What Jesus Offers?||As the title states, I am not really sure we want what Jesus offers. If that sounds unbelievable, listen in and decide for yourselves. Is it possible that Jesus knows what we need more than we do? I think so. The post Sermon: Do We Really Want What...||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSermon: Judging Others: Are You Sure You Want to Go There?||https://benbergren.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Sermon-Judging-Are-You-Sure-You-Want-to-Go-There.mp3 Today’s message is a companion to last week’s message regarding loving your enemy. We are hard wired to judge others. Maybe we need a software...||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSermon: Love: Not What We Want to Hear||It is the Sunday before Election Day and the divisiveness is at an all time high. We need to hear from Jesus and what he has to say about hate and the practical repsonse to what is ailing us as a nation and as individuals. Click here to see the sermon..||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSermon: Love in the 21st Century||What does sharing God’s love look like in the 21st century? Just ask Rachel (my wife). Seriously. Ask my wife. She exemplifies this in a story I share about her in this message. The slides can be by clicking on this...||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|