Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church is located at 10060 Hwy 256, in rural Antler, North Dakota. Setting almost literally in a northern prairie farm field 40 miles north of Minot, ND, this congregation has endured the test of time. Founded in 1903 from Norwegian Lutheran roots, our church still proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the faithful followers who call Bethel their church home. Please enjoy the current sermons below. If you can, let us know how you like them. Our email is And please, stop in and see us sometime. We'd love to catch up with you.


  • Watch The Daylight

    Watch The Daylight

    15/11/2020 Duración: 21min

    The world was in upheaval, and people didn't know what to do about it. The Apostle Paul and his companions wrote a message to the Christians at Thessalonica who were struggling with that very idea, and it becomes a perfect lesson for us today in our world of upheaval where people don't know what to do about it. Pastor Craig uses several illustrations and short stories to bring this message home for us today. The main reading is from 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11. We also refer to John 8:12 and 1 Samuel 2:30

  • See Whats Coming

    See What's Coming

    08/11/2020 Duración: 22min

    Sometimes it seems like God gives us exactly the scripture verse we need to deal directly with the issues that come before us in life. This one fits that bill exactly.  As we work our way through the political scene, as we work our way through the pandemic, as we work our way through tremendous storms, earthquakes, floods and even death, certain scriptures help us work our way through the difficulties. Our main reading is 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, and we also refer to 1 Corinthians 15:52.

  • What Well Be

    What We'll Be

    01/11/2020 Duración: 23min

    Pastor Craig takes on a search of some practical applications of a position we often hear we have as Christians, the position of Child of God. What does it mean to have this position? We'll talk about it this week as we read from 1 John 3:1-3. We also refer to 1 John 4:7-8 and 1 John 5:13.

  • Surprise!


    25/10/2020 Duración: 23min

    We've all been surprised at one point or another, but are we surprised with God? This week, Pastor Craig takes apart the element of "surprise" and shows us how we can have Sudden, Unexpected Wonder when it comes to our wonderful Creator God. The reading comes from Romans 3:19-28

  • Look What Youve Done

    Look What You've Done

    18/10/2020 Duración: 25min

    We shift gears, hearing from a different letter, a different epistle from the Apostle Paul, and this time it is so totally relatable to our lives in our world today. Pastor Craig explains how Paul, Silas and Timothy are working in various churches in the first century, and this letter is sent back to a former congregation, as a way to help them in a time of trouble. Our world today is in trouble, and this message applies to us in some surprising ways. The main reading comes from 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10. 

  • Think About This

    Think About This

    11/10/2020 Duración: 21min

    It's almost like Pastor Craig has an inside look at what we think about in our mind, but it's actually a very relevant passage from the book of Philippians as we finish up this series on the Apostle Paul's letter to the church at Philippi. We hear this familiar passage to help us think about the things from a Godly point of view, and that line of thinking helps us live with a sense of peace, and a steady thinking guides virtuous behavior. Our reading comes from Philippians 4:4-13. We also refer to quotes from our nation's founding fathers, we hear a quote from Zig Ziglar as well as 1 John 5:4. 

  • Our Place Before God

    Our Place Before God

    04/10/2020 Duración: 18min

    The Apostle Paul makes a dramatic contrast. Back in the day when he was named Saul, he had some accomplishments and privileges that set him apart from the average citizen, and from the average elite class. And Paul does something absolutely astonishing, he considered all the things he had, all the things he accomplished in life, and he called them the worst, stinkiest of sewer trash. The reason he made this repulsive description of his supposed worth in life is the subject of this week's message.  We read from Philippians 3:4b-14. We also referred to Acts 8:1. 

  • Lord of Logic

    Lord of Logic

    27/09/2020 Duración: 23min

    As we continue in our series from the book of Philippians, Pastor Craig uses a modern-day computer example to show us how the Apostle Paul was laying out the "logical" case for how we ought to live as believers. The main reading is Philippians 2:1-4, 14-18. We also refer to these passages: Psalm 8:3-4, John 7:18, Isaiah 1:18, Titus 1:2b, Malachi 3:6a, Psalm 18:30a, James 1:2-3 and 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20.

  • Reframe


    20/09/2020 Duración: 21min

    Taking the lesson from the Apostle Paul, who was in prison when he wrote today's Scripture Reading, we often think of the challenges we face in the world as a threat to our personal safety, and we end up fearful and uneasy. But Paul's personal safety was threatened, and he gives us a reason to welcome discomfort and uneasiness, for we live for something bigger than ourselves. Pastor Craig brings this timely message home this week. The main reading is Philippians 1:12-14 and 19-30. We also refer to John 16:33,Luke 9:23, Galatians 6:2 and John 12:25.

  • Labels: In or Out

    Labels: In or Out

    13/09/2020 Duración: 23min

    As we conclude our series on Romans this week, we learn how the Apostle Paul teaches that our label as "Christian" is far more important than any other. The main reading comes from Romans 14:1-12

  • Whom We Shall Obey

    Whom We Shall Obey

    06/09/2020 Duración: 24min

    This week's reading takes us to Romans 13, where Paul tells us how we ought to obey the government authorities. But how does such a teaching even apply in today's world of government regulation, recommendation and mandates. The ancient writing to the Romans is certainly relevant to us today. 

  • True Love

    True Love

    30/08/2020 Duración: 22min

    As we continue our journey through Romans, today we examine what True Love looks like. The Apostle Paul challenges us in ways to express genuine love, and sometimes it makes complete sense, other times it baffles us. Pastor Craig helps us through that journey. Our Bible references this week include Romans 12:9-21, 1 Corinthians 14:33. 2 Timothy 4:3-5 and we review Romans 11:33-36

  • At The Shack

    At The Shack

    23/08/2020 Duración: 31min

    This week, as a change of pace, we met for church at "The Shack", a gathering place at Antler Memorial Park. Pastor Craig's message came from Romans 11:33 through 12:8. It describes the Apostle Paul's impassioned message to the church at Rome, but it also has a powerful message for us in today's world. 

  • Psalm 121

    Psalm 121

    17/08/2020 Duración: 29min

    Our guest speaker this week is Pastor Dave from Newburg, ND who takes us to Psalm 121 for some insights and reflections of one of the "Songs of Ascent."

  • The Unseen Side

    The Unseen Side

    02/08/2020 Duración: 21min

    As we continue in Romans, Chapter 9, the Apostle Paul explains that he is upset over the fact that his fellow Israelites (otherwise known as the Jews) did not fully appreciate the many favors they received by virtue of the fact that they were God's chosen people. The lesson applies to us today, and Pastor Craig lays it out for us. Our main reading is from Romans 9:1-5. We also refer to Deuteronomy 7:7-8, John 4:14, Romans 8:38-39 and 1 Timothy 1:15.

  • I Chose You

    I Chose You

    26/07/2020 Duración: 23min

    Pastor Craig uses an illustration of a couple who went on a dance date together back in the 1950's to illustrate how we can assume we are the person who makes a decision, but later on, we find out, there was other factors in play that we didn't know about. It applies in our relationship with the Lord Jesus, just as it applied to that couple's dance date so long ago. There's an interesting surprise at the end as well.  Our main Bible reading is from Romans 8:28-39. We also refer to 1 Peter 2:9, John 15:16, 1 Thessalonians 1:4, Ephesians 1:4, Hebrews 12:2 and Psalm 119:133.

  • Moaning  Groaning

    Moaning & Groaning

    19/07/2020 Duración: 25min

    This week, Pastor Craig shows us how the Apostle Paul is so totally relatable to today's world. There are so many things in the world that cause us "Moaning & Groaning" and yet an ancient writing from Paul's letter to the Romans tells us exactly how we should take all the negativity in the world. Our main reading is from Romans 8:18-27, and we also refer to these Bible verses: Psalm 46:1, Ephesians 6:12 (both ESV & ERV) and Galatians 5:22-23.

  • A Different Kind of King, Pt 2

    A Different Kind of King, Pt 2

    12/07/2020 Duración: 28min

    Building on his previous message to us, Pastor Dave Heintzleman adds to what he preached to us a couple weeks ago, and helps us see the Lord Jesus in more depth. 

  • Cant Stop

    Can't Stop

    05/07/2020 Duración: 24min

    This week, Pastor Craig gives a lighthearted and interesting message about a rather serious subject. It brings a chuckle to think about the many ways in which we sin, but never-the-less, there it is. In this lesson, we learn the extent of our tendencies, and we look at the solution as well. We read from Romans 7:14-25a, we use several different versions to help understand, and we also refer to Hebrews 4:12 and Romans 2:15

  • A Different Kind of King

    A Different Kind of King

    30/06/2020 Duración: 29min

    This week we have a Guest Speaker, Pastor Dave Heintzleman.

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