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Berean Church



Rightly Dividing The Word of Truth (2Tim 2:15) in Denver!

Founding of Berean Church 

The Berean Church was founded in 1958 in the home of Pastor Win Johnson who got to go to glory in 1993, now pastored by Bennett Boothe with a continued focus on diligent daily Bible Study (like the Bereans in Acts 17:11).

We are a home church and pray for the liberty to follow the principles of REAL fellowship = R.E.A.L. Participation: 
Relate to one another (we all fall short)
Encourage one another (share what speaks to you)
Ask questions (we don't have all the answers, but can help one another find the answers)
Live Christ towards one another as outlined in Philippians 2:1-4.

Our small group size and home setting make for a relaxed atmosphere, so you can ask questions about the Bible that you may be afraid to ask elsewhere.

Who we are: We are a non-denominational, mid-Acts Dispensational Bible fellowship (yep that's a mouthful, but don't let it scare you), here are some basic questions and answers:

What does non-denominational mean? The Berean Church is independent and non-denominational (not supported by a denomination or part of an organized religion). 

What Does Berean mean? The Bible reference is that of a city in ancient Greece. It is a commercial center of Greek Macedonia, the capital of the province of Imathia. Berea (now Veria) was prominent from the 4th century BC and part of the Kingdom of Macedonia. Part of Rome from 168 BC, both the apostle Paul and Silas preached there in AD 54 or 55. What is relevant about that city is what the Scriptures say about some of it's residents in Acts 17:11 "These [Bereans] were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so."

What does dispensational mean?
It simply means that we believe in the simplicity and practicality of God's message for today), and believe God has given us everything we need to have "the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery (the biggest, best-kept secret) of God, and of the Father, and of Christ" (Colossians 2:2). This is made possible by one being like the Berean's: question and confirm what you hear by searching the Bible for yourself daily (Acts 17:11). We exist for the purpose of equipping believers to rightly divide the Word of truth -meaning that we believe the whole Bible is FOR us, but not all of it is TO us today. We believe that, up until the middle of the book of Acts, Gentile nations were "without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world" Ephesians 2:12

The practical result of understanding God's holy Word is that souls come to enjoy it more every day.  Hearts are being comforted, and we are becoming knit together in the love of Christ! If the Bible is enjoyed, then daily Bible study is not a burden and truly is the food for closer fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ; this filling with the Spirit (cp Ephesians 5:18,19 with Colossians 3:16) cannot help but spill out into the lives of others.

Our Mission: Commit what we have been learning to faithful men who will be able to teach others also and, Lord willing, create more

How can this church help me get equipped to defend the good news? The Word of God is coming under more and more attacks lately, many falsely saying it is 'full of contradictions', but our focus has not changed. We pray we would be able to defend the truth of the Word and follow 1 Peter 3:15:

"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear."

Three things you'll consistently hear at our fellowship:

1. Forgiveness is freely available because Christ died once and for all time (to die no more), for all (that's YOU), and for all our sins (past, present, and future; 1Corinthians 15.3,4)
2. All that we suffer today is designed, not to punish us but to help us identify with the sufferings of Christ (2Cor 4; Php 3, etc.). This daily identification eventually leads to a transformation:
3. Christ makes Himself known through the weakest of vessels, so the direct and supernaturally powerful result of patient continuance in #2 above is that God manifests Himself in the life of the believer!

May we always remember that Christ rose from the dead so He can live through us and give us hope for a purpose in this life and in the life to come!

 Pastor Bennett

Senior Pastor Bennett was saved in mid-summer of 1978. Since then, he has been involved in leading weekly Bible studies; and he will be the first to tell you that all the glory goes to God for the things he has seen in God's perfect Word.

Bennett graduated from Texas A&M University in 1983 with a degree in "Pre-Theology" (which turned out to be Humanistic Sociology). Here, he learned education's "brightest and best" could not satisfactorily answer the question: 'Is deviant behavior learned or inherited?' (We believe the answer is "YES!")

Bennett's education turned to "on the job training". Bennett taught Bible studies for fourteen years in Texas and moved his family to Colorado in the summer of 1993 and has been teaching ever since.

With no formal seminary training, it has necessarily been his marriage (since 1985), raising three faithful children to adulthood, and a holding down a full-time secular career that have made his messages practical in nature; if he can find time to study the Bible, then you can too!