Bethany Revival Center

Bringing Hope Through the Power of the Cross

2013 Sermons

Wichita KS

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Follow Me  |  Pastor John DiZazzo  |  December 31, 2013  |  39:03 min:sec  |  Download  |  Notes

God has traditionally given a message during Bethany Revival Center''s New Years Eve watchnight service

that sets  the theme and gives direction for our church for the upcoming year.  The theme for 2014, given

through this sermon, is what it will require to become effective fishers of men.

Make Room for Jesus - Part 2  |  Pastor John DiZazzo  |  December 29, 2013 pm  |  61:33 min:sec  |  Download  |  Notes

The conclusion of the morning message, this sermon presents some nitty-gritty reasons why those who have received Christ don't

make complete room for Him in their hearts but actually resist what He would want to do in their lives.  (Due to system problems, the

sound quality isn't the best.  We apologize for this but felt the message was important enough to upload it anyway.)

Make Room for Jesus - Part 1  |  Pastor John DiZazzo  |  December 29, 2013 am  |  51:28 min:sec  |  Download

There was no room for Jesus to be born in an inn, so He had to be born in a manger. That's unfitting for the Son of God,

the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. But how much of a tragedy it is when people don't make room for Him in their hearts..

This message is not only directed at sinners who need to receive Christ, but also to professing Christians who often,

in subtle ways, don't make room for Him in parts of their hearts and lives.  (Sermon notes are included with Part 2.)

Being Led by the Spirit-Part 1  Part 2  |  Pastor John DiZazzo  |  December 25, 2013  |  67:09 min:sec  |  Download  |  Notes

Being led by the Spirit of God is the way of life for a Christian and the way to victory over the flesh. Unfortunately, most Christians, it seems,

don't understand what being led of the Spirit really means.  By the time you finish this message, you will know what it means to be led by

the Spirit; what the result of being led by the Spirit is; and, most importantly, how to walk in, or be led by, the Spirit of God.

Be of Good Cheer  |  Pastor John DiZazzo  |  December 15, 2013  |  53:47 min:sec  |  Download  |  Notes

Jesus warned that this life would be full of tribulation: meaning pressures, troubles and trials.  But He also said to be

of good cheer - in spite of tribulation - because He has overcome the world. His victory over the world and over the

trials of life becomes ours, not as we trust in ourselves, but as we remain intimately related to and dependent on Him.

Seeing the Glory of God  |  Pastor John DiZazzo  |  December 11, 2013  |  57:36 min:sec  |  Download  |  Notes

Moses asked God to show him His glory.  Seeing God's glory results in transformed lives, miracles, and, most importantly, a greater

revelation of God Himself to His people. This sermon addresses what it will take to see God's glory in your midst.

Holiness - Part 3  |  Pastor John DiZazzo  |  December 4, 2013  |  59:31 min:sec  |  Download  |  Notes

Parts one and two of this series (see September messages)  brought out the points that holiness is the nature of God and

holiness is a matter of the heart. This message takes it a step further and expounds how holiness affects every area of

life. As Pastor John points out, to have God's holiness perfected in you will require you to be totally open to Him

and to His dealings from His Word about who you are to be and what you are to do.

The Manifold Grace of God  |  Pastor John DiZazzo  |  December 1, 2013  |  63:21 min:sec  |  Download  |  Notes

Grace is a much misunderstood. word.  It is taken by some to mean it's all right to keep on sinning because, after all, "God's grace is

there to forgive you." Others stop short of its full meaning and think God's grace is simply for your initial born again experience, but

then it's up to you to perfect yourself in holiness and obedience.  But true grace is much more than any of that. This sermon takes an

in-depth look at the grace of God and what it means to you, not only for getting saved but also for going on to perfection.

Seven Things to Ask For in Prayer  |  Pastor John DiZazzo  |  November 24, 2013  |  52:59 min:sec  |  Download  |  Notes

Matthew 21:22 says that all things you ask for in prayer believing you shall receive.  This sermon brings out seven things to pray about for which

you can be assured you will receive the answer.

Get Up and Fight  |  Pastor John DiZazzo  |  November 20, 2013  |  51:07 min:sec  |  Download

The enemy of your soul would want you to compromise with him and give up in your efforts to resist him. But you

must, instead, get up and fight him, because by the Spirit and anointing of the Lord, you can overcome him.

Lift Up Your Heads  |  Pastor John DiZazzo  |  November 10, 2013  |  57:42 min:sec  |  Download  |  Notes

A sermon on signs of the times — natural and spiritual — and some things to do to escape God's judgment on this sinful

world and to prepare yourself for the rapture of the church.

Now Is the Day of Salvation  |  Pastor John DiZazzo  |  November 3, 2013  |  61:58 min:sec  |  Download  |  Notes

People often put off dealing with their need for God and for salvation. They think they'll be able to take care of that down the road or

even right before they die. But that is extremely foolish thinking. This thought-provoking sermon will make it clear the time to get

saved is right now, because there are no guarantees for the future.

Jesus the Healer  |  Pastor John DiZazzo  |  October 27, 2013 pm  |  47:53 min:sec  |  Download

Jesus healed everyone who came to Him for healing.  This is a faith-building message to encourage you to look to Jesus

and believe that He will heal you of whatever you need, be it physical, spiritual or emotional..

Stay the Course  |  Pastor John DiZazzo  |  October 27, 2013 am  |  46:56 min:sec  |  Download  |  Notes

If you've accepted the Lord into your life, He's put you on a highway — a straight and narrow highway that leads

to life.  Many things will try to deter you from that path, but you need a firm resolve to stay your course no matter

what may come your way.

Believe God  |  Pastor John DiZazzo  |  October 20, 2013  |  53:29 min:sec  |  Download

When you face the unexpected and the undesirable; when there is no hope, God wants to bring you to

the place where you, like the Apostle Paul in the face of an impossible situation, can say,"I believe God!"

Do You Have Healthy Eyes?  |  Pastor John DiZazzo  |  October 13, 2013  |  41:09 min:sec  |  Download  |  Notes

Continuing the thought of going all the way with God, this sermon is based on the text in Matthew 6:22-24, where Jesus talked about having

​a "single eye" and the fact that no one can serve two masters.

If the Lord Is God - Part 2  |  Pastor John DiZazzo  |  October 6, 2013 pm  |  56:09 min:sec  |  Download  |  Notes

A continuation of the morning message, this sermon addresses the question, How do we reach those who are riding the fence with God

and not going all the way with Him?

If the Lord Is God - Part 1  |  Pastor John DiZazzo  |  October 6, 2013 am  |  52:36 min:sec  |  Download  |  Notes

There comes a time to make a decision: "If the Lord is God, I am going to serve Him with all my heart. No more riding the fence, going

​back and forth between Him and other gods."

Overcoming-Part 1  Part 2  |  Pastor John DiZazzo  |  September 29, 2013  |  72:40 min:sec  |  Download  |  Notes

Whether you like it or not, you're in a battle  and that battle is over your soul and the souls God would use you to reach for Him. The good

​news is that you can win the battle.  This sermon talks about the battle we're in and what it takes to overcome. 

Holiness - Part 2  |  Pastor John DiZazzo  |  September 29, 2013  |  37:50 min:sec  |  Download  |  Notes

This sermon is the second of a series on holiness. The message focuses on the fact that true holiness is not just

something outward but is a matter of the heart. However, God's holiness worked into your heart will affect all aspects

of your life — inward and outward.

Therefore Will Not We Fear  |  Pastor John DiZazzo  |  September 22, 2013 pm  |  38:56 min:sec  |  Download  ​|  Notes

​​A continuation of this morning's message, Fear Not, You Can Make It, this sermon looks into the practical side of overcoming fear by the choice

of faith you make in the midst of trying circumstances, some of which will bring you to the end of all hope..

Fear Not, You Can Make It  |  Pastor John DiZazzo  |  September 22, 2013 am  |  40:03 min:sec  |  Download  |  Notes

A faith-building message that would help you conquer fear, as it focuses primarily on who God is to you and what He has promised you.​

Seven Blessings Received at Conversion  |  Pastor John DiZazzo  |  September 18, 2013  |  44:17 min:sec  |  Download  ​|  Notes

If you're saved, this is a good reminder of what you received at conversion. If you're not saved, you need to know the blessings God has in store for you

when you receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior.

Holiness - Part 1  |  Pastor John DiZazzo​  |  September 15, 2013  |  48:13 min:sec  |  Download  |  Notes

Holiness is a much misunderstood word within the church world. This sermon begins a study on holiness and

focuses on the truth that holiness is the nature of God.

Righteousness  |  Pastor John DiZazzo​  |  September 11, 2013  |  53:44 min:sec  |  Download  |  Notes

This sermon, based on Matthew 5:20, magnifies God's righteousness, clarifies what it is, and instructs you how to grow in


Decisions in Dark Times  |  Pastor John DiZazzo​  |  September 8, 2013  |  51:25 min:sec  |  Download

When you find yourself in dark times — there seems to be no way out, and the will of God for your life may not come to

pass — there's an important decision you must make. As you do, God will turn the defeat of yesterday into victory today.​

Praying for Holiness  |  Pastor John DiZazzo​  |  September 1, 2013  |  50:24 min:sec  |  Download  |  Notes

The apostle John made clear that if you have the hope of eternal life, you will purify yourself even as Christ is pure. That

desire for purity will cause you to pray and seek after true holiness that comes from the heart. A holy life will also make

you more effective in reaching others for Christ and in ministering to other Christian brothers and sisters.​

Being a Useful Vessel  |  Pastor John DiZazzo​  |  August 25, 2013 pm  |  46:56 min:sec  |  Download