Hariton Deligiannides

About Hariton Deligiannides

Pastor Hariton Deligiannides is the head of the elder board at Bethlehem Bible Church in West Boylston. Born in Greece, Hariton has a love for his culture and language. But his greatest love is the Lord Jesus Christ and serving Him. Married to Meta in 1996, they have 3 children, Isabella, Elizabeth and Zachary. Saved in 1985, Hariton attended Bethlehem Bible Church during his college days at WPI. He graduated Dallas Theological Seminary in 1992. He was on staff with the Navigators from 1993 to 2001, ministering in NY city. Then in 2001 he moved to Boston to church plant with the Southern Baptists. He was ordained to gospel ministry on June 21, 2003. He pastored Compass Community Church from 2001 to 2010. He joined Bethlehem Bible Church in 2010. Hariton‘s passions are theology, expository preaching and discipling men.

If Only…

If only I had studied more for this test, I would not be failing this class. If only I had just apologised and asked for forgiveness, I would not be in this strained relationship. If only I had thought more before I spoke, I would not have turned so many people away. If only I [...]

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A Mighty Fortress Is Our Faith

You are out of town and for Sunday you visit one of the local churches with your family. After all, whether at home or away, you want to be with God's people for corporate worship. As you and your family enter the church building, you are greeted in the foyer by a friendly family. They [...]

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The Father’s Love For the Son

"God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life." That statement is bad evangelism, but good Trinitarianism. It is bad evangelism because the Gospel does not begin with the love of God but with the wrath of God (Romans 1:16-18). Furthermore it is bad evangelism because the Gospel is not about a wonderful [...]

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Confessional Christianity

"No creed but the Bible!" "Deeds not creeds!" Catchy sayings. Biblical? Partially. The revelation of Holy Writ reveals the inspiration, the inerrancy and therefore the sufficiency of Scripture. The Bible also reveals that we're not saved by deeds or good works(Ephesians 2:8-9) but nonetheless saved unto good works(Ephesians 2:10). James actually says that the proof [...]

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The Bare Necessities of Life

A little boy floating down the river while sitting on top of a bear in the middle of the jungle. You guessed it. The little boy is Mowgli and the bear is Baloo from the Disney classic Jungle Book. This was one of my daughters' favorite scenes as they sang The Bare Necessities of Life. [...]

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Why the Church Gathers

Why does the church gather? What is the purpose of our meeting Sunday? Is it just to get a spiritual shot  in the arm to get me through the week? Is it to have a social outlet that is at least spiritual? Is it to hear a biblical sermon? After all, isn't that what we [...]

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Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

This is a common question that many wrestle with when it comes to their church. It may be a question you have thought of yourself or are even currently contemplating. Should I stay with my current local church or leave and try to find a new body to be a part of? If you are [...]

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Before…After

You see it all the time on social media. Before and after pictures of people who changed their eating habits and committed to a training program. They lose weight. They look and feel healthier. It's almost a brand new person. Well the Bible explains that there are before and after portraits of those whose lives [...]

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Christ’s Bodybuilding Program

"I love going to a church that has many programs. Children's programs. Youth programs. Music programs." This is the common statement made by many who are looking for a church. To them it's all about programs. The more, the better. After all, the world offers so many programs, so in order to compete with what [...]

By | 2017-04-03T20:34:40+00:00 October 27th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Christ’s Bodybuilding Program

Church Membership: No More Excuses(Part 2)

To claim to be a Christian, saved by God's grace and by the power of Gospel of Jesus Christ, and not to belong to a local body of believers, is to claim that you are committed to the Head but not to the Body. “I don’t think the New Testament knows anything about a Christian that doesn’t belong [...]

By | 2017-04-03T20:34:40+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Church Membership: No More Excuses(Part 2)