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.

The Role of Women in the Church

Why pick such a controversial topic to blog about? Oh I didn't realize there was controversy surrounding this issue. To use NoCo language: HENNO. Well, what else do you expect from a ministry whose tag line is always biblical, always controversial, always in that order. The equality of women with men has nothing to do [...]

By | 2017-04-03T20:34:40+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on The Role of Women in the Church

The Nature of True Saving Faith

It was one of the most celebrated times in the Jewish calendar. It was the Passover(See Exodus 12:1-13). Jews would all gather together in Jerusalem to celebrate this feast. Now on one of these occasions Jesus appears on the scene. And what does he do? Miraculous signs. The beloved disciple states very clearly the purpose [...]

By | 2017-04-03T20:34:41+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on The Nature of True Saving Faith

The Sovereignty of God Over the Nations

True or False? God's sovereign rule over nations is dependent upon the leaders of those nations submitting to His authority. If you answered true, then you have a low view of God. The God who commanded the universe into existence(Psalm 33:6-9) and who sustains the universe(Colossians 1:16-17; Hebrews 1:2-3) does not depend on the leaders of [...]

By | 2017-04-03T20:34:41+00:00 August 27th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on The Sovereignty of God Over the Nations

Regeneration Precedes Faith

"You must be born again."(emphasis added) John 3:7 These words from the lips of the Savior still ring true today as when He first uttered them to Nicodemus. Like a clarion call, Jesus makes it unequivocally clear that one must be born again in order to enter the kingdom of heaven(John 3:5). This is not a suggestion. [...]

By | 2017-04-03T20:34:41+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Regeneration Precedes Faith

The Sinfulness of Sin

Recently at a wedding someone was telling me how there is to too much negativity preached from the pulpit today and that what we need is more positive and uplifting messages. So would it be safe to assume she would not be a fan of this particular blog on the sinfulness of sin? One of [...]

By | 2017-04-03T20:34:41+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on The Sinfulness of Sin

I Am The Greatest

With the recent death of Muhammad Ali, many of the morning shows on TV were paying tribute to him. Whether it was the Thrilla in Manila when he fought Joe Frazier, or the Rumble in the Jungle when he fought George Foreman, Muhammad Ali was known for his self-proclaimed "I am the greatest." BUT... The only [...]

By | 2017-04-03T20:34:41+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on I Am The Greatest

Mother’s Day or The Lord’s Day

Mother's Day, which we just celebrated this past Sunday May 8, is one of the most celebrated holidays. Hallmark and FTD look forward to this day annually with salivating anticipation. So while our regular calendars say Sunday was Mother's Day, our church calendars say Sundays is the Lord's day. So what's a pastor to do? [...]

By | 2017-04-03T20:34:41+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Mother’s Day or The Lord’s Day

Save the Planet…or Your Soul?

As a manager of a retail store, when I offer to put customers' items in a plastic bag, they refuse the bag with the retort "Save the planet." Now don't get me wrong. In our home we recycle, but in our church you would not find us practicing church discipline on someone for failing to recycle [...]

By | 2017-04-03T20:34:41+00:00 May 1st, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Save the Planet…or Your Soul?

The Word’s Inexhaustible Ministry

The Word of God is inexhaustible in its ministry! Its ministry is continuous and abiding. It's active, operative and at work. Paul said that the Word of God is at work in believers(1 Thessalonians 2:13). So let's look at the Word's inexhaustible ministries as outlined by the apostle Paul to young pastor Timothy. "But as for [...]

By | 2017-04-03T20:34:41+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on The Word’s Inexhaustible Ministry

The Perseverance of the Saints

The theological controversy that was stirring back when I was in seminary was the Lordship Salvation controversy. The issue was whether or not submission to Jesus as Lord is a post-conversion thing or part of the essence of saving faith. I recall vividly fellow students asking me what I thought of Zane Hodges book Absolutely Free. [...]

By | 2017-04-03T20:34:41+00:00 April 9th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on The Perseverance of the Saints