Preparing People For Life!

The Ultimate Challenge

“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity..” Those were the Apostle Paul’s words to his young protegee Timothy. In essence Paul was issuing Timothy the “ultimate challenge:” to live a life worthy of the life Christ…

Memorials

Each year we set aside the last Monday in May for a special occasion we call “Memorial Day.” This is a day where we as a country honor the people who gave their lives in the service of defending our country. We also look at this day as a time to reflect and remember the…

What Is Your Greatest Desire

Desires…everyone has has them.  In fact God has made humankind with the capacity to have desires and passions.  Even the psalmist writes “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” But can can we expect God to deliver whatever desire or want that we have? Well, when it…

Seniors Community Thanksgiving Dinner

One of the fun and enjoyable things we do here at Bethel is an annual “Seniors Community Thanksgiving Dinner.” This is dinner for all the senior citizens in our community who choose to come.  This year’s dinner was on Saturday, November 14, 2015 and we had over 115 Seniors attend.  They were treated to a terrific meal…

Sustaining Grace

I’m sure many of you know this, but just because you have received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, that doesn’t guarantee you will never again face conflict, trials, and tribulations in this life. The reason for this is that the world is a fallen place, and Christians are not exempt from adversity. However…

The Victory Of Forgiveness (Part 5)

If there is one thing you should understand and know about forgiveness it is this: “Forgiveness sets you free.” The only thing that can set us free from resentment and bitterness is forgiveness and repentance. Forgiveness is not trying to overlook sin or to pretend that it never happened.  Forgiveness is not trying to forget because…

The Victory Of Forgiveness (Part 4)

Forgiveness is something we must all practice or be the one who pays the biggest price. By embracing forgiveness, you can also embrace peace, hope, gratitude, and joy. In this post I want to share with you some of the benefits of forgiving someone to achieve reconciliation and how to deal with those who refuse…

The Victory Of Forgiveness (Part 3)

There are many reasons people become resentful. Here are a few: When people criticize you When you feel controlled by others When people falsely accuse you or judge you When you feel lied to or lied about When people make fun of you When people persecute you or use you There are many others reasons…

God, Open Our Eyes (Part 3)

One of the major problems with the world today is that it tries to make sin look good, glamorous, and to make it appear that it is the “in” thing to do. This is done through a constant barrage of media and print advertisement. Advertisers and alcohol companies push alcohol consumption to make it appear…

God, Open Our Eyes (Part 2)

Whether we want to accept the responsibility or not, the future of America depends on us, the people of America. Our founding fathers laid the groundwork for the freedom that we enjoy today. If we want to change the way America is headed, we need to live our lives according to the standards set forth…

God, Open Our Eyes (Part 1)

This will be several posts on the current state of the Body of Christ and our need to have our spiritual eyes opened so we can clearly see what is going on in our world. It’s time the pastors and leaders in the Body of Christ start calling sin…sin. Too long we have skirted around the…