As part of our care and support for the global partners sent from Bethlehem we require all of them to go with a credible mission agency. Among the many things that these agencies do to help missionaries flourish is to help them look ahead to the...
How should we pray for the salvation of someone we love, knowing that God has already chosen or not chosen him? This question was answered by Bud Burk, Pastor for Child & Youth Discipleship, Downtown Campus I pray for someone very close to me...
Tim Blackmon makes the following observations in his article “The Dangerous Act of Hospitality” (from Modern Reformation, Sept/Oct 2011): “True hospitality is different. It is deeply Christian and at times is even dangerous.” “Hospitality was...
Our political process is as transitory as the issues it addresses, and to define the church’s power by its political influence is to overvalue the power of politics and to undervalue the church’s real power. —Ken Jones, from “Can Politics Save?” in...
I’m dreaming of an orange Christmas. On Christmas Day, Vicki and I went caroling in the Kandiyohi County Jail, and I recited the Christmas Story from Luke 2 to orange-clad occupants. Pray for them, that God’s word would not return void.
Prayer Week Opportunities & Schedule: January 1–8, 2012 Our annual emphasis on prayer begins New Year's Day. Consider taking advantage of this week to focus on prayer by coming before the Lord and enhancing your prayer life through one or more...
With one day remaining in our 2011 fiscal year, Bethlehem needs about $500,000 in Church & Missions operating budget contributions by midnight this Saturday, December 31, to meet anticipated 2011 Church & Missions (C&M) expenses. See...
As of today (December 30, 2011), Bethlehem contributions are still about $500K under where we'd like to be to meet anticipated 2011 expenses (another $225K has come in since Sunday). If we end the year without much more in contributions, the...
Dr. Henry M Morris III connects two verses of the Bible: “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?” (Psalm 2:1) “For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since...
In 2010 Bethlehem set forth five areas of strategic focus for our global outreach. This was done in an effort to recognize the main ways God has been working through BBC members among the nations. One of those strategic foci is bible translation....