We want to let you know about an exciting opportunity in our area to attend Precept Ministry International’s exceptional Inductive Bible Study Training. If you have ever wanted to learn to study the Bible so that you could: Know God through His...
At the Transform 2012 Converge Network Gatherings, Dr. Richard Allen Farmer said, “Some may preach the gospel better than you, but none will preach a better gospel.” He said, we execute a lifelong dance between what we do (“it’s annoyingly public”)...
I recently visited Celebration Community Church, in the Orlando area, pastored by Gregg Heinsch (former apprentice at Bethlehem). Printed on the worship bulletin was this sermon-related statement by Samuel Butler: “Christ and the Church: If he were...
To get divorced because love has died, is like selling your car because it’s run out of gas.—Diane Sollee, Founder and Director, Coalition for Marriage, Family, and Couples Education
In July 2011 civil war broke out in the Kachin state of Myanmar. The fighting escalated in November causing many people to move to safer areas. Most of these internally displaced people (IDP’s) lost everything when soldiers came into their...
These individuals will, Lord-willing, be welcomed into covenant membership this weekend at Bethlehem. Read Bethlehem’s Church Covenant. We encourage all members and regular attenders to come to the All-Church Quarterly Strategy Meeting on Sunday,...
As an evangelical Christian, how active should I be in supporting and promoting “social” issues, specifically an amendment to ban gay marriages? Pray for all those that are in authority (1 Timothy 2:1–2). Be informed. (Proverbs 18:13) Use your...
“For a marriage to have any chance, every day at least six things should go unsaid.” —Unknown When I encountered that anonymous citation, my first thought was a question: “What are the six things that should go unsaid?” But none were attached. They...
At the last all-elder meeting, Pastor John took us to Matthew 10:24–31 and drew out five arguments for having no fear. Being maligned and reproached is evidence that you are in the Master’s house, not evidence that he has abandoned you. When you...
Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy,To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace.—1 Thessalonians 1:1 For some reason, I customarily think of the twin letters to the Thessalonians as being written by...