To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by doing so you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
It is virtually impossible to exaggerate the importance of love. Nothing is more basic to true spirituality that this singular virtue. Nothing is more central to Christian living. At the very heart of authentic discipleship is love. Without love, we are nothing.
Love meets every requirement of the divine standard.
Love is not a secondary matter—it is a primary matter. Love is never incidental. It is fundamental.
—from “Love’s Significance,” by Steven J. Lawson, in Tabletalk, February 2012
Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.
Family Discipleship July 2012
The Functional Authority of Scripture in the Home
by Aaron Davitch, Director for Adult Ministries and Child & Youth Discipleship, South
Julia had just shared in the 11th grade Bible doctrine class I taught at a Christian school that she did not believe God would ever send someone to hell who never had a chance to hear the Gospel of God’s saving grace through Jesus Christ. In response, I quickly found myself saying, “I don’t really care what you think.” During the long two seconds immediately following those words exiting my mouth I thought to myself, “Wow. That sounded harsh” as I noticed the rest of the class looking at me with a bit of shock.
This 2012 Sr High Summer Calendar is attached here as a PDF. It includes all of the dates & locations for our Sr High Sup n' Stuff events. This calendar is also available as a paper version at your campus brochure rack or Infomation Booth. In addition to the links provided, you can find the most up-to-date information at the hopeinGod.org calendar.
Approved by the Elders 12/6/11
“Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock,
in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers,
to care for the church of God,
which he obtained with his own blood.”
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations . . .
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”
A Glimpse of Family Life in Jason Meyer’s Home
The Night When Bethlehem Elders Came Calling
By David Michael, Pastor for Parenting & Family Discipleship
I played ball, soaked up some warm sunshine, sang praises to God with a group of about 15 while the painters next door listened, talked to children about Jesus, ate snacks, held my Bible, talked with parents, talked to the UPS driver, talked to the postman, thought about what it means to treasure God above all things, prayed with a team of mothers for their children and neighborhood children, strained my back helping a child learn to ride a bike, learned how to demonstrate the fruit of patience among children by watching my sisters in the Lord love their children, prayed with a few boys and
At Wednesday Connection on February 1, 2012 at the Downtown Campus, Pastor Doug Wilson spoke on the role of parents to bring up their children "in the discipline and instruction of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:4), with a particular emphasis on fathers.