Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Parenting by Psalm 34:3, Part 2
by Bud Burk, Pastor for Child and Youth Discipleship, Downtown
This is a follow-up and closing word to last month’s article in which I encouraged parents to join David in living out Psalm 34:3 by calling their children to magnify God’s name with them, to be worshipers together in the home.
Paul narrows this glorious call in Galatians 6:14, saying, “But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”
Pastor Jason has been preaching on Aflame for the Name: Bethlehem DNA over the last few weeks. Use this summary of Bethlehem Up-Reach categories to learn more about where God seems to be leading us, and come to an Up-Reach Q & A ready to help us discern his will for the future of Bethlehem.
Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it.
Question and Answer Session Following Presentations on the Evangelism Initiative at the Parent/Mentor Dinner
Parenting By Way of Psalm 34:3
by Bud Burk
While it is true that there are not many explicit verses in Scripture that deal specifically with parenting, it is also true that the whole of Scripture is marked implicitly with parenting verses. Let me introduce you to one verse that has become a “parenting verse” for me in this season of life.
Highlights from the October 27 Quarterly Strategy Meeting include …
Dear members and friends of Bethlehem,
The elders have recently extended an invitation to Matthew Westerholm to come to Bethlehem as a candidate for Minister for Worship & Music at the Downtown Campus.
Throughout the candidating process, the elders are trusting Christ Jesus as head of the Church to lead and provide our next worship pastor for the Downtown Campus. Toward that end, I invite you to pray and engage in the pastoral call process.
You can get to know Matthew Westerholm in several ways ...
Make haste, O God, to deliver me!
O LORD, make haste to help me!
Let them be put to shame and confusion
who seek my life!
Let them be turned back and brought to dishonor
who delight in my hurt!
Let them turn back because of their shame
who say, “Aha, Aha!”