Dear Bethel Family,
Did you remember to spend time with Jesus this past week? Did you share your faith with someone? Were you able to set aside some time to reflect on His goodness? We have so much to be thankful for. Time is quickly slipping away and soon we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. For the believer in Jesus Christ, every day should be a day of thanksgiving. When we stop and think of all He has done for us, and all that we possess in Him, we should bow before Him in grateful praise. Many times we are very good at griping and complaining. In times such as these we need to sit down with a pencil and paper and write down all those things that Jesus has done for us. It won't be long before we realize that we are truly a blessed people and that God indeed is very good to us. Last Sunday we looked at Revelation chapter 2 and looked at the church in Smyrna. The Christians there were persecuted and poor. But really they were very rich in Christ. They stood firm for Him and remained faithful in the face of great persecution. May we also be faithful to the One who loves us so much.
It was good to hear about what God is doing in and through the ministry of the Gideons. Only eternity will show how many people have come to Christ through their labor of getting the Bible out in various countries. Thank you for your support of them.
We enjoyed celebrating Virginia's birthday on Wednesday. She is a real blessing to me and I am grateful for her prayerful support. She is a faithful prayer warrior and I'm sure the enemy trembles when she lifts us all up in prayer. Thank you Virginia for all you have done over the years for others.
I pray that all of you have a very blessed week as you move forward in your walk with Jesus. Continue to love one another, the lost, and most importantly our Lord. Be a faithful ambassador for the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Let your light shine brightly and may your love for our Savior increase each day.
Thank you for praying for me. May Jesus be honored and glorified as we move forward in ministry. Solus Christus, in Christ alone,
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Recommended reading: "One Minute After You Die," by Erwin W. Lutzer. "Forgiveness," by Charles Stanley
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