Dear Bethel Family,
Are you enjoying your summer? If it's been like mine than you have been very busy! Even in the midst of our work and activities I trust you have been able to spend quality time with your heavenly Father on a regular basis. Don't let a day go by without spending time with Him. So often He just gets shoved aside as we fail to acknowledge Him. Here we are on the last Sunday in July. Summer vacation is half over and I know our young people are eagerly waiting for the first day of school! Well, maybe not eager!
Fall will be here before you know it and we again will have another opportunity to observe our Lord's handiwork as we transition from summer into fall. He is a magnificent Creator! I'm thankful for this ministry that He has given to us. Our task is to tell others about Him and I thank you for your support. The message last week was “Consistent, Dedicated, and Focused.” Our text was from Galatians 6:9-10. We saw where the apostle Paul gave us some wonderful instruction and encouragement. We are to “keep on keeping on.” We will reap if we do not lose hope and quit.
I am reminded that God started this church.. He alone is the architect, builder, owner, and Lord of the church and He promises He will build His church. (Matthew 16:18) Our task is to be faithful and obedient to what He tells us in His Word. We are to keep moving forward, not to look at our past failures, but to keep our eyes on the goal as the apostle Paul did in Philippians 3:13-14.
Don't forget that beginning next Sunday I will start a series in the book of Revelation. It's a great book filled with vital information that will help us understand what's coming to this earth. I believe the return of the Lord is getting closer as we see more and more evil prevail in our world. We are to be encouraged! God is still in control of things and I sure am thankful for that! Have a great week in the Lord and keep your eyes on Him!!
Soli Deo Gloria, Glory to God alone!
“Salvation is free for you because someone else paid.”
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Recommended reading: "One Minute After You Die," by Erwin W. Lutzer. "Forgiveness," by Charles Stanley
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