Bethel Baptist Church

"For from Him and to Him and through Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen." Romans 11:36

Bulletin: Week of March 26

Morning Worship Service
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Scripture Reading
Hebrews 6:13-20

Sermon
Dr. Cosand
Christ, The Anchor of Our Soul

Verse for the Week

Psalm 91:3-4

For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.  He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

Daily Scripture Reading

Mar 27 Isa 4-7
Mar 28 Isa 8-10
Mar 29 Isa 11-15
Mar 30 Isa 16-21
Mar 31 Isa 22-25
Apr 1 Isa 26-32
Apr 2 Isa 33-36

Missions Update

Tine and Jan Hardeman
OC International
Faith Academy
Philippines

It was a sad day when I learned that a very close friend, Dr. John Crew, had suffered a stroke and gone to be with the Lord. John and I were roommates at Westmont College and played basketball together there.

John went on to become a doctor. One of his greatest accomplishments was developing the only solution that can help heal certain sores, and this discovery has saved many people from losing an arm or a leg. John was loved by everyone and will be greatly missed.

Now on the brighter side of life … you may possibly remember that I am helping a new missionary whom my oldest son, TJ, encouraged to come to Faith Academy after he retired from teaching. He volunteered to coach the JV boys’ basketball team. These boys were a sight to behold! The skills were totally lacking. Jim kept a good positive attitude, though I personally struggled in this area as I had never worked with a group of such low ability. But we stayed with them day after day, losing all our games but slowly getting better.

Then came the final tournament. We were put with three other teams of similar caliber. Our first game was against a group of seminary students (some four or five years older than our boys). They beat us soundly. The third team looked like high school boys, but they had skills we had not mastered, so it seemed. Now came the final day of the tournament. The set-up was for Team 1 to play Team 4 and Team 2 to play Team 3. We were Team 4, so we played the seminary students. We beat them! Team 3 beat Team 2, so we were playing for the championship. The boys rose to the challenge and won again! Can you believe it? We were the champs of Division Two! Of such is the life of a missionary! It’s exciting!

Thank you for your prayers and support.
Tine and Jan