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

The Beacon

Hebrews 11:1-40

1-7:As you walk through, "Portraits of the Saints in the Hall of faith," with Bible dictionary in hand, think of what the Lord is writing about you in His record book. "Faith," found 24 times in 40 verses, is the complete assurance that the unseen and invisible God in Christ exists, that He is the Rewarder of all who seek Him, that things of the Lord and God fulfilling all promises, are the only true realities. Our faith is the title to ownership "of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." By faith we believe that the world was created by the spoken command, "Let there be," and that God is the origin of all Creation.

Dear Friends and Family,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! It seemed strange to write 2012 on the top of this letter. I am just getting used to writing 2011!

On the first Sunday of Advent, we talked about Mary's pondering. She certainly had much to ponder that year of her life: a visit from an angel, a relative's miracle baby, Joseph's
acceptance, her own miracle baby, a visit from a bunch of shepherds, and, later, a visit from some wisemen. As I ponder the past year, even the past two months, it is exciting to see
the things God is busy doing.

Thomas Jefferson Quotes

Amazing words in this day....spoken over 200 years ago! How did Jefferson know?

John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: "This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.