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

I decided to write an entire Beacon article on Satan, not because it is an interesting subject, but because we must learn to be wise about him. And even a study of Satan can be glorifying to God. To see the evil of the devil only serves to remind us that God is holy and good. To see the lies of Satan reminds us that God will never lie to us. To see the limitations of Satan reminds us that God is sovereign. To see the condemnation of Satan reminds us that God is just. To see how Satan is ultimately frustrated in his work reminds us that God is almighty. I attempt to do two things in this article: 1) to describe Satan so we will know and recognize our enemy and how he works; 2) to magnify God, as we see Him in stark contrast to Satan who is an evil liar.

To start with, let us remember that Satan is a real being. This is especially important to consider because in our culture Satan is fodder for humor on television and in movies. The effect of that foolish view of him is that many people do not take him seriously or even believe he exists. 2 Peter 2:10,11 says that only the foolish have no healthy respect for these angelic forces of evil. In a war, you cannot be glib about your enemy or else he will destroy you before you know what happened. And make no mistake about it, Satan is our enemy.

The following is a short story I wrote last year, focusing on our need to hold fast to our faith in God and His providential care over our lives. SB

As his strong young hands gripped the rope supporting himself and his sister above the little cave on the mountainside, Abijah thought about how things had gotten really bad. One sign of that truth was Abigail's crying a few nights ago.

Ma and Pa had named the kids carefully and Abby's name fit her to a "T." Pa always said that Abigail meant "source of joy," and everybody knew that Abby was a joyful little spirit, and her laugh brought a smile to the hardest of folks.

Master Builder's Class
We begin a study in the fundamental doctrines of the Bible, such as the nature of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, the nature of humanity, the glory of salvation, the world of angels, demons and Satan. All are invited, but especially those who are newer to Bethel's fellowship. Taught by Pastor Cosand

Bethelite Class
Explore the New Testament book of 1st Peter with David Peterson, and Solomon's wisdom from the Old Testament with Jay Hackleman in the Lounge.

Awana 2012-2013

WEDNESDAY, September 12
6:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Open House - Parents are invited
Following Club activities - Ice Cream for everyone!

Age 3 - 6th Grade - Invite Your Friends!!



Regular Awana Evening:

WEDNESDAY, September 19, 2012

WEDNESDAY, September 26, 2012


Saturday, October 6

Activity
Trip to the Apple Orchard - 8:45 a.m.
Back at Bethel 2-3 p.m.

 

Cubbies: Three and four-year old children that will be entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2013 and 2014.

Sparks: Boys and girls entering Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade.

Truth and Training: Boys and girls entering third through sixth grade.

 

We also have Youth Group for those in 7th - 12th Grade - 6:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

 

SPECIAL NOTE FOR PARENTS: Please note that if the Lakeview Public Schools cancel classes or send students home early due to weather conditions, Awana events will be cancelled. Parents may also call the Church Office (586-772-2520) to verify program status.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR PARENTS: Please note that if the Lakeview Public Schools cancel classes or send students home early due to weather conditions, Awana events will be cancelled. Parents may also call the Church Office (586-772-2520) to verify program status.

If you're from Detroit . . . part 2

You remember that Hudson's hung a HUGE American flag on the front of their building every 4th of July. (It was the biggest one in the country at that time.)

You would ride the bus downtown at Christmas and stand in line at Hudson's amid a fabulous winding animated Toyland, just to see Santa and the trains.