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

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.