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Pastor’s Blog

Every Day Is a Novelty

The past few months have been a difficult and emotional time for all of us. This is especially true for Sissy and Sherwood Dance. They received the joyful news last fall that they would become grandparents this spring. Their daughter

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Going Marveling

A couple of years ago I mentioned in a sermon the idea of “going marveling.” What is marveling? I learned it from my favorite pastor, Fred Craddock. He said that when he was a child and was bored his parents

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Faith in Action

  Normally, I like to feature someone and their story of faith in my newsletter articles, but as we know, things aren’t normal. Rather than focusing on one story, I’d like to share with you how I’ve seen us put

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Goodbye for Now

We recently had to say, “Goodbye for now,” to one of the Saints of Bethel, our beloved brother in Christ, Wally Cordle.   Last year Wally had to step down as a Trustee of Bethel. The church offered Wally a

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Join God in His Work

In my journey of faith one of the most meaningful books that I’ve read was Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby. In the book, Blackaby tries to help his readers to identify where God is working and how to join Him

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Unique Gifts

  Have you ever noticed the communion table in the People of Hope Center? If not, please take note of it the next time you visit Bethel. Did you know it was handmade by four people connected to Bethel? The

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Beautiful Feet

  Julia Boykin and the Prophet Isaiah share something in common, they both believe feet can be beautiful. Isaiah’s observation about beautiful feet can be found in Isaiah 52:7 where he writes, “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet

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Sacrifice in Service

Christ tells us that the greatest commandments are to love God and love people. (Mark 12:30-31) Sounds great, but is there a way to know how we’re doing in fulfilling these commandments? Author Philip Yancey says, “Here’s a good test

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The Comforter

I hear the most wonderful stories at our Sacred Circle Prayer and Listening Group on Wednesday nights. John and Judy Pulley told the group about the first time John felt the presence of the Holy Spirit. Their story takes place

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The Importance of Relationships

Early on in Scripture we get a hint of what God’s design for creation is: It’s all about relationships. Genesis 2:18 tells us that God made Eve for Adam because, The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to

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Immersed in the Holy Spirit

This month I want to introduce Debbie Salyer and share her story of how the Lord helped her overcome a difficult divorce and how the Lord gave her not only a new relationship, but a new ministry as well. These

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