September 1, 2014

A Weekly Publication of
Bethesda Baptist Church

September 1, 2014

Upcoming Activities

1. NO Bethesda Academy, Monday
2. Ladies Book Study, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
3. Bible Study and Prayer Meeting, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
4. Deacons’ Meeting, Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.
5. Football Team Dinner, Thursday, 4-7 p.m.
6. Men’s Breakfast & Book Study, 8 a.m.
7. Sunday School, Sunday, 9:15 a.m.
8. Worship Service, Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
9. Discipleship Training, Sunday, 5 p.m.

Missouri Missions

Yesterday marked the beginning of our emphasis on Missouri state missions and our collection of the South Mission Offering.  Our church’s goal is $500 with the church matching the first $500.  Please prayerfully consider what the Lord would have you give and then be obedient to His leadership.


* Happy Birthday to Dennis DePriest celebrating a birthday on Tuesday, September 2.
* Happy Birthday to Aaron Wordlaw who celebrates his birthday on Wednesday, September 3.

Ladies’ Book Study …

continues TOMORROW evening (Tuesday, September 2) at 6:30 p.m. with lesson 3!

Men/Boys Camp Out

The camp out is Friday, September 12 at the church beginning at 7 p.m.  If you intend to be a part of this event and did NOT sign the sheet in the foyer, please call Karla as soon as possible.

Church Work Day

The Trustees have scheduled a work day on Saturday, September 27.  Meet at the church around 8 a.m. and help with some minor maintenance so that we may be good stewards of the facility the Lord has given us.

“The love and the reverential fear of God, which are the true principles of obedience, have been effaced from the mind; but a degree of knowledge of His justice, and the consciousness that the violations of His law deserve and will be followed by punishment, have been retained.”
Robert Haldane

Spurgeon Speaks

In another place he speaks of “our Gospel,” thus using a possessive pronoun, to show how Believers identify them-selves with the Truth of God which they preach. He had a Gospel—a definite form of Truth—and he believed in it beyond all doubt. Therefore he spoke of it as, “my Gospel.” Herein we hear the voice of faith which seems to say, “Though others reject it, I am sure of it and allow no shade of mistrust to darken my mind. To me it is glad tidings of great joy—I hail it as ‘my Gospel.’ If I am called a fool for holding it so, I am content to be a fool and to find all my wisdom in my Lord.”—

“Should all the forms that men devise
Assault my faith with treacherous art,
I’d call them vanity and lies,
And bind the Gospel to my heart.”

Is not this word, “my Gospel,” the voice of love? Does he not, by this word, embrace the Gospel as the only love of his soul—for the sake of which he had suffered the loss of all things and did count them but dung—for the sake of which he was willing to stand before Nero and proclaim, even in Caesar’s palace, the message from Heaven? Though each word should cost him a life, he was willing to die a thousand deaths for the holy cause. “My Gospel,” he says, with a rapture of delight, as he presses to his bosom the sacred deposit of Truth.

“My Gospel.” Does not this show his courage? As much as to say, “I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God onto salvation to everyone that believes.” He says, “my Gospel,” as a soldier speaks of, “my colors,” or of, “my king.” He resolves to bear this banner to victor y and to serve this royal Truth even to the death.

Pastor’s Postscript

Have a very blessed week as you strive to be obedient to His commands in all that you do!

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