Author: Randy Bushey

February 12, 2018 Randy Bushey

~by Randy Bushey…through him [Christ] to reconcile to himself [Triune God] all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross (Colossians 1:20). If a person from another land watched Canadian kids on the outdoor rink playing shinny hockey, what would they understand the game’s…

January 29, 2018 Randy Bushey

~ by Randy Bushey I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better (Ephesians 1:17). When I visited the ruins of Ephesus – one of the most heavily excavated ancient cities in the Mediterranean world…

January 23, 2018 Randy Bushey

~by Randy Bushey Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6,7). At Bethel as we’ve dissected the Lord’s Prayer, we’ve recognized that…

January 22, 2018 Randy Bushey

~by Randy Bushey And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). I’ve heard the stories, and probably you have, too. Misplaced faith. Empty faith. Forgotten or abandoned faith. Outgrown faith. Our lives…

January 15, 2018 Randy Bushey

~by Randy Bushey To Paul, saying “I’ll pray for you about that” was never a thoughtless, throw-away line. When the Apostle told the Philippian Christians that he prayed for them, (I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel – Philippians 1:4,5) he really meant it! Paul prayed with passion, with insight,…

January 10, 2018 Randy Bushey

~by Randy Bushey   As I suggested in Sunday’s Sermon on the Lord’s Prayer, we can pray more effectively, more deeply, and more biblically by following the format of the prayers prayed by the Apostle Paul. Paul prays intimately, specifically, authentically and theologically. A fine example is 2 Thessalonians chapter 1. Paul visited the great port…

December 27, 2017 Randy Bushey

~by Randy Bushey She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him…

December 17, 2017 Randy Bushey

~by Randy Bushey An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified (Luke 2:9). Why precisely, were the shepherds in the Christmas story terrified? Was it because they had never before seen heavenly messengers? Or heard an angelic choir?  Or witnessed such a…

December 8, 2017 Randy Bushey

by Randy Bushey ~ Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him (Luke 2:25). Simeon is an enigmatic figure in the biblical Christmas story. We know almost nothing about this man: details of his family, his…

November 30, 2017 Randy Bushey

by Randy Bushey ~ Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?…Take off his filthy clothes (Zechariah 3:2,4). The book of Zechariah is the 2nd last in the Old Testament. (Never read it before??? If you join Bethel’s Bible Reading program in 2018 – you will!) Zechariah was born as a Levite…