Author: Bethel Admin

January 9, 2019 Bethel Admin

~by Dave Kinsey He couldn’t have been more blunt. I didn’t know quite how to reply to this twenty- or thirty-something year-old man. It was a bit of an awkward situation. We were in the men’s room at one of the churches in town. I’m not sure if he thought he was affirming me because…

May 21, 2018 Bethel Admin

-by Dave Kinsey Sacrifice: an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy. Praise: the expression of respect and gratitude as an act of worship. Recently I was reading through the “prayer” section of a hymnal in preparation for Awana Canada’s Day of Prayer. I…

May 14, 2018 Bethel Admin

~by Dave Kinsey While theologians could—and have—written volumes arguing whether or not Jesus is God, the testimony of Thomas the disciple seems to provide a simple and sure answer. Perhaps you will remember that Thomas was not with the other disciples the first time the resurrected Jesus appeared to them. That fact is recorded for…

December 22, 2016 Bethel Admin

-by Dave Kinsey I was out in my garage recently looking to use my band saw to make a little prop to tell the Christmas story at club. It wouldn’t work. I turned the switch off and then back on again. Nothing! Then, I noticed that the lights in the garage had gone out, too….

August 30, 2016 Bethel Admin

by Dave Kinsey “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 ESV In Papua New Guinea the tribal people have three gardens. One which has just been planted, one which is producing, and one which has already been harvested…

August 29, 2016 Bethel Admin

by Randy Bushey No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light (Luke 8:16). The parables of Jesus are usually thought of as common stories or simple analogies to…

August 10, 2016 Bethel Admin

by Dave Kinsey You may know the hymn “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” (#355 in the green Celebration Hymnal). Most hymnals, including our hymnal at Bethel, have four verses, but there are at least two or three more. I discovered this one in my reading recently: But we make His love too narrow By…

August 6, 2016 Bethel Admin

by Randy Bushey But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:13,14). I have to wonder if Paul loved athletics? When explaining spiritual truths about faith, discipline and persistence, he often employed…