This Sunday August 29, 2021

It has been said the only thing that does not change is change itself. Experience tells us that change is a big part of life. A couple weeks ago things looked a lot different then today. The Covid variant has surfaced with an aggressive attitude. Americans and those who supported Americans are being moved out of Afghanistan as fast as possible; the Taliban has assumed control of the nation and on we go, everything has changed in two weeks.

What has not changed? Jesus has not changed, God’s eternal purpose has not changed, our need for the indwelling Holy Spirit’s daily empowering has not changed, and our need to follow the guidelines laid down by of God has not changed. Heb 13:8 lays it out clearly, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

I’ve said before, here it is again.  If the scriptures and the plan of God are not sufficient for every day, it is of less value then we understood.  We’ll see this again Sunday as we look at the biblical guidelines of marriage. This week I want to address “the Marriage Covenant”.  In preparation for Sunday take a look at Bethel’s doctrinal statement on marriage [Pg 3]. Except for a decision to receive Christ as your savior, marriage may be the most important decision you’ll ever make.  When a couple follows the biblical guidelines for marriage it is the most fulfilling experience life has to offer.  If the guidelines are ignored it can be the biggest fiasco life has to offer. Sunday we’ll address the biblical guidelines for successful marriage.

The Old Normal – New Again

Covid restrictions are here again. No one likes the restrictions, some doubt their value, but we’ll do the best we can for the sake of each other. Masks inside the building, distancing please, extend kindness & respect for each other’s space.

It’s always a delight to have you at Worship!  Your presence encourages every one there, but the greatest reason for your church attendance is for your benefit. We want you to grow in Christ, build healthy relationships with other believers & develop your spiritual gifts. Church is one of the best places to begin developing your spiritual life. Come join us grow with us.

I hope to see you on Sunday. I want to see you enjoying the life God planned for you.

Sincerely Pastor Dwane