40 years ago a group of believers began to meet as Bethel Baptist Church, on January 4th we celebrated that with a concert from Bluebird Revival Gospel. Pastor Jim Baughman has been our shepherd for the past 11 years and with God's help there has been tremendous growth and a new vision for the gospel. In reality our church is brand new, almost everyone in attendance has been coming for less than 10 years.
The Political unrest of the Middle East seems to be spreading as we hear of wars and rebellions against and within many nations. Ukraine, North Korea, Syria, Egypt, Afghanistan, Israel, Gaza, several nations in Africa. . . . All of these countries and more seem to indicate that the days are getting closer. We believe that God’s Word is true, and things will only get worse politically, economically, morally, and ethically until Jesus Christ comes for His church (all true believers in Jesus Christ). After that will come a time of great judgment and tribulation upon this earth as it has never seen. Are you ready for His return, waiting, serving, sharing the Good News of Salvation and Peace with God to others?
What are you trusting in?
Is it in your ability or strength of character?
Is it in being a good person?
Is it in being “religious”?
Is it in our government? Or do you even care?
Jesus Christ is coming soon, and we must be ready to meet Him!
Ready or not, He is coming!
What you must do:
* Repent (Turn from sin, confess sin, and turn from yourself to God with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength)
2 Chronicles 7:14 “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
* Believe (Faith is transferring your trust from your own efforts to the efforts of Christ. You were relying on other things to make you acceptable, but now you consciously begin relying on what Jesus did for your acceptance with God)
John 3:16 “Whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”
* Pray ("I see I am more flawed and sinful than I ever dared believe, but that I am even more loved and accepted than I ever dared hope. I turn from my old life of living for myself. I have nothing in my record to merit Your approval, but I now rest in what Jesus did on the cross by dying for my sin in my place, and I ask to be accepted into God's family for His sake.")
When you make this transaction, two things happen at once:
"The Church is not a place we go, It is who we are"
Service times for Bethel Baptist Church, Pierceton, Indiana:
Sunday School for all ages 9:30 am
Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 am
Sunday Evening Kids Club 6:00 pm
Sunday Evening Training Hour 6:00 pm
Inside/Out Youth Wednesday 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 6:30 pm
(Nursery is available for all