Bethany Baptist Church News

There were several people who came out for Pizza and Movie night. Darlene Sorensen had made the pizzas with enough variety to please everyone. What usually happens is that everybody takes a serving from each kind of pizza. The movie was one of those that shows how lack of faith can defeat a good man and a lack of compassion for the downtrodden can cause a church to die, until they have a sharp reminder that Jesus, the Good Shepherd, not only requires, but enables a faith that works.

Bethany Baptist Church will be setting up a booth at the Heart of the Ozarks 4th of July Celebration, Friday evening. There will be a children’s game, information about upcoming events, and a chance just to visit with a lot of folks.

Special Independence Day services will be held, Sunday, June 30. The Veterans will be recognized in the morning, there will be a Fellowship Supper at 5 p.m. with an evening of patriotic music and testimonies, starting at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 3, starting at 6:00 p.m. the church will present a special inspirational film, “Last Ounce of Courage.” This is a story about family, faith, freedom and taking a stand for what you believe. Everyone is invited to come and watch this with the folks at Bethany

Phillip and Rachel Wild were guests at Bethany Baptist Church, Sunday. They had just finished a week at Bible Camp and were headed into another week of Bible Camp in Virginia. Rachel sang a special song before Phillip brought a message from Mark 2:1-5 where the friends of a man afflicted with palsy brought him to Jesus for healing. When they could not get through the crowd to Jesus, they made an opening and let him down through the roof.

In the course of his message, Phillip asked, about our faith. “Do you still believe God has the power to save your family?” It was obvious that the friends of the man with palsy believed that Jesus could heal him. They obviously cared about him. They knew that Jesus had demonstrated both his power and his care for individuals by his feeding the multitudes, healing the sick, and raising the dead. They knew that Jesus was this man’s only chance. When we rub shoulders with people who are spiritually crippled, do we tell them that Jesus cares. Do we consider that Jesus is their only chance? We enjoy feasting on His Word, we cast our burdens on Him, and we see prayers answered, but do we go across the street to tell someone that Jesus cares for them?