Thank you for being a part of worship this morning! Many of you are actively involved in our worship services and ministries. Your commitment to your church and church family is never overlooked. Indeed, I am honored to be called your pastor. Some of you are here today as a guest. You may be enjoying the North Georgia Mountains for the weekend or you may live in our area and looking for a place to call home. If you are a guest, please complete the simple information card located on the right hand side of your bulletin. At the conclusion of our worship services, I would love to meet you and give you a special gift. I’ll be in the hallway located on the piano side of our worship center.
Welcome to another day of worship at Bethlehem Baptist Church. I am grateful you have chosen to be here today. God is a great God and is doing great things through our church. At the end of the services, we will be sharing individuals who have joined the church in February. Make sure to take time to get to know our new members and pray they find a Life Group and a place of ministry.
Exciting days are upon us at Bethlehem Baptist Church. The new student education building is almost complete. January 29 is the date set for our special dedication and open house. We will be on a special schedule that day with Life Groups at 9:00am and One Special Worship service at 10:15am. We want everyone to be together as we have a special time of dedication of the new building during the service. At the conclusion, all will be invited to a special open house to walk through and see the new building. We will, then have a pot-luck lunch in the fellowship hall. The church will provide the meat and the drinks. You are asked to bring a side dish and/or a dessert.
Our focus on Sunday mornings is joy as we are studying the book of Philippians. Paul's secret to having joy was that he realized that real joy, true joy, everlasting joy cannot be found apart from Jesus, and any other joy you do find will not last. Paul was totally committed to Christ wholeheartedly following Him. He did not allow his circumstances to determine his joy. His joy was based solely on the person of Jesus Christ. Several have experienced that joy which is unspeakable and full of glory. Below is Mrs. Anita Welborn’s joy story . . .
Thank you for attending worship with the Bethlehem Family this morning. Anne and I certainly enjoyed a weeks vacation. We are excited about being back with you this morning. If you are a guest, I would love to take time to speak with you briefly today. At the conclusion of each service, guests are invited to come by the table located in the hallway beside the worship center. This will give me an opportunity to meet you and to give you a special gift for visiting with the Bethlehem family today.
Thank you for choosing Bethlehem Baptist Church as your place to worship this Easter Sunday morning.! Our world is full of bad news. We can’t watch a news report on television or hear a report on the radio without hearing some kind of bad news. This Easter Sunday morning, we gather together to celebrate some good news. This is not just some normal, run-of-the-mill good news but the best news you could ever hear. Christ rose again! He came out of the tomb after experiencing one of the most brutal deaths known to man. This news has tremendous implication for us. Today, I will talk about this good news and what that means to you and to me.
ADORING GOD . . . ENCOURAGING BELIEVERS . . . SHARING JESUS is our desire at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Our goal is for every individual to be involved in 1-1-1. Each of you involved in at least one worship service, one life group, and one ministry. We have two very simple objectives for this year: prayer and outreach. I have focused on the importance of prayer since the first of the year. Indeed, we all need a passion for the presence of God. A key element to having that passion is to have an active prayer life. This morning, I will give four key practices which will help us better strengthen our communication with God.
Welcome to another day of worship at Bethlehem Baptist Church! I am so glad you have chosen to be here today. If you are a guest, thank you for choosing to worship with the Bethlehem Family today. My prayer is that you find Bethlehem to be a place where you receive encouragement and have a great opportunity to worship and study God’s word. If you are looking for a church home, I would love to talk with you more about the ministries of Bethlehem Baptist Church. I would love to meet you this morning. All guests are invited to receive a special gift at the conclusion of the worship service. You can meet me and some of the staff at the table located in the hall way on the piano side of the sanctuary.
Today is another exciting day in the life of Bethlehem Baptist Church. We especially welcome Rev. Chip Cranford, his wife Deann, and children, Annie, Lily, and Cooper. Chip is the man our Minister of Families Search Committee is recommending to serve in the position. This recommendation comes after much prayer and many interviews. Both the search committee and I fully believe Chip is God’s man to serve in this very important role as we strive to minister to and reach younger families.