In a world where it seems hopelessness abounds,
Bethel Baptist Church is a place where hope abounds. And no...it's not because our lives are perfect and easy. By the way, we're not perfect people either.
The reason for our hope is firmly fixed to some wonderful and well known words Jesus Christ uttered in John 3:16.
First, our hope abounds because of a great fact. For you see Jesus said, "For God so loved the world..."
These are days when so many people question God's love and goodness, angrily blaming Him for all disasters and tragedies. However, the broken world we live in is not God's fault, it's ours. This is hard to admit, but God's Word declares it is our selfishness and other acts of sin that ruin of our lives:
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:6
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
…sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. James 1:15(b)
But here at Bethel Baptist Church we're not hopeless because Jesus said "God so loved the world" not, God so hated the world.
What a great fact! God loves every person in the world and that includes you. And because He does, He performed the greatest act ever known to man:"...he gave his only begotten son..."
In other words, God sent His Son to be our Saviour. You see, here at Bethel we have come to understand that the greatest demonstration of God’s love for us is the cross of Jesus Christ.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
However, the cross of Christ involves not only His dying for our sins. It also involves His burial and triumphant resurrection three days later (1 Cor. 15:1-4). In other words, Jesus is still very much alive and able to save.
Finally, our hope abounds here at Bethel because of God’s great pact. Jesus said it this way, ”that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Did you notice the word, “whosoever?” That means everlasting life is available to any person anywhere in the world - including you. It is available to any person in the world no matter what they have done - that also includes you.
You see, to God, you’re not a hopeless cause. You’re an individual whom He loves and Christ died to save.
Do you now understand why we’re so hopeful at Bethel Baptist Church?
However, there is one critical matter that we would urge you to consider. Jesus declared everlasting life is the possession of those who have placed their faith in Him.
Have you placed your faith in Jesus Christ? Do you possess, “everlasting life?” If not, it could become yours right where you are by turning from your sin and self-dependence and receiving Christ to be your Saviour:
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: John 1:12
If however, you have any questions regarding this most pressing matter, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will gladly show you God’s answers to your questions. God and us want you to enjoy the hope of eternal life.