Have you ever heard the hymn "I Love to Tell the Story"? A part of that song say's "I love to tell the story, ’Twill be my theme in glory, To tell the old old story of Jesus and His love."
I want to tell you the story of Jesus and His love. Jesus Christ loved you enough to take your place on the cross. Jesus died for your sins and for mine. The bible tells us "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23 The bible goes on to say "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23 We all deserve death, but thank God for His gift of eternal life for those who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Salvation is a free gift as the scriptures tell us, and it is my belief that salvation is available to all who will call upon the name of the Lord. Romans 10:9 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." If salvation is something you desire, and if you would like to spend eternity in heaven after you die will you pray a prayer in your heart like this.
"Father, I know that I have sinned and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen."
If this is your prayer the bible says that you need to tell others Luke 12:8 "Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:" Find a friend and let them know that you just accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. If you live in or near Columbus Kansas and would like to come and join our fellowship we would love to have you. If you live too far away to join us find a good bible preaching and believing church and let them know of the life changing event that just occurred in your life. It is important as a new Christian you surround yourself with other Christians to help and encourage you in your new found faith. Also I would encourage you to get a King James Bible and spend time reading God's Word. A good place to start reading is the Gospel of John, it will give you a good understanding of who Jesus is and what His Ministry is about.
In His Service,
Journey Cancer Support Group
A diagnosis of cancer creates a crisis for the person with cancer and for their entire family. The diagnosis is frightening. The treatment is often difficult. The aftershocks can be long lasting. Families facing cancer often look for a place where they can find the support they need to cope with both the immediate and the long term effects of cancer. It is for this reason that we are starting "Journey." Journey is a faith based Cancer Support Group that will meet with the purpose of providing emotional and spiritual support to families living with cancer. If you have been diagnosed with or are the family member of someone who has been diagnosed with cancer you are welcome to join the group. Journey provides a place to talk about the many changes and challenges which cancer brings.
Journey will meet at the church the 2nd Tuesday of each month. We will have a time of prayer and fellowship with one another. Regardless of your church affiliation we would ask that you attend. This is open to cancer survivors, those currently diagnosed, and the families of those who have lost their battle with this disease. We want to share your Journey with you, and support you during this Journey. You are not alone, the Lord is by your side!
Pastor Paul Cook
Use the prayer request link in the drop down menu, sign in and list your prayer request. Our prayer warriors want to be involved in praying for your requests. God hears and answers prayer!
Matthew 21:22 "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."
Love for others is to be a hallmark trait of Christians. At Bethel Freewill Baptist we hope to teach from God's Word how to love and then to actually live it out by His strength. Here are just a few of the ways in which we look to love those in our lives:
Nursing Home Ministry
Wednesday Evening Youth Services
What we believe
What do Free Will Baptists believe?
God – We believe that God is the Creator, Sustainer, and Righteous Ruler of the universe. He has revealed Himself in nature, and in the Scriptures of the Holy Bible as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: yet as one God.
Jesus Christ – He is God’s unique Son; the only one of a kind. The Scripture teaches that He is God revealed in flesh. In His Divine nature He is truly God and in His human nature truly man. He is the One once crucified for man’s sin, the now risen and glorified Savior and Lord who mediates between God and man and who gives us access to the Father through His intercession. None can come to the Father unless they come through Him.
Holy Spirit – All of the attributes of God are ascribed to the Holy Spirit by the Scriptures. It is He who convicts and convinces men of their sin. He also convinces man of that which is right, and that a final day of judgment will come. He, it is, who comes to live in us at conversion, to open our understanding to the Scripture, and to lead us into the truth.
The Bible – God used holy men to write the Scriptures. They are, in both the Old and New Testaments, the very words God intended us to have. They are, as given by God, without error and are our only rule of faith and practice. We profit from them by learning the truth about many things: they also speak to us about wrong doing; they even correct us and get us back on course as well as instructing us in right living.
Man – God created man in a state of innocence. Man, being tempted by Satan, yielded and willfully disobeyed God, becoming a sinner and incurring God’s judgment upon sin. All of Adam’s descendants inherit his fallen nature and thus have a natural inclination to sin. When one comes to an age of accountability, he is guilty of sinning before God and in need of salvation.
God’s Relationship to His Creatures and Creation – God exercises a wise and benevolent providence over all beings and things. He maintains the laws of nature and performs special acts as the highest welfare of mankind and His created order of things require.
Salvation – Man receives pardon and forgiveness for his sins when he admits to God that he is a sinner, when in godly sorrow he turns from them and trusts in the work of Christ as redemption for his sin. This acceptance of God’s great salvation involves belief in Christ’s death on the cross as man’s substitute and the fact of God’s raising Him from the dead as predicted. It is a salvation by grace alone and not of works.
Who Can be Saved? – It is God’s will that all be saved, but since man has the power of choice, God saves only those who repent of their sin and believe in the work of Christ on the cross. Those who refuse in this life to repent and believe have no later chance to be saved and thus condemn themselves to eternal damnation by their unbelief.
Perseverance – We believe that there are strong grounds to hope that the saved will persevere unto the end and be saved because of the power of divine grace pledged for their support. We believe that any saved person who has sinned (whether we call him a backslider or sinner), but has a desire to repent, may do so and be restored to God’s favor and fellowship. Since man, however, continues to have free choice, it is possible because of temptations and the weakness of human flesh for him to fall into the practice of sin and to make shipwreck of his faith and be lost.
Gospel Ordinances – Free Will Baptists believe the Bible teaches three ordinances for the church to practice: Baptism in water by immersion, the Lord’s Supper, to be perpetuated until His return, and the Washing of the Saints’ feet, an ordinance teaching humility.
Resurrection – Free Will Baptists believe the Scriptures teach the resurrection of the bodies of all men, each in its own order; they that have done good will come forth to the resurrection of life, and they that have done evil to the resurrection of damnation.
Church Government – Free Will Baptist churches enjoy local church autonomy (self-governing). The local church is the highest authority in the denomination. Local churches voluntarily organize themselves into quarterly meetings, district, state, and national associations for the purpose of promoting the cause of Christ on the local, state, district, national, and world-wide level.
Christ’s Second Coming – The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ, who ascended on high and sits at the right hand of God, will come again to close the Gospel dispensation, glorify His saints, and judge the world.
Missions – Free Will Baptists believe that Jesus commanded the church to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. For an in-depth study of Free Will Baptist beliefs and practices, ask for a copy of the Free Will Baptist Treatise.
One of the main instructions given to the leaders of the church was to be able to teach. Leaders are also commanded to equip the saints so that they can also carry out the work of the ministry, and this exactly what we desire to do.
Coming to our services should be a time of worship and fellowship, but also of mental strengthening. Sermons are understandable but yet stimulating to the mind with respect to accurate doctrine and implication.
The Great Commission of Matthew 28 tells us that we must be going into all the world, making disciples of persons in all nations. At Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, we aim to take that seriously by using whatever means we have to promote missions. Missions whether here or abroad starts with each and every one of us. Make it your daily goal to share Jesus Christ with someone.
Wednesday Night Youth
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."Proverbs 22:6
So what does that passage of scripture tell us? However we raise our children this is most generally the path they take as adults. So if a child is brought up in church, and taught scripture when that child is older (s)he will often times fall back on the training from their youth. Let us as a church help train your child in the ways of scripture, and avoid the teachings found in the world. Youth today are looking for something, we want to help them find Jesus!
Youth is on Wednesday evenings starting at 6:30. As a church we will feed the children both physically and spiritually. Come Expecting!