Charles Simeon

Charles Simeon

John Wesley

John Wesley

Here is a brief account of how Charles Simeon  “squared off” against John Wesley, in the love of Jesus!

How Calvinist Simeon Related to Wesley


English Standard Version

September 18, 2009

Beginning Sunday Morning, October 4, Bethel Grace will use the English Standard Version of the Bible for its preaching and teaching ministries.  The ESV is a highly literal, word for word translation of the original Hebrew & Greek that is very readable at the same time.  In the words of John Piper, it brings a great “balance of literal accuracy and contemporary English readability.”

Here’s why I approached the elders for permission to make this switch and more info on the ESV…
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End of Summer Bash!

September 11, 2009

angels  VS   dodgers

It’s coming this Sunday!  Please plan to join the Bethel Grace family at Del Valle Park in Lakewood for a great time.  Softball will begin at 2pm.  A Hebrew National BBQ Hotdog Dinner will be at 4pm.  Singing & Scripture will be at 5pm.  Remember the design of this is to enjoy one another, get to know new people, and especially to introduce family and friends to the Body of Christ.  Please invite a friend and be ready to reach out to one and all with the kindness and love of the Spirit!

For the potluck…
last names  A-I: bring sides (salads, etc.)
last names J-R: bring chips or fruit
last names S-Z: bring desserts

And one last important detail!…   Which team are you playing/rooting for?  Angles or Dodgers??!!


Deacon’s Fund this Sunday

September 4, 2009

Deacons Fund-1
Perhaps you recall the massage in James 5:1-6 from last Sunday.  James spoke words of stern judgment for those who hoard resources with no sympathy for the people around them in need.  A heavy and challenging passage of Scripture!  And the Spirit used it to stir many of our hearts toward generosity. 

Here is one way you can help people in the Bethel Grace family who are in need.  Give to the Deacon’s Fund.  This fund is separate from the operating budget of Bethel Grace.  It goes directly to assist members of the congregation who find themselves in need.  It provides financial assistance for rent, food, medical care, utilities, and other expenses.  

It was reported at the August 16th Quarterly Business Meeting that our Deacon’s Fund is currently running a deficit in the range $1,700.  That’s indicative of how many people are turning to Bethel Grace for support during tough economic times.

This Sunday, as with every communion Sunday, a collection will be received at the close of the service for the Deacon’s Fund.  Please consider giving to this worthy cause!