Finding Your Role on God’s Stage
Lights! Camera! Action! Bethel will cast a spotlight on the amazing words and actions of Jesus at Bethel and in Madison and how you can find your part. There is nothing better than playing a vital part in a drama that ends well. You, dear people, are vital to this drama. You are not a part of the audience. You are front and center, joining the Lord in the transformation of this community.
The coming weeks will be a time of great celebration, of great worship skits from some of Bethel’s finest, and of Jesus’ call to each of us to bring ourselves, our time, our talents, and our treasures onto his stage. Finding Your Role on God’s Stage will help you learn your cue to step out in your supporting role. You won’t want to miss it!
Bringing Your Treasure to the Action
Then someone came to him and said, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.” He said to him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; Honor your father and mother; also, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” The young man said to him, “I have kept all these; what do I still lack?” Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” When the young man heard this word, he went away grieving, for he had many possessions.
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astounded and said, “Then who can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but for God all things are possible.”
October 20, 2019
Pastor Mike Brown
Bringing Your Talent to the Show
Jesus looked up and saw rich people putting their gifts into the treasury; he also saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. Then, he said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; for all of them have contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on.”
October 13, 2019
Pastor Mike Brown
Bringing Your Time to the Drama
Later on, after John was arrested by King Herod, Jesus went to Galilee to preach God’s Good News. “At last the time has come!” he announced. “God’s Kingdom is near! Turn from your sins and act on this glorious news!” One day as Jesus was walking along the shores of the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew fishing with nets, for they were commercial fishermen. Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me! And I will make you fish for people!” At once they left their nets and went along with him. A little farther up the beach, he saw Zebedee’s sons, James and John, in a boat mending their nets. He called them too, and immediately they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and went with him.