Bethany Baptist Church
Sunday Worship - July 4, 2021
Sunday morning worship @ 10:30AM
Locations & Times
  • Bethany Baptist Church
    2353 E Grand Blanc Rd, Grand Blanc, MI 48439, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM
Prayer Time on Sunday Morning: We host a prayer gathering on Sunday at 9:00 am each Sunday in the Upper Room. We would like to encourage you to attend as we seek God’s will across a variety of different topics, issues, and concerns. Please make a plan to join us next Sunday!

Share: How has God built your relationships with your neighbors thus far? Have there been specific things that have happened that are encouraging or discouraging?

How can we continue to pray for you and your neighboring this summer?

Pray That You Would Love Your Neighbors
What the Bible says
“We love because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19)

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Matthew 22:37-38)

Why it matters
The only reason you can love God, yourself or those around you is that God loved you first. He made a way for you to have a relationship with Him.
In fact, loving your neighbor stands beside loving God as one of the greatest commandments God has given, as Jesus teaches in Matthew 22. After a similar verse in Luke 10, Jesus explains it further with the Parable of the Good Samaritan. In this famous story, Jesus defines who your neighbor is.

It’s tempting to simply think of the people you like — who are like you or physically close to you — as your neighbors, and God definitely wants you to love and pray for them.

But Jesus takes it a step further, presenting a person who crossed the barriers between people who were not alike — who were even considered enemies — as the example of how to love. He is calling you to love not just those you choose to be a part of your life but everyone you come across.
There is no clearer or more simple way to start to love someone in your life than to approach God on their behalf.

Worship through Giving

As God has so richly blessed us in Christ may we be faithful to use our resources for Him
Worship through Song: Lord's Table
Lead Me to the Cross
Is He Worthy
Living Hope
Death Arrested
Update on Missions Opportunity with Refuge Church in Detroit
We are tentatively planning our trip to assist Refuge Church in Detroit on July 9. Additional details will be made known when plans are firmed up and finalized. Please be praying about your participation with Refuge Church in Detroit on several projects this summer.

Volunteers Needed at Jachin Baptist:
Jachin Baptist Church will be hosting its’ summer Active Boys for Christ (ABC) program and is looking for adults to volunteer their time. The ABC program runs Monday to Friday, July 2- 31 from 6-8:00 pm. Please see one of the pastors for more details on participating.

Children’s Handchime Choir
The children’s handchime choir begins on Sunday, June 6 to Aug. 1, during the morning worship service for those in 1st-4th grade this past school year. At the end of the service your child may be picked up in the missions room where we will have class each week. Parents, if you have any questions or your child will be absent from class please let Kathy Wass know.
Samaritan Summer
This summer we want to take a cue for Jesus' remarkable story of the Good Samaritan, and put a pause on our some of our regular Wednesday activities at Bethany. Instead of gathering at Bethany on Wednesday evenings, we hope you use your Wednesday evenings to build relationships with your neighbors. We have established a Facebook Group to encourage you through the weeks ahead in this endeavor (please see Pastor Jonathan if you need help gaining access to the Facebook group).
Bottle Deposits for Missions:
If you would be interested in donating your cans, please contact Pastor Jonathan and he will arrange a time with you to bring your cans to the church building.