Archive for November, 2012

He Ain’t Heavy…

Posted: November 20, 2012 in Just For Fun

Just for fun.

For guys if some is good then a lot is better right? Think firecrackers to M-80’s etc. 

Coming into the home stretch for Thanksgiving I wonder…Who will cook the biggest turkey this year? So far I have heard of a 50 pounder.

If your family is cooking a whopper turkey this year let’s see it. Send a picture to

 Also you can send  pictures of unique turkey’s, I saw a picture last week of a bacon wrapped turkey…hmm!

Our Bethel Men’s Ministry theme this year is UNIFIED…for a common purpose.  The common purpose that we are UNIFIED with is our vision, to “encourage and equip men to follow Christ and fulfill their role in God’s kingdom”.  We want to see Bethel Men Get In – Get Healthy – Get Strong and Get Going.  

On December 1 at our next Men’s Breakfast we be looking at the second piece of our pathway, Get Healthy and we have a special guest speaker to bring that message. Here is his bio:

Kenny Luck is the Men’s Pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. He is also the Founder and President of Every Man Ministries which helps churches worldwide develop and grow healthy men’s communities. He has authored and coauthored 17 books, including Every Man, God’s Man, Every Young Man, God’s Man and the Every Man Bible Studies from the best-selling Every Man Series published by WaterBrook/Random House. He has been a featured contributor to Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox, New Man Magazine, Men of Integrity, The Journal, and Young Believer Magazine.

Here is a link to a short video of Kenny speaking to a group of men:

I would love for you to join me, our Men’s Leadership Team and lots of men from our church at the breakfast on Dec. 1 at 7:30am in the Fellowship Hall.

Please register for the breakfast online on the Bethel Men’s Ministry page at

Just a reminder…

Posted: November 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

Thought you might like this…



Man, It’s Only Wednesday…

Posted: November 7, 2012 in Just A Thought

It seems like this has been a long week and it’s only Wednesday. A lot has happened but let’s look at that a minute. This week so far:

  • people died, some knew Jesus but some didn’t
  • people were born
  • a family member of mine is refusing treatment for an ongoing health issue, she will die
  • somewhere several dads and husbands abandoned their families
  • somewhere several moms walked out on their families
  • there was a shooting in California that left three people dead and two wounded
  • somewhere children and women were abused
  • in every corner of the world people suffered
  • there were elections, some are happy about them and some are not happy at all

Watching social media this week has been interesting. One comment that I read said something about the number of days until the next election. Yikes! Another one said that they were disappointed with the Presidential election and that they would just have to trust Jesus now. Good idea. One guy quoted a verse in the Bible he said “Dear believers, the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and He gives them to anyone He wishes” That’s from Daniel 4. 

With all that is going on this week I hope that we haven’t forgotten to seek first his kingdom. Or that Jesus said  His kingdom was not of this world and  He came to seek and save what was lost. And I hope we didn’t forget with everything going on to go and make disciples.  

Have people lost hope this week? If so, is their hope in the wrong things? If their hope isn’t in Jesus, in the Good News, in the Gospel then they will continue to be disappointed.

Just some thoughts that came to mind…

Dads and Daughters

Posted: November 4, 2012 in Fatherhood

Dads, whether you are raising girls or boys, you have to be actively involved in their lives.  Boys need certain things and girls need certain things but what they need the most is Jesus.

Here is an article for dads who are raising daughters that you may find helpful.

Leading a Family

Posted: November 1, 2012 in Fatherhood, Marriage

Here is a link to a good article for men to take a look through.  Sometimes leading our families spiritually isn’t easy. This article has some good tips for us.