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Sept. 27, 2018

Pray For Our Nation

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September 27, 2018
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Dear Beachside Family and Friends,
 
Since the 1960s, I have listened to progressives in government and education say that we must evolve as a society. Their definition of progress is one in which our culture moves away from absolute truth, and embraces individual truth. This individual truth holds that each person can decide for themselves what is true and right. Evidence of truth is not required, and what each person perceives becomes their own truth and reality.
 
If this existence was actually limited to the individual, then perhaps it would not cause challenges in culture. Unfortunately, men and women left to their own devices cannot keep their perverse convictions to themselves. They find no rest unless they dominate others, forcing them to believe and think exactly as they do. They lie, obfuscate, and even resort to violence in order to enforce their will. Evidence and the truth no longer matter, only enforcing their perceptions and the alternative reality they create for themselves. Such is the state of American culture today.
 
God, and Christianity, are the enemy of liberal progressives. They hate the Bible, and anyone who lives by its' precepts. They declare the truth of the Word to be bondage, yet do not recognize they are in slavery to their own false assumptions. David understood this well when he wrote "The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the Lord and against his anointed one. "Let us break their chains,” they cry, "and free ourselves from slavery to God.” (Psa 2:2-3) In rebelling against God, they turn from the Only One Who can make them truly free.
 
Christianity and the Bible are under assault in our nation. Educators, government officials, and other liberal progressives know they cannot enforce their agenda while a committed group of believers resists them. Do not be deceived: these individuals are not the tolerant benefactors they claim to be. They want to take us out, and they will use any means at their disposal, including intimidation and violence to do so.
 
The treatment by liberal progressives and the mainstream media of Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a case in point. The lies and smears so easily spoken and spread by those with a liberal progressive antichrist agenda do not disturb their consciences at all. No attack is too vile, no words too disgusting and demeaning for their regular and continued use. The in your face verbal assault of Senator Ted Cruz and his family as they attempted to have a quiet dinner at a restaurant in the Washington DC area is yet another example of the demonic desperation of those who refuse to be tolerant of views different than their own. These behaviors are absolutely despicable and can only come from truly evil hearts and minds.
 
Committed Christians realize that flesh and blood are not the real enemy. Satan, ever the antagonist of the church, is the one behind it all. Liberal progressives have something in common with him. He lives in a fantasy reality of his own making in which he can defeat God, and they think they can defeat the church. Both Satan and his accomplices deceive themselves, for Jesus said that He would build the church, and that "all the powers of hell will not conquer it" (Matt.16:18)
 
The freedom that liberal progressives seek can never be found in their own better ideas, but only in the One who has power to make us better. That person is Jesus! He tells us in John 8:34-36 "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave of sin. A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son is part of the family forever. So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.' It is time for us to return as a nation and a society to THE TRUTH. Jesus alone has the power to save and bring justice and peace to those who seek them. We must be the ones who will stand and decree that this nation belongs to us and not satan. It seems he screams the loudest when he sees yet another loss on the way. Let’s pray, use our faith, and help both the devil and his agents enjoy complete and utter defeat!
 
Pastor Ramon

 

 

Join us at Beachside Fellowship this Sunday at 10:00 am for more exciting news from the Word of God. If you do not live in the Panama City Beach area or are otherwise unable to attend, watch our live stream on the Beachside Fellowship Facebook page or on the web at www.bsfchurch.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giving Made Simple

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Occasionally we have people who wish to give to this ministry who are not able to attend our services.  To make it easier for people to do so we now can accept tithes and offerings via your debit card.  Simply click the link at the bottom of this message and you will be taken to a safe and secure Paypal link that will assist you.  Thank you and GOD BLESS YOU for your generous support!
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Friday September 28th @7:00pm
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Our live webcast is now available on the Beachside Fellowship Facebook page and at Beachsidefellowship.com.  You can either watch live (if you are not able to be in service with us) or watch the latest episode when we are not streaming live.  Click on the picture and it will take you right to the page on our website.
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Beachside Fellowship is a family of believers who embrace the Love of God and the Good News that we can live happy and fulfilled lives through a connection with Him. Growing together in our understanding of God, we teach what the Bible says about life, and are committed to a personal relationship with the Living Word, Jesus Christ. 
Our church is made up of people from many different denominational backgrounds, and we welcome all who have a desire to learn more about God and His Word. Beachside Fellowships' contemporary "come as you are" services are filled with the warmth of the Spirit, exciting worship music,  and the life changing Power of God. You CAN have the life you always wanted: join us at Beachside Fellowship, where'It's All About the Word!"

 

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Sept. 21, 2018

Look Beyond The Surface

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September 20, 2018
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Dear Beachside Family and Friends,

 

The current national brew-ha-ha over the proposed confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court should be informative to Christians. After multiple FBI background investigations and exhaustive hearings in the US Senate, no disqualifying information was discovered that should deny this committed and faithful jurist a seat on the highest court in our nation. Politics aside, it appears that there are few, if any, peers of Judge Kavanaugh's intellect, judicial temperament, and adherence to the Constitution. More importantly, his dedication to family and community speak with a loud voice about what kind of man he is, both in and out of robes. 

 

At the eleventh hour, an accuser has arisen to claim that she was assaulted by a teenage Kavanaugh more than thirty-five years ago. She does not remember the exact year or exact place, yet she is convinced it is true. Brett Kavanaugh has clearly and emphatically stated that no such assault took place, and does not even know the accuser. Those who were quick to dismiss such charges against prominent members of their own political persuasion have immediately declared that the accusations must be true just because the accuser says so. They demand further investigation and a delay in Kavanaugh's confirmation vote. We might say "this is politics, why does this matter to to Christians?

 

We must look beyond the surface of this deeply distressing situation to understand the hidden motives behind it. The resistance to the nomination of this man is rooted substantially in satan's desire to kill and destroy human beings, the focus of God's love and care. He hated Adam, engineered his fall, and continues to hate his descendants today. He will do anything to strike back against the One who ended his drive for dominance, and murdering the innocent of God's creation gives him great pleasure. Satan Is the one hindering Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation. He is using human tools to do it, but without question he is the one behind it. He knows his toolkit of destruction is under assault, and he won't give up without a fight. The tool he fears losing is abortion, the slaughter of the innocent. 

 

Judge Kavanaugh has rightly refused to respond to. hypothetical questions as to how he would rule on any case with implications for the current state of abortion law in our nation. No judge should declare in advance how he or she would rule in a case without first hearing the evidence. Because the nominee will not commit to fully supporting abortion on demand, satan and his human assistants have determined to destroy Brett Kavanaugh, his character, and his future. It is not surprising, but it is thoroughly and totally disgusting. 

 

Christians must not be caught up in the politics of this situation or be blind to the devil's smokescreen. We cannot see into the hearts of others and know their motivations. We can only observe their lives and evaluate what they say and do. Jesus said "Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions. (Matthew 7:20) Judge Kavanaugh's known actions over the past three decades have been above reproach. No evidence can be produced proving that he participated in the alleged assault. In our system of justice, no person is considered guilty unless they can prove themselves innocent: they are considered innocent until proven guilty. 

 

I do not know how a Justice Kavanaugh might rule in an abortion-related case. I know he has pledged to follow the Constitution and his decisions. The Constitution was written by men who followed God and honored life. I pray that those who rule on it will respect what it says, but they often do not. The scourge of infanticide and abortion on demand was foisted upon this nation by Supreme Court justices who did not follow the Constitution. I look forward to the day when Justices once again are true to its' words. 

 

We must be fully cognizant of what the word of God says about abortion as well as other acts of murder.. "Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die; save them as they stagger to their death. Don’t excuse yourself by saying, “Look, we didn’t know.” For God understands all hearts, and he sees you. He who guards your soul knows you knew. He will repay all people as their actions deserve. (Proverbs 24:11-12) Let us pray together that the smoke and mirrors ot satan's plan will be exposed, and that God-fearing, Constitution supporting justices will take seats on the Supreme Court. I believe Brett Kavanaugh to be such a man. 

 

Pastor Ramon

 

 

Join us at Beachside Fellowship this Sunday at 10:00 am for more exciting news from the Word of God. If you do not live in the Panama City Beach area or are otherwise unable to attend, watch our live stream on the Beachside Fellowship Facebook page or on the web at www.bsfchurch.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giving Made Simple

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Occasionally we have people who wish to give to this ministry who are not able to attend our services.  To make it easier for people to do so we now can accept tithes and offerings via your debit card.  Simply click the link at the bottom of this message and you will be taken to a safe and secure Paypal link that will assist you.  Thank you and GOD BLESS YOU for your generous support!
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Friday September 28th @7:00pm
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webcast

Our live webcast is now available on the Beachside Fellowship Facebook page and at Beachsidefellowship.com.  You can either watch live (if you are not able to be in service with us) or watch the latest episode when we are not streaming live.  Click on the picture and it will take you right to the page on our website.
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Sept. 28th 7:00pm

 

Beachside Fellowship is a family of believers who embrace the Love of God and the Good News that we can live happy and fulfilled lives through a connection with Him. Growing together in our understanding of God, we teach what the Bible says about life, and are committed to a personal relationship with the Living Word, Jesus Christ. 
Our church is made up of people from many different denominational backgrounds, and we welcome all who have a desire to learn more about God and His Word. Beachside Fellowships' contemporary "come as you are" services are filled with the warmth of the Spirit, exciting worship music,  and the life changing Power of God. You CAN have the life you always wanted: join us at Beachside Fellowship, where'It's All About the Word!"

 

Tel: 850-960-6026
Sept. 15, 2018

Live by Faith

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September 13, 2018
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Dear Beachside Family and Friends,


Christianity is described by the world in many different ways. Some call it a religion, others call it a lifestyle, and many call it irrelevant. Still others call it hypocritical, dangerous, and even subversive. It is not surprising that the world is confused about what it means to be a Christian. What is surprising is that many people who attend church and many churches themselves seem just as confused as the world.


Acts 11:26 tells us ",,,It was at Antioch that the believers* were first called Christians." The term, which means "little Christ", was first used as a derisive term. The people of first century Antioch observed that believers were acting like Jesus, and therefore labeled them as Christians. The label stuck, but became a badge of honor for believers who began to refer to themselves as Christians. The first believers did not belong to any denominations or go to church in buildings directed solely for that purpose. They met daily where they "....continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers."


As the church began to grow, there was no confusion about what it meant to be a Christian, because believers lived differently than those in the world around them. They lived their lives "in the world", but were not 'of the world." They were aware of Jesus prayer to the Father in John 17:15-16 "I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one. They do not belong to this world any more than I do." In the first century, there is a clear dividing line between Christians and non-Christians. It was evident not because of their adherence to religion, but because their behavior and attitudes were different than the world. There could be no confusion: Christians acted like Jesus.


The world today is confused about Christianity because the church is confused. In an attempt to attract unbelievers to services, we often find ourselves becoming more and more like the world and less like the Christians described in the book of Acts. If we truly want to bring people into a relationship with Jesus, then we must draw closer to Him and His Word in our behavior and attitudes. If we look the same as the world, having no victory over sin, sickness, poverty, rejection and fear, and define  worship  solely as a multimedia experience, what incentive exists for unbelievers to change their lives? Why should they become like us, if it seems that we only want to be like them, living defeated lives sometimes cloaked in religion. We should live by faith, with the blessing of God so evident in our lives that the men and women of this world insist on knowing how they can become like us!


So how do we win the world? How do we encourage those who do not know Jesus to enter into a relationship with Him? The answer is given by Paul in Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile. This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life." Our lives must be focused on Jesus and His Word so that our lives are different enough to attract attention. When the world sees that the Christian life actually works, they will come to Jesus. When they do, our highest priority must be to teach them to live by faith. There is only one way to develop faith. Faith comes by hearing and hearing and hearing and hearing the word of God. (Rom 10:17). 


When the church puts to an end confusion over what it means to be a Christian and accepts the Bible definition, then those in the world will see that Christianity actually offers something that is different than what they have. Not a religion, but a relationship with a Real Person who will change their lives forever. His name is Jesus, and we should strive to be like him, and not the world. Think about it!


Pastor Ramon


Join us at Beachside Fellowship this Sunday at 10:00 am for more exciting news from the Word of God. If you do not live in the Panama City Beach area or are otherwise unable to attend, watch our live stream on the Beachside Fellowship Facebook page or on the web at www.bsfchurch.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giving Made Simple

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Occasionally we have people who wish to give to this ministry who are not able to attend our services.  To make it easier for people to do so we now can accept tithes and offerings via your debit card.  Simply click the link at the bottom of this message and you will be taken to a safe and secure Paypal link that will assist you.  Thank you and GOD BLESS YOU for your generous support!
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Friday September 28th @7:00pm
nightofprayerworship 2

 

webcast

Our live webcast is now available on the Beachside Fellowship Facebook page and at Beachsidefellowship.com.  You can either watch live (if you are not able to be in service with us) or watch the latest episode when we are not streaming live.  Click on the picture and it will take you right to the page on our website.
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Join us every Sunday morning at 9:30 AM for...
CorporatePrayer 2
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“Ordinary kids doing Extraordinary things!"
Sundays 10:30 AM
Wednesdays - 6:30 PM
Youthcc 4
Youth Ministry/College and Career
Wednesdays 6:30 PM
WOW logo 2
Women of the Word
Tuesday  Oct. 9th
6:00pm
nightofprayerworship 3
Prayer and Worship Service
Sept. 28th 7:00pm

 

Beachside Fellowship is a family of believers who embrace the Love of God and the Good News that we can live happy and fulfilled lives through a connection with Him. Growing together in our understanding of God, we teach what the Bible says about life, and are committed to a personal relationship with the Living Word, Jesus Christ. 
Our church is made up of people from many different denominational backgrounds, and we welcome all who have a desire to learn more about God and His Word. Beachside Fellowships' contemporary "come as you are" services are filled with the warmth of the Spirit, exciting worship music,  and the life changing Power of God. You CAN have the life you always wanted: join us at Beachside Fellowship, where'It's All About the Word!"

 

Tel: 850-960-6026
Sept. 6, 2018

Beachside Fellowship

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September 6, 2018
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Dear Beachside Family and Friends:

Challenges are a part of life. Every one of us experiences circumstances that test us, attempting to make us give up on our dreams and hopes for the future. When we experience setbacks in family, finances, and health, we have a choice to make. Will we give in to fear and defeat, or choose to live by faith?

The Bible speaks of men and women that " By faith these people overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice, and received what God had promised them. They shut the mouths of lions, quenched the flames of fire, and escaped death by the edge of the sword. Their weakness was turned to strength. They became strong in battle and put whole armies to flight" ( Heb 11:33-34)

What sets this group of people apart from others? What makes them different from the average churchgoer? What special qualifications did they have that resulted in them being enshrined in the pages of Hebrews 11? The answer can be found in the first two words of verse 33: BY FAITH! Successful Christians who experience the power of God in their lives are faith people, those who believe in and act on the Word of God. Every believer has faith, but not every Christian lives BY FAITH. Power to work miracles is available to all who choose to live by faith.

God has given to every man (and woman) the measure of faith. (Rom 12:3 KJV) I don't have more faith than you, you don't have more than me. Each one of us has an equal measure of faith, but the power of our faith is directly related to how much we use it. Faith is like a muscle: if we use it, then it increases in strength and power. If we work it out, it grows. We already have everything we need to live an effective life of faith.

The faith mentioned in the Bible that is given to every believer is different from natural human faith. Most people have  natural faith in the ability of a speeding semi-truck to harm them, and therefore will not step out in front of one. Human faith could also be described as common sense, but it is not the God kind of faith. The supernatural faith that moves mountains, works miracles, and defeats the forces of the enemy can only be developed through the process described in Romans 10:17: "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Faith does not come by reading motivational books or listening to entertaining speakers, unless the speakers we hear or the books we read are quoting the Bible. The God kind of faith can only be obtained by hearing the word of God contained in the Bible over and over and over and over again.

The Heroes of Hebrews all had this in common: they believed God  and acted on His Word. If I have a faith defecit, then I must have a Word defecit. If I need more power, I need to hear more Word. It is that simple. Hearing the Word transforms us from possessors of faith to purveyors of faith, unstoppable by anyone or anything. BY FAITH we can live miraculous lives that make us influential for God, unstoppable by satan and any of those he uses. "For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through OUR FAITH!" (1 John 5:4)

Pastor Ramon

Join us at Beachside Fellowship this Sunday at 10:00 am for more exciting news from the Word of God. If you do not live in the Panama City Beach area or are otherwise unable to attend, watch our live stream on the Beachside Fellowship Facebook page or on the web at www.bsfchurch.com

Aug. 30, 2018

We Win

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August 30, 2018
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Dear Beachside Family and Friends,

 

I believe in a positive attitude and positive words. Just as Jesus said in John 6:63, I am determined to speak "words of life." It is my responsibility to encourage others, and to help them live victorious, fulfilled, and blessed lives. In order to accomplish this goal, I have been committed to preaching and teaching the Word of God in a manner that is both uplifting and convicting. I am so grateful to God for all of you who listen to me live on Sunday and Wednesday, or via the Internet, or by reading my weekly e-message. Thank you for your support. 

 

The Word of God should be the foremost thing in our lives. It should guide our thoughts, speech, and actions. Everything we think, and everything we feel should be subordinated to the authority of the Bible. We must be sincere in our convictions, but it is possible to be sincerely right, or sincerely wrong. Sincerity alone cannot assure that we will please God, unless we are sincerely right, and pleasing Him is very important. Pleasing God should be a greater priority for us then pleasing any man, or pleasing ourselves. As the scripture says concerning Enoch in Heb. 11:5-6 "...for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."

 

There is great pressure in our culture these days to be pleasers of man rather than God. Courts are routinely ordering Christians to do things that violate their conscience and the scripture or lose their businesses and finances. To their credit, most who are faced with these choices are choosing to obey God rather than man, no matter what the consequences. The very fact that Christians are required to make such choices is deeply disturbing. Those who founded our nation would not recognize it today. They never expected, nor could possibly comprehend the abandonment of the values they so deeply cherished.

 

The Christians who came to our shores to plant the first colonies did so at great personal risk. Many of them came here for the specific reason of escaping a powerful and controlling government. They displayed great courage, courage that was necessary to establish a new society where the Gospel and the Word of God would be preeminent. The courage those Believers displayed is needed once again as we face the tyranny of the minority in our country. We must have courage to speak and live by the Truth, even if it does not please man. God spoke to Joshua before he led the nation of Israel into the promised land and said "Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. " (Josh 1:7) We need that same courage in the church today!

 

When called before the council of the Jews to give account for healing the sick and speaking in Jesus Name, Peter and John were ordered never to do so again. Their response was one that should inform and energize us today. They said "Do you think God wants us to obey you rather than him We cannot stop telling about everything we have seen and heard.” (Acts 4:19-20) They refused the orders of the council, and continued to heal the sick and proclaim the name of Jesus. God blessed and protected them as they were obedient to him.

 

As we face challenging times in our country, let's be determined to be courageous and continue to proclaim the truth of God's word. God give us strength to be bold in the face of human opposition.  I know revival is coming, and I believe our nation's greatest days are ahead of us, not behind us. Days of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and demonstration of the power of God are coming upon us. No matter what obstacles we face, let's continue to pray, speak the truth, and live by faith. By the way – I've read the back of the book, and we win!

 

 

Pastor Ramon

 

 

 

 

Giving Made Simple

tithe 2
Occasionally we have people who wish to give to this ministry who are not able to attend our services.  To make it easier for people to do so we now can accept tithes and offerings via your debit card.  Simply click the link at the bottom of this message and you will be taken to a safe and secure Paypal link that will assist you.  Thank you and GOD BLESS YOU for your generous support!
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We are so excited to have Len and Cathy Mink.  Len has been Kenneth Copeland's Worship leader for the past 40 years, and he and Cathy have a television program that reaches a verified worldwide audience of 10 million each week.  These meetings are sure to be filled with the uncompromised Word of God and demonstration of the Holy Spirit and power.  Come expecting encouragement, healing, and deliverance through their anointed ministry.
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Women of the Word
Tuesday September 11th at 6:00pm
Ashleigh Duvall will be ministering.
Salad is our theme.

 

webcast

Our live webcast is now available on the Beachside Fellowship Facebook page and at Beachsidefellowship.com.  You can either watch live (if you are not able to be in service with us) or watch the latest episode when we are not streaming live.  Click on the picture and it will take you right to the page on our website.
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Church Calendar
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Join us every Sunday morning at 9:30 AM for...
CorporatePrayer 2
childrens-church 3
Beachside Children's Church
“Ordinary kids doing Extraordinary things!"
Sundays 10:30 AM
Wednesdays - 6:30 PM
Youthcc 4
Youth Ministry/College and Career
Wednesdays 6:30 PM
WOW logo 2
Women of the Word
Tuesday Sept. 11th
6:00pm
Salad is our theme
Ashleigh Duvall will be ministering
 
nightofprayerworship 3
Prayer and Worship Service
Aug 24th 7:00pm

 

Beachside Fellowship is a family of believers who embrace the Love of God and the Good News that we can live happy and fulfilled lives through a connection with Him. Growing together in our understanding of God, we teach what the Bible says about life, and are committed to a personal relationship with the Living Word, Jesus Christ. 
Our church is made up of people from many different denominational backgrounds, and we welcome all who have a desire to learn more about God and His Word. Beachside Fellowships' contemporary "come as you are" services are filled with the warmth of the Spirit, exciting worship music,  and the life changing Power of God. You CAN have the life you always wanted: join us at Beachside Fellowship, where'It's All About the Word!"

 

Tel: 850-960-6026
Aug. 23, 2018

A Fresh Start after the death of a loved one

How to Get a Fresh Start After a Loved One’s Passing

 

When a loved one passes, it can be incredibly difficult to remain inside the home you once shared. The house is full of memories, and you are constantly reminded that your loved one is no longer there. If your loved one died while inside the home, the emotional pain may be even more difficult to endure.  For some, it may be necessary to move to a new home to start over in a place that isn’t overflowing with special memories. Although the pain will still be in your heart, you have the advantage of living in a new environment that might help you deal with your sadness. If you have recently lost a loved one and are considering moving to a new home, read these tips to help get started.

 

Selling Your Home

 

Most people can’t afford to own two homes, so you probably need to sell your home before you move out. The less stressful thing to do is to hire an experienced realtor to put your home on the market. The realtor will provide you with valuable information about the market in your area, and share advice on how to stage your home in order to make it more desirable to potential home buyers. Realtors also handle the complicated legal matters when you sell your home.

 

Make sure your home is free from clutter and looks its best before any home buyers view it. One option is to put non-essential items into a self-storage facility. The average monthly price to book a self-storage unit in Panama City Beach is $94.05. Remove your pets while showing your home. You may even want to have them stay at a kennel or at a friend’s house while your home is on the market. Take down any family photos. People who view your home don’t want to see photos of your family on the walls. They want to imagine their own family living there, but that’s hard to do if the walls are full of your family pictures.

 

Once you sell your home, consider hiring a one-time cleaning or move-out service to help you save time. If you’re mourning a loved one’s death, you probably want to move out of the old house as soon as possible. A cleaning or move-out service will do the cleaning for you, enabling you to focus on your new life inside your new home. HomeAdvisor reports that the average  price for a one-time interior house cleaning is between $67 and $195. Most cleaners can get the job done in about three hours.

 

Buying a Home

 

When you begin your house hunt, consider your budget before getting your heart set on a specific house. Getting preapproved for a home loan is one of the best ways to begin your search. The loan amount you are approved for will help you find the right house for your budget. According to NerdWallet, “with a preapproval letter from your lender, real estate agents and sellers know you are a serious buyer.”

 

Before deciding on a home, consider how much renovation needs to be done. Is the home move-in ready, or does it need a bit of work? If the kitchen or bathroom require remodeling, your overall costs go up. Forbes states that not only do you need to think about the price of new cabinets, countertops, and appliances, but you also need to consider the cost of labor. All of this can really add up if you’re not careful.

 

Deciding Which of Your Loved One’s Items to Keep

 

After a loved one passes away, you have to make the difficult decision of what to do with his or her things. Psychology Today reports that belongings “left behind can take on a new emotional attachment to the one who died.” It’s tough to give away clothing or collections your loved one once treasured. For this reason, you need to be prepared to make difficult choices in order to remove these things from your home.

 

If you don’t think you can go through the belongings by yourself, ask family members or close friends to help you. Figure out which items to keep, donate, discard, or give away. If you want to keep a few of your loved one’s clothes, consider taking pieces of material from the clothes and creating a quilt or other special craft. Take pictures of items that you can’t keep and create an album so you can always remember them.

 

After a loved one passes away, it’s often too painful to remain in the home you once shared. All of the loved one’s belongings surround you. Whether it’s a toothbrush, clothes, a special collection, or books, every item is attached to a memory. For this reason, people who lose a loved one sometimes choose to move to a new home.The decision is never an easy one, but it can lead to a fresh start where you can create new memories.

 

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Aug. 23, 2018

God Is Good All The Time

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Dear Beachside a Family and Friends,

 

Every day that passes it becomes even more evident that our culture is under assault. Forces both within, and without our nation are determined to destroy our heritage and the principles which have made our nation great. President Ronald Reagan once said "America is not good because she is great, she is great because she is good." Thirty years after this proclamation, we find the very foundation of our goodness challenged by the erosion of our once prominent Judeo – Christian values.

 

Nowhere is this more evident than in the church itself. In an attempt to remain "culturally relevant", we have strayed from the teachings of the Word of God and replaced them with our better "more inclusive" ideas. Only three decades ago it would be unheard of to accept the practice of homosexual, bisexual, and transsexual lifestyles in the church. Overwhelmed by the desire to remain "relevant" and non-judgmental, many who say they are Christians advocate for gay marriage, sex changes and gender redefinition. As to the latter, do we now assume that God was confused when he made us? That He created us with the wrong body? Or do we simply believe that God has given us the power to choose what sex we belong to? No doubt interesting questions for today's culture, but answered by God in Isaiah 29:18 "You are confused.You think the clay is equal to the potter. You think that an object can tell the one who made it, “You didn’t make me.”This is like a pot telling its maker, “You don’t know anything.”

 

Goodness does not originate with men. In Mark 10:18 Jesus said "only God is good." Men are not inherently good, but when they connect with God, he changes their very nature and places His goodness inside them. This is not a transformation that takes place through religion, but only through a relationship with the Creator. There is only one way into a relationship with God, and it has nothing to do with what men think or feel about Him. It has everything to do with what God says. Jesus ended all speculation about a relationship with God when he said in John 14:26 "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father but by me."

 

In order to recover our culture and return our nation to the values it was founded upon, we must clearly embrace good, and turn from evil. We must call our nation to repentance, and it must begin with those who say they are  Christians. Do we wish to be "relevant" to this world, or relevant to God? We can never change this world by embracing its' departure from God and His Word. The power to be truly relevant comes only from the presence of the Word of God in our churches and our lives, not the absence of it. Jesus quoted the prophet Isaiah when he said "These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God." (Matt 15:8-9)

 

The modern church has become just as religious as the church my generation rejected. We have come to believe that coffee and a concert is true worship, and that the Bible cannot be relied upon because it offends those who choose to live lives contrary to its' teachings. Only a relationship with Jesus offers eternal life. A relationship with a church or a small group cannot save us: Our better ideas cannot help us or others. The solution for our nation and our lives is simple. We must accept Jesus as the only way into a relationship with God, turn from our sins, and accept the Bible as the Authority in the lives of men. Let us once again be good because God is good. 

 

I know revival is coming, and I am excited about what God is doing. Join me in pursuing the Word of God and putting Jesus first place in our lives. Change is coming to our nation, and to the world. When Jesus returns, will He find us faithful to His Word? Something to think about!

 

Pastor Ramon

 

 

 

 

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Aug. 21, 2018

Recently Released

Steven Michael Hudson, 40, was being held in jail Saturday on an open count of murder after allegedly shooting his girlfriend, 41-year-old Ashley Brooke Smith, inside the home they shared at 1216 Illinois Ave.

LYNN HAVEN — An argument inside a Lynn Haven home Friday evening ended with a woman suffering fatal gunshot wounds and her boyfriend being tracked down and arrested, according to the Lynn Haven Police Department.

Steven Michael Hudson, 40, was being held in jail Saturday on an open count of murder in connection with the case. Lynn Haven Police Department officials reported that at about 5 p.m. Friday a domestic dispute led to Hudson allegedly fatally shooting 41-year-old Ashley Brooke Smith inside the home they shared at 1216 Illinois Ave.

Hudson, a recently released convict, allegedly fled the scene afterward but was taken into custody shortly afterward, officers reported.

When LHPD responded to the Illinois Avenue home, they found Smith suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to her neck and abdomen, according to the reports. As she was rushed to a local hospital, investigators identified Hudson as the suspected shooter, officers reported.

“Both Hudson and Smith had been recently living together ...,” officers wrote. “Hudson and Smith are believed to have been engaged in a domestic dispute immediately prior to the shooting.”

Smith was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Witnesses told police they saw Hudson with a gun in his hand as he fled the house, LHPD reported.

Numerous officers descended on the area and began looking for Hudson, who was spotted by Bay County Sheriff’s Office deputies on State 77 heading back toward Lynn Haven. Deputies stopped Hudson at Porter Park in Lynn Haven, and he was taken to the Lynn Haven Police Station for questioning.

Hudson admitted to the shooting and told officers that he and Smith had been dating only a few months, police reported. He then was taken to the Bay County Jail where he is being held on an open count of murder.

Hudson had been released from prison in February after serving a three-year sentence from 2015 for felony fleeing and eluding officers. He has a lengthy criminal history that includes a conviction for armed trespassing and several incidents of stalking that were later dropped by prosecutors.

LHPD reported that the investigation into Smith’s death is continuing. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the LHPD at 850-265-4111.

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Aug. 20, 2018

Small Waves Big Smiles

 

PANAMA CITY BEACH — When Mary Vaughan moved from up north to Panama City Beach four summers ago, she began looking for positive experiences for her 9-year-old son, Blake, who is autistic.

It didn’t take long before she found an unlikely match: surfing.

“I was a nervous wreck,” Vaughan said. “When he got on the surfboard and was able to stand up that first day — the look in his eyes was not concern about how others see him. He didn’t have a care in the world, and that’s what I loved about it.”

Vaughan spoke with The News Herald while Blake rode wave after wave Saturday near M.B. Miller Pier, 12213 Front Beach Road.

It was part of the free event called Autism Surfs PCB. Dozens of children, parents and volunteers participated in the mainstreaming event, which takes place every third Saturday of the summer months with weather permitting. The goal is to allow families to relax while their children — of all ages, with or without disabilities — learn to surf in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Julie Clark, president of the nonprofit organization Autism Surfs PCB, said that surfing not only raises awareness to the needs of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and provides them with sensory experiences, but it also instills a sense of pride and confidence.

“The sense of accomplishment is huge,” Clark said. “You can tell by the smiles on their faces, and they take to it pretty good.”

Vaughan said she was reluctant at first because she was not familiar with the Gulf of Mexico, which can be daunting for a child with a disability. But once she saw the volunteers’ interactions with Blake, her concerns were set aside.

“They just have a passion for it,” Vaughan said. “They’re really giving and concerned about the emotional comfort of the kids. As a parent, it’s a relief to have people that get your kid.”

As she and Blake continued to attend the Autism Surfs PCB events, Vaughan also began establishing a support network of physicians, teachers and other parents of children with ASD, she said.

Clark said the free event began four years ago. The idea grew from her experience working in a child care center and her love of surfing. One of the children, Chloe, was diagnosed with ASD and generally wanted to be left to her own activities. However, once sand and water was added to the equation, Chloe opened up to people.

The event isn’t restricted to children with autism, though. Clark said they have taught people with a wide range of disabilities to surf. At one point, the group hosted a girl who had been paralyzed.

“She’d never touched the sand or the water before,” Clark said. “But we had her out of her wheelchair and on a surf board.”

Ultimately, people of any age and range of ability are invited to attend the free event.

“We’re all a family, and we’re all accepted,” Clark said.

The nonprofit organization provides boards, life jackets, breakfast, water, lunch and free drawings at the end for registered children. Area organizations will have free information booths on site, and participating children will receive a free T-shirt.

Clark said they always are in need of volunteers also, whether they want to get experience in the field of teaching people with disabilities or just want to help out in the community.

“They’ll definitely leave with a full heart,” she added.

Any donations of water, products to give out during the raffle or funds can be arranged with Clark. For details, call 850-527-0532, email autismsurfspcb@yahoo.com or visit the website, AutismSurfsPCB.org.

Aug. 18, 2018

Lynn Haven Shooting

LYNN HAVEN — Police are investigating a shooting inside a suburban neighborhood home in Lynn Haven.

Details were sparse immediately following the shooting. The names of the people involved had yet to be released late Friday.

Lynn Haven Police Department officers responded about 5:30 p.m. Friday to 1216 Illinois Ave. to reports of injuries suffered from a gunshot. An unidentified victim was rushed to a hospital afterward as crime scene investigators descended on the scene. Police on scene reported a suspect was in custody, but the suspect’s name also had yet to be released.

The severity of the injuries suffered by the victim was not immediately released by LHPD Chief Matt Riemer.

As crime scene tape waved in the breeze, the neighborhood around 1216 Illinois was quiet. Investigators documented the scene and the Bay County Sheriff’s Office assisted in interviewing potential witnesses. Most of the witnesses on scene said they arrived after the shooting and declined to comment further.

Riemer said he was unsure if the injuries were fatal from the gunshot wound, but officers had identified the person they believe to be the shooter.

“We have a subject we are speaking with,” Riemer said.

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