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Beachside Fellowship News
March 9, 2017
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Dear Beachside Family and Friends,

 

One of my favorite movies of all time was released by Walt Disney in 1969. Starring Dean Jones and Michele Lee, it is a classic family flick. Unlike the live-action remake of another classic animared "DISNEY" film to be released later this month, the Love Bug contains no gay storylines or character, and does not push an unbiblical cultural agenda. It tells the tale of a Volkswagen Beetle come to life, who helps a defeated and dejected race driver find victory both on the track and in love.

 

In one scene, Herbie, the Volkswagen, takes control of things and drives the male and female leads against their will to a drive in restaurant. When the feisty Bug parks next to a Hot Rod with a hippie at the wheel, Michele Lee begins to beat on the passenger window and tell the driver she is trapped and a prisoner. Without hesitation,  the sage hippie responds "We all prisoners chickee baby, we all locked in."

 

While expressed in common vernacular, the drivers statement is true. All human beings are prisoners, and are locked into prisons of their own making by the choices they make in life. It should not surprise us when people live lives contrary to God's Word and Will, they are prisoners of what they have chosen to believe. The cultural upheaval we see on college campuses and the streets of our nation is one example, the lies and distortions of the media and politicians are another. We have come to a place in our nation where feelings equal reality, and truth is the casualty. Jesus said in Matthew 6:23 "...if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!" People have imprisoned themselves in darkness, and do not see the light of the truth. Jesus told Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews "And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil." (John 3:19)

 

There is yet hope for those who walk in darkness and believe it is the light. Paul wrote in Galatians 3:22 "But the Scriptures declare that we are all prisoners of sin, so we receive God’s promise of freedom only by believing in Jesus Christ." Jesus is the light of the world, and brings release from deception and darkness to all who believe on Him, accept His Words as truth, and live by them. Jesus frees prisoners on every level. There are those who walk the corridors of penitentiaries, who because they have chosen Jesus, are truly free. There are also those who walk the streets openly, yet are the prisoners of darkness. 

 

Paul, who for a time was a prisoner in Rome, understood this. He wrote  "For everyone here, including the whole palace guard, knows that I am in chains because of Christ. And because of my imprisonment, most of the believers here have gained confidence and boldly speak God’s message without fear." (Phil 1:13-14) Paul knew that even though he was bound physically, he was free in Jesus. Having this attitude, he inspired others to proclaim the truth. The Gospel cannot be hindered: the truth will always prevail.

 

Michele Lee's character was liberated from the Volkswagen and found peace and joy in life. No one has to live a life "locked in" to a darkness of their own choosing. Jesus is the key that unlocks the prison door of darkness in our lives. I'm so happy to say " We all free chickee  baby, we all been set free!"

 

 

Pastor Ramon

 

 

 

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Mt Movers Men's Breakfast
Sat March 11th
9:00am
Triple J's on Thomas Drive
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Women Of Joy
Tuesday March 14th at 6:00pm
Mexican food is our theme
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webcast

We finally have our live webcast up and running.  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.  It is still in the development stage, but we encourage you to check it out!  Click on the picture and it will take you right to the page on our website.

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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Church Calendar
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Sundays - 10:00 AM
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“Ordinary kids doing Extraordinary things!"
Sundays 10:30 AM
Wednesdays - 6:30 PM
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Youth Ministry
Wednesdays 6:00 PM
Menministry 2
Men's Mt Movers
Sat March 11th at 9:00am
Triple J's on Thomas Dr
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Women of Joy 
March 14th at 6:00pm
Mexican is our food theme
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4S Singles
1st and 3rd Thursday night
See Nanci for details
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Ignite service 

 

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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