Beachside Fellowship News
August 23, 2018
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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

 

 

 

 

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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Prayer and Worship
Friday August 24th
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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Church Calendar
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Join us every Sunday morning at 9:30 AM for...
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Beachside Children's Church
“Ordinary kids doing Extraordinary things!"
Sundays 10:30 AM
Wednesdays - 6:30 PM
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Youth Ministry/College and Career
Wednesdays 6:30 PM
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Women of the Word
Tuesday Sept. 11th
6:00pm
Salad is our theme
Ashleigh Duvall will be ministering
 
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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