Beachside Fellowship News
February 1, 2018
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Dear Beachside Family and Friends,

 

I have visited some top-notch clubs in my lifetime. They were places where one could kick back, snack, and listen to some of the best top 40 tunes played by hip bands. You could dance and shout, and meet some interesting people doing the same. My friends and I would talk about the meaning of life, and after a while a good stand-up comic would take the stage, entertaining us with his or her take on society, and wowing us with witty repartee. When it was all over we left feeling good, planning to return the next week for more of the same. 

 

Some people invited me to join them at a new place, and I went not knowing what to expect. Would this new club be any different? When I arrived, I grabbed some goodies and a drink, and headed to my seat. The band was smokin' and everyone was dancing and having a good time. I met some new people. A man took the stage and began his routine which was funny and addressed some of the needs of society. I left feeling good, but thinking that this place wasn't really different than all the other clubs I'd been to. It was on the way out I saw something I had missed. The sign in the parking lot said CHURCH. 

 

What is church, and what is its' purpose? Is it supposed to be about entertainment and feeling good? Is it really about me at all? It seems that we have allowed popular culture to define what church is about, rather than having church influence the culture. There is nothing wrong with good bands and entertaining speakers, but recent trends cause me to ask the question: is church about what we want, or what God wants? If the purpose of church is to make me feel good, then in what way is it different from the nightclubs and social events I used to frequent? After much consideration, I have arrived at this conclusion: Church SHOULD be different from the world and pop culture. Why? Church should always be about God and not me. 

 

God desires worship, worship that doesn't tell Him all about what I'm going through (He already knows), but that tells Him how Wonderful and Amazing He is. He wants me to listen to what He says through His Word, the Bible, and not what the latest pop psychology espouses. In short, church should be about worshipping Him and listening to what He says. Peter said this: "I really understand now that to God every person is the same. In every country God accepts anyone who worships him and does what is right.' (Acts 10:34-35) God accepts us not because of what church does for us, but because of what we do IN church: worshipping Him and hearing His Word, the Bible. 

 

I look forward to seeing you Sunday for Worship and the Word!

 

 

Pastor Ramon

 

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Youth Ministry
Wednesdays 6:30 PM
Menministry 2
Men's Mt Movers
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Women of Joy 
Feb 13th 
6:00pm
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4S Singles
Thurs. Jan 25th
Gulf Coast Burgers
6:00pm
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Prayer and Worship Service
Friday January 26th
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!"

 

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