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  • Welcome to Bethel

    Welcome to Bethel Church. We’re situated in downtown Kingston Ontario, where we’ve been “Loving God Passionately, and Serving Others Significantly” since May 21st, 1874. Come join us on  Sundays at 9 am or 11 am. 

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WELCOME TO BETHEL

Welcome to Bethel Church! We have two services on Sunday, at 9 am (including the children’s Sunday schools and Nursery) & 11 am

JUNE 25TH – THIS SUNDAY – we are NOT meeting at Bethel, but rather join us at City Park for a joint service with Bay Park, & Westside Fellowship to mark Canada’s 150th Birthday. Come together to worship through song, pray for our city & nation & celebrate community through communion. (The forecast looks good for our day in the park! See you there!)

Join us at 9:30am for Coffee and Conversation and 10am for the service. We will also be collecting an offering for the Club Church Food Truck. You are invited to stay afterwards for a BBQ Lunch (donations optional) and enjoy the use of the park including the Splash Pad.

PARKING – We would greatly appreciate if those who can to park in your normal Sunday parking spots at Bethel and walk down. For those with small children or accessibility needs – there is parking closer.

WHAT TO BRING: Chairs, blankets, water, sunblock, kids splash pad gear, etc.

MOST SUNDAY MORNINGS
9 AM – Worship Service
• Nursery (ages 0-3)
• Waumba Land (Jr & Sr Kindergarten)
• UpStreet (Gr. 1-5)
• Serious Faith (Gr. 6-8)

10:30 AM – Coffee And Conversation
• All are welcome to join us in the gym between services

11:00 AM – Worship Service
THERE ARE NO SUNDAY SCHOOLS or 11:00 NURSERY.

Also, don’t forget to check out the Admin Corner for information and forms such as Membership information, Short-term missions applications, volunteer applications, etc.

Touching Base, Part 317

Written by Bethel. Posted in Touching Base



In order to leverage this document for yourself personally or in a group, it will be necessary for you to take notes, even pictures of various PowerPoint slides, in order to capture key quotes in order to reflect on the text.  We encourage you to take notes, develop your own questions and engage with the text as you feed yourself and perhaps those you lead.
  
6 Nov 16
ROMANS SERIES, PART 5
War and Peace!
Mark Kotchapaw

Series Title: Good News Bad News

Description:  From the moment we wake up to the moment our heads hit the pillow, we can be bombarded with bad news. Social media has made our world a lot smaller and exposed us 24/7 to the constant deluge of bad news. This fall we are starting a study in the book of Romans.  In the first 17 verses Paul talks about the good news, the good news that he will expand upon in his letter to the Romans. Join us as we unpack the good news, are challenged by it and anchored in it.

Text: Romans 5
Question: What do we note about this peace?
Big Idea: The Ultimate Enemy – SIN - was defeated by the Ultimate Soldier that brought mankind Ultimate Peace.

Notes:
·         Ultimate Peace (v.1-5)

“We are saved by works. They’re just not our works, they’re Christ’s.” Stephen Nicholls.










·         Ultimate Soldier (v.6-11)

Note the condition of the people



Note the actions of the Ultimate Soldier



The texts says that the source of our judgment, God (v.9), is the source and initiator of our ultimate peace, Jesus (v.8).  The offended, God, is the one who deals with the offense at His own expense by sending Jesus the ultimate soldier. That is the wonder and mystery of the Gospel.






·         Ultimate Enemy (v.12-21)

List all the contrasts between the impact of the one act of the Ultimate Soldier and the one act of the ultimate sinner.





Discussion:
Why is it so hard for some to stand (v.2) at peace with God? In other words, what is it about our nature that makes us want to work for His grace instead of trusting in His work that extended grace to us?
Have you ever thought of Jesus as the Ultimate Soldier?  How does this image of Jesus help clarify what Christ has done for us?  Remember 2 Timothy 2:3 talks about us being a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
In talking about Adam as the ultimate sinner (referring to the consequence of his action) what questions do we have about Adam’s sin “infecting” the entire human race? How is this just?  What is the empirical evidence that what Paul is saying is, in fact, true?
How does your reflection on this text encourage you to pray for the city, the nation and the world?

Take some time as a group to remember the many soldiers who have died to bring peace. Also take time to remember the one act of the Ultimate Soldier that has brought us peace with God.

Pray that many would receive this free gift that Paul talks about, and pray for those in the many war-torn areas of our world that they would know the peace of God.

Join us today at 4pm at Bethel Prays.

Mark Kotchapaw