Pastor’s Blog

Weekly message straight from Pastor Dickie Spargo to you!

Wise people are peacemakers, not troublemakers.

Wise people don’t carry a chip on their shoulder. They are not always looking for a fight, and they don’t intentionally antagonize other people.

The fact is, if you’re around anybody for any length of time, you figure out what irritates him or her, and you file that information in the back of your mind as a tool to use when you get in an argument. It’s a weapon of mass destruction!

Did you enjoy the snow? And this is just December!

Can you believe that 2019 is almost here?

God did great things at Bethlehem Church in 2018! Through your faithful gifts, we saw the feeding of hundreds of children in need, hundreds of needy folks got helped, and hundreds of first time guests this Christmas seeking hope and healing through Jesus Christ.

We all go through periods of loneliness.

Loneliness is so painful that people will try anything to relieve it. We medicate with drugs, alcohol, sexual promiscuity, pornography, and other addictive behaviors. Loneliness can be especially dangerous to people in recovery.

So how do you deal with loneliness? How do you let go of it?

Heart disease is a serious problem in the USA. According to the Center for Disease Control, one in four American deaths are from heart disease.

Yet, the truth is, spiritual heart disease may be far more problematic. The most important antidote for spiritual heart disease is giving. When we give, our hearts grow bigger.

The Bible contains more promises about giving and generosity than any other subject. Why? You’re never more like God than when you give. God gives. It’s what he does. He’s generous. All you have is a gift from God. You wouldn’t take your next breath if God didn’t give it to you.

To live a fulfilled life, you have to live by God’s power!!

The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 4:20, “For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power”.

Did you know God does not bless self-reliant people? He blesses people who are dependent upon him and surrendered to him.