Dr. Craig M. Jenkins, Pastor

July 22, 2021

The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. (Proverbs 10:22 KJV), It is the Lord’s blessing that brings wealth, and no hard work can add to it. (Easy to Read Version), “No matter how hard you work, your riches really come From the Lord.” (Contemporary English Version)

Dear Church Family,

Do you know how blessed you are? Do you know how rich you are? Do you know where your blessings come from? In answering any of the questions, I want you to think seriously about them before you answer. Many think that blessings are based upon the material things of life, the tangible things that one can touch, feel, taste, smell, and see. The understanding of blessings is based upon a deeper understanding and appreciation of God.

There are people who are financially poor but spiritually rich. There are those who are physically unable to see but can “see” with their heart. There are those who are not able to hear but are totally conscious of what is going on. These are some examples to think about, and believe me, there are more.

One may think that money or other substantial things are definitions of blessings. One can say yes. But go deeper in your thinking. It is the Lord who blesses. It is the Lord who provides. It is the Lord who gives us joy. It is the Lord who gives us a mind to think, to be physically able to work, and to do the things we do, and be successful in our walk in life.

All I want you to do, is as Scripture tells us in Jeremiah 9:24, But if someone wants to brag, then let them brag about this: Let them brag that they learned to know me. Let them brag that they understand that I am the Lord, that I am kind and fair, and that I do good things on earth. I love this kind of bragging.”(Easy to Read Version) Also consider 1 Corinthians 1:31, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.” (NKJV)

As much as I wish I did not want to share the following in this letter, I must. The Delta variant of Covid-19 is to be taken seriously! The numbers of hospitalizations and death have been steadily on the rise. In Illinois. the positivity rate has gone up. Please, unless you have medical concerns, get vaccinated.

Mark your calendars for Sunday September 12th, which is our “Homecoming Day” worship Sunday. Plans are underway to have wonderful worship experience. Of course we don’t know if or how the pandemic will affect us. I am praying that we are able to have in house worship service. Please pray along with me, asking God to bless us on that day.

If you have not viewed the Wooten Choral Ensemble’s 72nd anniversary video. It was a wonderful, spirit filled concert. You can watch it anytime on Facebook or YouTube. Type in the search engine Wooten Choral Ensemble, and you will be able to go to the site.

I share with you, as I do every week in my letter, inform you that on Wednesday at Noon and 7:30 p.m., we study God’s word. In addition, we have our live Zoom worship service on Sunday at 9:00 A.M. For those who miss being in the sanctuary, we have our Facebook/ YouTube tapings on Wednesdays at 4 P.M. This taping is for our ministries airing on Sundays starting at 11 A.M. Each week, I send out a Zoom invite encouraging you to participate in the study of the word of God, and to view our ministry. You are encouraged to participate in the study of God’s word through Sunday School lessons on Saturday and Sunday. For information regarding the times for Saturday and Sunday lessons, please call the church office (773) 233-6953.
PUT ON A SMILE: Pete and Larry had not seen each other in many years. Now they had a long talk trying to fill in the gap of those years by telling about their lives. Finally Pete invited Larry to visit him in his new apartment. "I have a wife and three kids, and I'd love to have you visit us." Great. Where do you live?" "Here's the address. And there's plenty of parking behind the apartment. Park and come around to the front door, kick it open with your foot, go to the elevator, and press the button with your left elbow, then enter! When you reach the sixth floor, go down the hall until you see my name on the door. Then press the doorbell with your right elbow and I'll let you in." "Good. But tell me...what is all this business of kicking the front door open, then pressing elevator buttons with my right, then my left elbow?" Pete Answered, "Surely, you're not coming empty-handed."


Beth Eden Baptist Church

11121 S. Loomis St.

Chicago, IL. 60643



Zoom information: Spread the word. More and more are tuning into the ministry. Let us do our part in sharing this Gospel. Why not share the Zoom information with others?

Time: August 1, 2021 09:00 AM Central Time

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 958 0500 0607

Passcode: 11121#

PHONE 1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Meeting ID: 958 0500 0607

In addition to our Zoom service, you can view our worship service via Facebook and/or YouTube every Sunday at 11:00 am. For YouTube or Facebook, type in the search engine Beth Eden Baptist Church Chicago.

Love ya,

Pastor Jenkins


Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 1st Corinthians 2:9

Sunday Morning Service on Zoom

Sunday School on Zoom (Youth & Adult)

All Men's Class Also Available 

Wednesday Zoom Bible Study

12 Noon & 7:30pm

11121 S. Loomis St., Chicago, IL. 60643

Church Office--773-233-6953

Email: churchoffice@bethedenbaptistchurch.org



Sunday Morning Worship


Sunday, July 25, 2021  @9 am

we will have Worship Service on Zoom

Meeting ID: 958 0500 0607
Passcode: 11121#



958 0500 0607#

​Passcode: 11121#

At 11 AM  join us on Beth Eden's FaceBook page where a Message of encouragement will also be shared.

Sunday school on Zoom!

Co-Ed Class Sat. @ 2:30PM

Women's Class Sat. @ 5:30PM

Men's Class Sun. @ 10:15 AM

Teen Class Sun. @ 10:30AM

Young Adult Sun. @ 11:00AM (Free Conference Call)

Pre-Teen Sun. @ 12:00PM

Please Call Church Office For More Information

(773) 233-6953

​                              Email:churchoffice@bethedenbaptistchurch.org

Please pass on the word!


"Eye hath not seen, nor ear hear, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."

1 Corinthians 2:9

"A body is made up of many parts, and each of them has its own use.  That's how it is with us.  There are many of us, but we each are part of the body of Christ, as well as part of one another."

Romans 12:4-5 (CEV)


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Beth Eden Baptist Church

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Sermon: Pastor Jenkins

“When You Love God"

​Scripture Text: 1 Corinthians 2:1-9  NKJV

Pastor's Letter