Dr. Craig M. Jenkins, Pastor

Pastor's Letter

October 22, 2020

 
Dear Church Family,
      

Blessings to each of you.  I begin this letter with a familiar passage of scripture: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.    In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths (Proverbs 3:5-6).

It is my prayer that these words will bless you.  My brothers and sisters, the time in which we live is filled with so much uncertainty, chaos, stress, and confusion.  As believers, we are told throughout God’s word, that these things happen.  It is because of that, I as your pastor and minister of the Gospel, emphasize the importance of having a positive mindset, even in the midst of troubling times.  I share with you some passages with the hope of encouraging you and brightening up your day.

John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.


Psalm 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.


Deuteronomy 31:18 And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.


Psalm 23:4   Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.


1 Peter 1:21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

The above verse is the theme verse for Men’s Day 2020.  In order to make it in our troubled world remember that our faith and hope is in God!

On Sunday morning, during our 9:00am telephone service, we will celebrate Men’s Day. Our Facebook service will feature a special guest minister, Rev. Dr. Marcus D. Cosby. 

Dr. Cosby is the pastor of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston, Texas.  He is a national and international preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  The initial time for the Facebook service is 11:00am.  One of the good things about Facebook is that you will be able to view the service at various times day or night.

 We celebrate the goodness of God in the life of Beth Eden.  I pray that you continue to support the ministry with your prayers and finances.  As we prepare to re-enter the sanctuary, the leadership team of the church continues to do the necessary things that must be done, so we can come together in worship once again.

I ask again, as I have before, to show Christian courtesy in muting you phones for our 9 A.M. worship.  Mute or push (star)*6 to silence your phones.  The background noises are distracting, and they take away from the integrity of worship.

In ending this letter, I give you some more passages of faith and hope.

Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:


1 Corinthians 2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.


Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.


 Church family, I love you, I praise God for you, I pray for you, and I care about you.  Believe me, God is not through blessing us!  I just want you to be excited about the day that the Lord is allowing you to be a part of.  Rejoice and be glad in it!



Sincerely,

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​

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Beth Eden Baptist Church

11121 S. Loomis St.

Chicago, IL. 60643

           773-233-6953

 


Sunday Morning Service on Prayerline



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


Sunday Morning Worship



Sunday, October 25th  @9 am

we will have Worship Service on the prayer line

(712) 775-7035 Access Code is 709315# 



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



Sunday school on Zoom!


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 Informaation

(773) 233-6953


Please pass on the word!

DUE TO THE EXECUTIVE ORDER OF ILLINOIS GOVERNOR J.B. PRITZKER ON MARCH 20, 2020, WE AS A CHURCH MUST SUSPEND OUR CHURCH ACTIVITIES IMMEDIATELY. THE EXECUTIVE ORDER HAS NOW GONE INTO PHASE 4 BUT WE WILL CONTINUE TO USE OUR FACEBOOK SITE, OUR CHURCH WEBSITE, AND OTHER FORMS OF COMMUNICATION TO KEEP YOU INFORMED ON THE LATEST INFORMATION TILL FURTHER NOTICE........KEEP THE FAITH!, PASTOR JENKINS.

"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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Scriptures: 1 Thessalonians 5:14 -18, 21