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Bethany’s 45th Anniversary Celebration

Posted on: October 7th, 2014 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | No Comments

Sunday, October 5th marked 45 years of ministry at Bethany Baptist Church. In the morning service, Pastor Tim shared our 2020 Vision, reflecting on the past and focusing on the next five years of ministry at Bethany. The celebration in the evening included a dessert extravaganza, Bethany trivia door prizes, and the announcement of our …

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Fall Sunday Morning Growth Groups begin Sept. 7th

Posted on: September 5th, 2014 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | No Comments

Fall Sunday Morning Adult Growth Groups
The Gospel of Luke
taught by Jim Hills – Heritage Hall – Beginning September 7
The book of Luke provides us with a compelling historical account of the life of Jesus, so that we “may have certainty concerning the things [we] have been taught” about him (Luke 1:4). This class will …

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Pastor Tim’s 20th Anniversary at Bethany

Posted on: August 5th, 2014 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | No Comments

Sunday, August 3rd, marked 20 years for Pastor Tim & Marcy at Bethany. The blessings of long-term ministry are great, and we have been blessed to serve at Bethany these past two decades, to raise our sons and grow in our faith together with the people of this congregation. The morning service included a video …

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Jason Nightingale’s Global Ministry of the Word

Posted on: April 21st, 2014 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | No Comments

April 20, 2014 was Easter Sunday, which is always a highlight in our ministry year at Bethany. This year, there was something a little extra special to add to our celebration. That morning, most of Salem woke up to their holiday morning paper, and found a great full page article on our own Jason Nightingale …

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God in the Movie Theater

Posted on: April 17th, 2014 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | No Comments

There’s been a rush of movies released in theaters in recent months that presented biblical or Christian themes. Marcy and I enjoyed seeing the “Son of God’ film a few months back, and I took my boys to see “God’s Not Dead” over the recent spring break. I haven’t seen the Noah movie that was …

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A Vision for Biblical Manhood

Posted on: September 16th, 2013 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | No Comments

To complement my Mother’s Day message at Bethany last spring, I addressed the biblical role of men on Father’s Day in June. You don’t have to look far in the Bible to find the role distinctions between men and women. Try these verses as examples:
“Now I want you to realize that the head of every …

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A Vision for Biblical Womanhood

Posted on: September 14th, 2013 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | 1 Comment

I’m doing some catch up on posts to the blog this week, and want to return to a series of messages I presented in May and June on the issue of manhood and womanhood.  There is great confusion in our society today on gender issues. How are husbands and wives to relate to one another? …

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A Proposed Chronology of the End Times

Posted on: February 20th, 2013 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | No Comments

A Proposed Chronology of the End Times
As we work our way through the book of Revelation, it can easily become confusing to fit the pieces of the Bible’s prophetic puzzle together. We should keep in mind that God reveals details concerning the future to us so that we can have hope in things to come! …

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When will Jesus come back?

Posted on: February 7th, 2013 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | 2 Comments

Biblical Reasons the Rapture Occurs Before the Tribulation
When will Jesus return? Before the Tribulation begins? Part way through? At the end? Does it really matter? While Christians have pondered the timing of the return of Christ for centuries, it is certainly true that arriving at a conclusion is at the very least, ‘difficult.’ This is …

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