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The Official Newsletter Of Words To Live By ~ The Pastors Pen ~
March 2009
Volume 4, Issue 5
The Official Newsletter Of
Our Visionary Under-Shepard, the Youthful and Dynamic
Superintendent Tommie A. Murphy
and our Sainted First Lady, Her Graciousness
Missionary Doris D. Murphy
Words To Live By
~ The Pastors Pen ~
Supt. Tommie A. Murphy
The Consecration
for Victory
supernatural move of God
in many of our lives.
During the season of Lent,
we are always challenged
to sacrifice something that
our flesh really desires in
order to demonstrate
spiritual
discipline as well as gain victory over our flesh.
Just as other calls by God
to set ourselves apart
from the world or our
flesh and
consecrate unto Him, this season should be
considered another such
opportunity for us to
answer this divine call.
As we do this our destiny
of victory becomes
imminent. Additionally,
there are other points of
significance we should
glean from the experience.
In Joshua 5:1-10 the
children of Israel are in
the promise land. A new
situation develops. The
miracle of their crossing
the Jordan made their
enemies hearts melt, neither was their spirit in
them any more. Perhaps
this is why there is no
panic in devil’s camp today because there is no
consistent
Giving up something
your flesh desires is:
The rite of circumcision
was absent for 40 years
before it is reinstated.
The true meaning of this
act is shown in the word
of God as a seal for the
covenant that God made
with Abraham in Genesis
17:10-14.
There were two things
that happened in the
rite of
circumcision
or
symbolically denying the flesh.
First of all, blood was
shed.
Words To Live by:
Cont. on page 9
New Bethel is a church
committed to the saving of
souls for the kingdom of
God. New Bethel is a Bible
believing church, preaching
and teaching Jesus Christ
and Him crucified. Sharing
the Word of God with those
who might not hear it other
wise. Showing genuine
kindness to all, especially
those in need of something
more. New Bethel is a
church concerned with the
spiritual and the natural
man. Teaching them to be
cared for and how to care
for themselves. New Bethel
is also a church committed
to doing whatever pleases
our Lord.
1. A place of renunciation.
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All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said
that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly,
I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my
name, he will give it to you. Until now you have
asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
John 16:15 & 23-24 (ESV)
All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take
what is mine and declare it to you. In that day you will ask
nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of
the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you
have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that
your joy may be full.
God’s faithfulness has never depended on the faithfulness of His
children. He is faithful even when we aren’t. When we lack
courage, He doesn’t. He has made a history out of using people
in spite of themselves.
Need an example? The feeding of the five thousand. It’s the
only miracle, aside from those of the final week, recorded in all
four Gospels. Why did all four writers think it worth repeating?...Perhaps they wanted to show how God doesn’t give up
even when His people do…
When the disciples didn’t pray, Jesus prayed. When the disciples were weak, Jesus was strong. When the disciples had no
faith, Jesus had faith. Simply put, God is greater than our weakness.
Sunday School
10:00 am
Monday ~ Friday
Noon-Day Prayer
12:00 pm
Monday
Mountain Moving Prayer
6:30 pm
Wednesday
Prayer & Bible Study
6:30 pm
Wednesday
Pastoral Teaching
7:30 pm
Saturday Prayer
7:30 am
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Health Notes
Healthy Weight Loss
Rendered By: Sister Ada Ruffin,
LPN
Song of Solomon 2:15 says, "Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines
have tender grapes." Foxes sometime in search of food would enter into the grape orchards and devour
the grapes and spoil the crop. However, the little foxes were too small to reach the grape bunches so they
would chew on the vines and it would kill the whole vine. Instead of the farmer just losing his crop, he
would lose his vine which was more disastrous.
Spiritually some things we do or allow that we
might think is little or insignificant can also be disastrous for us.
1. Mix a juice spritzer. Combine your favorite juice (half of your usual amount) with plain or
sparkling water. You can cut up to 85 calories per glass--and lose 5 pounds or more a year.
2. Pick up the cordless. Burn calories while you talk: Do the laundry (68 calories), set the table
(85 calories), or water plants (102 calories). (Values based on a 150-pound person and half an
hour of activity.)
3. Pop a piece of gum. Researchers recently discovered that chewing sugar-free gum all day
increases your metabolic rate by about 20 percent. That could burn off more than 10 pounds a
year.
4. Pay cash for treats. Anytime someone offers you goodies--and you accept--put $1.00 aside.
Then give the money to your kids. When you literally pay for treats, you're more likely to say "No
thanks."
5. Study the wrapper. At a quick glance, that candy bar appears to contain 220 calories. But a
closer look may reveal that it (or a bottle of juice, bag of crackers, or bag of nuts) provides two
or more servings--which more than doubles those calories.
6. Sip green tea before you walk. The caffeine frees fatty acids so that you burn fat more
easily. And the polyphenols (antioxidant compounds) in green tea appear to work with caffeine
to increase calorie burn. (If you have high blood pressure, skip this tip.)
7. Ditch diet shakes. The cut calories are only temporary; you just eat more later.
8. Pack a lunch. Dining out more than five times a week may make you eat more--nearly 300
calories a day--than if you dine out less frequently.
9. Dip your bread. Use olive oil in place of butter. It's healthier and may also help you eat less.
In a recent study, dippers ate a total of 52 fewer calories on average than those who used butter.
10. Sprinkle flax on your cereal. High-fiber, ground flaxseed can help curb your appetite and
eliminate calories. Add it to yogurt or muffin and bread mixes. Available in health food stores.
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The Age of Technology
New B ethel N ews
By: Missionary Joyce Martin
The Age of Technology
New Bethel is embarking on a new opportunity to bring convenient tithing, offering
and purchasing options to the membership. On February 1, 2009, we will have the
ability to pay tithes or make donations online. By simply using the on-line credit
card option you are able to complete these types of transactions from anywhere in
the world through the New Bethel Church website. Just consider if you happen to be
on vacation the week that your tithes are due, you would be able to utilize the new
technology to complete such an urgent transaction online. In addition to the tithe and offering component
those supporting the ministry will be able to make online donations.
Purchase transactions for online merchandise such as CD’s, DVD’s, books and other offerings are
also available using the new technology. With the ease of a major credit card or debit card these
purchases can be made at www.shop.NewBethelChurchonline, though cash purchases are still available
on-site for your convenience. You can’t beat the ease of use for record keeping purposes. We are riding
the technology wave at New Bethel Church for your convenience.
Our hats are taken off applauding “The Information and Technology Ministry” led by Minister
Gilbert Banks for their diligence and expertise in making this futuristic resource available. Your
information is secure. There is no need to worry. The I.T. Team has processes in place to protect your
personal and financial information.
A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones. (Proverbs 17:22)
My Dad is Better than yours
Three boys are in the schoolyard bragging about their
fathers. The first boy says, "My Dad scribbles a few words
on a piece of paper, he calls it a poem and they give him
$50."
The second boy says, "That's nothing. My Dad scribbles a few
words on a piece of paper, he calls it a song and they give him
$100."
The third boy says, "I got you both beat. My Dad scribbles a
few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a sermon. And, it
takes eight people to collect all the money!"
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Asking God to Meet Our Needs Through
For we brought nothing
into this world, and it is
certain we can carry
nothing out. And
having food and
raiment let us be
therewith content.
We’ve seen so far that prayer begins with praise. Before we come to God with our wants
and our wishes, we need to come to Him with our worship! We need to cherish Him and
love Him and honor Him for who He is!
And once we are completely surrendered to His will, that’s when we are ready to say, “Give us this day our daily
bread.”
But some say, “Marc, I don’t feel right praying this prayer. Why should I ask God for my daily bread when I know
very well that I have enough food in my house to last me for the next two months? How can I ask God for more
bread when there are people in the world who don’t have any bread at all? I feel selfish!”
As we study Matthew 6:11, we’re going to learn the meaning of this prayer. And we’re going to find out why Jesus
wants us to pray this prayer.
The first thing I want you to notice about “Give us this day our daily bread” is that it is a prayer of
dependency. It’s about us saying “Father, apart from you, I wouldn’t even be here! You are my
Provider. You are my Supporter, and I am here to declare my dependence upon You.”
Deuteronomy 8:17 says “You may say to yourself, "My power and the strength of my hands have
produced this wealth for me." 18 But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you
the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today.” In
other words, “You have the ability to provide for your family, but where do you think the ability came from? God is
the One who gave you that ability! God is the One who blesses you with good health so that you can provide for
your family. And God is the One who blesses the company you work for so that they can pay your salary. We must
never forget that everything we have and everything we need comes from God.
Give us this day our daily bread is a prayer of dependency. The second thing I want you to see is that this is a
prayer of sufficiency. It’s a prayer for the necessities of life rather than the luxuries of life. Notice that Jesus doesn’t
say, “Give us this day our chocolate ice cream.” He doesn’t say “Give us this day our thick crust pizza.” This is a
prayer for the basic things in life. This is a prayer for our needs, not a prayer for our greeds.
Martin Luther makes a very important observation. He says that in Matthew 6:11, daily bread doesn’t just refer to
food. It is a symbol for all the things we need for the preservation of our lives: Food, health, housing, employment,
good government, and a happy marriage.
In other words, praying for our daily bread means asking God to provide for our needs, no matter what those needs
might be. Right now, the biggest need in your life might be the strength to make it through the day. You’re tired,
you’re run down, you’re fighting a cold, and the daily bread you need is the power of God from on high!
Or maybe the biggest need in your life right now is for guidance. “Lord, I’m stressed out! I need direction. Should I
ask the boss to put me on a different shift? Should I step out on faith and apply for a job at a different company? Or
should I just stay where I am until something comes along?”
Maybe the Daily Bread you need is right here (the Bible). Maybe you need a word from the Lord to sustain you
through the day. Philippians 4:19 says that “my God will supply all of your needs according to His glorious riches
in Christ
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Bible Reading
SCRIPTURES TO ENCOURAGE & MEET OUR NEEDS
The Word of God is alive. It is profitable for giving us understanding and
direction in all areas of life. In times of pain, trouble, uncertainty, fear,
sickness, suffering and most certainly death -- the scriptures are a lifeline for our troubled hearts. They give us hope. They bring us peace and
comfort. They assure us that though in this world, we shall have troubles,
we can persevere with hope for a glorious forever, in heaven with the
Lord. He has promised it, to those who love Him and look for His coming.
Is Your Heart Fearful?
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; My peace I give unto you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not
your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; whom
shall I dread?
Psalm 56:3 When I am afraid, I will put my trust in Thee.
Psalm 118:6 The Lord is for me; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
Luke 12:6-7 Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? And yet not one of them is forgotten before God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Do You Need Courage Today?
Psalm 46:1-2 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear,
though the earth should change, and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea.
Psalm 27:14 Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.
Psalm 31:24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in the Lord.
John 16:33 Jesus spake, "These things have I spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you
have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world."
Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the
Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
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Healthy Alternatives
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By: Missionary Joyce Martin
Spinach Fettuccini
When you have a colorful plate you usually have a healthy one. A decorative plate of
oranges, green, yellows and browns you have touch all if not most categories of
recommended food groups. Here is a fun, colorful and healthful plate. Remember, food
should be fun so use vegetables that you love the most but below are some of my
favorites.
Spinach Fettuccini
Ingredients
• Salt
• 1 pound spinach fettuccine (or, whole wheat pasta)
• 2 carrots, peeled
• 2 medium zucchini
• 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
• 2 tablespoons butter (optional)
• 2 shallots, thinly sliced
• 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 cup frozen green peas
• 1/2 cup dry white wine
• 1 cup vegetable or chicken stock
• Freshly ground black pepper
• 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus some to pass at table
• 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley, a generous handful
Directions
Bring water for pasta to a boil. Salt the water and add the pasta and
cook to al dente, about 7 to 8 minutes. Use a vegetable peeler to make
ribbons of carrot and zucchini. Keep the vegetables flat on counter
and run the peeler the length of the vegetable. Drop the carrots and
zucchini into the pasta water for the last 4 minutes of cooking time.
Heat a medium skillet over medium heat with extra-virgin olive oil
and butter. Sauté the shallots and garlic 3 to 4 minutes then add peas and heat through, 2
minutes, stir in wine, reduce for half a minute and stir in stock. Toss drained pasta and
vegetables with the sauce, season with salt and pepper, and combine with cheese and parsley.
Daniel 1:12-17, "Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to
drink. 13 Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that
eat of the portion of the king's meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants. 14 So he consented to them
in this matter, and proved them ten days. 15 And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared
fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king's meat 16 Thus Melzar
took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse. 17 As for
these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and
wisdom: and Daniel had
understanding in all visions and dreams".
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Ministry Highlight
“Sunday School”
Elder Clarence Lyles ~ Superintendent
Take my yoke upon
you, and learn of
me;...
(Matthew 11:29a
KJV)
We are blessed at New Bethel to have a great program lead by anointed men and
women of God. Our Sunday School Ministry is one of the most effective
extensions of ministry that prepares the congregation for Kingdom building.
Sunday school aim at providing the common masses with an opportunity to study
the Bible. The Sunday school education includes a comprehensive study of the
Bible. It intends to imbibe in the minds of the people, the principles and
philosophies stated in the Bible. One of the primary purposes of the Sunday school
is to teach the Bible to the students. The Sunday school teaching aims at instilling in
the minds of the students, faith in God and teaching them the principles, which
Christ adhered to.
The education imparted in Sunday schools is intended to promote Christian fellowship. One of the primary goals of
a Sunday school is to evangelize the common people, thereby promoting the spread of Christianity. It aims at
bringing people from different strata of society together. It aims at uniting the people under one common umbrella
called Christianity. The preachings of Jesus Christ are shared with the common masses and they are encouraged to
adhere to His principles.
Sunday school is meant to teach the common people, the principles of social service. Sunday schools are about
teaching the people to be concerned towards society and work for its betterment. It is about encouraging the
people to be positive in life and imbibe optimism in those around them. It is about instilling in the young minds, love
and care towards others in society. The Sunday school education aims at bringing about the spread of justice and
equality in society. It aims at developing a society that believes in living with peace and harmony.
Sunday schools aim at helping people from all age groups to adopt the principles of God. Sunday school education
intends to teach the people the ways to adhere to ideals in life. At times, this involves the learning of scriptures from
the Bible. Learning what the Bible has to say helps the people communicate with God. Enabling the communication
of a common man with God is an important goal of Sunday schools. They aim at bringing about a spiritual growth of
their students.
The purpose of Sunday schools is indeed noble. One must not ignore the fact that Sunday schools give the society
an opportunity to be a part of the mission of Christianity to establish equality, peace and harmony in society. They
aim at the creation of a society that is based on the principles of Christ. They serve as excellent platforms to go
closer to God.
New Bethel News Staff
Superintendent Tommie A. Murphy ~ Pastor and
Staff Writer “Words to live by”
Good News is the English translation of the Koine Greek
Minister Kenneth E. McKissack ~ Editor in Chief
Sister Melissa Darden ~ Assistant Editor / Staff Writer
Missionary Joyce Martin ~ Staff Writer “Healthy Alternatives”
Sister Ada Ruffin ~ Staff Writer “Health Notes”
Missionary Pamela Smith ~ Staff Writer
Sister Doris Nussbaum ~ Staff Writer “Birthdays & New Members”
Sister Ewayna Watson ~ Staff Writer
Sister Ashley Johnson ~ Youth Staff Writer
Brother R.J. Johnson ~ Youth Staff Writer
Accomplishments: Read the entire “Holy Bible” in a year
challenge, Youth Spirit Awards and Youth Essay Contest
Distribution: U.S. Mail, Email, the church’s web site
www.newbethelchurch.com/newsletter or the information table
Purpose: To Inspire, Inform and Invite
Our purpose is to
“Inspire” readers to seek
a closer and more meaningful relationship with
the Lord.
In Christianity, the good news or gospel is the message of
Jesus or the message about Jesus, specifically his atoning death
on the cross and resurrection. More specifically it is the promise
and hope of salvation through the wrath averting death of Jesus
for His people from all nations that Jesus provides.
ευαγγέλιον (euangelion, "good message"). The gospel was the
good news that runners carried throughout the Greek city-states
proclaiming that the Saviour-King had ascended to his throne.
This word is sometimes also translated "Gospel". Hence, the
written accounts of the life and teaching of Jesus are generally
known as "Gospels".
The Christian message of good news is described in the Bible. It
relates to the saving acts of God, centered upon the person of
Jesus and his substitutionary death on the cross and resurrection
from the dead. Its context is the storyline of the Christian Bible as
a whole, which tells of the creation of humanity, humanity's
rebellion against God, and how people from all nations are
restored to relationship with God through the person of Jesus. A
key theme of the Christian good news is that God offers a new
life and forgiveness through Jesus. Jesus' teaching of the good
news also relates to the coming of the Kingdom of God
Our purpose is to also
“Inform” readers of activities and events going on at
the church.
Lastly, our purpose is to
“Invite” our readers to
participate in the mighty
move of God going on at
New Bethel Church.
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Words To Live By
Continued From Page 1
Page 8
“The Love of God”
By: Supt. Tommie A. Murphy
The Bible says that life is in the blood. People can live with their body organs damaged or removed but none can live without blood. Jesus sealed the New Testament covenant by shedding His own blood on the cross. His blood was pure and sinless blood. It was very precious.
It was sprinkled on the mercy seat in heaven that we might live by faith. We are justified by
the covering of His blood in our hearts. Secondly, pain was involved. The prophetic utterance
in Isaiah reveals to us what Jesus suffered for our salvation. Isaiah 53:4 “Surely he hath borne
our grief, and carried our sorrows, yet we did not esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.” In verse number 7, it says “He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not
his mouth; he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is
dumb, so he opened not his mouth.” I could not resist the opportunity at this point to mention
one of my favorite verses found in Hebrews 12:2 “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher
of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame,
and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
The place of blessing and favor cannot be obtained in the weakness of the flesh there must be
complete obedience to God for He is the One who will fight our battles. The thing God asked
of Israel was for them to submit to Him and this is still a requirement for all of us. The enemy
continues to dangle deception in our faces tempting us to believe we can continue catering to
our flesh while fully expecting Gods blessing. With this mindset we succeed in breaking God’s
heart while erroneously believing we shall receive His hand of blessing. The very life of every
child of God is the death of self and the humbling and submission of our wills to God. Paul
says in Romans 2:25, “circumcision or uncircumcision means nothing under the new covenant.”
Please know that only Jesus can keep self and the flesh in the right place.
2. It was a place of restoration.
The children of Israel encamped in Gilgal and kept the Passover right under the devil’s nose
represented by Jericho. The Passover meant a time of worship and feasting a swell as a time
of celebration. Saints some time get so involved in activities that they forget to celebrate. Our
fellowship is in the Lord. The life of a child of God is not a long faced-sad one that resembles a
horse. It is a joy to be a child of God. It is joy unspeakable and full of glory. The next day the
manna ceased after they had eaten the old grain of the land. Never again would Israel eat
manna again. They would now eat the fruit of the land. Forty years of miracle food ceased.
Notice the pattern: the rite of circumcision and then the blessing. The pattern has not changed.
We must put off the flesh and its works to enter into the blessings of the Lord.
We recall the incident with Samson. After defeating the Philistines with the jawbone of an animal
the blessing came in the form of water. The very weapon Samson used became a means of blessing.
God has not left us orphans. In Romans 8:1, the Word says “There is therefore, now no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” We are
mandated to walk in the Spirit and not cater to the flesh. You will fail as long as you are trying to
do it in your own power and
resources.
Looking unto Jesus,
the author and
finisher of our faith,
who for the joy that
was set before him
endured the cross,
despising the shame,
and is set down at the
right hand of the
throne of God.
(Hebrews 12:2)
It is my sincere prayer that during this season the peace of God himself
will sanctify you wholly as you set yourself apart for Him. Make your
vow to God and be faithful to it as you position yourself for the VICTORY!
You Are God’s anointed,
Supt. Tommie A. Murphy
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Family Wealth
Question? What does the Bible say about paying taxes?
In Matthew 22:17-21, the Pharisees asked Jesus a question, "Tell us then, what is
your opinion? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?" But Jesus, knowing their
evil intent, said, "You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me? Show me the coin
used for paying the tax." They brought him a denarius, and he asked them, "Whose
portrait is this? And whose inscription?" "Caesar's," they replied. Then he said to
them, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's." In full
agreement, the Apostle Paul taught, "This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants,
who give their full time to governing. Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if
revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor" (Romans 13:6-7).
Federal income tax, state income tax, local income tax, sales tax, property tax, personal property tax,
capital gains tax - the list could go on and on. Statistics show that in the United States, April 15th, tax day,
is one of the most stressful days of the year. The Internal Revenue Service is probably the most despised
government organization. Similarly, tax collectors were not thought highly of in Bible times (Matthew
11:19; 21:31-32; Luke 3:12-13).
As much as we hate taxes, as much as the tax system is corrupt and unfair, as much as there are far better
things our money could go towards - the Bible commands, yes commands us to pay our taxes. Romans
13:1-7 makes it clear that we are to submit ourselves to the government. The only instance in which we
are allowed to disobey the government is when it tells us to do something the Bible forbids. The Bible
does not forbid paying taxes. In fact, the Bible encourages us to pay taxes. Therefore, we must submit to
God and His Word - and pay our taxes.
The most frequent objection to paying taxes is that the money is being misused by the government or even
used for evil purposes by the government. That, however, is not our concern. When Jesus said, "Give to
Caesar..." the Roman government was by no means a righteous government. When Paul instructed us to
pay taxes, Nero, the most evil Roman emperor in history, was the head of the government. We are to pay
our taxes even when the government is not God-honoring.
We are free to take every tax deduction that is both legal and honest. We do not have to pay the maximum
amount of taxes possible. If the government allows you a tax break - take it. If there is a legal way you can
shelter some of your money from being taxed - shelter it. By all means, take the deduction for your
children, your mortgage, your moving expenses, etc., etc. Again, feel free to take every legal and honest
opportunity to reduce your tax burden. Illegal and/or dishonest methods must be rejected. Romans 13:2
reminds us, "Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has
instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves."
Recommended Resource: How to Manage Your Money: An In-Depth Bible Study On Personal Finances
by Larry Burkett.
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Martina Brown
3/2
Elder McKinley Woodruff
3/16
Betty Stewart
3/3
Minister J. Byron Miller
3/17
Missionary Lisa Crowder
3/5
Tamara Olive
3/17
Kim Kennedy
3/5
Romesha Bell
3/18
Reggie Rucker
3/5
Tyron Vannoy
3/19
Missionary Joyce Martin
3/6
Guesselda Drew
3/20
Mother Betty Carr
3/8
Deontre’ Norris
3/21
Kevon Cooper
3/8
Kiaun Bell
3/22
Deacon Curtis Mintz
3/10
Shirley Drummings
3/22
Tonya Boone
3/12
Toniette Hicklin
3/23
Taylor Vann
3/12
Missionary Ollie Collins
3/24
Mother Margaret Walker
3/12
Missionary Angela Williams
3/24
Missionary S. Martell Farrar
3/13
Melissa Darden
3/25
Nathaniel Ingram
3/13
Mother Maria Mayner
3/25
Nedra Martin
3/13
Elder James Whaley
3/25
Mother Annie Smith
3/13
Francine Williams
3/25
Christina White
3/13
Minister Edward Blevins, Sr
3/26
Alexis Williams
3/14
Minister Brian Wright, Sr
3/27
Deacon Charles Vann
3/15
Jeanelle Hall
3/28
Tamiko D. Workman
3/28
Please join Pastor and First Lady Murphy
in welcoming our new members.
Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such
as should be saved. Acts 2:47
Tonya Brown
Cornelius Gathers
Rosalind Gathers
Cody Gathers
Jasmine Gathers
Kaleia Martin
WELCOME HOME
Matthew 9:37-38 (NIV) 37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers
are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."
New Bethel News
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church office New Bethel Church of God in Christ
1520 Little Rock Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28214
Phone: (704) 391-0365
Fax: (704) 391-7709
Email: [email protected]
Saturday, March 21st
Greater North Carolina
Jurisdictional Call Meeting
State Temple
Wendell, NC
Bishop Leroy Jackson Woolard
Presiding Prelate
(contact church office for travel
plans and times)
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SAVE THE TREES!
Sunday, March 22nd
Pastor Murphy will be preaching at
Family Worship Center COGIC
Columbia, SC
Supt. Derrick Hutchins Pastor
(time of service to be determined)
Friday, March 27th @ 7:00 p.m.
Pastor Murphy will be preaching at
Sanctuary Worship Center COGIC
Concord, NC
Pastor Larry Maxwell
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Our hearts and prayers are extended to
Bishop Charles Edward Blakes, Sr and the entire Blake family for the recent passing of their dear sainted 95 year old
mother in
San Diego, CA Mother Lula Blake
resting in Jesus arms, wife of The Late Bishop J.A. Blake
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