Thursday, October 7, 2010

Why this blog?

Dear Bethel family, 

This blog is intended primarily to serve our church family. I think it will serve some good purposes beyond our church family, but you all are the main audience. Here are a few ways I can see this blog serving our church:
  1. As a means of sharing truth that will augment what God is teaching us on Sundays and in other church venues. I'm thinking of things like: Home Group discussion/application questions, additional application that I either left out due to time or thought of on, say, Tues afternoon, or other good stuff to read or watch or listen to in preparation for or on the heels of Sunday's sermon.
  2. As a way of alerting you to helpful audio, video, and written resources that can challenge and change us by God's grace. There have been so many Sundays when this would have been helpful. The morning we considered Deut. 6:4-9 (Sept. 19, 2010) is just one example.
  3. As a forum for asking questions and sharing insights and generating discussion as you share your "comments." There is certainly no substitute for genuine, old school, face-to-face interaction and discussion and biblical fellowship. We are seeking to cultivate that as much as we can. Nevertheless, there is opportunity for good online interaction that could serve our church family well.
  4. As a way of communicating my heart to you all - to share things I'm learning, to encourage you with things that have encouraged me, to encourage you with the evidences of God's grace among us, etc., etc., etc.
I'm sure this list will grow and probably change over time, but the goal will be the same - to help us all see the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ a little bit clearer and to shine that glorious light a little bit brighter in New Castle County and beyond!  May our infinitely worthy God use this blog in small and big ways to help us "reflect His infinite worth through Christ for the glory of His Name and the good of all peoples!"  


  1. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! This should be fun and help us all to grow a tiny bit closer to Christ

  2. I also would like to add my thanks for your willingness to add to your already busy schedule by establishing this blog. Providing us with more opportunities to grow.... perhaps even more than a tiny bit.

    The link to the Pastor in Newark certainly was touching and also is a great example of a family brillintly reflecting the Glory of our God. Keep up the good work on all fronts!! Just don't stretch yourself to the bending or breaking point.

    Your brother in Christ,

    Jim Miller