New Song on Sunday

This Sunday we’ll be learning a new hymn titled, For the Sake of His Name. Here’s an mp3 of what it sounds like. Enjoy and see you Sunday:

He is Good

We sang this last night. This simple truth set to a simple tune will be an encouragement.

HT: The two singing/playing are Kevin Inafuku of Harvest Baptist and Jonathan Albright of Brookside Baptist.

Free Friday Give-Away

The Herbster Evangelistic Team have just released their latest recording, a children’s cd, titled Come, Children Join to Sing. We had Mike and Mark Herbster for revival meetings in 2008. We look forward the next time we host them for revival meetings. Their latest recording is described on their website:

The Herbster Cousins sing some of the great hymns of the faith.  Songs include: I Sing the Mighty Power of God, All Things Bright and Beautiful, Holy, Holy, Holy, Great is Thy Faithfulness, Our Great Savior, Here is Love, This is My Father’s World and many others.

In order to enter to win your free copy of Come, Children Join to Sing, simply do two things: 1) state why you should win a children’s hymns CD in the comments section, and 2) either tweet it below (if you have a twitter account) or put a link to on your Facebook wall to (you’re on the honor system)

If you don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account simply make a comment and we’ll let you enter the contest.

Song Favorites at Bethel

We had an encouraging and enjoyable time last night at our Summer Singspiration Service. We’ve heard many appreciative comments. It’s simply edifying to have a whole service of our favorite songs. For the past few weeks we’ve been taking favorite song requests and so the order of the songs we sang last night was the order of the most popular songs at Bethel. There was a four-way tie for the last four spots, so we sang the number 8 song first and the most favorite last.

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Free Friday Give-Away

It’s been awhile since we’ve given away something free on BethelLife. Actually this week we’re giving away two items. With the HOPE concert coming this Sunday we thought now would be a good time to give away a free copy of Kelly Brake-Hubbard’s new cd, Hope. Also, a couple that we’re familiar with at Bethel, Matt & Christy Taylor have recently come out with a new cd titled, Everlasting Praise.

To qualify to win simply place a comment in the comment section. You can even state which one you’d prefer and if possible we will try to honor your request if you win. In order to qualify only comments placed before 9pm (EST) will be accepted.

Everlasting Praise from Matt & Christy Taylor

I Will Glory in My Redeemer from Kelly Hubbard

The Power of Music

I recently viewed a 60 minutes piece on El Sistema, the fascinating music program in Venezuela that has literally transformed lives in this impoverished country.  You really need to watch this. While I must provide the disclaimer that music cannot transform an eternal soul, the obvious power of music’s influence for good or for evil is clearly evidenced in this social experiment.  The Venezuelan government dumps millions of dollars each year to give free lessons to the children of this impoverished country.

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Free Stuff Friday!

And it’s not even the day after Thanksgiving!

We’re going to try something new here at Bethel Life. Each Friday (and when I say “each,” I am using that term very loosely), we’ll be giving away something for free. Hence “Free Stuff Friday.”

What will we be giving away? A new car? A year’s supply of random delicious foods? We’ll see, we’ll see. This week, one lucky person will win a shiny new copy of So High the Price, a new CD from the Steve Pettit Evangelistic Team.

Here’s how to win: Comment on this post, describing something that was a blessing to you during our Praise Emphasis Week (January 24-31). At the end of next week, we’ll choose a winner at random and announce it here on the blog.

Just a few rules:

  • Make sure you comment by next Thursday evening to be entered into the drawing.
  • The winner will be chosen at random, so don’t worry about making your comment a Pulitzer-prize winning composition.
  • You have to claim your prize at church. (We’re too cheap to pay for shipping–we spent it all on these expensive prizes;-)

We’re looking forward to reading your comments!