CALL TO WORSHIP                     
                                                                      Micah 5:1-2

1 Marshall your troops now, city of troops, for a siege is laid against us. They will strike Israel’s ruler on the cheek with a rod.
 
2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”
 
                                                                          Isaiah 9:6-7
6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
 
7 Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.

    

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The worship service for today is live streamed. It can be heard later on YouTube and the Church website (www.bellevuebaptistchurchchicago.org) To listen to the service go to Church website and select the media tab for the sermon

Music by: Deacon Garlan Garner
Video and Audio by: Mr. Michael Harris

The Pastor’s weekly sermon can be heard on the church website (www.bellevuebaptistchurchchicago.org) To listen to the service go to church website and select the media tab for the sermon.
 
Hello Bellevue Members
 
The link below is information that will provide some education on the COVID Vaccine. This is a Podcast from a series put together by Roosevelt University. It is very informative and I pray that it will help you and others to understand the vaccine so you can be informed and make the best decision regarding your health and the COVID vaccination. Health and Wellness Ministry
 
https://youtu.be/w0pbFL82WeI   
 
DON’T QUIT John Greenleaf Whitter
 
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
 
Life is strange with it’s twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns
And many a failure comes about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell just how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.
 
For all the sad words of tongue or pen
The saddest of these: “It might have been”.
 
READING THE BIBLE THROUGH
 
We want to commend everyone who read the Bible through or listened to Bible tapes through the Bible for 2020. His Word is a lamp to our feet and a light on our path (Psalm 119:105). We encourage you to join us again in 2021 reading the Bible through.
 
I also suggest that you read with a pencil and pad. Record the promises of God and make a diligent effort to obey His instruction. Remember that our blessings come with our obedience.
 
 
PRAYER FOCUS PRAYING ALWAYS
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and request. Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)
 
Dr. Frank Laubach gives many ideas for experiments in prayer:
Pray for whoever comes to memory.
Pray when you can’t sleep at night.
 
Pray while taking a walk.
Pray, using a prayer list of missionaries, pastors, of the sick and sorrowing, neighbors, and coworkers.
Pray while reading a newspaper – pause and pray for accident victims, for world leaders.
 
Pray for the Lord to give you open doors to witness.
Paul, recognizing the kind of world in which he lived, with Satan’s powers so intense, tells his friends to pray at all times in the Spirit. And Paul also reminds the Ephesians to pray for all Christians, “and also me.”
 
Why not follow Paul’s example and ask many of our friends and fellow church members to pray for us. And then, let us “give ourselves wholly to prayer…and pray on every occasion in the power of the Spirit.” By Conrad M. Thompson