Bethany was indeed blessed with a Spirit filled Communion Meeting May 19-21-2017. We had excellence attendance with many visitors Friday and Saturday night and good singing with a great fish supper and all the extras on Saturday night. Elder Ronald Lawrence was blessed to bring two great messages on Friday and Saturday night. Friday night he spoke from Psalm 127:1 on except the Lord build the house, they that build it labor in vain. He showed how the “house of Israel” came into existence from Abraham and God bringing it forward through Isaac and Jacob and how it relates to the spiritual house of Israel, consisting of all the redeemed family of God. Saturday night he spoke from statement made by Balaam “Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his.” (Numb. 23:10). He took Jacob and his life and how he was loved by God even though a trickster and how we are all sons of Jacob in Christ. He showed what happens when the righteous die and their blessed state in the presence of the Lord as the soul and Spirit return to the Lord in heaven to await the resurrection.
The meeting concluded Sunday with a sermons by Pastor Larry Wise on “I Believe” followed by a good communion service with partaking of the Lord’s Supper and the washing of the saints’ feet. It was a grand occasion as a few new members were participating for the first time. Fathers and sons washed feet, Mothers and daughters washed feet, biological brothers and sisters washed feet as well as spiritual brothers and sisters. Some songs were sung that added to the atmosphere. Here are just a few photo scenes from the communion with many more to follow later on the Communions page of the website: