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Theme for Worship for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, January 17th:

God's Goodness Calls Us to Himself

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"Peace to you!" from
Pastor Jon Cox

Thank you for visiting the Bethel website! 

Bethel is a family of believers in the one true God.  He has done all that the world needs to be saved from sin.

Jesus Christ, is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Through faith in his life, death, and resurrection, all people may have forgiveness of sins and life in heaven.

No matter what troubles may confront us in this life, God promises to provide for all life, to care for his believers, and to work through all circumstances to bring about good for those who love him.

I have been a pastor since 1992, and have had the privilege to serve many people in various situations. I want to serve you too.

If you would like any spiritual or pastoral care from me, questions answered, prayers prayed, or just a listening ear, please call me on my cell phone or send an email message to me.

Pastor Jon Cox


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Forward in Christ

January 2021
Week 1 Genesis 1:1–2:3 Gen. 2:4-25 Gen. 3:1-24 Gen. 4:1-16 Gen. 6:5-22 Gen. 7:1-24 Gen. 8:1-22 Week 2 Gen. 9:1-17 Gen. 11:1-9 Gen. 11:27–12:9 Gen. 15:1-7 & 17:1-8 Gen. 18:1-15 Gen. 19:1-29 Gen. 21:1-21 Week 3 Gen. 22:1-19 Gen. 24:1-27 Gen. 24:28-67 Gen. 25:7-11,19-35 Gen. 26:34–27:29 Gen. 27:30–28:9 Gen. 28:9-22 Week 4 Gen. 29:14-30 Gen. […]
Faith Related Q and A

I've asked this question twice in the past with disappointing responses. Why doesn't WELS have an official statement regarding "Global Warming"? The same scientists who tells us that global warming is destroying the earth also tell us that the world is billions of years old, the universe was created by the "big bang,” and that all life on earth evolved from a single celled organism from a puddle of mud. That's not what we as WELS Christians believe or confess in the Apostles' or Nicene Creed. So why are you so afraid to take a stance regarding "global warming"? I was taught and believe that God controls everything, including all of the weather...good, bad and otherwise. Didn't God question Job and ask him if he knew where the storehouses were for the thunder and lightning, rain and snow? I don't think God said that he reserves the hail for times of trouble, unless "global warming" interrupts his plans. Does the WELS support the doctrine of man-made global warming?
I am sorry, but you may be disappointed with this response as well. A “doctrine of man-made global warming” is not a biblical doctrine. The subject matter is not one that Scripture addresses. The Bible does speak of disasters (for example, Matthew 24:7), and there are passages that speak in a general way about our stewardship of God’s creation (Genesis 1 and 2). Since the Bible does not address the subject matter of your question, you will not find a statement from WELS regarding it. When there are biblical doctrines involved, you will find official statements of our church body in the “Doctrinal Statements” section of this website.
Sometimes when I hear people describing objective justification, they will say that "in Christ" the whole world is forgiven/justified. What does it mean to be 'in Christ' and how is the whole world "in Christ"?
The phrase “in Christ” explains the means by which God reconciled sinners to himself. He did that by means of his Son’s saving work in life and in death. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 provides context for that phrase: “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”
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Arcadia, WI  54612


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