The Bethel UPC will have its first service with a grand reopening on Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020.
There will be no Sunday school.
Services will continue to be broadcast on the Bethel United Pentecostal Church Facebook page. A cable that will allow us to continue broadcasting on KJNR from the sanctuary has been ordered, but is on back-order. Once that arrives and is installed, services can resume on KJNR 91.9 FM.
There will be Sunday evening services in the sanctuary as well as Wednesday evening services. The Sunday evening services will be broadcast on the Kwethluk UPC Facebook page until services can resume in Kwethluk.
All mandates, except for Special Populations (i.e., the fishing industry and health care), have been changed to advisories.
Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 will be asked to not enter the building.
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
New loss of taste or smell
Anyone ill is advised to stay home from services.
Additional chairs will be added to the sanctuary to allow family groups to social distance between groups. Social distancing will be the responsibility of each individual. Parents, please keep your children with your family group.
Until the State of Alaska implements Phase V of reopening, or until the Board of the BUPC deems it advisable to do so, the BUPC will require those entering the Bethel UPC at 451 Ridgecrest Dr. to sign an Assumption of Risk Waiver. Each adult has to sign, but it only has to be signed once. You also will be asked several simple questions concerning travel and health. Please cooperate with us as we reopen.
So as to not create a bottleneck at the front door next week, we will be posting the Liability Waiver on the webpage and Facebook page, which can be signed ahead of time. If you do not have a means of printing the page, or forget your waiver at home, don’t worry, we will have plenty at the door.
The church will be thoroughly cleaned before reopening.
All hard surfaces and surfaces frequently touched will be wiped down with disinfectant frequently.
We are inviting everyone in our community to come next Sunday, May 31st, Pentecost Sunday, at 11:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.
Click Link below for Assumption of Risk Waiver form:
Bethel United Pentecostal Church will continue to have services aired live on KJNR 91.9 FM and Facebook live on the Bethel United Pentecostal Church Facebook page on Sunday 11AM & 6PM and Wednesday at 7PM.
Pastor Lorin Bradbury preached on “GOD IS NOT MOVED BY OUR DOUBTS” Sunday morning at 11:00AM at the Bethel United Pentecostal Church, Facebook live and aired live on KJNR 91.9 FM.
Click link below for sermon outline: https://bethelakupc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/God-Is-Not-Moved-by-Our-Doubts-Outline.pdf
TEXT: (I Kings 17:17-24, NIV) 17 Some time later the son of the woman who owned the house became ill. He grew worse and worse, and finally stopped breathing. 18 She said to Elijah, “What do you have against me, man of God? Did you come to remind me of my sin and kill my son?” 19 “Give me your son,” Elijah replied. He took him from her arms, carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his bed. 20 Then he cried out to the LORD, “LORD my God, have you brought tragedy even on this widow I am staying with, by causing her son to die?” 21 Then he stretched himself out on the boy three times and cried out to the LORD, “LORD my God, let this boy’s life return to him!” 22 The LORD heard Elijah’s cry, and the boy’s life returned to him, and he lived. 23 Elijah picked up the child and carried him down from the room into the house. He gave him to his mother and said, “Look, your son is alive!” 24 Then the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the LORD from your mouth is the truth.”
1. The LORD does not abandon us when we experience doubt.
2. Learn how the struggle with doubt can help establish our faith.
3. Learn to surrender self-centeredness in order to see God’s plan
4. Learn to remain calm in crisis while God works it out.
1. Discuss: Is it sin to doubt? When would it be sin?
2. How does questioning develop our faith?
3. How do you refocus your faith when you feel fear?
4. Memorize Bible verses that are meaningful to you in overcoming fear and doubt.
Pastor Lorin Bradbury will be preaching on “HE JUST DIDN’T KNOW” this Wednesday evening at 7PM at the Bethel United Pentecostal Church, Facebook Live and aired on KJNR 91.9 FM.
9 Asa became king of Judah, in Jerusalem, in the twentieth year of the reign of Jeroboam over Israel, 10 and reigned forty-one years. (His grandmother was Maacah, the daughter of Abishalom.) 11 He pleased the Lord like his ancestor King David. 12 He executed the male prostitutes and removed all the idols his father had made. 13 He deposed his grandmother Maacah as queen mother because she had made an idol—which he cut down and burned at Kidron Brook. 14 However, the shrines on the hills were not removed, for Asa did not realize that these were wrong.
New Testament Doctrines
A Lifestyle of Separation
God’s Statutes Taught Diligently
Teaching and Training
Questioning Spiritual Values
1. How do I transmit my spiritual values to my children?
2. What are some of the most important doctrines in the Bible?
3. What should I do when my children question my values or biblical stand?
4. Why are standards important?
5. Is it OK for our children to question why we do certain things? How should I respond?
Pastor Lorin Bradbury preached on “The Power of One” Wednesday evening at 7:00PM on Facebook live and KJNR 91.9 FM.
12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men… 15 For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!
Pastor Lorin Bradbury preached on “FREE FROM SIN” Sunday Morning at 11:00 AM on Facebook live and KJNR 91.9 FM.
(Romans 6:1-18, NLT)
1 Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? 2 Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it? 3 Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death? 4 For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.
5 Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was. 6 We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. 7 For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. 8 And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with him. 9 We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and he will never die again. Death no longer has any power over him. 10 When he died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God. 11 So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.
12 Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. 13 Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. 14 Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.
15 Well then, since God’s grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning? Of course not! 16 Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. 17 Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you. 18 Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living.
You cannot serve two masters.
You are either a servant of God, or a servant of sin.
Remember the past (where you came from), but don’t serve the past (don’t return to the past).
Pastor Lorin Bradbury preached on “The Day of Preparation” at 7PM on Facebook live and aired on KJNR 91.9 FM.
29 Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings;
they will not serve before officials of low rank.
1. What gift has God already put in your hand?
2. What are you doing to prepare yourself for life in God’s Kingdom?
3. God’s involvement/man’s involvement
4. God’s plan for achievement in spite of opposition
5. Let God finish His work in you.
6. Lean on Jesus, but walk on your own two feet.
7. Don’t quit!
8. Work hard!
Pastor Lorin Bradbury preached on”The Importance of Mother” Sunday Morning at 11:00AM streaming live on here and aired on KJNR 91.9 FM.
Click link below for sermon outline:
(Galatians 4:22-26, NIV)
22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. 23 His son by the slave woman was born in the ordinary way; but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a promise.
24 These things may be taken figuratively, for the women represent two covenants. One covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children who are to be slaves: This is Hagar. 25 Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children. 26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.
1. If your mother is living, have you wished her a happy Mother’s Day?
2. Just as you appreciate your mother, do you appreciate the church, your spiritual mother?
3. What are ways you can show your love and gratitude to your spiritual mother?
Pastor Lorin Bradbury preached on “NEVER MOVE A FENCE UNTIL YOU KNOW WHY IT WAS PUT UP” at 7:00PM on Facebook Live and aired on KJNR 91.9 FM.
(Proverbs 22:28, NIV) 28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors.
Holiness in your home life.
Questions to ask yourself and those gathered around you about lesson:
1. Can we identify any boundary markers we have compromised?
2. Have we lost some of our convictions?
3. Where can we begin to recommit to God?
May 3rd, 2020- Sunday Morning Service on Facebook Live and KJNR 91.9 FM at 11:00AM
Pastor Lorin Bradbury will be preaching on “IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME” this Sunday Morning on Facebook Live and aired on KJNR 91.9FM at 11:00AM.
TEXT: (Luke 22:14-20, NIV)
14 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. 15 And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.”
17 After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you. 18 For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”
19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
Remembering what Jesus has done for you
April 29th, 2020- Wednesday Service on Facebook Live and Aired on KJNR 91.9 FM at 7:00PM.
Pastor Lorin Bradbury will be preaching on “A Debt That Remains” this Wednesday service.
26 Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; 27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you.
I. Borrowing Beyond Your Means
II. Warning Against Co-signing
III. An Acceptable Debt
1. “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another” (Romans 13:8, NIV).
1. Why is it important to not buy things that you don’t really have the money for?
2. What are three things you can do when you get into financial trouble for overspending?
3. Why is it not good to expect God to save you from the trouble you put yourself in?
4. What does this verse mean? “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another” (Romans 13:8, NIV).
5. Debt means something you owe or should pay back. What are ways you show your debt of love even when your loved ones or friends are not living for God or make mistakes? How do you continue to show this daily love to others in your family?
5. What does this mean? “The purest love we can give to God is the love we extend to our worst enemy.”
April 26th, 2020- Sunday Morning message
Pastor Lorin Bradbury will preaching on “The Parable of Four Kinds of Soil” this Sunday morning at 11:00AM on KJNR 91.9 FM and on Facebook Live.
2 He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said: 3 “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.”
9 Then Jesus said, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”
10 When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables. 11 He told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables 12 so that, “ ‘they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!’”
13 Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable? 14 The farmer sows the word. 15 Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them. 16 Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. 17 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 18 Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; 19 but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. 20 Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.”
In this lesson we will examine the role of the farmer, the seed, and the soil.
The most important question in this lesson is, What kind of soil are you? Are you willing to work the soil to change it into good soil?
1. Discuss the value of the Kingdom of God (church today, heaven tomorrow).
2. How has your family been benefitted by living for God?
3. What kind of soil are you?
4. Are there any rocks still in your soil (heart) that you keep stumbling over?
5. Are there any thorns, thistles, or weeds (worries of this life and deceitfulness of material things) that are choking out your walk with God?
April 22nd, 2020-Wednesday Evening Service
Bro.Seth O’Brien will be preaching Wednesday evening on “The Lord is My Strength” on KJNR 91.9 FM and Facebook Live at 7:00 P.M.
April 19th, 2020-Sunday Morning Service
Pastor Lorin Bradbury will be preaching on “An Apostolic Church” this Sunday Morning on KJNR 91.9FM and live on Facebook at 11:00AM.
Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.(Proverbs 22:24-25, NIV)
1. The Influence of an angry person
2. The influence of bad company
3. The influence of the media
April 12, 2020-Pentecostal Power Hour Sunday evening.
Rev. Tad Lindley preaching on “Jesus Was a Social Distancing Violator” on Facebook Live and KJNR 91.9FM
April 12, 2020-Easter Sunday Morning Service at 11:00AM on KJNR 91.9FM or Facebook Live.
Pastor Lorin Bradbury will be preaching on “The Truth and the Power of the Resurrection” this Easter Sunday.
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, (1 Corinthians 15:3-7 NIV)
Special Speaker, Pastor Chris Liu for Toksook preached on “Power to Deliver” Wednesday evening at 7:00PM on KJNR 91.9FM and Facebook live.
KEY VERSE: Psalm 91:14-15 (KJV)
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
April 5th, 2020- Sunday Morning Service at 11:00AM on KJNR 91.9FM or Facebook Live.
Pastor Lorin Bradbury will be preaching on “Jesus Teaches How to Pray” this Sunday morning.
TEXT: (Matthew 6:5-15, KJV)
5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. 7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
1. Memorize the Lord’s Prayer
2. Divide the Lord’s Prayer into segments as taught today, and list the kinds of things to pray under each segment.
3. Now pray the Lord’s prayer, not just repeat it.
Share with someone and encourage people to tune in to learn how to pray this Sunday. God bless!
April 1st, 2020-Wednesday Service will be aired live on KJNR 91.9 FM and live on Facebook at 11:00AM (Alaska Time).
Pastor Lorin Bradbury will be preaching on ” Do Not Forget” tonight on Facebook Live and aired on KJNR 91.9FM at 7:00PM.
Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, 23 for the LORD will take up their case and will exact life for life. (Proverbs 22:22-23, NIV)
1. Keep the Golden Rule
2. Treat employees fairly.
3. Help the disadvantaged.
4. Do not forget where the Lord brought you from.
1. What is the Golden Rule? (Luke 6:31) (Matthew 7:12)
2. Come up with some examples of application of the Golden Rule.
3. Reread Deuteronomy 24:6-22. Come up with ways you can apply these Scriptures to those who are less well off than you.
4. What does the LORD not want us to forget?
March 29th, 2020-Sunday Morning Service will be aired live on KJNR 91.9 FM and live on Facebook at 11:00AM (Alaska Time).
Pastor Lorin Bradbury will be preaching on the “A Call to Follow Jesus” this Sunday morning(3/29/20) on KJNR 91.9 FM and Facebook Live at 11:00AM.
(Matthew 4:18-22, NIV)
18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.
21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.
1. What does it mean to truly follow Jesus—to be a disciple?
2. What is the difference between hearing the call to follow and becoming a disciple? a. Matthew 7:21 and Luke 6:46
3. Discuss some things you may have to lay down to truly become Jesus’ disciple.
4. What does it mean to become like Jesus?
5. Parents, discuss how you can disciple your children?
6. What assignments has the Lord been talking to you about carrying out?
March 25th, 2020- Wednesday Evening Service will be live on Facebook and KJNR 91.9FM at 7PM (Alaska Time).
Pastor Bradbury will be preaching on “Everyday Christianity” and reading from the book of Philippians.
Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. (Philippians 2:12-13, NIV)
March 22, 2020 -Sunday Morning Service on KJNR 91.9FM, Facebook live, and Youtube live.
By Pastor Lorin Bradbury.
Discussion notes to engage more in service and with your family and friends.
Read Daniel chapters 1 and 6
1. Discuss Daniel’s convictions in chapter 1 and his resolve to remain holy.
2. Discuss how that might apply to your life.
3. Come up with examples of how you might have to stand for your beliefs.
4. Discuss Daniel’s commitment to God in chapter 6.
5. How strong is your faith in God to protect you?
6. Are you afraid for others to know that you are a Christian?
7. What are some obvious things that you do that indicate your commitment as a Christian?
Bethel United Pentecostal Church service will be aired live on KJNR 91.9 FM and Facebook live on the Bethel United Pentecostal Church Facebook page on Wednesday at 7PM and Sunday at 11AM. & 6:00PM. We are taking precautions and following the guidelines from the CDC and for this Wednesday and Sunday servicewill not be meeting at the Church but encourage everyone to attend by gathering your families at home and tuning into KJNR 91.9 FM or watching live on the Bethel United Pentecostal Church Page to hear the message preached. Please set aside Wednesday evening at 7:00PM and Sunday at 11:00AM & 6:00PM. Treat the time with reverence as you would if you were physically present in church. More information will be given during the online/radio church service. Further, we urge you to continue using the church for individual prayer and small group prayer.
TITHES and OFFERING
During this time the church doors are closed giving can continue through several formats:
1. Checks can be sent to Bethel United Pentecostal
Church, P.O. Box 1749, Bethel, AK 99559
2. If you have an Alaska USA account, you can
transfer funds to Bethel United Pentecostal Church, Account no. 1208205 checking. If you transfer anything other than
tithes, please sent a note to our officer manager at
907-545-3520. That way you will be given credit
accordingly. Otherwise, it will be credited as
tithe. If it’s a transfer, your name shows up on
the transfer and the amount will be credited to you.
So you can receive a receipt at the end of the year,
please text your address to our office manager.
3. IF you have access to Bill Pay at your bank, you
can have checks sent directly to the address listed
Thank you ahead of time for your giving.
March 18th, 2020-Wednesday Evening Service at 7P.M. on KJNR 91.9 FM or Facebook Live.
Here are some discussion points to help engage more for the online and radio service.
1. While you and your family are still gathered together, discuss the following questions:
a. What do you believe were some of the characteristics in Noah’s life that caused the LORD to look upon him with favor? (Reread Genesis 8:20)
2. Discuss what may have been the reasons that Noah’s adult children served God and others didn’t?
3. Discuss as a family how you can remain spiritually strong during the time that we are unable to meet in large groups.
4. Reread Deuteronomy 6:4-8. Generate some ideas as to how you make the Word of the LORD more visible in your home.
5. Pray together. Take prayer requests. Pray for one another. Pray for a miracle. Pray that someone receive the Holy Ghost right at home.