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Bethlehem First Church

of the Nazarene

1500 Linden Street

Bethlehem, PA  18014

“Our church can be your home!”

We extend a warm invitation to you to make BFCN your church home. Please take a moment to browse our website and learn more about us. Hopefully, you’ll stop by the church sometime! Come and participate in our services where traditional and contemporary are blended to share the joy of the Lord! We’d love to meet you!

OUR MISSION

It is our mission as the Bethlehem First Church of the Nazarene to love the Lord our God as the heartbeat of our mission, and to proclaim God’s Word and exalt Him through holy living by:

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Attracting people to Christ

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Nurturing people in Christ

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Commissioning people for Christ.

 

SERVICE TIMES

SUNDAY

   9:00AM    Prayer in the Sanctuary

   9:15AM    Choir Warm-Up

 10:30AM    Contemporary Praise and

Worship

 10:45AM    Morning Worship     

Service

   6:00PM    Praise Service

 

WEDNESDAY

   7:00PM   Youth Group

   7:00PM   Family Night Ministries

   8:00PM   Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

Our Beliefs

EIGHT AGREED STATEMENTS

These are the beliefs Nazarenes hold to be true. They are common to Christians world-wide:

  1. We Believe in one God-the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  2. We Believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.

  3. We Believe that man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.

  4. We Believe that the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.

  5. We Believe that the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.

  6. We Believe that believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

  7. We Believe that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.

  8. We Believe that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.

Life Can Have True Meaning

Step 1

Recognize that God loves you and has a plan for your life.

His love includes you.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” -John 3:16

He has new life for you.

“I have come that they might have life, and have it to the fullest.”   -John 10:10

Step 2

Recognize that sin separates you from God and others.

SIN is walking our own way in rebellion against God’s will. When we walk away from God, we walk away from life.

Everyone has sinned.

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

-Romans 3:23

Sin brings death.

“For the wages of sin is death…” -Romans 6:23

As sinners we futilely try to find life’s true meaning in the wrong ways and places.

Our own efforts cannot save us.

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this not from yourselves – it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast.” -Ephesians 2:8-9

Step 3

Recognize that Jesus Christ died and rose again for our sins.

He died in our place.

“But God demonstrates His love to us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8

Jesus Christ is the way to new life.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” -2 Corinthians 5:17

He gives inner peace.

“We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

 -Romans 5:1

He gives freedom.

“So as the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”

-John 8:36

He gives eternal life.

“But the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.”

-Romans 6:23

Step 4

You must repent and ask God for forgiveness.

Repentance means:

To acknowledge you sins

To be sorry for your sins

To confess your sins

To be willing to forsake your sins

To have your life changed by Christ

Forgiveness is promised.

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

-1 John 1:9

Step 5

Place your trust in Christ and receive Him as your Savior.

Christ is ready.

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in.” -Revelation 3:20

Receive Him now.

Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.

What to pray.

Lord Jesus, I want to have life. I know that I have sinned. I need your forgiveness and pardon. I believe that You died and rose again for my sins. I now accept You as my personal Savior. I will forsake my sinful life. I know that Your grace and power will enable me to live for You. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me, and for giving me a new life.

For help in living a meaningful life in Christ:

Be assured of Christ’s forgiveness.

Read your Bible and pray daily.

Find a concerned pastor and other Christians.

Become a vital part of that church.

Share your faith with others.

Praise God!

If you would like to know more about receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, or need help for a particular problem, contact the pastor through email at pastor@bethlehemnazarenes.com.

We are a community church, recently we’ve been running events which we will publish here. Thanks to our generous donations we’ve been able to plan some great stuff going into 2016.

Our donations:

Richard @ Metal Detector Direct

Tony @ Bethlehem Travel

To get in touch about donating and helping our cause, please get in touch with the email above.