Bethany Independent Presbyterian Church





Love- the Fruit of the Spirit


God begets us in the power of the Spirit anew
Then, the journey of faith in the Lord, we begin
There is no turning back to whatever is of the flesh
There is every reason to fall back on the Spirit instead


God supplies the Spirit to us who are obedient
We are filled with the Spirit in consequence
The Spirit of God is at work in us ceaselessly
We, then, are enabled to serve the Lord fruitfully


The Spirit has poured out God’s love to us in grace
We, therefore, are to love God and God’s in return
There is no mistaking about the Spirit indwelling
Love is the visible sign of the Spirit empowering


Inspiration from:
Galatians 3:3-5, 5:22-23; Romans 5:5,

By Pastor Tomas Zatel

10 October 2021

The Lord speaks to Moses face to face


The cries of the people of God reached heavens
God, thus, stooped down to come to their rescue
Finally, they were set free to serve the Lord their God
Distinctly, the people of Israel had stood out, since then


Out of the burning bush, God called Moses
He then was hesitant to heed the call at first
He, however, saw himself speaking with the Lord Yahweh
Moses, since then, had sought to serve God in His own terms


Moses a man of God prayed in faith and humility
He learned more of God as he interceded in earnest
God was always gracious to him, and let him obtain His favor
God did speak to Moses in person, when he asked in prayer


Moses truly was a legendary leader God had molded
The works he had done speak of his faith in volumes
No one like Moses led God’s people by revelations
For the Lord spoke to no one like Moses in high honor


Inspiration from:-
Exodus 1-8, 33, Number 12:8, Deut. 34:10-12, Heb.11:6

By Pastor Tomas Zatel

23 August 2021

David cried to God, “You are my Father”


God sought a man after His own heart
David was that man God was looking for
And He had chosen him as a king for Himself


The Lord was with David through His Spirit
He was always with him till the end
And that was what David pleaded in prayer


David was truly led by the Spirit of God
He was bold and courageous for the LORD
Yet, he was wise and prudent in all his ways


David was a special son and servant of the LORD
He regarded himself as a mere slave before God
Yet, he sought to relate to God as Abba his Father!


Inspiration from:
1 Samuel 13:14, 16:13, Psalm 51: 11,
1 Samuel 17:36, 18:5, 14, 2 Samuel 7: 5-7, 18-21, Psalm 89:26-29

Written by Pastor Tomas Zatel

09 August 2021

Through Your Mercy



I was wandering in the dark

‘cause I was dead and lost in sins

I was eradicating my ‘self’ in loss

‘cause I couldn’t cease desiring Nirvana


I am now washed and cleansed

As the Spirit of God begets me from above

I am now found and flourished

As my ‘self’ is home in Imago Dei once again


God has created in me a new heart

As Jesus is welcome to my heart anew

The Holy Ghost gives life to my poor body

So that I may walk on earth with heaven in sight


Never shall I fear evils or foes in this life and beyond

I know Your mercy is new, fresh, and sufficient all the way

Never shall I boast about my walk or my works again

It was, is, and will be, solely through Your mercy I am saved


Inspiration from Titus 3:5; Eph.2:1-2; Romans 8:10-11; Lamentations 3:22
By Pastor Tomas Zatel

15 November 2020

Truly Mindful of Us…


We play no part in what God has planned for us

He redeemed us out of His unique fondness of mankind

He creates us anew in Christ for good things to come

The God of heavens is truly mindful of us, the chosen


Christmas symbolizes God’s option for life and light

The LORD God has taken sides with us the peoples

He is Immanuel – the “God-with-us” in Jesus the man

The God of Israel is truly mindful of us, the called


Jesus’ come to teach and show us the way Divine

The way of blessedness is truly narrow and difficult

God, however, has perfect ways to lead us through

The LORD of hosts is truly mindful of us, the heirs


Inspiration from Psalm 8; Titus 3:7; Eph.2:10; Matt.1:23
By Pastor Tomas

04 November 2020

In Him was Life…Light


Dark hours of life cloud eyes of faith from time to time
But that Christ enlightens us about life does come true
For in Him, never shall we become blind and wild

Threats to life are a present reality to reckon with
But that we’re hidden with Christ is the truth to resonate
For in Him, never shall we lose this life in regret

Darkness may promote sin and shame
But it has no right over us to bind and blind
Only Christ – our very Light – will beat and bless

Death may bring to us fear and tears
But it has no power over us to rein and ruin
Only Christ – our very Life – will reign and rule


Inspiration from John 1:1-5; Colossians 3:3
By Pastor Tomas Zatel

20 October 2020



Wisdom that enriches life is everywhere
Let one who lives seek it anywhere

Who is entitled to wisdom so special?
To him who asks God for it in prayer

Christ alone is God’s wisdom in person
Let’s take heed to Jesus’ calling in action

Pastor-teachers are bearers of the Light
Let us seek wisdom from them in the Word


Inspiration from Proverbs 1-2, James 1:5-6, 1 Corinthians 1:24, Malachi 2:7
Pastor Tomas Zatel

11 October 2020

In His Mercy


Who brought me to this life I chose not?
God purposed me long before I was not


Why is God leading me, by twists and turns, all this way?
For what He wills for me is far different from all my way


Why do, at the hands of my enemies, I suffer much?
That, in His mercy, I may learn to hope and trust


How should I seek to respond to Him my LORD?
Trusting in His mercy, I must walk with Him alone


Inspiration from Psalm 13:5-6, Isaiah 55:8-9; Romans 8:28-30; Eph. 1:4:4
Pastor Tomas Zatel

27 September 2020

Faith and Favor


Faith comes to us through the Word God gives
Welcoming of the Word preached is all that it takes
Thessalonians have received the Word to embrace
Paul thanks God for how they regard the Word proclaimed


Faith becomes mature as we abide by its rule
Imitating of Christians and Christ is the way to go
Thessalonians have become a model to follow
We thank God that we too can imitate others to grow


Divine favor is behind every good name people earn
Exercising of faith in God is how favor from above comes
The elders of faith remain a historic example in this regard
The faith we have can be inspiration to others in this life


Inspiration from 1 Thessalonians 1:6, 2:13-14, 1:7-8; Hebrews 11:1-2
Pastor Tomas Zatel

23 September 2020

Our faith Comes of Age



God has made it possible for us to believe

Our faith then must be nurtured to grow;

As the Scriptures helps us to come to Jesus

So, let us lose no time to believe in Jesus



God has promised us all that we need

Food and clothes are only what He adds;

As we live under His reign and rule of life

So, worries for morrow are gone and out of life


God has spoken to us in His living Word

Faith comes as, what He says, we truly heed;

As we believe all that the Scriptures teaches,

So, our faith in God will surely come of age


Inspiration from Matthew 6:33; Romans 10:17; Psalm 69;11; John 5:39
Pastor Tomas Zatel

15 September 2020

The Work of Faith


Precious is the faith inherited
From the saints
For that faith, we must defend together,
To the end


Objective is the faith instructed
In the Word
To that faith, we must align ourselves,
in real life


Decisive is how God acts in Christ
For our good
Divine gift of life, we all must accept
In good faith


As a good tree bears good and pleasant fruit
In its time;
So does the faith handed down to us all
In due time


Thessalonians bear good fruit of faith
Paul the Apostle calls it ‘work of faith’
So plainly


Inspiration from 1 Thessalonians 1; Jude 3;
Matthew 7:17-18; James 2:14-26
Pastor Tomas Zatel

07 September 2020

My Shepherd


God looks down from heaven and sees us all
To Him I will look up in the mornings
He will never let me down
This, I will always believe


He listens to me from His throne above
I will seek His face and favor in faith
He will come to our rescue
He is truly our Captain


The LORD does make me strong in grace afresh
As He takes sides with me in the battle
He gives me favor unmerited
I leap for joy He bestows


I will hold, My Shepherd, dear to my heart
You are all that I need now and always
Never shall I fear evils
I know you are there for me


Inspiration from Psalm 23
Pastor Tomas Zatel

30 August 2020