Bethany Independent Presbyterian Church





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