Bethany Independent Presbyterian Church





The LORD Who Hears Us


The LORD indeed is a great and mighty God
Honoring the LORD as such is s a precept to follow
May we humbly seek to bless the LORD in our praise


We shall rise up to attest to the LORD
That He is the LORD who attends to our prayers offered
May we seek together to bless the LORD in our prayers


We sought the LORD and He heard our cries
He delivered us from all our fears, real and imagined
Let us bless the LORD who acts on behalf of us the poor


Inspiration from Psalm 34; 41
By Pastor Tomas Zatel

16 August 2020

The Promises Of God


God’s promises come to us in various forms
We are bound to learn more of who God is
If we are to take heed to His voice wholeheartedly


God always does things as He speaks
It was how God created things out of nothing
It is how God will honor all of His Word definitely


God works in us mightily as He promises
He comforts us much in our afflictions
He establishes us as His chosen people all together


We were born again to glorify God alone
Abiding by the Word is the way to do so
Let us seek to treasure the Word that lasts forever


Inspiration from Isaiah 55:11, Matthew 24:35;
Psalm 119:58, 65; 2 Corinthians 1:20-22
By Pastor Tomas Zatel

16 August 2020

Bless the LORD…


How would we bless the Lord indeed?
He blesses us in abundance; we are His beneficiaries
We thus bow to acknowledge that He is our everything


Why would we bless the Lord in fact?
For all the blessings He has bestowed
For all the love and care He has shown
Why not we bless the Lord afresh?


The Lord gives and forgives;
We are bloomed and pardoned
The Lord heals and redeems;
We are relieved and prospered
The Lord loves and feeds us;
We are renewed and prolonged
For this and others, must we bless Him all the times


We are dust. This, the Lord knows and remembers
We are His. This, the Lord assures us of in Christ
For this and others, must we bless Him all the day


Inspiration from Psalm 103
By Pastor Tomas

16 August 2020

Great is the LORD…



Great is the Lord in His power: Manifold are His creations

He needs no help or aid to create

He simply fashions us for His glory

Great is the Lord in His wisdom; Marvelous are all His works

He asks not for idea nor counsel to proceed

He merely designs us for His purpose


Great is the Lord in His care; Multitude seeks food from Him

He needs no sustenance to sustain others

He kindly feeds us day and night


Great is the Lord in His judgment; Mankind He judges in truth

He removes all the wicked once for all

He finally reigns over us ‘in the light’


Great is the LORD in all that He is; Let us bless the LORD as such!

We are His, and He is ours; Let us bless Him now and always!


Inspiration from Psalm 104, Psalm 36:9
Written by Pastor Tomas Zatel

16 August 2020

The Blessed vs the Cursed



Blessed is

He who stays away from the wicked

Cursed is

He who seduces others to the evils

Only those who have no part with God-mockers

Such ones, God will surely bless!


Blessed is

He who meditates in the Law of the Lord

Cursed is

He who devises what is wrong within

Only if we are delighted in the Scriptures

Then only, will the Lord bless us!


Blessed is

He whose way is right and righteous

Cursed is

He who shall perish in his own way

Only those of us who walk by the Word

Forever, will we stay ‘blessed’


Inspiration from Psalm 1; 15:4, 1 Corinthians 15:33
By Pastor Tomas Zatel

18 July 2020

A Growing Faith


Jesus was concerned if He would find faith

When He returns

Let us ensure that our faith will grow

As time passes

A mustard seed that is tiny yet alive,

To this, the Lord likens our faith

Problems in life are anything but hard

Of this, the Lord assures us


What would such a genuine faith in God

Is capable of?

It makes sense of all that we are called

To go through

It helps us deepen our love for the Lord,

His Word, and His peoples

It aids us to carry others on our shoulders

As the need arises in life


How may we cultivate a growing faith

As we ought to?

Let us seek to let the Word of God sink

Into our hearts

When knowledge enters into the heart

Wisdom, it has become indeed

Faith, after all, is divine wisdom nourished

In the written Word of God



Inspiration from Matthew 17:20; Luke 18:8; Genesis 18:14: Pro.2:2,10-11; 1 Tim.4:6; Matt.13:32
By Pastor Tomas Zatel

28 June 2020