APRIL 2024
by PASTOR CLINT MILLER on April 1st, 2024
Growing up, I always heard the saying, “April showers bring may flowers.” As we enter the second quarter of 2024 already, let’s take a minute and think about what God said about flowers in His Word. For the most part, God used flowers in one of two ways. One, God used the beauty of flowers to assure His children that He would take care of us. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said in Matthew 6:28-...  Read More
MARCH 2024
by PASTOR CLINT MILLER on March 1st, 2024
God has always wanted His people to worship Him according to His Word and His Way. When God gave Moses instructions on the construction of the Tabernacle, God made sure that the people tasked with building the Tabernacle were also empowered to be faithful to His instructions. Exodus 35:30-35, 30 Moses then said to the Israelites: “Look, the Lord has ap-pointed by name Bezalel son of Uri, son of Hu...  Read More
by PASTOR CLINT MILLER on February 1st, 2024
When I think of February, I think of two things: cold weather and Valentine’s Day. I’m not a big fan of the former but do enjoy the latter. The Miller Family tries to have a nice family dinner date on Valentine’s Day. We don’t always get to make that happen, but that is the goal. As I check out the calendar, this year we will get to celebrate Valentine’s Day with you since it falls on a Wednesday....  Read More
by PASTOR CLINT MILLER on January 1st, 2024
New Year’s Day brings all sorts of emotions and excitement. This year is going to be the year we lose weight, read the Bible, save money, get out of debt, join the gym, or any other number of things. The reality is, however, often what we plan for the new year does not actually play out during the year. As we all learn from painful experience, life is full of uncertainty and unwanted reality. So, ...  Read More
by PASTOR CLINT MILLER on December 1st, 2023
Merry Christmas!!! I can’t believe I’m writing the December newsletter article. Christmas season is upon us. I hope all of you have the best Holiday Season ever. Mark your calendars for Christmas Eve, December 24, at 5:00PM. We will have a Candlelight Service and observe the Lord’s Supper. I thoroughly enjoy Christmas Eve services. I hope to see you this Christmas Eve. As we enter the Christmas Se...  Read More
by PASTOR CLINT MILLER on November 1st, 2023
A house is not the same thing as a home. We understand that distinction. One of the things that makes a house a home is the “stuff” in the home. We want and love our stuff! Some of the “stuff” the Millers love is the Fall decorations Ms. Tammy sets out each year. I love the way she decorates the house for every season. As we enter the Thanksgiving Season, let’s make a deliberate effort to acknowle...  Read More
by PASTOR CLINT MILLER on October 1st, 2023
I am writing the October 2023 newsletter article! Just saying that out loud as I type it grabs my attention. The anticipa-tion of summer feels like it was just a couple of weeks ago. Now, I am anticipating our week of winter. The saying “time flies when you’re having fun” is certainly true for me in 2023. What an amazing year so far. God has richly blessed Bethel Baptist Church during the first th...  Read More
by PASTOR CLINT MILLER on September 1st, 2023
Summer Heat!!! August has lived up to its reputation: the past several weeks have been extremely hot! As all Southerners know, the difference between the heat here and the heat elsewhere is the incredibly high humidity we enjoy in this part of the country. During our time in New Orleans, we faced some comparable heat indexes. As uncomfortable as the past few weeks have been outside, we have found ...  Read More
by PASTOR CLINT MILLER on August 1st, 2023
What really matters? From the time of my youth, I wanted two things: a nice truck and a nice boat. We bought an all-wheel drive Honda Pilot with the intention of buying a small boat. The Pilot was a nice vehicle, but after we decided to buy a tri-toon I knew we needed a truck. The tri-toon was much heavier than the towing capacity of the Pilot. So, we bought a brand new Z71 in 2020. Our Chevrolet ...  Read More
JULY 2023
by PASTOR CLINT MILLER on July 1st, 2023
On July 2nd I will enter the last year of my 40s. That statement is hard to write, harder to read, and even harder to ac-cept. However, I have no other choice but to accept it if I want to be an emotionally and mentally healthy person. The only cure for growing older is to die young. Two days later, our country will celebrate her 247th birthday. Although the United States of America is not a perfe...  Read More
JUNE 2023
by PASTOR CLINT MILLER on June 1st, 2023
As a child, I looked forward to three months of Summer. I grew up in an era where summer break from school was June, July, and August. My family usually went on a vacation to Daytona Beach during the month of July. Initially, we stayed in Ormond Beach at a hotel called The Maverick. I remember it having a horse in front and two pools in the back. Surprisingly, I looked on-line and found it still o...  Read More
MAY 2023
by PASTOR CLINT MILLER on May 1st, 2023
May is the month we normally associate with graduation. I have fond memories of last year when Madison took part of Graduation Recognition at Bethel and graduated from Evangelical Christian School in Fort Myers. She began attend-ing ECS in K4 and finished her Senior Year in their on-line academy. My mind has a hard time grasping the fact that my children are past their high-school years. As we thi...  Read More