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Bethesda Shalom

Bethesda Shalom , "House of Mercy and Peace". A small independent Bible believing Church located in Wolverhampton, England; endeavouring to hold fast to truth and stand fast in love by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Jun 24, 2019

Hebrews 4:16

Which one of us, having been redeemed to God, by the blood of the Lamb; having been enlightened and having tasted of the heavenly gift; having been made partakers of the Holy Ghost, tasting the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, cannot upon hearing such precious words, well up with joy? Sinners, saved by grace, whose only plea was God be merciful to me a sinner!  Having now been forgiven, cleansed, washed and sanctified, I want to ask you, by what power (in whose power) do you now go on to live this Christian life?  By what strength; in whose might?  I fear that there are some, who having been forgiven of much, bolt out the blocks like lightening, soaring in the steam of their own zeal; but alas, a year in and some of these poor souls come stuttering to a standstill—they’re out of fuel!! 

Perhaps you’re saying, Brother, I don’t know how much longer I can go on; I’m tired, I’m weary and I’m losing heart!  I think I hear the word of the Lord speaking forth from this book...can you hear it?  Its voice is sure, it’s word, certain; “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts” (Zech. 4:6).  Precious one, have you come yet to learn the secret of this Christian life; that it’s not for the strong and the mighty but for the weak, who though God shall do valiantly!  O to grace how great a debtor!!   

Jun 17, 2019

1 John 3:1

Every single one of us who name the name of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour has a past do we not?  A past that was stained deep by sin; we were on the highway to ruin!!  Such were some you wrote Paul to the Corinthian Church. Fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, effeminate, abusers of themselves with mankind, thieves, covetous, drunkards, revilers, extortioners.  How could it be that the Holy One who inhabits eternity should shed His beams of love around us?  How can it be that we could be objects of His love and come into an inheritance as children of God?  This is a wonder beyond words and the statement, “For God so loved the word”, an enigma that we’ll never fully come to the bottom of.  Thank you, Jesus, for loving me!

Jun 15, 2019

Revelation 11

We are met in this chapter for the first time, explicit mention made of the beast.  Until now, not a single mention of this character has been made by name; everything that we have said about him, we have done so by inference.  Before Revelation 11, the word “beast” in reference to the Antichrist is nowhere to be found; yet after Revelation 11; the word “beast” in reference to the Antichrist occurs no less than 36 times. 

In this teaching, we begin to look at little closer at the beast along with the two witnesses.  Who are these two witnesses and what is their purpose?  We shall answer these questions along with others as we explore this eleventh chapter of Revelation.  

Jun 10, 2019

Colossians 4:2

Extraordinary intervention, calls for extraordinary praise!!  I’m sure that we can all relate to this—times in our lives where the mighty hand of God has intervened in our hopeless situation and has prevailed, giving to us a testimony!  Praise God for such times and how our hearts overflow with the sound of thanksgiving!!  Yet, I find, that what is heard in times of great victory, is seldom ever heard in the ordinary mundane affairs of everyday life.  It seems here where we can be so shortsighted and fail so often to see the hand of God at work in what we would deem to be the ’lesser things of life’.  Brethren, I am challenged in my own life in this matter.  Each new day, when I awake, 1600 people in the UK did not make it to see another day—thank you God for waking me up this morning!!  Thank you, Lord, for waking my children and my spouse; thank you for sparing my unsaved loved from the horrors of an eternal hell!!  Thank you for a roof above my head, when hundreds of thousands sleep rough on the streets of Britain.  Thank you for your faithful provisions—food and clothing—things we so take for granted when almost half the world’s population struggle to meet basic needs.

May this sermon stir our hearts unto thankfulness to our great God for all that He has done for us.

Jun 3, 2019

Proverbs 3:5

David brings a message that has at its core, absolute surrender to God! 

“…In Scotland once I was in a company where we were talking about the condition of Christ's Church, and what the great need of the Church and of believers is, and there was in our company a godly worker who has much to do in training workers, and I asked him what he would say was the great need of the Church, and the message that ought to be preached. He answered very quietly and simply and determinedly "Absolute surrender to God is the one thing." – Andrew Murray

David Donovan, along with his wife Shirley, are the founders of a medical mission to the people of the Niger Delta called New Foundations.

To find out more about New Foundations, please visit:

https://newfoundations.org.uk/

May 27, 2019

Genesis 3:1-7

If you name the name of Jesus Christ and are found a fellow citizen in His heavenly Kingdom, then you can be assured of one thing, though all may seem calm and well.  Do not be fooled; there is a vicious enemy that wars against your soul 24-7, 365 days of the week; a ferocious and tenacious foe that rests not day and night along with his band of minions, plotting your very downfall.  See the many warnings given us in God’s Holy Word, calling us to be a people of watchfulness and exhorting us to prayer. 

In this sermon, we discover the secrets of Satan’s wiles in the area of temptation so that we might remain firm and steadfast in the hour of his testing. 

 

May 25, 2019

Revelation 10

Six angels have given sound to their trumpets; two great woes have been brought upon humanity by the hand of God with the most devastating effects.  One trumpet has yet to sound, the seventh and the last; the third and final woe.  Just as there was an interlude between the sixth and seventh seals, so we have here, another interlude between the sixth and seventh trumpets.

John beholds in a vision a mighty angel, coming down from heaven with a little book open book in his hand.  We explore the events of this interesting chapter and as we do, we look a little closer at the topic of angels.

May 20, 2019

Luke 10:38-42

We increasingly live in a culture where responsibility is shirked, duties are neglected, and it’s far easier to blame everyone else for why things are in the mess they are.  For all of man’s advancements, in the field of science and medicine, technology and industry; for all of his increase financially; it seems that he’s the worse for it!  Never have we known so many divorces, so many suicides, and so many people depressed.  Yet the sad reality is when one looks at the faces of many professing Christians, the same expressions of hopelessness that is seen in the world, is seen in them.  Where is our joy in the Holy Spirit? 

This sermon is an exhortation and an encouragement for us to return as Christians back to the simplicity of sitting at the feet of Jesus. 

May 12, 2019

1 Corinthians 4:1-5

The longer that I’m alive and the longer that I continue in service to the Lord, is the more that I’ve come to realise, you can’t please everyone!!  What will be pleasing to one, will inevitably be the cause of displeasure to another and what will serve to light a smile on one face will no doubt serve to put a frown on another.  Of course, as a Christian, we’re mandated to let our light shine before men that in seeing our good works, they might give praise to God.  “In all things (writes Paul to Titus) shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.” (Tit. 2:7-8).  But what happens when after we have done this, we are still yet the target of men’s judgment and criticism?  Then, we must seek the approval and good pleasure of God alone by faithful obedience to that which He has called each of us to do!

In this sermon, we take a walk through the corridors of the Corinthian Church and in so doing, we see that carnality was alive and well!  One man esteemed Paul the greatest and another Apollos.  Yet when everything was said and done, Paul said: “Who…is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?" (1 Cor. 3:5).  There was one thing central in Paul’s mind; one motivating factor that kept him going. It was not his popularity status before men, but the fact that one day he would stand before the judgment seat of Christ in whose presence, every man's work will be made manifest by fire!  In light of this, it ought to be a small thing to every one of us that we should be judged by men!  May God give us the courage to go on in the face of discouragement and criticism!

May 11, 2019

Revelation 9

Four blasts of the trumpet have gone before us; four pronouncements of God’s judgment aimed at the earth in which men are indirectly affected by the catastrophic impact each judgment brings with it.  Three great woes now await the inhabitants of the earth.  In a manner reminiscent of the days of Moses in which the kingdom of Egypt was judged by ten plagues which befell it; so, in a similar fashion, God begins at the end to do that which He began to do at the start of the Exodus.    

In this seventeenth teaching part, we look into the terrifying trumpet judgments of trumpets five and six. 

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