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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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Dec 28, 2015

Luke 2:1-20

Out of all the four Gospel accounts recorded for us in the New Testament, none is more descriptive in documenting the events surrounding the nativity of Jesus Christ than those recorded by Luke.  If I had just one word to capture the expression of my heart as I read through the account of the events surrounding the birth of Christ in the first two chapters of Luke, it would be awe; if I had another, it would be amazement!!  Dreams, visions, prophetic utterances, angelic visitations all heralded the birth of this holy child, bearing witness to the One who the prophets long ago foretold would come – Christ the Lord, the Saviour of the world!!

Sadly, many today, even Christians, tire of hearing the Gospel.  Clichés have become all too familiar to us and we have lost the awe and amazement of this good news.  May those who have yet to hear the Gospel, hear and be saved!!  May those to whom it has become dry and impersonal, rekindle their love and adoration for the King and serve Him with all their being!!

Oct 19, 2015

Matthew 12:18-21

There along the lush green banks of the river Jordan, hugging its meandering paths lie scores of reeds; their long slender stems and firm brush-like heads project above the water’s surface, swaying to and fro in the wind.  These delicate plants, so prone to bruising, oftentimes lay bent over, its heavy head drooping, the shattered stems no longer able to support the weight.  There are many such bruised reeds both inside and outside the Church.  In the natural, a bruised reed was good for nothing and spelt its end!   

In this sermon hope is brought to the listener in the person of the Servant of Isaiah, Jesus Christ of Nazareth.  He it is the prophet foretold, would come for the brokenhearted, to give them beauty for ashes and the oil of joy for the mourning.  He it is, the good Shepherd of the sheep, binding up the broken, strengthening the sick and carrying the lame on His shoulders!!  Be encouraged dear Saint...A bruised reed shall He not break!!

Oct 12, 2015

John 3:8

There exists a tragedy in our day…men are trying to do by natural means, that which only God can do by supernatural means! In today’s Christianity, numbers mean everything…Church buildings the size of large warehouses need to filled and thus the world’s methods of psychology and advertisement has come wholesale into the Church! Yet, Jesus said in speaking of the Holy Spirit, “…when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment” (Jn. 16:8).

This sermon is an exhortation and an encouragement to believers to hold fast to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for it is the God ordained means by which the Holy Spirit convicts men of sin and brings them to salvation. In a day where it seems that those who hold fast to truth are the losers, we must not lose heart!! Indeed the Spirit of God is still at work in saving men in our day; the wind blows where it so chooses and in like manner the Spirit of God is moving here and there in the saving of souls. We must remain close to Jesus and He will lead us where to cast our nets!!

Aug 3, 2015

Matthew 7:1-5

There sounds forth across our western world, an ever increasing and all too familiar cry; judge not!!  In a post-modern world, where we are told, "what's right for you is right for you and what's right for me is right for me"; men are left to determine their own morality so long as it does not clash with the moral-majority and the socially accepted norm of the day.  Dare one try to define morality from the Word of God and he is met with the angry expression, "who are you to judge me!!"  "Judge not" has become the mantra of this age and sadly is all too often being heard coming from the lips of professing Christians.  

There exists much confusion in the Church regarding this issue of "judge not".  Is it ever right for a Christian to pass judgement and if so, when?  Is it every wrong for a Christian to judge another brother or sister, and if so, in what context?  This sermon attempts to answer these questions and to give a biblical answer to the command, "judge not".

Jul 27, 2015

Proverbs 24:30-34

There is not a day that goes by that we are not required to take our place on the battlefield!  The flesh, the world and the devil are our avowed enemies, bent on our destruction!!  All around, I see the multitudes of casualties scattered across the mountains, strewn across the hills. 

An urgent and pressing call sounds forth in this sermon, exhorting the Church of Jesus Christ to fight!!  Oh! How so many are tiring, turning aside to take their ease, a little sleep, a little slumber; tiring in the fight.  Dear soul, this is no time to be idle, no time to be passive; no longer is it acceptable to say everything will be okay!!  We are in a war!! Fight we must; battle we shall…to your station soldier of Christ and take your place in the battle for victory!!

 

Jun 1, 2015

1 Samuel 17:1-54

Behold the specimen of a man...Goliath of Gath, the champion of the Philistines!!  For 40 days, morning and evening, this ferocious giant challenged the armies of Israel to put forward a man to fight him.  Fear gripped the armies of Israel as they looked upon Goliath's huge and menacing stature, concluding in the natural that there was no hope!!  Dear Christian, what is the Goliath in your life?  Will you not trust the Lord to give you the victory over this fearsome foe?  See the shepherd boy David who by courageous faith in his God, brought the fight to this Philistine and took his head off!!  

This message is an exhortation for Christians to overcome the Goliath in their life.  Say not, I am weak and have no power; say not that the foe is too strong…who will set their eyes to the LORD of hosts and prove their God in the hour of conflict?  I trust that we might be found such ones!! 

 

May 25, 2015

John 1:43-47

Our Lord said of Nathaniel..."Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!  He who searches the hearts of men and tries the inner most thoughts and intentions could say of this man that he was the genuine article and not a fake.  I wonder...could Christ say such words of you and I; "Behold a Christian indeed, in whom is no deceit"?  The missing ingredient and the root cause of so many living double lives today is that they are not REAL before the only one we CANNOT fool - God.  Dear soul, when we try to hide our sin from God, it shows that there is no fear of God in our lives!

This message is a passionate plea for all God's people to come out of the dark and into the light.  "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy" (Prov. 28:13).

May 4, 2015

Romans 1:13-16

In the day and age in which we live, an ascending cry is being heard, sounding forth from those dissatisfied with the old paths.  It is a cry for the "new"; change has become the buzz word of our day, out with the old and in with the new!!  Society fueled by the Western media now prides itself that it is at last emerging from the puritanical and bigoted age of Victorianism, to a new liberalism without moral absolutes, where man is now free to make up his own morality.  No longer is it popular to talk about sin, no longer is it acceptable to hold and promote a moral worldview based upon the Word of God; there is simply no stomach for it!   Sadly, in an effort to reach this post-modern generation the Church has changed and adapted its message; the gospel is out and clever methodologies are in.  Dear brethren, we must resist such a temptation, Paul said that he was not ashamed of the gospel for he know that it was the power of God unto salvation.  Paul determined to know only one thing among a people darkened in sin; he knew of only one message that would break the shackles that so bound them...Christ and Him crucified!!!

This message is a call for Gods people to take up again the gospel message and to proclaim this message unashamedly, with full conviction that THIS IS the means appointed by God for men to be saved.

 

Apr 20, 2015

Joshua 24:13-15

Brethren, we are living in unprecedented times; all around us, to our left and right, before and behind lies the world with all of its lures and attractions.  To be a Christian in this generation, in this hour, in this location calls for a special effort on our part and a single-mindedness birthed out of a conviction that though living in the world, we are not going to be of this world!  The missing ingredient in Western Christianity is sanctification!!  We are called by God to be saints "holy ones".  God is indeed seeking a last days people, even calling forth in our day such a people, who might have written across their lives like the High Priest of Israel had engraved across his forehead, "HOLINESS TO THE LORD".  

Its high time that we rise up to be the people God has called us to be and to put away from our midst the strange gods and to incline our heart fully unto the Lord God of Israel!!  May God give us the grace to so do!

Apr 6, 2015

Luke 1:80

"Only one life, 'twill soon be past, only what's done for Christ will last.  And when I am dying, how happy I'll be, if the lamp of my life has been burned out for Thee".  The words of C.T Studd still live on and continue to speak to the depths of our hearts!  Brethren, I believe with all my heart that God is doing a work in these last days in preparing a people for Christian service.  It is not a work done in the open but one done in obscurity in the wilderness.  "...the child...was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel" (Lk. 1:80).  Is God doing such a preparation in your life and heart?  A preparation for service?  Oh! that the cry of our hearts might be that He might get the glory of our lives this side of eternity!!!  A prophet is not  born in a day!  Those who God uses, He first prepares and trains for service.  Who will lay aside their own business to seek's the Father's?   Who is willing to be brought into that place of obscurity and there to lay hold on God in the secret place where no man see's, with no recognition and no affirmation, until such a time as God sees fit to send you forth into the harvest?  Dear Christian, God seeks a holy and faithful vessel; will you be such a vessel?

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