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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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Aug 23, 2014

How We Got Our Bible (Pt. 2)

When we speak of the Bible being the inspired Word of God, how are we to understand this?   Did God dictate word-for-word what He wanted written down so the writers of the Bible became human typewriters or did He make full use of their characters and personalities making full use their literary writing styles to bring into being His Word?  Were the authors of the Bible conscience of the fact that they were penning the very Word of God or were they oblivious to this realty? 

In this teaching we seek to answer these questions and many more as we explore the Biblical concept of inspiration and the evidence to support it from Archaeology.

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Aug 21, 2014

Alan shares a gripping testimony about the dangers of Reiki and the spiritual implications of practicing such energy healing techniques. 


This message is part of The Sanctuary Conference 2014.  For information about future conferences please visit:

http://www.sanctuaryconference.co.uk

Aug 18, 2014

Romans chapter 6

Paul brings a strong word calling the Body of Christ to holiness.  There is much misunderstanding in the Body of Christ regarding what true holiness consists of.  On one extreme there is a total absence of such a concept and on the other legalism abounds.  Paul seeks to bring the balance through the sound teaching and exposition of Romans chapter 6 and surrounding chapters.  May the Lord open your eyes and grant you grace to see these precious truths!! 


This message is part of The Sanctuary Conference 2014.  For information about future conferences please visit:

http://www.sanctuaryconference.co.uk

Aug 17, 2014

How We Got Our Bible (Pt. 1)

To say that the Bible is unique is perhaps an understatement.  No other book in the history of mankind has so served to shape and influence the lives of so many for the good than has the Bible.  Written over a period of about 1500 years; comprised of 66 books written in three different languages (Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek) on three different continents (Africa, Asia and Europe) by more than 40 different authors most of whom never met or knew each other, coming from totally different backgrounds.  God inspired these men through the agency of His Holy Spirit to write down the exact revelation of His mind and will whilst at the same time making use of their individual personalities and characters.  You have tax-collector by the name of Matthew, a Prime Minister by the name of Daniel, a shepherd by the name of Amos, a King by the name of David and a military general by the name of Joshua.  You have a fisherman by the name of John, a cupbearer by the name of Nehemiah, a priest by the name of Ezekiel, a doctor by the name of Luke and so the list could continue!!  Paul wrote from prison in Rome, Ezekiel from captivity in Babylon and John from exile on the Isle of Patmos.  David wrote from his royal palace in Jerusalem and his son Solomon later did the same.  Yet In spite of this, the 66 books of the Bible speak with such unanimity and consensus, a single voice that’s without contradiction.

This teaching take's a look at the character of the Bible, its structure and it's composition. 

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Jul 30, 2014

1 Corinthians 13:11

How did men of God become such in their generation?  Answer...they grew into such!!  In this message Paul exhorts the Body of Christ to come to a place of maturity and manhood in their spiritual lives.  It is high time for Christians to grow up!  Away with childhood things; away with the carnal!  God is seeking a spiritual people who will stand as men!!


This message is part of The Sanctuary Conference 2014.  For information about future conferences please visit:

http://www.sanctuaryconference.co.uk

Jul 30, 2014

Deuteronomy 6:21-25

Alan shares his heart with true conviction and passion regarding the fulness and the blessings of the spirit filled sanctified life.  If you are wanting the Lord to truly examine your heart and are searching for the deeper things of God; if you are desiring to go deeper in the things of Christ as it pertains to your spiritual walk with God, then this message will certainly challenge and help you immensely!!


This message is part of The Sanctuary Conference 2014.  For information about future conferences please visit:

http://www.sanctuaryconference.co.uk

Jul 30, 2014

2 Kings 3:9-20

Alan brings a very powerful and heart searching word from God.  Is there obstructions and obstacles in your life that are hindering you from moving forward in spiritual growth?  Are you seeking to move forward in the things of God but for some reason you seem to be stuck in a rut?  This message hopefully will shed some light on your struggle and aid you in your quest to move onward and upward in victory!!   


This message is part of The Sanctuary Conference 2014.  For information about future conferences please visit:

http://www.sanctuaryconference.co.uk

Jul 30, 2014

Contemplative spiritual practices are subtly being introduced into mainstream Christianity and many are falling prey to seemingly Christian appearance.  What's wrong with contemplative prayer?  Is it not a genuine expression of prayer to God?  In this message Ray gets under the skin of contemplative prayer tracing its roots to the New Age and clearly demonstrates that it has no place in the Body of Christ!!


This message is part of The Sanctuary Conference 2014.  For information about future conferences please visit:

http://www.sanctuaryconference.co.uk

Jul 30, 2014

Many today are engaged in the practice of Reiki and other alternative energy healing and see absolutely nothing wrong with it.  Some even believe that  it is compatible with their Christian faith!  In this message Ray gives a clear warning about the dangers of Reiki and the occult spiritual roots of this eastern practice which is stooped in the New Age movement.


This message is part of The Sanctuary Conference 2014.  For information about future conferences please visit:

http://www.sanctuaryconference.co.uk

Jul 5, 2014

Many different people join Freemasonry for many different reasons.  On the outward surface, there is no doubt about it that Masonry seeks to portray itself as an ethical society that exists for the propagation of good through its charitable work and ethical moral teachings.  However, as we shall see in this teaching, the ultimate goal and true purpose of Freemasonry is not chiefly one of a sociable and charitable nature or one that concerns itself with outward morality but rather that which is common all the mystery religions, namely to bring about the spiritual awakening of the initiate by imparting to him the knowledge that within himself is contained a spark of the true light of the Divine and end which Freemasonry exists to assist.

In concluding this teaching on Freemasonry, an overview of some of the other societies that have been directly influenced by Freemasonry including:  The Odd Fellows, Prince Hall Masonry, Orange Order and Greek Letter Organizations.

We shall see; Masonry will never and can never build the kingdom of God on earth. Its values and principles; its secrets and mysteries never will and can never usher in the golden utopia, namely the Fatherhood of God, the Brotherhood of Man and the Immortality of the Soul that they so desperately seek. Only when Jesus Christ comes will His kingdom be ushered in; a kingdom of righteousness and true peace. For those Christians professing Christ and the Lodge, they must choose in the light of these teachings who they will serve; if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him! You cannot serve both!

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