Alcester Road, corner of Reddings Road, Moseley. B13 8JR
Good News for Birmingham
Each Sunday at 6pm
Hear this wonderful message of the Hope
Come and join us on Sunday evenings at Hope Chapel. We have a different preacher each week and refreshments are provided after the service. However, if you can’t come along, you can always watch on zoom on the following link, or live on the Hope Chapel Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/hope.chapel.3]
Zoom Link for Sunday Evenings at 6pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 830 5736 2867
Dial: 0203 051 2874 or 0203 481 5237
Other Messages on YouTube
You can always go to YouTube and find some past messages plus other videos: Forward InHope
Weekly Bible Teaching
7:45pm (Prayer) – 8:20 (Bible Teaching)
– 2023 Study –
The Gospel of John
This study runs from March, and we will move section by section through the Gospel.
Other Wednesday Meetings
15th March – Missionary Report from Josh Kaye [Congo]
29th March – Report and Ministry from Jon Steeds [Bristol]
May 3rd, 10th, 17th – Lessons from the Life of Gideon
Zoom Link for Wednesday Bible Studies (7:45pm)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 886 9611 4035
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We are very willing to help any in the community, providing support, prayer, a listening ear, or bringing/collecting necessities to those who are isolated.
To speak to us about any help we can give, contact Andy Mullan (07779034886).
If you would like us to pray for you in a specific way, text PRAY, your name and prayer request to 07779034886. We also have FREE Bibles available! If you would like one, text BIBLE with your name and address to 07779034886. The Lord bless you!
As Christians, while life brings many reasons for concern and worry, in Jesus Christ we have a confidence, a hope and a peace. Easter is coming up shortly, when we remember that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again (1 Cor 15) in triumph. If we come to Jesus Christ as our refuge and Saviour, confessing our sin and need of Him, then we can know our sins forgiven, and peace with God. We can know that the future is bright; that our lives (the ups and the downs) are in His hands; and that He is with us.
Please do feel free to contact us with any prayer request, however small, and we will pray for you. Contact Andy Mullan on 07779034886. If we humble our hearts, and turn to our God for help, His Word assures us that ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble’ (James 4v6).
Fear Not – There’s Good News
“Fear not: for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy.” Luke 2 v 10
While this verse is often read at Christmas it is a verse particularly relevant to these days of fear and anxiety. In view of the coronavirus, are you not longing to hear a bit of good news? Well, this angelic messenger from heaven has just what we need – a message of joy and peace. I find it wonderful that in the midst of all the panic over loo rolls and baked beans, and more important concerns regarding ventilators and isolation, the Lord God would say to us: “Fear not!”
You may wonder if this is just pie in the sky. What could God say to me that would ease the real fear of an uncertain future? The answer is that God has provided a Saviour, who is Sovereign over the future, Jesus Christ the Lord.
“For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord” (2v11)
God is telling us there is hope in Jesus Christ. Joy and peace is found when you put your trust in Him, and give up all your own selfish efforts and ambitions. Often it is those self-centred dreams that give us the most worry and fear. We must confess our idolatry, and recognise our future without Christ is bleak. Only then will we find the rest and refuge we desire in One able to save, able to keep, able to succour.
We know He is able, because of what He has done. Think of the eternal Son of God humbling himself to come down from heaven and become a man. How do we know? Listen to His words and look at His miracles. If you want a snapshot, read John chapter 6.
Then consider that this Holy One of God went to a cross, to bear our sins, suffer in our stead under the wrath and judgment of Almighty God. He then dismissed His Spirit and voluntarily went into death. This death was so unique, that even the hardened Roman centurion bore witness by exclaiming, “Truly this was the Son of God” (Matt 27 v 54).
Don’t take a centurion’s word for it, for the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day is ample evidence for all to recognise that the work that Jesus accomplished on the cross, becoming a sacrifice for us, is a work finished. The penalty of sin has been paid for if you will only receive Christ’s offer of free salvation. The power of death has been defeated, and we need no longer fear death, because in Christ Jesus we have eternal life, and can be sure of an eternal home in heaven with our glorious God and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Do you have this assurance? You can have it today. Come to Christ, and enjoy the peace of God which surpasseth all understanding. This is indeed good news, so fear not