Alcester Road, corner of Reddings Road, Moseley. B13 8JR
Good News for Birmingham
Each Sunday at 6pm
Hear the wonderful message of the Gospel
We are now back meeting in the hall, though for the meanwhile we continue to stream the meeting live on zoom (see link below).
Link for Sunday Evenings at 6pm
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Meeting ID: 830 5736 2867
0203 051 2874 United Kingdom
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Meeting ID: 830 5736 2867
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)
– First Letter of Paul to Timothy –
We are currently working our way through a study of 1 Timothy.
Link for Wednesday Bible Studies (7:45pm)
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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 the future is uncertain, and the virus causes us 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, and that our lives (the ups and the downs) are in His hands. While He is able to preserve us from the virus, we know that if it His will for us to suffer, He will be with us in our isolation and illness, comforting and strengthening.
It is in this sure knowledge, that we come to lay before our God the current needs of the Coronavirus and its effects upon our community first and foremost, but also our country, and our world. We will continue to meet to pray for the Lord’s mercies to be upon us: that He may preserve us medically, and provide for those who face an uncertain future.
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