You’re invited to our special online event “Finding Christ in Christmas”. We’d love you to join us as we reflect on the birth of Jesus Christ and what this all means for us today. We’ll be singing well-known songs, reading from the Bible, listening to some thought-provoking short talks and more. It is scheduled for 15 December 2020 God willing. You can join at 19:45 for a start at 20:00 until 21:00.
We’d love to be able to meet together with you but because of the current pandemic restrictions, this will be held online via Zoom. You’ll need to install the Zoom app on your computer/tablet/phone and then in your web browser type in meet.walsallchristadelphians.org.uk to join.
A number of members of our community speak Farsi and so it’ll be translated live into Persian.
Everyone is welcome, so feel free to forward this onto your friends and family. We look forward to seeing you “online” soon, God willing!
Following the end of the recent lockdown some of us are once again meeting at the Afro-Caribbean Community Association venue for our Sunday breaking of bread service. To comply with government guidelines in order to meet safely it is essential that you contact us first if you like to attend in person.
The same service is also held online – details are available on request.
Mid-Week Study Groups
While we are under the government restrictions for Covid-19 we are not able to hold our mid-week classes in the homes of members. They are being held online instead – please contact us if you would like to join.
2020 has been a challenging time for all of us. With us being unable to meet on Sundays or go to one another’s houses for much of the year we have been trying to find different ways to keep in contact with each other and engaged with God’s Word.
Back in May two of our members – Philemon and Jordan – began a series of discussions on the Psalms. Posting about every week they have covered some of the early psalms in the collection as well as themes that run through the whole book – Selah, titles, steadfast love and Christ in the psalms.
We warmly invite you to our next public talk under the title:
Resurrection and Life:
How following Jesus can Give Your Life Meaning Now and Hope Beyond the Grave
Tuesday 25th September, 8pm
Great Barr Memorial Hall
The Bible presents a hope of a life beyond our current mortal experience, a life after death. But do we merely endure our lives now in order to be transported to something better after death?
We aim to show you that the power of this hope lies in its ability to change our lives now.
I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live even if he dies, and the one who lives and believes in me will never die.
Jesus, John 11
Tomorrow we are continuing our studies in Mark’s gospel looking at chapters 2 and 3.
Jesus’ healing work is a theme of these chapters. He cures a paralysed man and another who had a withered hand. In fact, having “healed many” (3 v 10) he seeks refuge in a boat on the lake from the crowds who are crushing around.
Only three chapters into Mark’s record news of Jesus’ miraculous ability to heal is spreading and he is attracting large crowds wherever he goes.
Why did Jesus heal people and how did he have the power to do it? Do Jesus and the gospel still have the power to heal and save today?
Come along and learn with us. Get in touch via email or Facebook if you have any questions.
[the people] were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”
We started a new series at our Bible Hour* this morning: The Gospel of Mark. As the shortest of the four gospels in the New Testament it is often considered the perfect book to introduce us to Jesus of Nazareth and the things he did and taught.
Mark sets a lively pace from the start and presents Jesus as immediately going to do this or going there straight away. This morning was no exception and within the opening verses of Mark 1 we were introduced to John the Baptist.
Great crowds have gathered from Jerusalem and all over the south of the country (v5) and are watching from the river banks or waiting to be baptised in the water by John.
Jesus joins the crowds and eventually (see Luke 3 v 21) steps into the water himself. John is initially reluctant to baptise Jesus (Matthew 3 v 14) but Jesus explains that “it is fitting for us to fulfil all righteousness.” (Matthew 3 v 15 – ESV).
Jesus showed his willingness to associate with the common people – those he came to save – by mixing in the crowd with them and sharing the same baptism. In doing so he left us an example to follow and received God’s approval from heaven:
“You are my beloved Son, with you I am well pleased.” Mark 1 v 11
Get in touch or pay us a visit if you want to learn more about baptism, what it is and why Jesus considered it important.