Bethel Baptist Church, Macclesfield
9 August: “But the end is not yet”

9 August: “But the end is not yet”

August 7, 2020

Date: 9 August 2020

Speaker: Harry Pritchard

Scripture: Matthew 24:1-51

Bethel Macclesfield "Service @ Home" message for 9 August. There are many different opinions about how the current age will end. So how can we be ready, when opinion is divided, and we do not know when the end is coming?

2 August: The end is coming … but when?

2 August: The end is coming … but when?

July 31, 2020

Date: 2 August 2020

Speaker: Harry Pritchard

Scripture: Matthew 24:3

Bethel Macclesfield "Service @ Home" message for 2 August. Many have tried to predict a date for the return of Christ and the end of this present age. Only our Father in heaven knows the date that He has planned. But it is coming and we need to be on the alert.

26 July: “The end of all things is near”

26 July: “The end of all things is near”

July 26, 2020

Date: 26 July 2020

Speaker: Harry Pritchard

Scripture: 1 Peter 4:7-11

In this, our first service in the church building since the Covid-19 lockdown, Harry reminds us that the end of all things is near, so we must pray, stay alert, and a few more things besides ...

26 July: Enjoying a “Sabbath Rest”

26 July: Enjoying a “Sabbath Rest”

July 24, 2020

Date: 26 July 2020

Speaker: Harry Pritchard

Scripture: Matthew 11:28-30

Why has the Lord allowed Corona Virus to afflict the world? Could it be to make us slow down and take a "rest"? We see here that taking a rest at appropriate intervals is scriptural and good for us.

19 July: Are you kicking against the goads?

19 July: Are you kicking against the goads?

July 17, 2020

Date: 19 July 2020

Speaker: Harry Pritchard

Scripture: Acts 26:14

It is easy to resist Jesus, but ultimately futile, and it can hurt! Could you be making that mistake?

12 July “There was no needy person among them”

12 July “There was no needy person among them”

July 10, 2020

Date: 12 July 2020

Speaker: Harry Pritchard

Scripture: Acts 4:33-34

 

Christians must preach the Gospel, and do so in actions as much as in words. Our loving actions should be addressing one another's needs.

5 July: Recognise the need, and see the transformation!

5 July: Recognise the need, and see the transformation!

July 4, 2020

Date: 5 July 2020

Speaker: Harry Pritchard

Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-4

We all have needs. If Christians want to engage with people, share the gospel, and see them transformed, we need to recognise their needs. This message identifies three kinds of personal need:

  1. The need for encouragement
  2. The need to be appreciated
  3. The need to be somebody special
28 June: Be there to meet one another’s needs

28 June: Be there to meet one another’s needs

June 26, 2020

Date: 28 June 2020

Speaker: Harry Pritchard

Scripture: John 14:18

We all need to know the Lord for ourselves; but He made us to support one another, so we also need each other. That has practical implications for us.

21 June: “It is not good for man to be alone”

21 June: “It is not good for man to be alone”

June 19, 2020

Date: 21 June 2020

Speaker: Harry Pritchard

Scripture: Genesis 2:18

Most of us don't like spending too much time on our own - we were made for relationships. This gives Christians a clue for reaching out - our neighbours have relational needs, and if we ignore them, we can't expect them to respond favourably to the Gospel message.

14 June: God at work in unprecedented times

14 June: God at work in unprecedented times

June 12, 2020

Date: 14 June 2020

Speaker: Harry Pritchard

Scripture: Habakkuk 1:5

"I have never seen anything like this before!". Actually, there have been unprecedented events throughout history, and we have to see God at work in them rather than despairing at the chaos.