Preaching Bromley Stuart Bodman – 1 December 2019 – The Miraculous Birth of Jesus and His Miraculous Death

Luke 2:6-14
And it came to pass, while they were there, the days of her giving birth to her child were fulfilled, and she brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped him up in swaddling-clothes and laid him in the manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were shepherds in that country abiding without, and keeping watch by night over their flock. And lo, an angel of the Lord was there by them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they feared with great fear. And the angel said to them, Fear not, for behold, I announce to you glad tidings of great joy, which shall be to all the people; for to-day a Saviour has been born to you in David’s city, who is Christ the Lord. And this is the sign to you: ye shall find a babe wrapped in swaddling-clothes, and lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good pleasure in men.

Luke 23:13-25, 44-46

And Pilate, having called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, said to them, Ye have brought to me this man as turning away the people to rebellion, and behold, I, having examined him before you, have found nothing criminal in this man as to the things of which ye accuse him; nor Herod either, for I remitted you to him, and behold, nothing worthy of death is done by him.  Having chastised him therefore, I will release him.  ( Now he was obliged to release one for them at the feast.)

But they cried out in a mass saying, Away with this man and release Barabbas to us; who was one who, for a certain tumult which had taken place in the city, and for murder, had been cast into prison. Pilate therefore, desirous to release Jesus, again addressed them. But they cried out in reply saying, Crucify, crucify him.  And he said the third time to them, What evil then has this man done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will chastise him therefore and release him. But they were urgent with loud voices, begging that he might be crucified. And their voices and those of the chief priests prevailed. And Pilate adjudged that what they begged should take place. And he released him who, for tumult and murder, had been cast into prison, whom they begged for, and Jesus he delivered up to their will. . .

And it was about the sixth hour, and there came darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple rent in the midst. And Jesus, having cried with a loud voice, said, Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit. And having said this, he expired.

Fellowship Meeting Knaresborough 9 November 2019

A local exercise was to have a two readings on the subject of prayer:

Reading 1 – Why we pray: Paul Burton

Reading 2 – How we pray: Ben Bodman


 

 

First reading suggested by Paul Burton – Why we Pray

Gen 18 whole chapter

We are told to pray about 20 times in scripture. It is an integral part of the believers life. We need to see what the point of Prayer is. If God knows everything why do we need to pray?
1. We pray because God wants our company
2. We pray because others need our prayers
3. We pray because we have needs ourselves
Abraham was a friend of God: God had pleasure in the relationship and delighted in telling him what He planned. We can share our Joys, sorrows and secrets with God. We should start a day by asking God what we should do. Thereby we get to know what God is like. We call God our Father. He is greater than our natural father.

 


 

Second Reading suggested by Ben Bodman. How we pray.

Luke 11:1-4

This is commonly called the Lord’s prayer. It could not be (forive us our trespasses) . John 17 is really the Lord’s prayer.

Relationship: Our Father
Reverence: hallowed be thy name
Reliance: give us our daily bread
Repentance: forgive us our sins
Release: we forgive others. Showing grace
Answers. “Yes”. – “No” – “Not yet”


 

Preaching Knaresborough 10 November 2019 James Shearer

Luke 14:16-24
Matt 11”25-30
John 7:27-29
Rom 2:4

The simple message – come – There is a great celebration and God wants your company.

 

 


Brothers taking part in the readings included:

Bruce Batchelor Knaresborough
Paul Batchelor Knaresborough
Andy Bodman Dorking
Ben Bodman Keynsham
Ed Bodman Dorking
Stuart Bodman Dorking
John Brady Laceby
Chris English Cambuslang
Reg Flowerdew Camberley
Conrad Fry Cambuslang
Jimmy Gray Tunbridge Wells
Ken Hollands Lytham St Annes
Paul Hutson Grimsby
Jim Macfarlane Blairgowrie
Tom Munro Cambuslang
Peter Mutton Walton on Naze
Keith Pye East Wemyss
Martin Richards Malvern
Daniel Roberts Gillingham
James Shearer Aberdeen
Adrian Smith Knaresborough
Grahame Smith Bromley
Brian White Islip

Fellowship Meeting Stawell Australia David Crozier 12 October 2019

Introduction

My wife and I were privileged to be at a fellowship meeting in Stawell Australia in October 2019.

As many will know Australia has suffered much through the activities of unspiritual persons in an area so much affected by the ‘Exclusive System’ now known as the PBCC.  Paul said to the Ephesian elders ‘I know this, that there will come in amongst you after my departure grievous wolves, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves shall rise up men speaking perverted things to draw away the disciples after them‘ (Acts 20:29-30).

There were about 25 present, and I know that some overcame much to be there.  This account has been published as much for the prayers of all concerned as for the content.

Reading – Joy in Luke 15 – the Shepherd, the Woman and the Father’s House

Luke 15 (whole chapter)


Address – Divine Resources

2 Kings 4:1-7 – the woman with the pot of oil (the Holy Spirit)

Luke 10:29-36 – the Samaritan – oil, wine and two denarii

2 Cor 12:15 – what God had given Paul, who was prepared to spend and be utterly spent

Lord’s Day Reading – The Glory of God seen

Ex 3:1-6  – A great sight – the bush not burnt

John 1:14-18 – The Word dwelling among us

2 Cor 3:17-18, 4:5-7 – We all looking on the glory of the Lord: collective

 

Preaching Phil Gasston – A Work has been completed; God has been glorified, and we are indelibly registered

John 17:4

Rom 8:31-32

Heb 12:23 (middle)


Brothers taking part included:

Peter Alexander Dorking, England
Ken Clark Stawell Vic
Brian Cox Moe Vic
David Crozier (Sr) Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland
Phil Gasston Auckland, New Zealand
Ross Grace Melbourne Vic
Fayez Nour Sydney NSW
Terry Pert Ballarat Vic
Daniel Roberts Gillingham, England
Graham Sutherland Stawell Vic

 

Fellowship Meeting Warrenpoint Jeff Oberg May 2019

Fellowship Meeting Reading – Warrenpoint – Jeff Oberg – 4 May 2019

The Goodness and Kindness of God

Rom 2:3-4. The goodness of God leads thee to repentance
Rom, 11:16-36 Goodness of God
Titus 3:4-15 Kindness and love to man
Jeremiah 24:1-7 Good figs

God’s goodness – we are here because of it.
Kindness in Titus same word
The unbeliever is to see the goodness of God in us evidence of His mercy – I don’t deserve it
Joy follows repentance
Prayer meeting should be deeper – it would help as to where we are going. Can we hear the marching in the mulberry trees? Not boots on the ground!


Fellowship Meeting Address – Warrenpoint – Jeff Oberg – 4 May 2019

Behold I do a New Thing

Isaiah 43:19 Behold I do a new thing
Proverbs 29:18 Without a vision my people cast off restraint (or perish
Isaiah 10:27 A remnant will return
Then for the scope Isaiah 43:1-44:10

God says that He will do ‘a new thing’ and nobody is going to hinder Him – The question is: Am I ready for that?. It is easy to say what is wrong, but can we be with the Lord in what He is doing?

In Isaiah 43 – we are redeemed, liberated under the power of attraction – that is not casting off restraint – His yoke. We cannot be sure about what is before us, but God has His plans. There may be things which we will need to review, to be serviceable to the Master.


Lord’s Day Reading – Warrenpoint – Jeff Oberg – 5 May 2019

Being Conscious of the Lord’s Presence

Matthew 18:20 two or three gather together in my name I am in the midst
John 20:19-21 Old stood in the midst
Acts 3:19 Times of refreshing from the presence of the lord
2 Chronicles 5:11-14 The glory filled the house of Jehovah
2 Corinthians 3:17-18 Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.

We are to be conscious of the divine presence. We can deduce from these scriptures that the Lord desires to come to us – we are to be conscious of that – not a technicality, and not linked to any position.
What we can enjoy where we are is because of mercy – by invitation.


Preaching – Warrenpoint – Jeff Oberg – 5 May 2019

Trumpets

Leviticus 25:8-9 The trumpet on the day of atonement
Joshua 6:1-7,20 The trumpet sounding and the walls falling
1 Corinthians 15:51-58 The trumpet will sound
The trumpet announces a year of freedom and joy – the jubilee.
Are you waiting for the last trumpet?


Preaching – Tunbridge Wells – Jeff Oberg – 12 May 2019

We Change; He Changes Not

Mal 3:1 I Jehovah change not
John 9:1-12, 24-38 – Being blind [before], now I see
1 Cor 15:51-53 – We shall be changed.
2 Peter 3:10-14 – We wait for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.

God does not change – We change – we need to be prepared for it: blindness to sight – glory to glory – and to be changed finally.


Miscellaneous Meetings and Words – 2019

Gospel Preaching – Bromley – Paul Burton – 26 May 2019

When I behold . . . What is Man?


Burial of our Sister Janet Surtees – Spaldwick – 13 February 2019

Brian White

Peter Mutton

Alex Barlow


Gospel Preaching – Bromley – Ben Bodman – 24 February 2019

What Shall I do?


Gospel Preaching – Spaldwick – Daniel Roberts – 17 March 2019
The Father’s House


Gospel Preaching – Bromley – John Hutson – 7 April 2019

Fellowship Meeting – Warrenpoint – Robert White – March 2018

First Fellowship Meeting Reading – Warrenpoint – Robert White – 31 March 2018
Seeing things from God’s point of view, seeing the Lord – what He is to God and to us.

  • Jer 2 (I remember for you),
  • Micah 2 (they shall come forth unto Me),
  • Luke 2 (born to you) ,
  • Isa 9 (unto us).

 


Second Fellowship Meeting Reading – Warrenpoint – Robert White – 31 March 2018
Our Links with the Lord Jesus in Resurrection

John 20:1-20 1 Cor 12:12-13,27 Col 1:18
How we have our links with the Lord Jesus in resurrection – a testified fact – we know Him. The Lord recognised His brethren – something that had never been there before. The best experience at the tomb was Mary’s who had the most affection. Now by the Spirit we are looking for the Lord’s return. We have peace – not fear in the body.


Lord’s Day Reading – Warrenpoint – Robert White – 1 April 2018
We are those the Father has given to Christ

Heb 5:6-10
John 1:11-13 (those who receive Him),
John 17:9-10, 24
We are those the Father has given to Christ
– Those who obey Him
– Those who receive Him
– Those who believe in His name


 

Fellowship Meeting – Bromley – Tom Munro – June 2018

Note – The quality of the recordings of the readings were of insufficient quality to be used.

Fellowship Meeting Reading – Bromley – Tom Munro – 30 June 2018
Restoration

Ps 69:1-4 – Then I restored that which I took not away.
Lk 6:1-11 his hand was restored as the othe
Lk 20:31-32 when once thou hast been restored, confirm thy brethren.

Restoration – When Adam sinned was everything lost? Man is bright back into relation with God.
Ref Isa 58:4 repairer of breeches. God allows failure so there can be restoration
Joy on healing – but not religious people
We need to be simple and rely on the Spirit
God is never taken by surprise


Fellowship Meeting Address – Bromley – Tom Munro – 30 June 2018
Breaking Down Barriers

Eph 2:11-22. ye who once were afar off are become nigh by the blood of the Christ. 14For he is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of enclosure,
Eph 4:9-16
2 Sam 3:1-10 nd king David made a covenant with them in Hebron before Jehovah; and they anointed David king over Israel.
Breaking down barriers
What is legal does not achieve anything – hold the truth in love – you don’t do what you want
Saul was selfish – but the people made room for Christ


Gospel Preaching – Bromley – Tom Munro – 1 July 2018

Certainty and Assurance

Fellowship Meeting – Knaresborough – Jimmy Gray – August 2018

Fellowship Meeting Reading – Knaresborough – Jimmy Gray – 4 August 2018

Handling the Ark – the Human Way and the Right Way

2 Sam 6
1 Chron13

David’s concern for getting the ark.  Started the human way ended the right way. This was slower. For us it was what put the Lord first. ‘After the due order’ was Jewish. For us it is’ comlily and in order.’


Fellowship Meeting Address – Knaresborough – Jimmy Gray – 4 August 2018
The present necessity

Recording not available


Lord’s Day Reading – Knaresborough – David M Crozier – 5 August 2018

Recording deleted due to quality


Gospel Preaching – Knaresborough – Chris Brown – 5 August 2018

God Speaking to Man