Welcome to Hall Green.

Welcome to the website of Hall Green Baptist Church. For those of you in a hurry, details of our meetings can be found via the ‘What’s On’ link above. For those of you with time to browse, we would especially recommend ‘The Word’ section of the site which is updated most weeks and includes last Sunday's sermons in audio.  If we can be of any assistance, please get in touch through the email link on the right of each page.  

Hall Green's Coffee Morning

Please join us each Thursday morning for coffee and a chat at Chapel between 10:00am and 12:00 Noon.  This is a great opportunity to meet with new people, both visitors to the area and from the community. All are welcome!

"Psalms 42 and 43 Far from home and the joy of being home again".

The likely background is the Psalmist feeling far from home in unfamiliar surroundings especially missing the reassuring sight of his place of worship. He is exclaiming that he is emotionally exhausted and languishing in a desert brought on by a drought of familiar things and people. He cannot fathom the inscrutable ways of God's personal dealings with him. Such is often the experience of those far from home for any reason in particular for the first time in the campus setting. Eager to cut the apron strings of home the 'fresher' often discovers that freedom has its drawbacks and the reality of being genuinely homesick over whelms them. Tears flow. It's is no joke and it is nothing to be ashamed of. Psalm 43 expresses the relief at literally being home again, (not just in mind), however brief, in familiar surroundings among people he knows and who know him and the place of worship (temple?), comes in to view. Tears of joy are shed. When we feel far from God- guess who has moved away? It is a lesson in how to keep ourselves in the love of God. 2 Peter 1: 3-11

 

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