Windsor Road Baptist Church blog

Boxing Day

So, tomorrow is Boxing Day…was it named as the day to throw away the boxes and wrapping from Christmas Day’s celebrations? Some say the day became special as early as Roman times in Britain when donations were received from the public to finance the local athletic...

Quietly coming through the back door

God came down the backstairs at Bethlehem lest he blind us by excess of light. Preacher, George Buttrick (1892–1980) Picture God tiptoeing down the stairs of heaven to quietly enter our world through the back door at Bethlehem. He did not go for maximum exposure by...

Lasting Work

We all work in one way or the other, don’t we? However, we often ask the question, is my place of work/vocation or even family life impacting God’s Kingdom? Am I being significant? Am I truly making a difference in the world with what God has given me? There is an old...

A Reluctant Missionary

Most of us know the story of Jonah from our Sunday School days. Alongside David and Goliath, Moses and the 10 Commandments, and the birth of Jesus, it is one of the “ripping yarns” that grip children’s imagination as they hear the adventures of Bible heroes. Have you...

Finding Wisdom in His Word

Last week Ian gave us a pretty stark illustration from Proverbs 6:9 – “How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep?” I once had a season where my work was stressful but uninteresting and unrewarding.  I didn’t want to get out...

Finding Cleo

You’d be hard pressed over the past couple of weeks or so not to hear or read about a missing four-year-old Cleo Smith who vanished from her tent in the early hours of Saturday morning, 16 October, near Canavron, a popular Western Australian campsite where her family...

Is it well with your soul?

An important question during these Covid-impacted times is: “How are you coping?” People of faith might also ask: “How is your soul?” “Is it well with your soul?” Our first response might be to look outwards at the troubles which surround us. Then, like the Psalmist,...

Faith And Work Matters

People are longing to find meaning in their daily work, paid and unpaid (e.g house chores, raising children, caring for parents, mowing the lawn, community involvement). As one young entrepreneur put it, “If my faith really matters, then it’s got to matter for my...