Windsor Road Baptist Church blog

The Parable Of A Man Too Distracted to Notice

A few years ago, a photographer by the name of Eric Smith posted a photo on his Instagram of a magnificent sight of a humpback whale and her calf at Redondo Beach, California, surfacing right beside a guy on his sailboat. It had the following caption: “A sign of the...

Why Parables?

When Jesus was on Earth, He chose to speak in parables.  This was in keeping with the LORD telling Isaiah how he would speak to his fellow Israelites (Isaiah 6:9-10): 9 He said, “Go and tell this people: “‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing,...

Do Life With Jesus

Throughout the gospels we’re told of how large crowds would follow Jesus.  The word crowd appears in 14 of Mark’s 16 chapters.  In the short passage we’re looking at this week (Mark 3:7-35) we are told of two different times where Jesus encountered...

Living Compassionately

In Mark 1:40-41, we read, “A man with leprosy came and knelt in front of Jesus, begging to be healed. ‘If you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean,’ he said. Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out and touched him. ‘I am willing,’ he...

In Jesus Name

Right at the start of his gospel, Mark unequivocally makes the claim that Jesus is not only the “Christ”, or the “Messiah” but even more provocatively, He is the “Son of God”. The Messiah was understood by most Jews to be a powerful political leader who would deliver...

Lest We Forget

Leanne and I have our son and his family living with us as they renovate a recently purchased house. So, we are living with and around a five-year-old, a two-year-old and an 11-week-old. It’s wonderful!! But we are regularly reminded of what it was like when we were a...

Overview Mark’s gospel

For several months I’ve been ‘slow reading’ a book called God Walk. Around the time of Good Friday I reached chapter 12, ‘Walking as suffering’. It was really appropriate to consider Jesus’ walk along the Via Dolorosa—the way of suffering—to the cross (with...

Follow Me

There was a guy who decided that he repaint the inside of his house. One day a friend stopped by to see how he was doing. He was lying on the floor, in a pool of sweat, totally exhausted and wearing two coats. “Why are you wearing two coats?”, his friend asked. The...

Suddenly

Here is a question for you… What is the name of a ship that is comparable to the Empire State building, longer than the Eiffel Tower’s height and when loaded, weighs more than twenty-two Eiffel Towers? I doubt any of us have a clue to the answer but if I were to ask...