Windsor Road Baptist Church blog

Our Faith Matters Greatly to God

Over and over again in the gospels, we see Jesus clearly moved by people’s faith in him. In Matthew 8:5-13, Jesus was amazed at the ‘great faith’ of the Roman Centurion. In Mark 6:1-6, we find Jesus equally amazed at folks from his hometown but on this occasion, it...

Grace

One of the things I love about meeting with God is the way He transforms my perspective.  Recently this was about grace.  I read the following comment by Warren Wiersbe in reference to a passage in Ezekial: “God is light” (1 Jn 1:5) which means He is holy...

Mastering Our Thoughts

Stress and anxiety seem to be becoming increasingly prevalent in our world. Whether it is a symptom of the busyness of life, the speed/power of information or the sheer weight of being contactable 24/7. There seems to be no break from the bombardment of the ‘world’,...

Becoming Fishers of Men

And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men’ Mark 1:17 Jack and his brother grew up as street fighters. Between this and taking bets on the side, they made enough to survive. They even had enough to drown their pain in beer at the...

Waterfalls: Mark 6

Some years ago, Marilyn and I visited the Canadian side of the spectacular Niagara Falls. Kept dry by thin plastic parkas, we ventured close to the base of the great falls in a boat called the Maid of the Mist. Later, we followed a cave-like pathway behind the...

Walking Him Home

Feby was leading a significant prayer ministry at her church in Yogyakarta, about 430 kms east of Jakarta in Indonesia when she received an email from a friend who wondered if she could help set up a prayer ministry at the infamous Bali’s Kerobokan Prison. A prison...

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,...