Windsor Road Baptist Church blog

Why do you do what you do?

Not long after a new pastor begins his ministry at a little rural church, he notices something interesting that would happen every Sunday. At the start of the service, the entire congregation would sit on the left side of the building. After the offering is taken...

Growing Strong with Support

I’m fascinated by one of my potted succulents. It was growing strong, reaching up to the light. Then the growth spurt must have gotten a bit too much. At first it collapsed under its own success but, over the next day or so, two outside leaves drew in close to the...

A Day in the Life of Jesus

For this week’s sermon, we’re looking at Luke 4:31-44.  It’s an account of a day in the life of Jesus.  He begins his day by teaching in a synagogue.  His listeners are quick to recognise that he speaks with authority and this is further demonstrated...

The Tests of Life

There is much to learn in the face-off between Jesus and Satan in the desert (Luke 4:1-13). The first thing is that tests in life are not acts of punishment from God. Jesus has just been baptized by John. As he comes up out of the water, the Holy Spirit descends on...

It’s OK

I think it was last year I came across a singer who performed on the 16th season of ‘America’s Got Talent’. Jane Marczewski, also known by her stage name, “Nightbirde”, sang a song she composed, ‘It’s Ok’. It won her a ‘Golden Buzzer’ from Simon Cowell, the toughest...

Names of Jesus

From helpless baby, through childhood, Jesus grew up in an ordinary home in Galilee ,and worked as a carpenter.  I wonder if in those early years His parents thought back to the words of the Angel, of Anna and Simeon. Some years ago, at an evening service, we...

Grumbling is a slippery slope!

I must confess I have a habit of letting my grumbling get out of hand.  Instead of looking at my blessings and giving thanks, the temptation is to become increasingly focused on the “stuff’ that I find annoying.  For me this habit is a hard one to break and...

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...