Windsor Road Baptist Church blog

The Problem of Evil

Recently I have been studying the Minor Prophets Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah as part of my daily devotions.  The book I’ve been using has the sub-title “The End of Evil” and is written by Martin Pakula who works for AFES at Deakin University in Melbourne. ...

You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God

Through the Gods at War series, we’ve focussed on recognising and removing the idols in our life and replacing them with God.  This really reflects commandments number one and two of the ten commandments (which are sometimes grouped together) – have no other Gods...

Tower of The Koutoubia Mosque

Sir Winston Churchill was a keen artist. Picking up the hobby around 1914, he continued painting until he was 87. That year, in 1962, his bodyguard, Edmund Murray, encouraged him to take up his paintbrushes one last time. He did and completed, ‘The Goldfish Pool at...

“What’s a black hole?”

Sydney Pollack was an American actor, producer and director who died at 73 in 2008. Some of his well-known movies include ‘The Way We Were’ starring Barbara Streisand, ‘Tootsie’ starring Dustin Hoffman, ‘Out of Africa’, starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep and...

Willingness

I know that we are now nearing the end of February 2021, but something that remains on my mind and in my heart, is a word that I read back on December 2 – ‘Willingness’.  I was gifted a book prior to Christmas called, ‘Come Let Us Adore Him’, by Paul David...

Share your testimony…with yourself!

We are now several weeks into our ‘Gods at War’ series.  It has begun as an exercise of introspection and reflection as we try and identify those things (some of them good) that may have taken over God’s place in our lives.  The risk with too much...

Why doesn’t God give me the desires of my heart?

You’ll remember John from last week’s sermon who worshipped marriage. He pinned his happiness and fulfillment on getting married. It consumed him. It was his heart’s desire and he couldn’t understand why God did not meet it. His initial disappointment turned into...

Idolatry

Idolatry By the time you receive this, most of our Life Together Groups would’ve commenced their “Gods At War” study which our sermon series will also be following over the next six weeks. It is an in-depth look into idols that battle for the throne of our...

How great is our God

This year has been challenging to us all. Whether it is our relationships, finances, lack of social contact, health or other parts of our lives, we can take heart, God will use our difficulties to help us see where we’re at.  Thankfully God provides us with the...

Seasons

If you remember 1965 you may know the hit song, “Turn! Turn! Turn!”, by the Byrds. But, did you know the words were written in 900BC by the Teacher (Eccles 3:1-8)? “To everything (turn, turn, turn) There is a season (turn, turn, turn) And a time for every purpose,...