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Loving Other People – It’s a Holiness Issue

Focusing on 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12, David continued from last time on the subject of ‘Loving one another’, stating that this is a holiness issue, one

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A Report from The Church

Psalm 62. Some people might find more rested through this time, but others might be feeling added pressures from extra workloads and increased stress from

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How Do You Respond to God’s Word?

Everyone will have a unique response when it comes to God’s Word and the story of His great love. Continuing the Living In-Between series, today

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My Soul Waits for God

Brian Johnston began his sermon by mentioning a friend who, struggling with a stressful situation, coped by reading Psalm 62 every morning. The Psalm speaks

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Living Inbetween – Walk in a Manner Worthy of God

Continuing the Living In-Between series, David read from I Thessalonians 2:5-12. In this passage Paul is defending himself and his colleagues against false rumours being

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Turning, Serving, Waiting

David continued our series in 1 Thessalonians today looking at the hallmarks of a Christian. He summarized this in three words: turning, serving, and waiting.

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How To Live Well While We Wait

David reminded us that 1 Thessalonians shows Christians how to live well between the first and second comings of Jesus. First, he posed a challenging

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Living In-Between

David began a new series today on the book of 1 Thessalonians which, among other things, highlights some characteristics of a true Christian, e.g. gospel

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‘Seven’: 7. The Neon Sign

Today David concluded the summer series on the seven signs in John’s gospel, focusing on John 11:1-44. This chapter contains the account of Jesus raising

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‘Seven’: 6. The Light That Brings Life

Graham Shearer continued with our summer series on the signs in John’s gospel, considering John chapter 9, when Jesus heals the man born blind. All

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‘Seven’: 5. Walking on Water

Gordon Darragh resumed the ‘Seven’ series, focusing on the shortest account of a sign in John’s gospel: John 6:16-21. Gordon posed the question: Have you

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The Importance of Baptism

As we celebrated the baptism of two church family members, David explored the reason why people choose to perform this public act of faith. The

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‘Seven’: 4. Five Loaves and Two Fish

This Sunday we were considering the fourth sign in John’s gospel that points us to who Jesus is. David reminded us that this sign is

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‘Seven’: 3: The House of Mercy

Today David McMillan continued our ‘Seven’ series, looking at the seven signs in John’s gospel. The third sign is recorded in John 5:1-16. There was

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‘Seven’: 2. A Travelogue with Jesus

Continuing with the ‘Seven’ series which David Dunlop began last week, David McMillan introduced us to the second sign from John 4: 43-54. The focus

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‘Seven’: 1. A Wedding without Wine

Each of the seven signs we will explore through July and August points to Jesus. Introducing this series, David said the aim is to enable

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What have we learnt from Deuteronomy?

Having started the sermon series in Deuteronomy eight months ago, David finished the ‘Devoted’ series on Sunday. He considered the four events that happen at

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Mission in the Power of the Spirit

This Sunday, Barry Forde, chaplain of Queen’s University, read from Luke 4:14-30, exploring Jesus’ mission in the power of the spirit and how we as

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How do you cope with change?

This is the penultimate sermon of the series on Deuteronomy which started in October 2020. Deuteronomy 31 vv 1-13 Changes and transitions are inevitable but

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Who can serve in the Body of Christ?

David began by giving thanks to God, and to the congregation, for the incredible number of people serving at Windsor Baptist, in a great variety

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Choose Life

David began by introducing the concept of the slogan ‘choose life’. It has contemporary origins in societal influence through entertainment and political lobbying, but the

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BUT GOD!

This Sunday Drew Steele, from Gilnahirk Baptist, joined us for Association Sunday, reminding us of the goodness of the good news from Ephesians 2:1 -10.

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Pressing Reset

Continuing our ‘Devoted’ series, David called us to consider the need for renewal in our relationship with God. He began by looking at the Methodist

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Performance Art and Amen!

‘The past is behind; learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.’ David noticed these words on

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How Does Easter Affect Me?

The Easter story is one that many of us will know well – however, with a story such as this, there is a risk of

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Living With Regret

Gordon continued our series from Deuteronomy, giving us some thoughts on leadership through one of the most regrettable experiences of Moses’s life. Regret is a

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Stones and More Stones

This week, David set out an initial challenge to us all: DO YOU NEED TO RENEW YOUR COMMITMENT OR REAFFIRM YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD? The

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Whose Voice Are You Listening to?

Diving into Deuteronomy 18:9-22 in our ‘Devoted’ series, David began with the question: Whose voice are you listening to today? The people of Israel were

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Justice and Leadership

This week as David continued with the ‘Devoted’ series in Deuteronomy chs 16-17, he challenged us to pray for two things after hearing this sermon:

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Different – Distinctive

From the most recent teaching in Deuteronomy 12 -13, David reminded us that worshipping God alone matters, and that our worship should be exclusive, joyful

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Do you really love Me?

“WHEN WE CEASE TO WORSHIP GOD, WE DO NOT WORSHIP NOTHING, WE WORSHIP ANYTHING.” G.K. Chesterton David used this quotation to illustrate that as humans

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Mission in Discouraging Times

Andrew Reid, speaking by video recording from Spain, focused our thoughts on two verses from the Old Testament book of Malachi: “OH, THAT ONE OF

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Worship Matters!

David had a direct question for us at the start of his sermon on Sunday: HAVE WE ANY IDOLS OR OTHER GODS IN OUR LIVES

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Devoted – On Repeat

David began by reminding us of the five words/requirements from the book of Deuteronomy so far: FEAR, WALK, LOVE, SERVE, KEEP. In Deuteronomy 11, Moses

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Devoted to … The Lord’s Requirements

David began by taking us to words of the prophet Micah: “AND WHAT DOES THE LORD REQUIRE OF YOU? TO ACT JUSTLY AND TO LOVE

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Teachings from the Wilderness

We begin the New Year by jumping back into our ‘Devoted’ series in Deuteronomy, in which David led us through a series of Moses’ ‘farewell

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Jesus’ Death Through the Centurion’s Eyes

After celebrating the birth of our Saviour and the events surrounding this glorious day, this Sunday, Brian Johnston reflected on the last few moments of

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‘What’s in a Name?’ – Advent 4

Today – the fourth Sunday of Advent – we completed the Advent series by looking at the final name for Jesus from Isaiah 9: “FOR

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‘What’s In a Name?’ – Advent 3

Our Advent series continued this week with the third name of Jesus from Isaiah chapter 9: ‘Everlasting Father’. “FOR TO US A CHILD IS BORN,

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‘What’s In a Name?’ – Advent 2

Last week David began an Advent series looking at the names of Jesus from Isaiah chapter 9 by thinking about him as ‘Wonderful Counsellor’. Today,

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‘What’s in a Name?’ – Advent 1

Our pastor David started a new mini-series for Advent entitled ‘What’s in a Name?’ (We will resume our ‘Devoted’ series after Christmas). Some seven-hundred years

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Moses Hits Refresh

At the start of the message on Sunday, David invited us to a Sunday challenge to list the 10 commandments. One piece of general knowledge

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Knowing God

Peter Firth continued our series in Deuteronomy by reminding us that ‘Our main business in being here is to KNOW GOD.’ (J.I. Packer) Deuteronomy chapter

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Baptism – what’s it all about?

This was an exciting and hugely encouraging service, where four young people testified to their relationship with Jesus and were baptised. It was the first

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Looking Back to Move Forward

Have you ever felt full of fear, with no idea how to move forward? This is where we found Joshua as David continued our Deuteronomy

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God’s Victory Over Never-Ending Defeat

Have you ever felt like giving up? Is there an issue in your life that makes you feel lost and without hope? Everyone has their

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Devoted – Wholeheartedly to God

David Dunlop began by highlighting the importance of being devoted to the teaching of all scripture, which includes exploring the less familiar and less appealing

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Devoted to… Prayer

Today is the last of a series of four messages based on Acts 2:42 on the subject ‘Devoted’. “They DEVOTED themselves to the APOSTLES’ TEACHING,

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Devoted to… Breaking Bread

Gordon Darragh continued our short series, ‘Devoted’, addressing the issue of the third mark of a healthy church, the breaking of bread. “THEY DEVOTED THEMSELVES

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Devoted to… Fellowship

David began this second sermon in the ‘Devoted’ mini-series with the key text: “THEY DEVOTED THEMSELVES TO THE APOSTLES’ TEACHING AND TO FELLOWSHIP AND TO

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Devoted

Our pastor, David, introduced a new mini-series this morning, looking at four characteristics of the early church that are equally non-negotiable for us – both

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I Am the True Vine

David read from John 15:1-7, concluding his series on Jesus’ ‘I AM’ declarations with “I AM the true vine.” (v.1). He emphasised Jesus’ use of

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The Antidote to a Troubled Heart

Today David explored the sixth ‘I AM’ statement in the ‘Born Identity’ series, from John 14:6: “I am the way, the truth and the life.” 

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Living and Serving as Resident Aliens

Today David McMillan explored the concept of our identity as followers of Jesus Christ. Reading from Peter’s first letter, David focused on two main themes.

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Jesus, the Resurrection and the Life

Tim Warke introduced this fifth study in the ‘Born Identity’ series by asking us a question: what aspects of your life remind you of a

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Jesus, the Good Shepherd

Understanding the role of today’s ‘I AM’, the Good Shepherd, means we need to seek to understand this role in an agricultural sense.  As city

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Jesus, the Door

The third ‘I AM’ statement of Jesus differs from the first two. Statements 1 and 2, bread and light, are essential to life and in

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Jesus, the Light of the World

The second ‘I AM’ saying of Jesus in this Born Identity series is found in John 8:12: “WHEN JESUS SPOKE AGAIN TO THE PEOPLE, HE

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Jesus, our ‘daily bread’

David began our new summer series – The Born Identity – by reminding us how he finished our studies in Luke last Sunday: ‘May we

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Powerful Prayer

This morning Pastor David introduced us to the last message in his series in Luke’s gospel. He read from Luke 22: 39-46. Here Jesus instructs

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What Have You Missed Most?

Today David continued his series of Luke’s gospel. He started by asking the question many of us  have been asking : What have we most

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La Historia Más Grande (The Greatest Story)

Today David Gilkinson (one of our church missionaries) continued a series he’d been doing in Spain called ‘La historia más grande’, focussing on the great

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Do You Want To See Jesus?

David showed us how the story of Zacchaeus is important for two reasons.  First, it is the last time Jesus encounters an individual  before He

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The Prodigal God

Today David took us to the last of three ‘Lost & Found’ stories told by Jesus. This is one of the best-known stories in the

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Life in Three Dimensions

David began where he ended last week, with Jesus’ challenge: WHOEVER HAS EARS TO HEAR, LET THEM HEAR Luke 14:35 Those listening – truly keen

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Counting The Cost

This morning’s sermon outlined the cost of true discipleship in Luke 14:25-35. The need to consider the cost in advance (vv.26-27) sounds like Jesus is

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Come, Everything Is Ready

This Sunday David took us back to a time, pre-covid, when we ate with those outside of our bubble. He focused our attention on the

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Where’s Your Heart?

David picks up from where we left off last time by introducing us to Jesus’ next set of instructions in Luke 12:22-34 as he teaches

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Greed Is Good

After last week’s diversion to the end of Luke for Easter Sunday, today we resumed our studies looking at the teaching of Jesus in Luke

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Easter Sunday 2021

This was a momentous day in the life of Windsor Baptist Church. It was the first Sunday we were able to meet together again (albeit

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Life in Three Dimensions

Today our Pastor David began a new series in the book of Luke entitled Life in 3 Dimensions. It is a continuation of the theme

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Salt and Light – Taste and See

Today David read from Matthew 5:13-16 to focus on the third aspect of the relationship triangle, the OUT dimension of our lives as Christians. This

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Love One Another

Following on from last weeks focus on our UP relationship , David Highlighted part of last weeks Ephesians 1 passage to introduce today’s focus on

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God’s Sovereignty

To illustrate the message and themes of Ephesians 1:3-14 , Jonathan showed 3 glasses of water Firstly – a full cup of water Secondly –

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Sowing and Reaping

“Do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers” Galatians 6:6 The concept of sowing and reaping is found

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Who stands out?

One of the great insights of the Bible is that God does not do the expected things through the expected people but uses unexpected people

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Though … Yet I will rejoice in the Lord

Today David focussed on the final three verses of the book of Habakkuk (3:19-21). The prophet’s words are both provocative and demanding as they invite

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Prayer

Have we lost a sense of awe and wonder? what about a sense of awe of God? When was the last time we stood in

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Woes

Last week we left Habakkuk waiting for God to answer his questions and today we learn how God shares with him some woeful words about

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How well do you cope with having to wait?

Henri Nouwen describes waiting as “an awful desert between where people are and where they want to go. It’s not a place people want to

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God Hears and Responds to Our Prayers

Last week where we considered Habakkuk’s dialogue with God (1:2-4), whereby, he asks questions that many of us ask of God: How long? Why? Prayer

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Praying Like Habakkuk

Where is God in a land of confusion? Many people are asking what God is doing about all the injustices going on in our world

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The Day of Pentecost

Last week we celebrated Jesus’ ascension when he was taken up to heaven to be with his Father. Just before he ascended he told his

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You Will be my Witnesses

Today is Ascension Sunday, which reminds us that the risen Jesus defeated death and ascended to be with the Father. Augustine said this was the

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A One Sentence Prayer

Do you ever doubt? Is it ok to doubt? As a Christian, do you ever have doubts about God’s goodness and purposes, or whether he

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Come Dine With Me

It’s a mystery why God should want us to come and dine with him, yet he does nevertheless. Come God doesn’t force us into a

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Keep Abiding & Carry On

David spoke from John 15, which is part of what is known as Jesus’ farewell discourse (John 14-17). Jesus isn’t going to be around much

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Finding Rest

Psalm 62. Some people might find more rested through this time, but others might be feeling added pressures from extra workloads and increased stress from

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A Prayer of Lament

Psalm 86. A Psalm where David finds himself in a difficult situation. He’s in trouble, so calls out in a prayer of lament. It’s an

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Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed

It’s Resurrection day – David enthusiastically encouraged us as we celebrate to say out loud that ‘Christ has risen, He has risen indeed!’  A particular

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Good Friday 2020

On Good Friday, Gordon highlighted some key moments surrounding Jesus’ crucifixion and death from Luke 23:44-53. Darkness came over the whole land, and the curtain

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Prisoners of Hope

A quick roundup of this week’s talk with some questions to discuss and think about.

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Our Eyes Are On You

A quick roundup of this week’s talk with some questions to discuss and think about.