Sermons and Reflections from lockdown

During the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown, NWBA Regional Minister and the NWBA team offered a series of online services and reflections. The sermons and reflections are available for use in local settings if you would find them helpful. The links below will connect you to these resources on YouTube. If you would prefer us to email you a copy, please contact us and we can arrange a transfer.

All of these are freely available for use - you do not need additional permission to broadcast them through your own streams. We can also send links if you would like to host them on your website. If you wish to make a contribution to the ongoing production costs, please consider a gift to Baptist Home Mission, or directly to NWBA.


Sermons from 2021

Mark 4:26-34 - 'Amidst the Ordinary'

Ezekiel 37:1-14 - 'Can these bones live'

John 15:9-17 - 'I am the vine'

1 John 4:7-21 - 'Love is all'

John 10:10-18 - 'The Good Shepherd'

John 20:19-31; Luke 24:36-48 - 'As the Father has sent me ...'

Matthew 6:25-34; John 1:43-51 - 'Seek first the Kingdom of God'

Mark 11:1-11 - 'A House of prayer'

Isaiah 40:21-31 - 'God - present in the crisis'

Mark 1:21-28 - 'What have you got to do with us?'

1 Samuel 3:1-14; John 1:43-51 - 'Listening to the right voice'

1 Peter 2:4-10 - 'Living Stones'

Matthew 7:24-29 - 'Rooted'


Sermons from Advent 2020

Jeremiah 31:1-10 - 'Defined by God's love'

Jeremiah 29:4-14 - 'True Hope'


Sermons from 2020 based on readings from the Revised Common Lectionary

Matthew 25:31-46 - 'Servants of the Shepherd King'

Matthew 25:1-13 - 'Be Prepared'

Matthew 23:34-46 - 'Love is the Reason'

Matthew 22:15-22 - 'Render unto Caesar'

Matthew 22:1-14 - 'Dressed for the Occasion'

Matthew 21:33-46 - 'Whose Harvest?'

Matthew 21:23-32 - 'Breaking the Mould'

Matthew 20:1-16 - 'Incomparable and Immeasurable'

Matthew 18:21-35 - 'From the measurable to the immeasurable'

Matthew 18:15-20 & Romans 13:8-14 - 'Living it out'

Matthew 14:22-33 - 'Hang on in there'

Matthew 14:13-21 - 'The Feeding of the Crowd'

Matthew 13:31-33; 44-52 - 'Parables of the Kingdom'

Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43 - 'The Wheat and the Weeds'

Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23 - 'Scattered but fruitful'

Matthew 11:16-19; 25-30 - 'My Yoke is Easy'

Genesis 22:1-14 - Faithful God'

Genesis 21:8-15 - 'Not Abandoned'

Genesis 18:1-15 - 'Honest with God'

Sermon for Trinity Sunday - Ephesians 3:14-19, Matthew 28:16-20

Sermon for Pentecost - Acts 2:1-21

7th Sunday of Easter - John 17:1-14; Acts 1:4-14

6th Sunday of Easter - Psalm 66; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21

5th Sunday of Easter - John 14:1-14

4th Sunday of Easter - Psalm 23; John 10:1-10; 1 Peter 2:21-25

3rd Sunday of Easter - Luke 24:13-24

2nd Sunday of Easter - John 20:19-31

Easter Day - John 20:1-18

Palm Sunday - Matthew 21:1-13; Philippians 2:5-11


Reflections for personal or small groups (could also be used as sermons in streamed services) - These tend to be more personal and offer space to apply the text in the context of discipleship.

Go and do likewise - Luke 10:25-37

I consider them nothing - Philippians 3:7-14

Written on our hearts - Jeremiah 31:31-34

That's the way to do it! - Acts 6:1-6

Your Kingdom Come... Matthew 6:7-13

Let the peace of Christ rule (ii) - Colossians 3:12-15

Let the peace of Christ rule - Colossians 3:12-15

Walking through the valley - Psalm 23

Ambassadors... 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

Let your gentleness be evident to all - Philippians 4:4-7

Salt and Light - Matthew 5:13-16

Take up your cross - Mark 8:34-37

Become like a child - Matthew 18:1-6

Keep praying - Daniel 6:6-10

Love that is genuine - Romans 12:9-17

Maintaining our eco-system - 1 John 4:7-12

More than just rules - Deuteronomy 4:5-8 & 6:4-9

Shine like stars - Philippians 2:6-16a

This is how the world will know... - John 13:33-35 & 15:12-17

Remain in me - John 15:1-5

We have not stopped praying for you - Colossians 1:9-14

Rejoice in the Lord - Philippians 4:4-7

If my people ... - 2 Chronicles 7:13-16

Seeing and Believing - Revelation 1:9-14

Rhythm, Routine and Trusting God - Daniel 6:10-14

Worried and upset - Luke 10:38-42

Do you love me? - John 21:15-19

Becoming like a child - 2 Kings 5:9-14

Where does my help come from? - 2 Kings 5:7-10

Don't give up - 2 Kings 5:1-6

What are you waiting for? - Exodus 32:1-6

Heart and Soul - Luke 10:25-29

Crossing Town - Acts 9:10-19

Using what we have - Matthew 25:14-28

Who are we? - 1 Peter 1:1-2

'In Covenant . . ' - Ruth 1:14-19

Rooted in God's Story - John 1:1-4,14

'In Chains' - Philippians 1:4-11

Creation Groans - Romans 8:18-25

Participating Together - 1 Peter 4:12-16

Treasure in Jars of Clay - 2 Corinthians 4:6-12, 16-18

Nothing can separate us - Psalm 139:7-12; Romans 8:38-39

Measuring it out - Ephesians 3:14-19

Giant Stones and Tiny Coins - Mark 12:14-13:2

Elijah, Isolation and the Voice of God - 1 Kings 19:1-14

Knowledge we do not have - Romans 11:33-35



Other Resources for personal reflection or use in shared worship

Seeking God's presence A reflection inspired by Moses' encounter with God

Unseen Presence Seeing the traces of God's Spirit

We believe ... An affirmation of our Christian Faith

Prayer from a Broken World offered as the North West confronted Regional Lockdown

Lockdown Prayer from Stephen Smith of Greenfield Church Urmston

A prayer of hope

'Becoming Present' - an invitation to worship God

'Infinity' - Words, music and images to help us reflect on the nature of God

'Christ Crucified' - Reflecting on our call to take up the cross


'Christmas is cancelled' - the first of our shareable resources for Advent and Christmas

'Our hope is in the Lord' - A reflective reading for Advent


Seeking God's presence Call to worship - based on Exodus 33

Call to worship - based on Psalm 19

Call to worship(ii) - based on Psalm 19

Call to worship - based on Psalm 84

Call to worship - based on Psalm 86

Call to worship/Reading from Psalm 93

Call to worship/Reading from Psalm 95

Call to worship/Reading from Psalm 100

Call to worship/Reading from Psalm 103

Call to worship/Reading from Psalm 105

Call to worship/Reading from Psalm 111

Call to worship - based on Psalm 116

Call to worship/Reading from Psalm 139

Call to worship/Reading from Psalm 145

Call to worship - based on Psalm 145


Call to worship - based on Ezekiel 17:22-24


Call to worship - based on Romans 8:1-11

Call to worship - based on Romans 6:12-13

Call to worship - based on Ephesians 2:11-22

Responsive reading originally prepared for Pentecost

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