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 based on readings from the Revised Common Lectionary

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.

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 use in shared worship

Call to worship/Reading from Psalm 145

Call to worship/Reading from Psalm 105

Call to worship/Reading from Psalm 139

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

Call to worship - based on Psalm 145

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

Call to worship - based on Psalm 86

Call to worship - based on Psalm 116

Responsive reading originally prepared for Pentecost

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