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Rahab and the Spies

There were only two women listed in the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew’s gospel, and Rahab is one of them.

Rahab, the prostitute!

Our guest speaker, David Whitmarsh of The Lodge Trust shows us how God can use even the most unexpected people.


Going the Distance

In Genesis 22:1-12 Abraham perseveres when God asks him to do the unthinkable; and God rewards him richly making him the father of many nations.

Just the same way, God perseveres with us when we do the unthinkable and turn against Him.  He even sent His only son to make things right.

This week, Tim Manders helps […]


Growing for God

The third and final part in our mini-series Grow Your Relationship with God.  

This week Simon takes us through Phillippians 1:1-11 and what Paul teaches us about how to grow for God.


Prayer Practicalities

Most of us are aware of the need to pray but where do we start?

What do we do? What do we say? These are common questions for those new to it and those who have been believers for some time.

This week Simon looks at Matthew 6:5-15 and takes us through Jesus’ plan for speaking to […]


Meeting With God

This month Simon will be helping us to look at how to grow our relationship with God.

Despite the digital technology at our fingertips life gets very hectic and often the first thing to get squeezed out is our daily time with God.  This week Simon encourages us to make this a priority giving us some […]


Between Easter & Pentecost

This week we are delighted to welcome Stephen Ibbotson as our guest speaker.

He focuses on the gift of the Holy Spirit as recorded in John 20:19


Annual Report

A glimpse into the ministries and activities of Watnall Road Baptist Church…

Full annual report WRBC 2018
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Draw Me Close to You

This week we welcome Peter Nodding as our guest preacher.

Peter is very gifted in ministering in the Spirit and also spent some time training our Prayer and Worship teams.


I’ll find my Way Home

Not the song by John and Vangelis…

It is a week after Easter – Jesus is Risen! 

Pentecost is still a few weeks away but Jesus has begun to prepare His disciples.

This week Simon takes us through the account in Luke’s gospel where Jesus re-affirms Simon Peter and helps him to find his way, just as He […]


Walk on the Wild Side

“Why are you looking for the living among the dead?”

Christ is Risen

This Easter, Simon helps us to walk on the wild side, with the women who first encountered the risen Jesus.  We take a look at the account in Luke 24:1-12.
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