Entries by Jon Watkins

Preparing for Lent

Matthew 3:16-4:1-11 Are we tempted in similar ways to Jesus ? Am I tempted to put material things ahead of seeking God? Am I tempted to test God out rather than trust Him? Am I tempted to do things my way?


This Spring, Tillicoultry Baptist Church is running the Alpha Course. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. No pressure. No follow up. No charge. The Alpha launch night is a great opportunity to get a feel for the Alpha course. It’s a relaxed evening with refreshments, a video and some chat […]

Christian Giving

Luke 6:38, Proverbs 11:24, 2 Corinthians 9:6, 2 Corinthians 8:12, 1 Corinthians 16:1-2, Luke 21:1-4, Romans 8:2, Philippians 2:5, Haggai 1:4 & 2 Corinthians 8:1-5. Is our giving a donation or a sacrifice? ‘Love so amazing demands my all.’


Matthew 10:5-8, 16-25, Mark 8:34-35 Many people around the world face persecution for their faith in Jesus. Would you be willing to face such persecution for your faith? Thanks God for the freedom we have in the UK and prayer for those less fortunate than us.

Filled by God

Colossians 1:9-14 Do you live ‘Growing in knowledge of God’s will for us’? It should lead to bearing fruit in every good work. This should be the outworking of the knowledge of God’s wisdom that the Holy Spirit gives us.

Advent Peace

Jesus came to bring deep peace. Wholeness & restoration. Peace with God – Romans 5:1, Peace with ourselves – John 14:27 & Peace with others – Col 3:12-14.

Advent Hope

Genesis 12:2-3, Isaiah 9:6-7 & Luke 1:5-17 Romans 15:13 – Overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.