Sermon Sketchnotes: The Go-Between God

How do we know God is real? How do we understand what we read in the Bible? These questions are answered as Nick considers ‘the go-between God’.


Rev Nick Swanson started a new series this morning, looking at the role and person of the Holy Spirit. Today’s theme: the Holy Spirit is a go-between between God and us.

[Readings: John 16:5-15; Ephesians 1:17-18]

Listen again to the message here.

Sermon Sketchnotes: The Big Issue – is your smartphone in control of you?

With more computing power than ever before in the palm of your hand, Philippe Ndabananiye asks who is in control?

In our occasional ‘Big Issue’ series, Philippe this week looked at the impact that smartphones have on our lives. With examples from gaming culture, surveys and biblical instruction, Philippe guided us through questions we should ask of ourselves, and answers we ought to consider.

[Sorry, no audio version of Philippe’s message is available to listen again]

Sermon Sketchnotes: With Longing For The Lost [Christ on a Mission]

What can we learn about Christ’s mission from the story of Zaccheus? [Luke 19:1-10]

Rev Nick Swanson took the story of Zaccheus as the basis of his message for our Sunday morning services. To listen to the sermon, click here.

Sermon Sketchnotes: To The Valley Below

On this, the third Sunday in Lent, Rev. Michael Bochenski looks at what we can learn from Mark 9 about being in life’s valleys.

Whilst we are searching for our new senior minister, we have a moderator – an experienced minister from another church to help as a guide and mentor during the search. We’re delighted that Rugby Baptist Church have blessed us by sharing their minister, Rev. Michael Bochenski, with us. On this, the third Sunday in Lent, he spoke with us about how we might experience Jesus in the valleys of our lives.

To listen to Michael’s message, click here.

[Artist’s note: I haven’t posted any sketchnotes for a little while, more by omission than deliberately. That said, I wanted to return to a non-digital style for today’s sketchnote, and though still working on my iPad, I think I’ve created a more analogue feel to the illustration.]

Churches Together – Sermon Sketchnotes

Yesterday saw the annual ecumenical pulpit exchange in churches belonging to Churches Together across the country. At Whetstone, we (very unusually) had a different speaker at each of the morning services, both talking on the day’s theme of ‘Christian Unity’.

As part of the pulpit exchange, we welcomed Rev. Chris Allen from St. Peter’s Parish Church, Whetstone to our 9am service. He used Matthew 4:12-23 as his Bible text. To hear his message, click here.


At the 10:45am service, Chris’ colleague and lay Reader, Eric Leese visited us from St Michael & All Angels, Cosby, where he worships. For his message, he chose 2 Corinthians 5:14-20. To listen to his message, click here.


Healing and Wholeness Course

We’re delighted to be welcoming Rev John Woolmer, Prebendary of Wells Cathedral, to Whetstone Baptist Church during March to May when he’ll be leading a Healing and Wholeness Course on Tuesday evenings from 7th March at 7:30pm.

The course is biblically based and inter-active. It is designed for churches and Christian groups wishing to offer healing prayer to those suffering from physical ill health, emotional issues and/or spiritual oppression. It is careful to build a foundation of sound theology and good practice.  The emphasis is on ‘equipping the saints for ministry’. Hopefully, new people will want to participate in the healing ministry and established members will feel more confident theologically and practically.

The course runs for eight sessions, and costs £25. Click on the link below to download a booking form which also has more details.

Download booking form [PDF]

Sermon Sketchnotes: Being Built As A Spiritual Temple

As we embark on the building of our new church, Rev Jon Grant led us through what it means to be built as a spiritual temple, grounded on Christ as our cornerstone.

Rev Jon Grant is minister at Higham Way Baptist Church in Burbage and kindly loaned to us on Sunday. He continued our series looking at what we can learn from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. You can listen to the message here.

[Ephesians 2:19-22]