This Blog contains all my sermons and Bible studies from the last 11 years at North Springfield Baptist Church in Chelmsford, UK.
There are more than 800 sermons in over 90 separate series and more than a hundred Bible Study outlines in a dozen series. All the series are listed in the left sidebar and the most recent sermons and studies are in the list to the right. You can use the search box to find sermons and studies referring to any Bible books, characters or topics.
For the last two years all these sermons have been recorded on video. You can watch them in the NSBC Facebook Group
Catch up with the rest of the news of the church in the group
More recently some of the videos have also been posted in the YouTube Channel for
North Springfield Baptist Church Chelmsford UK
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You might also enjoy my second blog of occasional Reflections on Theology, Ministry and Mission.
You can find this at www.pbthomas.com/thoughts
Recent posts there include:
- My friend gave up praying when her goldfish died
- Why do we serve God?
- Regaining momentum.
- Through Lent with Jesus of Nazareth – a Viewing Plan
- It’s all Wombatularity;
- Church Life After Covid19;
- Synoptic Gospels Course Manual and Old Testament Survey Course Manual; these were two second year degree courses delivered to Kaniki Bible University College in Zambia.
My Thoughts blog also contains longer articles including
- Juggling With Chickens – Pastoral Ministry in Practice;
- The Prophethood of All Believers;
- Is the Longer Ending of Mark Holy Scripture – a summary of my MA dissertation on the Nature of Biblical Authority;
- Handy Extra Learning Packs – resources for Christian Education Course 1 – Understanding The New Testament
Taking Every Opportunity
How can ministers and churches help Christians to talk about Jesus more boldly and wisely, confidently and effectively?
The fruit of three months of Sabbatical study of outreach and evangelism is online as a third blog which you can find at
This site includes a blog of 42 Great Outreach Ideas and a number of longer articles, including
- Taking Every Opportunity – Conversations About Jesus
- Preaching the Gospel Necessarily Includes Words;
- Prepared to Answer – a series of sermons helping Christians to be ready to share their faith
including “Fan The Flame” a Guided Course in Discipleship for mature believers.
Prepared To Give An Answer (2016)
Helping Christians to talk about Jesus more wisely and boldly, confidently and effectively.
More details of these on the BOOKS page.
Recent Sermons and Studies
- Danger! False Teachers! 2 Peter 2:1-22
- The baptism of Jesus and our own Matthew 3:1-17
- Do not forget 2 Peter 1:3-11
- How can I help you? 2 Kings 4:1-7
- A sacrifice of praise Heb 13:15
- Comfort in a time of national mourning – Jesus wept too
- Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man Luke 2:39-25
- The Parable of the Weeds among the Wheat Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43
- What is a Baptist?
- Working with other churches
- You will be free indeed John 8:31-38
- The parable of the second lost son Luke 15:25-32
- Ten simple ways to worship God better
- The parable of the prodigal son Luke 15:11-24
- We lost all hope! Acts 27:13-26
- Dead and kicking Col 3:1-14
- Premises, programme, people and presence
- As the Father has sent me, I am sending you John 20:21
- What is the most important mission of the church?
- The Double Claim
- Running the race 2 Timothy 4:1-8
- The River of Life Ezekiel 47:1-12
- The valley of dry bones Ezekiel 37:1-14
- Paul’s struggles and God’s faithfulness 1 Timothy 1:6-12
- A New Heart and a New Spirit Ezekiel 36:22-32
- Pray for kings and all in authority 1 Timothy 2:1-8
- The bad shepherds and the Good Shepherd Ezekiel 34