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The Anabaptist

The Anabaptist

By David Holdsworth
A collection of poems, prayers, services and other reflections.

An Anabaptist is a Christian who takes views from the Radical Reformation.

This ministry was launched by David Holdsworth a graduate of Highland Theological College and Inverness College. A Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Friend. Non-conformist. Follower of Jesus. Engulfed in a revolution of the heart. A shy guy (INFJ, SAD, HSP, Empath) originally from the Isle of Skye who now works as a Support Worker for people with disabilities. Memberships include Evana Network (Evangelical Anabaptists), Christian CND and Centrepoint Church.
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Day 7 of Be Still - Questions
Part of a collection of 7 Reflections. Script: Why are we here? Why do the nations rage? Why do the wicked prosper? Where do wars come from? Who am I Lord? What must I do to be saved? Revival, how long Lord? In all our questions you have the answers. Help us to keep asking questions. Help us to listen. Help us to be still and know that you are God. Song version also available.
01:15
December 3, 2020
Day 6 of Be Still - The Pig Of No Compassion
Part of a collection of 7 Reflections. Script: Would we rather love winning? Or the pig of a loveless comfort zone? Would we rather a man be provided for? Or the pig of no compassion? Would we rather a man be clothed? Or the pig of humiliation? Would we rather a man be housed? Or the pig of homelessness? Would we rather a man be healed? Or the pig of demonic legions? Would we rather God's kingdom advancing? Or the pig of the world, the flesh and the devil? We want love, provision, clothing, a home, His kingdom! Let's treat others as we would like to be treated. Whatsoever we do to the least of these brothers we do unto Jesus. Therefore, let's choose compassion, not the pigs. (Influenced by the story of The Rich Man and Lazurus).
01:49
December 2, 2020
Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled 4
Part 4 of a 4 part series comprised of relevant verses to life, love and salvation.
04:46
December 1, 2020
Day 5 of Be Still - Love Wins
Part of a collection of 7 Reflections. Script: Love will win in the end, dear friends. Love will win. There are whispers of a word. Amidst the chaos and confusion of a dark and angry world, it echoes through the mist. My heart heard this misunderstood little word. It heard and was blessed. The word love caused my heart to skip a beat and my soul to become merry. Could it be that even in mans darkest hours, love still lives? Indeed it lives and breaths all things pure. But what is the meaning of such a word? Could it be the joy of babes playing a merry little din? Is it the splendour of a spring morning? Or the beauty of a maidens face basked in sunlight? Or perhaps its just a word we use in season to gain something in return? Maybe its just a word the poets like to write? Nay, it is more. Surely true love is self-sacrifice. Its the laying down of ones life for a friend. Even an enemy. Its the will to bless those who curse us To love our haters To forgive our debtors as Jesus forgives his. Love is not some superficial myth, but a dream of things better. It was love that allowed Gods own Son to give himself into mans angry hands. It was love that sent him beyond this realm to prepare a peaceful place for us. Our Promised Land, our Paradise. Yes, behold, it is love that is the greatest thing! (This poem won a prize at AllPoetry.com).
02:42
December 1, 2020
Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled 3
Part 3 of a 4 part series comprised of relevant verses to life, love and salvation.
03:02
November 30, 2020
Day 4 of Be Still - Hope in Jesus
Day 4 of a collection of 7 Reflections. Script: What happens when I die? The voice of angels that do not cry. Ladder to heaven. Death has won? Nay, Life has won. Death: where is her sting, where is her victory? No shame in dying, no shame in living. Crushed to earth, but rising again. In Christ alone my hope is found. What happens when you die? The voice of angels that do not cry?
01:13
November 30, 2020
Words To Live By 2
A series of verses for your meditation and reflection.
00:21
November 29, 2020
Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled 2
Part 2 of a 4 part series comprised of relevant verses to life, love and salvation.
03:29
November 29, 2020
Resurrection Hymn
My part of a virtual choir for Whytes Causeway Baptist Church. * Mission Praise 1105 Words and Music by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty © Thankyou music/CMG Publishing CCLI No. 2858
05:42
November 29, 2020
Day 3 of Be Still - Legions of Hope
Part 3 of a collection of 7 Reflections. Script: We are the legions of hope. We are his hands and feet. We are the chosen. Gifted by Grace, Gifted to serve. Called out of darkness, Called to the light. Voices in the wilderness, His voice for the oppressed. By His grace alone We are the legions of hope. (This piece won a prize at AllPoetry.com).
01:09
November 29, 2020
Wee Ezra being cute "I Love You!"
Can't believe my wee boy is 4 today.
02:07
November 28, 2020
Words To Live By 1
A series of verses for your meditation and reflection.
00:29
November 28, 2020
Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled 1
Part 1 of a 4 part series comprised of relevant verses to life, love and salvation.
03:19
November 28, 2020
Day 2 of Be Still - Day of the Martyrs
Part of a collection of 7 Reflections. Script: Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:10 ESV) Gathering of light.  Sacred assembly of love.  Age of war, hate, and strife.  The day of the martyrs has just begun.  Blood stained standing stones.  Anabaptists tears, angels song.  The day of the martyrs has just begun.  Ice cracks, foe falls.  Pilgrim saves.  To burning he must go.  Stands fast, dies slow, proclaims love for all to know.  The day of the martyrs has just begun. (Published in the anthology Poetic Velocity. This poem reflects on the powerful faith and love of many Christian martyrs. The main one is the story of Dirk Willems who was an Anabaptist Christian martyr. He was being hunted for his faith and he turned back to save his enemy when his enemy fell through some ice. Dirk was burnt at the stake for his faith despite his merciful gesture. He entered heaven with a clean conscience.  You can buy the anthology at: AllPoetry.com).
01:38
November 28, 2020
Day 1 of Be Still - Testimony
A collection of 7 Reflections.
07:54
November 27, 2020
Silent Worship - Matthew 18:20
A service.
03:50
November 23, 2020
Gospel Message - Romans Road
A service.
09:05
November 23, 2020
Reach Out
A service. Originally a sermon developed for a Church of Scotland panel some years ago.
15:11
November 23, 2020
Children's Worship - Noah's Rainbow
A service.
08:04
November 23, 2020
Silent Worship - Matthew 6:33
A service.
03:39
November 23, 2020
Five Verses When Trying To Get Your Life Back To Normal
All verses in this episode are from the NIV.
02:00
November 23, 2020
New World
New World: I once had a dream of a new world. I saw a city like crystals, pearls and gold, full of light, guarded by angels of old.  There was no night.  The city was bright.  A river of pure love flowed through.  There was no death for me and you.  No dying, no crying, no sinning.  A place of no pain or sorrow.  It is the world of tomorrow.  ~ DTH ~
00:46
November 23, 2020
Behold I Make All Things New
A piece of performance poetry by DTH.
02:44
November 22, 2020
The Light and Face of Jesus
A service.
16:26
November 1, 2020
My Christian Testimony
A service.
11:22
October 4, 2020
Theme Tune - 'Questions'
Questions: Lyrics by David Timothy Holdsworth, adapted to Music by Colin Campbell. Lyrics: Why are we here? Why do the nations rage? Why do the wicked prosper? Where do wars come from? Who am I Lord? What must I do to be saved? Revival, how long Lord? In all our questions you have the answers. Help us to keep asking questions. Help us to listen. Help us to be still and know that you are God. - DTH
01:44
October 3, 2020