Talks

Talks

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The God Who Keeps Promises || Julie Blinco || 2 Corinthians 2:5-17

What do you smell like? One of Julie’s coworkers (who’ll remain nameless) thinks that coriander smells like hate. And he’s totally right. It’s awful. So why does Paul, in his letter 2 Corinthians suggest that to some, the good news of Jesus smells like…

Light and Darkness || Easter Sunday || Matthew 28:1-10

The smallest light can illuminate a whole room. With the darkness all around us, especially in the midst of COVID-19, it’s important to remember the light of Jesus. His death and resurrection brings light into our world, and when the darkness seems its…

Dark Times || Good Friday || Matthew 27:33-50

We’re living in dark times. First responders, healthcare workers and others all face that darkness head-on, so others don’t have to. In times like this, we need people willing to sacrifice their own comfort and safety to face the darkness on behalf of …

Who Is This Man || Palm Sunday || Matthew 21:1-11

Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem a week before his death was not the triumphant royal parade many of his followers expected. He rode in, not on a war chariot, but a donkey. Many asked then, and continue to ask now – “Who is this man?”. Julie explores who Jesu…

Coronavirus || In The Valley || Psalm 103

With the increasing restrictions on day-to-day life, many of us are missing and grieving the loss of being together. Since the beginning of the year, we’ve been going through a series – In The Valley – looking at ‘valley’ emotions, those difficult emot…

Hope || In the Valley || Psalm 27

Hope. Through all the Valley emotions in this series, hope remains. The state of mind that something good might happen, or something bad might not happen. Through the bible, we see an ultimate hope in Jesus – the belief that something good WILL happen….

Despair || In the Valley || Psalm 88

This is a tough topic. We believe that God has something to speak into all the circumstances of our life, including fun times and tough times.  Through this series, we’re dealing with difficult emotions. In this episode, we look at despair. Tim encoura…

Guilt || In the Valley || Psalm 38

Do you feel guilty about buying things you don’t need? Or about drinking too much on the weekend? Maybe sugar and chocolate is your guilty pleasure. What does the bible tell us about feelings of guilt? Julie continues our In the Valley series, looking …

Anger || In the Valley || Psalm 137

The imagery of ‘anger’ is often fire – burning with anger, smouldering with anger, anger flaring up inside us. There’s always a spark to it as well, something that sets us off. Do you get irritated, annoyed, or frustrated? Don’t we all. Tim continues o…

Fear || In the Valley || Psalm 56

There are many ways the Bible approaches the feeling of fear – too many to fit in one talk, in fact – whether it’s a helpful caution or a reverent fear or an irrational anxiety. This week, Kirk bring us one of these examples from the book of Psalms as …

Grief || In the Valley || Psalm 6

As the first of the year, this new series – In the Valley – focuses on various “negative” emotions we might face in life, and where we might find biblical examples of some of these feelings. This week, Tim shines a light on grief and its relation to lo…

Jack Joynson || Acts 3:1-10

This week, Jack Joynson debuts his first talk as he explores a story from the book of Acts and how we might relate in many different ways to some very different characters.

Rod of Jesse || O Come, O Come || Isaiah 11:1-10

The Sunday before Christmas, Tim concludes our series O Come O Come Emmanuel. This talk looks at the verse of the carol calling Jesus “Rod of Jesse”, as seen in the prophecy from Isaiah. Images of despair and destruction precede the passage read in thi…

Dayspring || O Come, O Come || Isaiah 9:2-7

O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheerOur spirits by Thine advent hereDisperse the gloomy clouds of nightAnd death’s dark shadows put to flight. The carol O Come O Come features names of Jesus from prophecies hundreds of years before his birth. This w…