Talks

Talks

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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…

Emmanuel || O Come, O Come || Isaiah 7:10-17

Advent is again upon us, and this year, these four Sundays leading us to Christmas will be spent exploring the various names given to Jesus in the popular Christmas carol: O Come, O Come Emmanuel. This week, Kirk kicks off our Advent series by looking …

Local Missions Expo || Mark 5:1-20

This week, Julie brings us a story from the book of Mark, of the freedom that comes through mission, and invites three guests to talk about their experiences with different parts of local mission.

Thanksgiving 2019 || Luke 17:11-19

This week, St John’s celebrates its 152nd birthday and as is tradition, we spend the time giving thanks to God for all he has done in the past year. Also, Tim brings us a story from Luke that highlights the importance of thanksgiving.

A Seeker || Jesus vs… || Mark 12:28-34

What does it mean to be a Christian in this day and age? Sometimes we can complicate the answer when it can easily be summed up in one word: love. But for such a common and meaningful word, “love” can be vague. So what does it really mean? This week, T…

The Sadducees || Jesus vs… || Mark 12:18-27

Death is inevitable, whether we often think about it or not, and that can be troubling. But have any of us got reason to believe there is more to life than just our physical existence? And if so, how confident can we really be? This week, Tim brings us…

The Pharisees || Jesus vs… || Mark 12:13-17

No one really enjoys paying tax. Some of us don’t mind, but tax is generally regarded as a “necessary evil” in our modern society. In Jesus’ time, however, tax served as a harsh reminder of foreign rule – of Roman occupation. This week, Tim continues t…

A Spectacular Love || Tim Foster || 1 Corinthians 13

Our Bible reading for this episode is a famous one. It’s one of the most well-known passages on love and you’ve most likely heard it at a wedding at some point. This week, our talk comes from guest speaker and Vice-Principal of Ridley College, Tim Fost…

Elijah and King Ahaziah || Spring Sagas || 2 Kings 1

Continuing our storytelling series on the prophet Elijah, we jump forward to the book of 2 Kings as King Ahab is succeeded by his son, Ahaziah. This week, Kirk, aided by Jack and Lachie, tell the story of an injured king and his reliance on false gods,…

In the Midst of Conflict || Trust God || Luke 12:49-59

Fully trusting God can be difficult, especially in the face of conflict. But as the Bible teaches us, conflict is inevitable, and as Christians, our job is to handle adversity with the grace and love of Jesus himself. This week, Julie shares with us a …