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Who Would Jesus Vote For?

Australia Votes 2019. On the eve of the federal election, we’re taking another look at Kirk’s talk just before the 2016 election, asking “who would Jesus vote for?”. While we won’t tell you how to vote, we’ll look at how we can approach the election in…

Come and See || Rod and Di

Like last week, this week’s Come and See episode features an interview with Rod and Di, two regular members of the church congregation, as they sit down to discuss their journey as Christians. Led by Julie, this special Come and See service aims to foc…

Come and See || Anna and Lachie

This week, Anna and Lachie, two regular members of the church congregation, sit down to discuss their journey as Christians. Facilitated by Kirk, this special Come and See service aims to focus on what it looks like to have a relationship with Jesus in…

You Are Invited || Easter Sunday 2019 || Romans 8:31-39

Jesus is risen! Every reason we might deem ourselves unworthy of Jesus’ love was taken to the cross on Good Friday, but now that Jesus is risen, we too can be invited to life in abundance. We have all been invited to a banquet and all we need to do is …

Joyful Friday || Good Friday 2019 || Hebrews 12:1-3

Why is Good Friday called Good Friday? And how should we respond to the fullness of life that Jesus offers by sacrificing himself on the cross? As Tim brings us the message he explores this very question: Could we even call it Joyful Friday? After all,…

Jesus: King || Biblical Storytelling

In this episode, we hear another story. Together, we’ll use the Biblical Storytelling method of bible study, and ask these questions while listening to the story: 1. What do you like about this story?2. What questions might people have?3. What do we le…

Jesus Anointed || Biblical Storytelling

In this episode, Julie tells us a story. Together, we’ll use the Biblical Storytelling method of bible study, and ask these questions while listening to the story: 1. What do you like about this story?2. What questions might people have?3. What do we l…

I am a Groaning Person || Who Am I? || Romans 8:18-30

  Over the past eight weeks we have looked at different aspects of our identity as followers of Jesus. But despite our new identity in Christ, not everything has been resolved. We still groan as we experience the effect sin has on both ourselves and th…

I am a Man or a Woman || Who Am I? || Acts 8:26-39

The topic of gender can be both a complicated and sensitive subject. After all, it forms a key part of many people’s identity. This week, Tim is back to tackle some difficult questions. What does the bible have to say about gender and how is it still r…

I am a Child of God || Who Am I? || Galatians 3:26-4:7

We all lean on something. Whether it’s a job or a relationship, a hobby or even our own moral compass. These things are often great influences on our lives but how can we truly lean away from these things and begin to fully trust God, even in the hard …

I am in Christ || Who Am I? || Romans 8:1-17

Through this series, we’ve seen how we as humans are made in God’s image, how we’re whole people with thoughts, emotions and a conscience, but also how there is a brokenness about humanity, and regardless of our race, nationality, age and gender, we ar…

I am a Free Person || Who Am I? || John 8:31-36

I’ve got to break free, I’ve got to break free! – Queen, I Want To Break Free ‘Cause I need freedom now and I need to know how, to live my life as it’s meant to be – Mumford and Sons, The Cave So what is freedom? What does it mean to break free? Is fre…

I am a Fallen Person || Who Am I? || Genesis 3

Are humans basically good, or basically bad? In the opening chapters of the bible, we see God create humanity, and proclaim them to be “very good”, and yet just two chapters later, we see Adam and Eve fall into temptation and eat from the tree of the k…

I am a Whole Person || Who Am I? || Psalm 84

There is more to a person than just the physical impulses. Science would say that you and your personality, your memories, your decisions, are nothing more than electrical signals in your brain, reacting with nerve cells and molecules. The bible though…

I am a Created Person || Who Am I? || Genesis 2:4-7

This week begins a new series, running through the next 10 weeks, asking the questions “Who Am I?”. Throughout this series, we’ll be looking at passages from the entire story of the Bible, beginning this week with creation in Genesis. Fundamentally, wh…

Summer Stories || Biblical Storytelling

Throughout January, the talks at St John’s have taken a different format to usual, meaning they haven’t been appropriate for the format of a podcast. In this episode, Andy and Tim chat about what the teaching has been in January, and will catch you up …