Talks by Delle Matthews

Talks by Delle Matthews

The Church Is God’s Temple || Ephesians 2:19-22

We’re experiencing a lot of change at the moment, both at St John’s and in our wider society, so it’s good to get back to the basics of what the church is. In this series, we’ll be looking at three fundamental truths to what our identity as a church;…

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…

Come and See

This week, Delle Matthews continues our Look at Jesus series by following John the Baptist and his disciples as they follow Jesus. The Bible reading comes from John 1:35-42

Love One Another

Delle Matthews, self-proclaimed grumpy old woman, tears apart the commercialisation of Christmas, and looks deeper into the meaning of Christmas. Our society is trying to reclaim the “true meaning of Christmas” to be to love one another, to be kind, and to give some meaningful presents. A season of love sure sounds great doesn’t it? But what is love? Where does it come from? The message of Christmas being a season of love is close to the truth, but misses a critical element, twisting the truth in subtle ways.

Building a Culture of Peace

Dealing with conflict is not just a matter for individuals but a group activity that should be a marker of the church community. Jesus prays for unity and love in the church and our community should be counter-cultural in the way that we deal with conf…

The Vine

The finale of our I AM series, Delle Matthews concludes with Jesus referring to himself as “the vine”, and his followers as “the branches”. How do we remain in Jesus, and attached to the vine? 

The Early Years of Jesus – Growing in Wisdom

Our third sermon in our series on ‘The Early Years of Jesus’ considers what it meant for Jesus to grow in wisdom as he grew up as a boy. What can we learn from him about how Christian wisdom is acquired? Delle Matthews considers Luke 2:36-40, the story of Anna in the temple with Jesus and his parents.

In-Person Services resuming november 7

We're thrilled to be returning to in-person worship gatherings from November 7 at 8am, 10am, and 5pm. These services will be restricted to fully vaccinated people only, per government restrictions. Those who are not fully vaccinated are able to join in digitally at our YouTube channel or join in with watch parties in homes. For more info, head here.
Find all our services here.