Kirk Mackenzie Archives | St John's Diamond Creek
Talks by Kirk Mackenzie

Talks by Kirk Mackenzie

Blurry Vision || Summer Stories || Mark 8:22-33

Spitting isn’t great, socially. It’s pretty gross, especially in a pandemic. But when Jesus spits in his hands and rubs it into a blind man’s eyes, the blind man is healed – but only after a second attempt by Jesus. Initially, the man has blurry vision…

Blind Belief || Faith in the Dark || Hebrews 11:1-16

How do you have faith in something you can’t see? Kirk launches our Advent series Faith in the Dark, exploring faith and hope. Starting from Hebrews 11, we’ll be thinking about having faith in darkness and putting our trust in Jesus this Christmas.

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 …

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….

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 …

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 …

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,…

And Don’t Worry || Trust God || Luke 12:22-34

Fully trusting God can be difficult, especially when we are so focused on our own worries. And while worry or stress is not inherently evil, it is certainly useless or unhelpful. This week, Kirk brings us a message from Luke that tells us not to stress…