Talks by Tim Johnson

Talks by Tim Johnson

Jesus Meets Our Needs || Summer Stories || Mark 8:1-21

Through 2020, we saw scenes that we may never have expected – supermarket shelves empty of food and toilet paper. In 2021, Tim encourages us to trust that Jesus will provide all our needs, just as he did for the 4000 people (and the 5000 in a previous …

Jesus Loves Us || Good News In Action || Luke 7:36-50

In this weeks sermon, Tim has a look at Luke Chapter 7:36-50, where Jesus is having a dinner party with some pharisee’s until a woman comes in and washes Jesus’s feet with her hair. Tim talks about how in Jesus, we are known, and that he loves us no ma…

Advocate | Spirit of Truth | John 14:15-24

When our hearts are troubled, where can we go for comfort? In John 14, we see Jesus preparing his followers for a time when he will leave them, when they’ll feel alone and abandoned, frightened and anxious. Jesus tells them “do not let your hearts be t…

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…

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…

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…

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…