Talks by Tim Johnson

Talks by Tim Johnson

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…

And Serve Him || Trust God || Luke 12:35-48

Fully trusting God can be difficult, and serving him with everything can be even harder. But just as we call Jesus our Lord, we are called to serve him as our Lord. This week, Tim is back to share with us a story from the book of Luke: a parable of ser…

And Not Money || Trust God || Luke 12:13-21

Fully trusting God can be difficult, especially when we are tempted to hold on to parts of our lives as if we are keeping them a secret from Him. One area many Christians struggle to bring to God is money – how we view it and how we spend it.  Tim retu…

And Don’t Be Afraid || Trust God || Luke 12:1-12

Fully trusting God can be difficult, especially when we can’t see where he is leading us. In these times, it’s tempting to put on a mask to suit our surroundings. It’s tempting to try and hide parts of our lives from God. This week, Tim brings us our f…