Talks on Psalms
God the Shepherd || The Good Shepherd || Psalm 23
The Lord of the Rings has Concerning Hobbits, Star Wars has The Imperial March, Les Miserables has Who Am I? Theme songs represent characters and pop up when they come into focus. Through the Bible, there’s a theme song that pops up – “The Good Shepher…
Pleasure vs Joy || Songs of Joy || Psalm 97
Psalm 97 has a lot to say about joy. But what is joy? How is it different to pleasure? Kirk wraps up our series Songs of Joy, looking at the differences between joy and pleasure.
A Lifestyle of Praise || Songs of Joy || Psalm 96
Praising God is something that can feel easy when everything is going our way – but what happens when life throws challenges in our path? Julie gives us four reasons to praise God in whatever circumstance we find ourselves in.
Good Posture || Songs of Joy || Psalm 95
We had to learn heaps in 2020. From coughing into your elbow to scanning QR codes, there was lots of change. As we get back to some level of normality and we get to do things again (outbreaks notwithstanding), there’s a sense of joy. This new series l…
Gratitude to God || Thanksgiving || Psalm 100
For our thanksgiving service, Julie talks about how we can and should be grateful to god, and be thankful for all the good things that he has done. We should focus on the Lord, and by doing that we can improve our lives.
Our World, Post COVID || Back to The New Future || Psalm 119:129-136
Tim Johnson starts our new series taking at look at Psalm 119:129-136. How will our world be different post COVID and what can we do as followers of Jesus in our new future. Learn more about St John’s at https://stjohnsdc.org.au
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…
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….
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…
Guilt || In the Valley || Psalm 38
Do you feel guilty about buying things you don’t need? Or about drinking too much on the weekend? Maybe sugar and chocolate is your guilty pleasure. What does the bible tell us about feelings of guilt? Julie continues our In the Valley series, looking …
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…
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 …
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…
Come & See || Rosemary & Andrew
Like Sam Johnson, who’s excited about his train set, and wants to show his dad, Andrew and Rosemary invite us to come and see how Jesus has been at work in their lives. Coming from two very different life experiences – Andrew a staunch atheist, and Ros…
Thanksgiving 2018 || Psalm 34
On our 151st birthday, Tim gives us an ABC of thanks from Psalm 34.
Strangers || PS You Are Loved || Psalm 23
We’ve finished working through the first letter Peter wrote to early Christians in the first century, and this week, Julie brings us a “P.S.”, reminding us all that God loves us. Psalm 23 describes God as our Shepherd, and Julie looks at four things we…
Sunday@6 Baptism and Confirmation
In this episode, Bishop Philip Huggins joins us for a special service of baptism and confirmation. We heard from a number of people publicly declaring their faith in Jesus, and the Bishop reflects on that truth.
Glorify God in Conflict
While many people see conflict as simply a problem it is also an opportunity where we can bring glory to God in the way that we approach it. As Christians we want to glorify God in all that we do and conflict is no exception. David in Psalm 37 is honest about conflict but encourages trusting in God and committing our way to him in the midst of it. He warns that evildoers will face God’s judgement but that the…