Talks by Kirk Mackenzie

The Second Coming || Always Remember || 2 Peter 3

Are you waiting for something exciting? As followers of Jesus, we all are – his second coming. So far, Christians have been waiting 2,000 years, and there are certainly those who scoff at the idea of Jesus coming back. This isn’t new though; as Peter w…

Good Friday 2022 || Matthew 27

There’s been a huge amount of upheaval in the last two years, through the pandemic, but at the end of the day, the human heart hasn’t changed much since Jesus’ death and resurrection 2000 years ago.  We all present ourselves to others as slightly bette…

The Lost Sheep || The Good Shepherd || Luke 15:1-7

After hearing the theme song of the Good Shepherd over the last few weeks, today we get the big reveal as Jesus himself steps onto the stage and takes up the role of the Good Shepherd God promised to send. But what kind of shepherd would leave 99 sheep…

Weary || A Weary World Rejoices || Luke Luke 1:5-25

When you’re tired, you’re not at your best. You might be more irritable, or forgetful, or just plain cranky. The pandemic has left us all feeling weary, but there’s still hope in the grace of Jesus. Connect with us at ➜ Website: https://stjohnsdc.o…

Humble Prayer || Teach Us To Pray || Luke 18:9-14

Imagine attending a prayer meeting and ragging on someone else at that meeting – during your prayers. That’s exactly what one of the esteemed Jewish leaders did in this passage. Meanwhile, that other person prayed a simple prayer – just seven words lon…

Bold Prayer || Teach Us To Pray || Luke 11:5-13

We’re continuing our series on prayer with Kirk looking at bold prayer. God wants us to be in relationship with him, asking things of him, like a kid asking their dad for an egg, or a neighbour asking a friend for a favour in the middle of the night.

The Church Is Sent By Jesus || John 17 13 26

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 of our identity as a church; this…

POWER || Our Deepest Desires || Matthew 20:1-16

Scratch beneath the surface of our actions, and you quickly reveal the deeper desires that drive those actions.  This new series is all about delving into the heart of idolatry, and the variety of problems it presents to us in our life and faith. We’…

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.