Talks by Tim Johnson

Talks by Tim Johnson

The Spirit Filled Church || Holy Spirit || Acts 2:42-47

God’s plan for reconciliation begins with the unifying work of the Holy Spirit. In this series, we’ll look at how the Holy Spirit transformed the early church. Tim brings 5 ways the Spirit-filled church can be radically living. Connect with us at ➜ W…

Reconciliation Week || Ephesians 2:11-22

This talk was given on Reconciliation Sunday, during Reconciliation Week 2022. Reconciliation is all about restoring broken relationships, and Reconciliation Week seeks to highlight the broken relationships in Australia’s shared history between Indigen…

BEWARE of False Teachers || Always Remember || 2 Peter 2

Jesus brings radical, life-changing good news. It’s important, and core to the Christian faith. This good news is so important that altering it will erode away at the truth, and cause calamity. Tim unpacks a complex passage and reminds us to hold on to…

Easter Sunday 2022 || Matthew 28:1-20

Humans believed that the Sun revolved around the Earth for thousands of years. Seeing things from only our own fixed perspective led us to assume that we were at the centre of everything. Copernicus, when he put forward the theory that the Earth revolv…

Searching for Sheep || The Good Shepherd || Ezekiel 34

Ezekiel 34 shows another example of human shepherds turning bad. But in this passage, we see God (who promises to send a Good Shepherd we know to be Jesus) also turn his attention to the flock, and those sheep who use and abuse other sheep. Tim gives…

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…

Mission || Sent Out By Jesus || Matthew 9:35-38

Tim Johnson encourages us to re-focus our hearts on mission, however that might look for you. Whether you’re on an overseas mission trip or going to work or school, it’s such an important way we can show the love of Jesus to people who don’t yet know H…

Hope || A Weary World Rejoices || Luke 1:26-38

With nearly two years of cancelled plans under our belts, you’d be forgiven for suffering from ‘hope fatigue’. Why bother getting excited about plans to come, when they’ll probably get cancelled anyway? The angel speaking to Mary offers her something…

Persistent Prayer || Teach Us To Pray || Luke 18:1-8

We’re continuing our series on prayer with Tim looking at persistent prayer. How do you go sticking at things for the long haul? Sticking at things for a long time, even when it’s hard going. As lockdown rolls on and Melbourne became the most locked-…

Simple Prayer || Teach Us To Pray || Luke 11:1-4

In 2020’s lockdowns, 26% of Australians said they spent more time praying and on spiritual pursuits – and that they wanted to continue that beyond COVID.  For the next few weeks, we’ll be sitting at the feet of Jesus, just as his disciples did, and a…

Carrying Burdens || Freedom in Jesus || Galatians 6:1-18

The final chapter of Paul’s letter to the Galatians leaves us with an encouragement to support our brothers and sisters in Christ; carrying one another’s burdens. As Paul has made clear throughout this letter, we’re a family of believers, and mutual ca…