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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…

The Promised Spirit || Holy Spirit || Acts 2:14-41

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. Delle continues our series, looking at the foreshadowing of the Holy Spirit – ancient prophe…

Pentecost || Holy Spirit || Acts 2:1-13

God’s plan for reconciliation begins with the unifying work of the Holy Spirit. In this new series, we’ll look at how the Holy Spirit transformed the early church. Joel begins this series, looking at the bringing together of God’s scattered people at P…

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…

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…

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…

REMEMBER! || Always Remember || 2 Peter 1:11-21

REMEMBER REMEMBER REMEMBER!! When there’s something important on, you’ll probably send someone multiple reminders to make sure they don’t forget. Peter, in this section of 2 Peter, does the same thing, and Andi Fidock unpacks it for us. Connect with us…

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…

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…

Feeding the Flock || The Good Shepherd || Mark 6:30-52

The story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 has echoes of the Good Shepherd theme right through it. Tim explores how the disciples missed these references, and how Jesus is the one promised to lead the flock. Connect with us at ➜ Website: https://stjohnsdc…

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…

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…

People of Peace || Sent Out By Jesus || Matthew 10:1-15

In Joel Snibson’s first talk at St John’s, he looks at our calling as followers of Jesus to be people of peace. Jesus called his twelve disciples and gave them authority to heal and drive out evil spirits. Did these disciples feel ready and prepared …

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…