Talks

Talks

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I Believe in the Church || Tim Johnson || Ephesians 2:14-22

We’ve spent the last few weeks thinking on statements about God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Today we turn to the Church – what is it we believe about the Church? Connect with us at ➜ Website: https://stjohnsdc.org.au ➜ Facebook: https://facebook.com/stjohnsdc ➜ Instagram: https://instagram.com/stjohnsdc

I Believe in the Holy Spirit || Joel Snibson || John 14:15-27

Filled with the Holy Spirit, we’re empowered for mission – to know Jesus and make Jesus known. The Spirit gives us gifts to carry out this mission, and fruits within us to bear witness to the world. For more on the Holy Spirit, including the gifts and fruits of the Spirit, we’ve had a couple of series’ over the years. The 2019 series includes a couple of bonus episodes in addition to talks, including a Q&A. Go deeper into who…

I Believe Jesus Ascended || Tim Johnson || Acts 1:1-11

Today, we’re looking at the line of the Apostles’ Creed: I believe that Jesus ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father, from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. Connect with us at ➜ Website: https://stjohnsdc.org.au ➜ Facebook: https://facebook.com/stjohnsdc ➜ Instagram: https://instagram.com/stjohnsdc

I Believe Jesus Rose Again || Maddy Bialecki || Matthew 28:1-10 & 1 Peter 1:3-9

Hopefully today you’ll be challenged to explore more what it is you believe about the resurrection of Jesus; to explore the evidence and what transformative power it holds. “What Christians Ought To Believe” by Michael Bird is available in the St John’s library, and through many online retailers. There’s also a podcast “7 things I wish Christians Knew” based on his other book by that same name.

I Believe Jesus Suffered and Died || Tim Johnson || 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

We’ve covered the first few lines of the Apostles’ Creed already – that God the father is almighty, creator of heaven and earth; and that Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully Human. Today, we’re looking at the practicality of what Jesus did in his time on earth. Connect with us at ➜ Website: https://stjohnsdc.org.au ➜ Facebook: https://facebook.com/stjohnsdc ➜ Instagram: https://instagram.com/stjohnsdc

I Believe in Jesus Christ || Joel Snibson || Matthew 1:18-35 & Colossians 1:15-20

There’s no mucking about today; it’s a big topic: How can Jesus be fully God and fully Human- and why does it matter? We’re spending this term looking through the Apostles’ Creed, line by line, in a series we’re calling “I Believe” – a line repeated throughout the Creed. Today “I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary” Connect with us at ➜ Website: https://stjohnsdc.org.au ➜…

God the Father, Creator of Heaven and Earth || Tim Johnson || Psalm 8

How would you summarise the beliefs Christians hold? Since the second century, the best summary has been found in the Apostles’ Creed – a punchy statement of faith containing the foundational beliefs Christians across the world agree on. We’re spending this term looking through the Creed, line by line, in a series we’re calling “I Believe” – a line repeated throughout the Apostles’ Creed. Connect with us at ➜ Website: https://stjohnsdc.org.au ➜ Facebook: https://facebook.com/stjohnsdc ➜ Instagram: https://instagram.com/stjohnsdc

Jesus’ Important Task for Us || Delle Matthews || Luke 24:36-49

Casper, Slimer, Bruce Willis in The Sixth Sense- ghosts appear throughout pop culture and we generally accept some rules around ghosts. They can be seen and heard, but usually can’t interact with physical objects, and definitely can’t eat or drink. The idea of Ghosts goes back a long way into human history though, and in today’s passage we see the risen Jesus working to convince his disciples that he isn’t a ghost, but a fully resurrected body. Connect with us…

Teaching & Table || Joel Snibson || Luke 24:13-35

Diving into a superhero movie these days can feel disorientating. You might not have read issue 486 of The Amazing Spiderman from 1982, and so are missing some important context for the new movie! Fortunately, your nerdy friend can explain things to you as you go – filling in details and throwbacks that were, at the time, foreshadowing things that are happening now. Our passage today isn’t exactly like that, but what we do see is the risen Jesus joining…

Easter 2024 || Maddy Bialecki || Luke 24:1-12

A new day has dawned, where Jesus has conquered sin and death. Together with Christians all over the world, today we proclaim: Christ is risen. He is risen indeed! Who is Jesus? https://stjohnsdc.org.au/who-is-jesus/ Connect with us: https://stjohnsdc.org.au/connect/ Next Steps ➜ Our recommended free Bible App. Includes audio and text versions of the bible in many different translations and languages. https://www.bible.com/app ➜ Read Luke’s biography of Jesus for free on Bible Gateway. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+1&version=NIV ➜ Share your contact details with us so…

Righteousness from faith || Joel Snibson || Romans 4:1-25

Where do we put our trust, and how do we justify ourselves? Are your actions accounting for your ‘goodness’? You’re probably a good person! That’s all it takes, right? We’re wrapping up our look through the start of Romans today, and Joel explores the gift of righteousness Jesus offers. Connect with us at ➜ Website: https://stjohnsdc.org.au ➜ Facebook: https://facebook.com/stjohnsdc ➜ Instagram: https://instagram.com/stjohnsdc

Life or Death || Good Friday 2024 || Luke 23:26-49

Reflect this Good Friday on the death of Jesus. A death that brought hope and redemption. Who is Jesus? https://stjohnsdc.org.au/who-is-jesus Connect with us: https://stjohnsdc.org.au/connect/ Next Steps ➜ Our recommended free Bible App. Includes audio and text version of the bible in many different translations and languages. https://www.bible.com/app ➜ Read Luke’s biography of Jesus for free on Bible Gateway. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+1&version=NIV ➜ Share your contact details with us so you can stay connected with our church. https://stjohnsdc.org.au/connect/

Nothing to Boast || Tim Johnson || Romans 2:17-3:8

How do you identify? Anglican? Christian? No religion? And does it matter? So far in our look at the book of Romans, we’ve seen how we all need the good news of Jesus, and that Jesus is also our ultimate judge. Today, Tim’s looking at whether or not our ‘religion’ and religious practices make a difference, or not. Connect with us at ➜ Website: https://stjohnsdc.org.au ➜ Facebook: https://facebook.com/stjohnsdc ➜ Instagram: https://instagram.com/stjohnsdc

God’s Judgement || Delle Matthews || Romans 2:1-16

God is an inescapable judge, a righteous judge, and a fair judge. We’re continuing our series on the Power of the Gospel, with our Life Groups Minister Delle Matthews opening up Romans chapter 2. Connect with us at ➜ Website: https://stjohnsdc.org.au ➜ Facebook: https://facebook.com/stjohnsdc ➜ Instagram: https://instagram.com/stjohnsdc

Our Need for the Gospel || Maddy Bialecki || Romans 1:18-32

Today we’re continuing our look through the book of Romans, a first-century letter to the church there, written by Paul. In this talk, Maddy takes a deep dive into why we desperately need the Gospel. Connect with us at ➜ Website: https://stjohnsdc.org.au ➜ Facebook: https://facebook.com/stjohnsdc ➜ Instagram: https://instagram.com/stjohnsdc

What is the GOSPEL? || Tim Johnson || Romans 1:1-7

In just the first 7 verses of Romans, we learn 4 things about the Good News of Jesus. Connect with us at ➜ Website: https://stjohnsdc.org.au ➜ Facebook: https://facebook.com/stjohnsdc ➜ Instagram: https://instagram.com/stjohnsdc 

Dr Jesus || Tim Johnson || Luke 5:27-32

Who needs a doctor? The sick, or the healthy? Connect with us at ➜ Website: https://stjohnsdc.org.au ➜ Facebook: https://facebook.com/stjohnsdc ➜ Instagram: https://instagram.com/stjohnsdc

Dr Jesus || Tim Johnson || Luke 5:27-32

Who needs a doctor? The sick, or the healthy? Connect with us at ➜ Website: https://stjohnsdc.org.au ➜ Facebook: https://facebook.com/stjohnsdc ➜ Instagram: https://instagram.com/stjohnsdc 

Jesus Cleanses || Delle Matthews || Luke 5:12-16

Jesus is powerful enough to cleanse us. Jesus is willing enough to step down into our mess. Jesus is loving enough to invite us into his big family. Connect with us at ➜ Website: https://stjohnsdc.org.au ➜ Facebook: https://facebook.com/stjohnsdc ➜ I…