Talks

Talks

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Comfort in Distress || Brian Rosner || Malachi 3:14 18

In times of distress, it’s important for God’s people to talk to each other and to God, and remember that God knows the troubles in our lives. Brian Rosner from Ridley College brings us a timely reminder that God hears and listens when we call out to h…

Are You Ready? || Bush Church Aid || Luke 12:35-48

Bush Church Aid support churches across Australia in remote and regional areas, and we’re proud to call them our Mission Partner. Adrian Lane visits us and takes a look at what Jesus has to say about his return. Connect with us at ➜ Website: https:…

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…

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-…

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.

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…

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…

The Church Is God’s Temple || Ephesians 2:19-22

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 to what our identity as a church;…

Control || Our Deepest Desires || Matthew 6:25-33

Who’s in control of your life?  In Our Deepest Desires we’re examining our desires for Power, Approval, Comfort and Control – and how to understand and approach them with a Godly heart. Connect with us at ➜ Website: https://stjohnsdc.org.au ➜ Fac…

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’…

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…

In-Person Services resuming november 7

We're thrilled to be returning to in-person worship gatherings from November 7 at 8am, 10am, and 5pm. These services will be restricted to fully vaccinated people only, per government restrictions. Those who are not fully vaccinated are able to join in digitally at our YouTube channel or join in with watch parties in homes. For more info, head here.
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