St. John’s Diamond Creek Sermons

Sermons from the preaching team at St John’s Diamond Creek.

Walk in the Light - Dealing with sin

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The beginning of a new series in our morning services, Tim Johnson looks at the start of a letter written by John, one of Jesus' 12 disciples. John wrote this letter as someone who was there with Jesus, who had seen him, and heard what he had to say. The letter is not an intellectual exercise, and the truth of God shapes the way we live. 

Our challenge is to walk in the light of God, rather than to persist in darkness. You might be conscious of areas of your life, which you struggle to hand over to God, and you might be worried about how that affects your relationship with God. Worry not! John is clear, the blood of Jesus purifies us from all sin. John doesn't say we need to get rid of every sin in our life, but that we should strive to walk in the light; not worried when we fail (which we all will).

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St John’s 150th Birthday Celebration

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On our 150th birthday, we gathered as a body of believers to celebrate. We were joined by Archbishop Philip Freier, who spoke from John 15.

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Hope In Hard Times - Ruth 4

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The final chapter in our series on Ruth, our story concludes with the redemption of Ruth and Naomi through Boaz. The book concludes with a list of names, of the descendants of Ruth, all the way to King David, the greatest king of the Old Testament. The New Testament, and the story of Jesus begins with a similar list, from Abraham to David, and then to Jesus himself. 

Ruth was part of God's plan, and if you think you aren't, you're wrong. God brings all kinds of people, and brings them into a relationship with himself.

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Hope In Hard Times - Ruth 3

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The third chapter in Ruth's story; we've met the main characters, and now the drama really begins. Ruth and Boaz find themselves in a potentially volatile situation, but Boaz's character is revealed as he holds true to the law, and continues to protect and uphold Ruth.

 

Caution: This episode is rated PG, and deals with issues around sexuality.

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