St. John’s Diamond Creek Sermons

Sermons from the preaching team at the Anglican Parish of Diamond Creek.

I am… The Gate

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Continuing our I AM series, we go back to what is at the heart of the Christian faith, and examine Jesus, and his revelation of God. There are seven times in the Gospel of John where Jesus said 'I am', and gave a series of images that explained who he was. This week, we look at Jesus when he spoke of himself as 'the gate' in John 10:1-10. Tim Johnson looks at what this means, with Jesus claiming to be the exclusive way to a relationship with the God the Father.

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I am… The Light of the World

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Continuing our I AM series, we go back to what is at the heart of the Christian faith, and examine Jesus, and his revelation of God. There are seven times in the Gospel of John where Jesus said 'I am', and gave a series of images that explained who he was. This week, we look at Jesus when he spoke of himself as 'the light of the world' in John 8:12-20. Sam Oldland gives us his first talk at St John's, and looks at what this means, with Jesus as the one who sheds light on the darkness, and saves us from it.

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Not In Polite Company - Gender

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"Male and female he created them" says Genesis. Unfortunately, a persons gender is not that clear cut. Andrew talks in depth about gender in today's society; from gender roles, to transgender and beyond. How should we respond to these modern concepts of gender? How would Jesus? (spoiler: respond with love!)

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Not In Polite Company - Attraction and “doing it”

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Sex. God's plan for humans involves sex, yet it is one of the most taboo topics of conversation in polite company. Kirk works through the notion of sex, and how God wants us to respond to it, in a really practical way. 

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Not In Polite Company - Romance

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The Bible says heaps about love, and we hear lots of messages about loving God, and loving your neighbour (rightfully so, as they're the two greatest commands). Did you know, though, that there's a whole book of the Bible about romantic love, and sex? 

In this talk, Kirk looks at romance, dating and finding your "soulmate" from a biblical perspective.
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Not In Polite Company - A Biblical Overview of Sex

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The second talk in our Not In Polite Company series. This week, Kirk talks about sex, and specifically what the Bible has to say about some of the messages we're recieved from our culture in Melbourne, Australia.

CONTENT WARNING: Talks about sex. 
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Not In Polite Company - Who Would Jesus Vote For?

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A week before the Australian Federal Election 2016, Kirk takes a look at a Christian perspective on politics. How do you choose a political party to support? Being a Christian means committing every part of your life to Jesus, and voting is most certainly included in that. 

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