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Holiday Talks

Saved Through Faith (Romans 10:1–13)

By Holiday Talks, Talks

Last week we saw how God wants to give us his free gift of salvation. Today we’ll see how to receive this gift for ourselves. In Romans 10, Paul is a loving pastor who wants to see his neighbours experience salvation. He starts once again with the problem of salvation – that we cannot save ourselves. Then he will show us the true path to salvation – how we can experience God’s saving grace for ourselves. Finally, he ends with the promise of salvation – how we can be confident that we really are saved by God.

Saved by Grace (Ephesians 2:1–10)

By Ephesians, Holiday Talks, Talks

God’s grace might be one of the easiest truths to explain but Christians often struggle to work out what it means from day to day. Am I saved by grace but have to keep up my salvation by doing good things? If I’m not doing any good things have I actually been saved by grace?! Or is there some kind of combination between God’s work and my own good works? Today’s talk is about getting us to the heart of God’s salvation.

Ten-Year Anniversary Talk (Colossians 4)

By Holiday Talks, Talks

In celebrating 10 years of God’s kindness to us at Village Church, it’s fitting that we remember what God has made us: a group of people saved in his Gospel, who are all partners in his Gospel. Doug Wannenburgh from Mitchelton Presbyterian Church shares with us a message of encouragement to us at Village Church, in looking back of ten years as a church, and looking forward to what God has called us to.

What is the Heart? (Weekend Away Session 1)

By Holiday Talks, Talks

In this first session, guest speaker Jono Andrews helps us understand what our hearts are: what the Bible has to say about them, and what it means for our lives in Christ.

(Note: Due to technical issues Jono’s second session didn’t record. Apologies for any inconvenience.)

Jesus: God With Us

By Christmas, Holiday Talks, Joy to the World (Christmas), Talks

When we think about Christmas do we think first and foremost about joy? Because God sent his Son Jesus into the world to be with us and bring us his joy. He didn’t come merely to make us “happy” but to deal with all our miserable sin once and for all so that we can know God and experience his invincible, irrefutable joy.

A Light Has Dawned (Isaiah 9:1-7)

By Christmas, Holiday Talks, Joy to the World (Christmas), Talks

As though a switch is turned on in a pitch-black room, God promised that one day a light would dawn and turn all darkness to light. In the birth of Jesus Christ, this light has dawned, and we can enjoy the light of the world in the birth of this promised child.

A Tale of Two Sons (Isaiah 7:2-16)

By Christmas, Holiday Talks, isaiah, Joy to the World (Christmas), Talks

After King Ahaz hears about Assyria coming to attack his country, he starts running around in a panic. So God sends Isaiah and his son to remind Ahaz to trust in the Lord, like a tiny, dependent child. But after Ahaz refuses, God promises him a sign anyway: a child born of a virgin, named Immanuel, who would be “God with us,” ultimately fulfilled in the Christmas message, in the birth of Jesus Christ.