Talks

Talks

Welcome to the Longreach Baptist – Talks!

Here you can search through and listen to many of the talks previously given. To get started, click on the title of a message, then click on the play button. You can also download the audio file to listen offline.

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The Greatness of the God we serve.

We have the whole of Scripture to lead us and to guide us but we need to seek God; we need to seek His will. We also need to be very aware of the sin of unbelief. Jesus came to do the will of His Father. If we want real life – that’s what we need to do too! The big question is; what have you done with Jesus?

Absolute Surrender

At this year’s Sunday School Anniversary, David focuses on three important things that we should do as God’s special people – we should love one another, we should apologise or say sorry if we hurt someone or if we hurt God and we should forgive those who hurt us! These things aren’t easy to do but they are part of “Loving God”.  

New Birth

Nearly every good thing starts with labour and pain! Steve starts in Genesis looking at the physical pain of bringing a new life into the world before going on to the pain associated with bringing about the Church, a new Pastor, the New Creation and also our own New Birth.

God Speaks

Daniel speaks from Heb 1 and Ex 3 as well as other passages about the various ways that God speaks to us – including through the Bible, through the Son, through the Spirit. Whether it be a voice of command or a still small voice or any other way that God chooses, we need to be ready to listen and to respond!

#6 Discipleship – Following Jesus

Reading from Acts 8, we see that Phillip was living out his relationship with Christ. He was listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit; he was so responsive and obedient to God’s voice that the Ethiopian eunuch became a disciple of Christ also.

#5 Discipleship

A disciple is someone who follows Christ and offers their own example so others can follow Him too. Matt draws from Matt 28:16-20, John 13:12-15 and Luke 14:16-24 reminding us that we need to invest in people ‘long term’. What good is a half-hearted Christian?

#4 Discipleship

David speaks from Matthew 18-20 highlighting various aspects of a disciple from the teachings of Jesus including repentance, humility, service, grace and “giving up the right to myself”.

#3 Discipleship

Chris speaks from Eph 4 noting that Discipleship means striving for maturity as Christ’s body. To this end, we are called to unity and to use our gifts to build up the church.

#2 Discipleship

Discipleship is following someone in the hope that we might become like them. Here we are challenged to know what we believe so we can be comfortable to share the hope we have in Christ.  We need to read and apply the bible so we can teach others, especially our families.

#1 Discipleship – Following Jesus

Steve speaks from Luke 5:1-11, the passage where Peter was challenged to follow Jesus. Religion says ‘change and you can join us’. Jesus says ‘Follow me and you will change’.  The quickest road to, and the best indicator of, intimacy with God is not knowledge or time, but trust. Will you TRUST Jesus? Will you FOLLOW Jesus?