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 Vine and the Branches.

Steve speaks from John 15:1-8. His challenge to us is – “Don’t focus on the fruit; abide in the Vine.” As the branches we need to get our nutrients from the Vine. God’s pruning may be difficult but it is necessary if we are to be fruitful. We need to invest in our relationship with Jesus!

The Good Life

From Psalm 1, Chris shows that “A Good Life” – a life that is truly blessed, comes from delighting in the Law of the Lord. Instead of drifting away from God or ignoring Him, we will find joy and strength as we focus on the Lord, drinking in His ‘living water’, just like a tree flourishing beside the riverbank!

God Speaks #3

Daniel speaks on the subject “God Speaks” a third time – this time concentrating on God speaking through His Spirit. The Spirit of God assures us, teaches us and intercedes for us! Whether God speaks to us through His Word, His Son or His Spirit (or by some other means), the important thing is our response. Will we keep in step with The Spirit?

Submit to God

As well as 1 Peter 5, Peter looks at James 4 and Eph 5 as he explains that we can have peace through submission to God. We are challenged to humble ourselves and to caste our anxiety on God because He cares for us – He will lift us up in due time. “Rules without relationship leads to rebellion.”

Know who you are

2 Cor 5:17 says “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new has come.” We need to remember where our personal worth comes from. We take a look through 2 Timothy to see how we should live ‘in Christ’ and are reminded again that we “were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your bodies.” (1 Cor 6:20).

The Grand Story of Redemption

This Christmas, we look at the impact of HOPE and HARDSHIP and how they often go together! As we again remember the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, we will see Mary’s Surprise (Luke 1:26-27); Mary’s Surrender (Luke 1:38); Mary’s Song (Luke 1:46-56) and Mary’s Sadness (Luke 2:25-35).

God Speaks #2

In his second message on “God Speaks” Daniel starts off in Heb 1:1-3 reminding us that God speaks powerfully through His Son. He goes through many passages showing us that as we look in Scripture we can see and know God’s guidance for all sorts of situations. We CAN trust God to guide us!

Trust in the Lord

Steve tells the story of the Israelites sending the 12 spies into the Promised Land but only two of them (Caleb and Joshua) trusted God, so the whole nation spent the next 38 years wandering in the desert before coming back to the Jordan, across from Jericho. Now they are ready to trust God and enter the land. Are you prepared to trust God?