This Sunday's Talk
For Such a Time as This
Esther is one of the more dramatic short stories in Scripture. It’s a story that brings to life the drama of our faith as we follow the God of the turnaround story. In this talk, Matt Bruns leads us further into the mystery of what it means to believe in an unseen God.
Last Sunday's Talks
God of the Turn Around
As Christians, we carry on the big story told in Scripture of God forming, guiding, and protecting his people through endless twists and turns. This podcast is the first of a three-week journey into one of the most dramatic books in the Old Testament, the story of Esther and her uncle, Mordecai. So, what does this ancient talk have to teach us today?
Hearing God Series
Sally Shanks, Jonny Grant, Sam Bloore, Esther Grant, Brendon Blade, Lou Bridges, David & Greta Peters.
The Relationship Series
Jonny Grant,Esther Grant, Matt Bruns, Rachel Bruns, Sam Bloore, Alex Escobar, Jo Robertson
Worship Life Series
Jonny Grant, Chris Cope, Matt Bruns, Sam Bloore
The Kingdom... and the King
Bishop Justin Duckworth
Mark 1: 14-20
Justin Duckworth, the Bishop of Wellington, speaks out of Mark’s Gospel about what it means that "the Kingdom of God has come near" and how we follow Jesus, its King.
Practising God's Presence
We were privileged to welcome Cindy Ruakere back to St Paul’s on Sunday 21 July. Cindy embodies the pioneering spirit of New Zealand through her speaking, worship, and prophetic ministry. Her message is in two parts: Part 1 is her talk at the 9am service, and Part 2 is her talk at the 11am service.
The Power of the Prophetic
When God sees beyond what we see
Occasionally it dawns on us just how outrageous our beliefs are as Christians — that 'Jesus is the eternal and infinite God in the flesh' is quite hard to comprehend, let alone to rearrange our whole lives around. This was the same reality that slowly dawned on the people in the Gospels. Even when they saw God’s power in action, like in the story of Lazarus, it was still hard to believe. In this talk, Jonny explores the incredible reality at the heart of our faith and how we might respond.
What is true faith?
In this talk, Matt unpacks another life changing encounter in John’s Gospel resulting in a surprising and miraculous outcome. It’s so easy in life to chase after the spectacular or sensational and miss the One who lies behind these miracles and signs. This story speaks to us about what true faith looks like and invites us into a new and deeper level of trust in Jesus.
Jesus loves me this I know
"Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so…” We all know the song, but do we believe it and how does this truth change the way we live? In this talk, Esther explores this question and how the truth has impacted her life.
Fruits of the cynic
It goes without saying (no pun intended) that language is vital for communication and relationship. But language can also be a funny thing – not least because it can change so much over time. In this talks, Sam looks at a couple of words in the Christian faith that we might be tempted to remove, replace or water down.