RESOURCES FOR CONNECT GROUP LEADERS

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RISEN! Resurrection Appearances of Jesus

Video sermons are on the Recent Sermons page.

Connect Group Question Booklet 

Excerpt Commentary Guide for Leaders  

General Articles
Recognising Jesus
Who were the six women who saw Jesus
Were Jesus’ resurrection appearances visions?
Seven signs Easter happened
A Bible Study with Jesus

 

Week 1 – Articles
Female Eyewitnesses 
History’s Biggest Hoax  

Week 1 – Sermon – Appearing to Mary Magdalen
Tewantin – Audio and Transcript – Brad Henley


Week 2 – Articles/Videos
Meeting Jesus on the Road the Emmaus 
Video – Resurrection from Luke 24  

Week 2 – Sermon – Road to Emmaus
Tewantin – Audio – Dave Smith


Week 3 – Articles/Videos
Bodily Resurrection of Jesus
Risen Jesus with the Eleven

Week 3 – First Easter Night
Tewantin – Audio and Transcript – Chris Johnson


 

 


Why the Cross?

This is our Lenten series for 2024 looking at some of the aspects of the Atonement

Connect Group Guide 

Resources to aid your preparation – don’t feel you need to read/watch all of these. If anything isn’t helping you, move to the next one and give it a try.

Articles
Atonement Leon Morris
History of the theories of Atonement
Substitutionary Atonement
Christus Victor
Justification – new perspectives
Doctrine of Justification
Doctrine of Imputation
Theology of Sacrifice
Old Rituals New Realities

Podcasts
Language of Faith – Atonement
What is Atonement?

Videos

 

Sermons

Lent 1 – Example
Chris Johnson – Audio and Transcript
Brad Henley – Audio

Lent 2 – Redemption
Dave Smith – Audio

Lent 3 – Christus Victor
Brad Henley – Audio

 


Summer Chill – Classic Psalms

Psalm 23:1-6
Chris Johnson – Audio

Psalm 42:1-11
Peter Bloomfield – Audio

Psalm 46:1-11
Chris Johnson – Audio
Brad Henley – Audio

Psalm 51:1-19
Chris Johnson – Audio
Brad Henley – Audio

Psalm 119:97-112
Lynda Johnson – Audio and Transcript

Psalm 121:1-8
Lynda Johnson – Audio and Transcript

Psalm 139:1-24
Chris Johnson – Audio and Transcript
Brad Henley – Audio

 


All For Jesus

This one-week focus on Stewardship was on 26th November

Sermons

Chris Johnson –
Brad Henley – Genesis 4 with Hebrews – Audio

 


Kingdom Parables

This series began on Sunday 15th October

Connect Group Guide

Background Reading

Sermons

October 15 – The Workers in the Vineyard
Ralph Bowles – Audio
Brad Henley – Audio

October 22 – The Two Sons
Ralph Bowles – Audio
Brad Henley – Audio   –   Sermon images   1          5 

October 29 – The Tenants in the Vineyard
Ralph Bowles – Text
Brad Henley – Audio  

November 4/5 – The Wedding Banquet
Brad Henley – Audio

November 12 – The 10 Virgins
Ralph Bowles – Audio
Brad Henley – Audio

November 19 – The Talents
Ralph Bowles – Audio
Brad Henley – Audio

 


Making A Difference – Oct 7 Women’s Day Conference 2023

Speakers: Rev’d Dr Robin Payne & Belinda Pollard

Talk 1: Esther – Robin

Talk 2: Hebrews – Robin

Talk 3 – Belinda

 


EXODUS

This series commences on August 27.
You can find the VIDEO sermons from Tewantin on the Home Page or the Recent Sermons page

Connect Group Guide 
Connect Group Leaders Guide 

OTHER RESOURCES

Exodus Overview
Exodus Summary Video
Podcast on the Plagues
Podcast on the Ten Commandments
Rev’d Dr Peter Adam on Christ as the Passover Lamb 
Podcast with Kevin DeYoung on Exodus 1-15
Tim Keller on the Exodus story 

SERMONS

August 27 – The Call of Moses
Chris JohnsonAudio   |  Transcript
Brad HenleyAudio 

September 3 – The Plagues
Lynda JohnsonAudio   |   Transcript
Brad HenleyAudio

September 10 – The Passover
Brad HenleyTewantin Audio  |  Transcript
Chris JohnsonPeregian Audio  |  Transcript

September 17 – The Escape
Bishop Stephen HaleTewantin Audio  |  Transcript
Brad Henley – Peregian Audio  |  Transcript

September 24 – The Ten Commandments
Chris JohnsonTewantin Audio  |  Transcript
Lynda JohnsonPeregian Audio  |  Transcript

 


THE AIR WE BREATHE

This series commences on July 16.
You can find the VIDEO sermons from Tewantin on the Home Page or the Recent Sermons page

Connect Group Guide  

Sermons

July 16 – Equality
Chris JohnsonAudio   |  Transcript 

July 23 – Compassion
Chris JohnsonAudio   |  Transcript 
Brad HenleyAudio  

July 30 – Consent
Lynda Johnson – Audio  |  Transcript
Brad Henley
Audio

August 6 – Science
Chris JohnsonTranscript 
Brad HenleyAudio

August 13 – Freedom
Lynda JohnsonAudio   |   Transcript 
Brad HenleyAudio    |   Transcript

August 20 – Progress
Chris Johnson – Audio   |   Transcript
Brad Henley 
Audio

 


KINGDOM COME

This series commences on June 11.
You can find the VIDEO sermons from Tewantin on the Home Page or the Recent Sermons page

Connect Group Guide  

Resources – 
Leader’s Resource Book

 

Sermons

June 11 – A Healing Kingdom
Chris JohnsonAudio  |  Transcript
Brad HenleyAudio  |  Transcript

June 18 – A Sending Kingdom
Peter BloomfieldAudio  |  Transcript

June 25 – Enduring for the Kingdom
Ray AlbrechtAudio

July 2 – Recognising the Kingdom
Lynda JohnsonAudio  |  Transcript

July 9 – Repenting to Enter the Kingdom
Chris JohnsonAudio  |  Transcript

 


PENTECOST TRINITY

This series commences on May 28.
You can find the VIDEO sermons from Tewantin on the Home Page or the Recent Sermons page

Connect Group Guide 

Resources – 

https://bibleproject.com/articles/what-is-pentecost-and-why-is-it-important/
https://bibleproject.com/explore/video/gospel-acts-1/

Sermons

May 28 – PENTECOST
   Audio and Transcript – Lynda Johnson (Sunshine/Tewantin)
   Audio – Brad Henley (Peregian)

June 4 – TRINITY
   Audio and Transcript – Brad Henley (Sunshine/Tewantin)
   Audio and Transcript – Chris Johnson (Peregian)

 


REAL HOPE ~ an Easter series in 1 Peter

 

Leader’s Resource Book
Connect Group Guide 

Other Resources
The Bible Project – 1 Peter
Very helpful Article from The Gospel Coalition

This series commences on April 16.
You can find the VIDEO sermons from Tewantin on the Home Page or the Recent Sermons page

Sermons

April 16 – REAL HOPE … and joy
   Audio and Transcript – Lynda Johnson (Sunshine/Tewantin)
   Audio and Transcript – Brad Henley (Peregian)

April 23 – REAL HOPE … on a firm foundation
   Audio and Transcript – Chris Johnson (Sunshine/Tewantin)

April 30 – REAL HOPE … and submission
   Audio – Ray Albrecht (Tewantin)

May 14 – REAL HOPE … in suffering
   Audio and Transcript – Lynda Johnson (Sunshine/Tewantin)

May 21 – REAL HOPE … and humility
   Audio and Transcript – Chris Johnson (Sunshine/Tewantin)

 


We have found the ONE – Lent 2023

Leader’s Resource Book
Connect Group Guide 

Other Resources
The Bible Project – Guide to John 1-12
What does being born of water and the Spirit mean? – Don  Carson
You must be born again – Conference Talk by Tim Keller

This series commences on February 26.
You can find the VIDEO sermons from Tewantin on the Home Page or the Recent Sermons page

Sermons
Lent 1 – The Call of the Disciples
   Audio and Transcript – Chris Johnson (Sunshine/Tewantin)   

Lent 2 – Nicodemus
   Audio – Bishop Jeremy Greaves

Lent 3 – Woman at the Well
   Audio and Transcript (Sunshine/Tewantin)

Lent 4 – The Blind Man
   Audio and Transcript Lynda Johnson (Sunshine/Tewantin)

Lent 5 – Lazarus
   Audio and Transcript (Sunshine/Tewantin)

Palm Sunday
   Audio and Transcript Brad Henley (Sunshine/Tewantin)
   Transcript Lynda Johnson All Age Talk (Peregian) 

 


BEST. SERMON. EVER.

You can find the VIDEO sermons from Tewantin on the Home Page or the Recent Sermons page

TEWANTIN (Live-streamed) Sermon
Week 1 – Salt and Light – Audio and Transcript – Lynda Johnson
Week 2 – Fulfilment – Audio and Transcript – Chris Johnson
Week 3 – Anger – Audio and Transcript – Brad Henley

 


Summer Chill – Wisdom for a New Year

You can find the VIDEO sermons from Tewantin on the Home Page or the Recent Sermons page

SUNSHINE (Facebook Live Combined) Sermon
Week 1 – Wisdom and Foolishness – Audio – Chris Johnson

TEWANTIN (Live-streamed) Sermon
Week 2 – Benefits of Wisdom – Audio – Ray Albrecht
Week 4 – Wisdom and Speech – Audio – Chris Johnson

 


 

The Light has Come – Christmas 2022

You can find the VIDEO sermons from Tewantin on the Home Page or the Recent Sermons page

TEWANTIN (Live-streamed) Sermon

Christmas Morning – Audio – Chris Johnson

 


 

A New World Coming

You can find the VIDEO sermons from Tewantin on the Home Page

TEWANTIN (Live-streamed) Sermon

Week 1 – God and Peace – Audio and Transcript – Lynda Johnson
Week 2 – Righteousness and Justice – Audio and Transcript – Chris Johnson
Week 3 – Holiness and Joy – Audio – Lynda Johnson
Week 4 – Judgement and Salvation – Audio – Chris Johnson



 

 


 

The Grace of Giving

Questions for Connect Groups

You can find the VIDEO sermons from Tewantin on the Home Page

TEWANTIN (Live-streamed) Sermon
Audio and Transcript – Chris Johnson

PEREGIAN Sermon
Audio and Transcript – Brad Henley

 


 

LUKE – Hearing the Call

 

Leader’s Resource Book
Connect Group Booklet 

Other Resources to check out … 
Gospel Coalition Article 1
Gospel Coalition Article 2
Gospel Coalition Article 3
Gospel Coalition Article 4
Bible Project Graphic
Bible Project Video 

You can find the video sermons from Tewantin on the Home Page

TEWANTIN (Live-streamed) Sermons
Week 1 – to Humility – Audio and Transcript – Chris Johnson
Week 2 – to the great banquet – Audio – Luke Collings
Week 3 – the cost of the call – Audio and Transcript – Chris Johnson
Week 4 – the rich man and Lazarus – Audio – Brad Henley
Week 5 – to forgive – Audio – Greg Passmore
Week 6 – to thankfulness – Audio – Brad Henley
Week 7 – to persistent faith – Audio and Transcript – Chris Johnson
Week 8 – of Zacchaeus – Audio and Transcript – Chris Johnson

PEREGIAN Sermons
Week 1 Audio – Lynda Johnson
Week 2 Audio – Ruth Craven
Week 3 Audio – Brad Henley

 


JEREMIAH – From Judgement to Hope

 

Leader’s Commentary Booklet
Connect Group Booklet 

Resources to check out … 
Gospel Coalition Article
Bible Project Graphic
Bible Project Video 

You can find the video sermons from Tewantin on the Home Page

Week 1 Audio and Transcript – Chris Johnson
Week 2 Audio and Transcript – Lynda Johnson
Week 3 Audio and Transcript – Chris Johnson
Week 4 Audio – Chris Johnson
Week 5 Audio and Transcript – Chris Johnson
Week 6 Audio and Transcript – Chris Johnson

PEREGIAN Sermons
Week 1 Audio – Brad Henley – Jeremiah 1
Week 2 Audio – Brad Henley – Jeremiah 2
Week 3 Audio – Ruth Craven – Jeremiah 14:7-22
Week 4 Audio – Brad Henley – Jeremiah 18
Week 5 Audio – Brad Henley – Jeremiah 29
Week 6 Audio – Brad Henley – Jeremiah 31

 


SUPREME – The Christ of Colossians

 

Leader’s Commentary Booklet
Connect Group Booklet 

Resources to check out … 
Bible Project Colossians Detail Image
Bible Project Video 
Article on Colossians 4
Article – The Gospel in Colossians

You can find the video sermons from Tewantin on the Home Page

Week 1 transcript and Audio – Chris Johnson
Week 2 transcript and Audio – Supremacy – Ray Albrecht
Week 3 transcript and Audio – Maturity – Chris Johnson
Week 4 transcript and Audio – Fullness – Chris Johnson
Week 5 Audio – Freedom – Greg Passmore
Week 6 Audio – New Life – Ray Albrecht
Week 7 Audio – Relationships – Greg Passmore
Week 8 Audio – Encouragement – Peter Bloomfield

PEREGIAN Transcripts and Audio
Week 1 Transcript and Audio – Brad Henley – Colossians 1:1-14
Week 2 Audio – Chris Ivey – Colossians 1:15-23
Week 5 Transcript – Brad Henley – Colossians 2:16-23
Week 6 Transcript and Audio – Brad Henley – Colossians 3:1-17
Week 7 Audio – Brad Henley – Colossians 3:18-4:1
Week 8 Audio – Brad Henley – Colossians 4:2-18

 


Pentecost / Trinity

 

Discussion Guide Booklet  
Leader’s Notes for Trinity Study

Resources to check out … 
From the Bible Society – When Babel went into reverse
Bible Project Video 
From Patheos – What is Pentecost and Why does it matter?
From Credo Mag – Recent Edition on the Trinity (multiple articles)
From Don Carson – Pentecost Sermon Audio from The Gospel Coalition

You can find the video and audio sermons from Tewantin on the Home Page

Sermon Transcript Pentecost – Lynda Johnson
Peregian Transcript Pentecost – Brad Henley
Peregian Audio Sermon Pentecost – Brad Henley

Sermon Transcript Trinity – Chris Johnson
Peregian Transcript Trinity – Brad Henley
Peregian Audio Sermon Trinity – Brad Henley 

 


Alive Again – The Resurrection in Acts

 

Leaders’ Resource Booklet 
Discussion Guide Booklet 

Articles worth reading – 

From The Gospel Coalition – Turning Point of World History
From I.H. Marshall – Biblical Studies (sorry if this is a bit heavy, but take or leave what you can) 
From Credo Mag – Resurrection as Landmark
From Focus Mag – Resurrection Patterns in Acts

 

Sermon Transcript Week 2 – Lynda Johnson
Sermon Transcript Week 3 – Chris Johnson
Sermon Transcript Week 4 – Brad Henley
Sermon Transcript Week 6 – Lynda Johnson

You can find the video and audio sermons on the Home Page

 


Luke through Lent

 

Leaders’ Resource Booklet 
Discussion Guide Booklet   

Sermon Transcript Week 1 – Brad Henley (video/audio HERE)
Peregian Sermon Transcript Week 1 – Lynda Johnson

Sermon Transcript Week 2 – Lynda Johnson – Video and Audio found HERE
Peregian Sermon Transcript Week 2 – Brad Henley

Sermon Transcript Week 3 – Chris Johnson – Video and Audio found HERE
Peregian Sermon Transcript Week 3 – Brad Henley
Peregian Audio File – Brad’s sermon Week 3

Sermon Transcript Week 4 –  Lynda Johnson – Video and Audio found HERE
Peregian Audio File – Brad’s sermon Week 4

Sermon Transcript Week 5 –  Chris Johnson – Video and Audio found HERE
Peregian Audio File – Brad’s sermon Week 5
Peregian Sermon Transcript Week 5 – Brad Henley

Sermon Transcript Week 6 –  (coming) 

You can find the  sermons on the Home Page

Articles worth reading – 
Why Bother with Lent – Chuck Colson
Evangelicals Embracing (and Rejecting) Lent
Ash Wednesday in a time of war


What we Value

Discussion Guide Booklet HERE

Sermon Transcript Week 1 – Chris Johnson
Week 2 – Archbishop Phillip – no transcript available
Sermon Transcript Week 3 – Chris Johnson
Sermon Transcript Week 4 – Chris Johnson 

You can find the  sermons on the Home Page

 


JESUS ~ greater than – a series in Hebrews

Leaders’ Resource Commentary Booklet
Series Overview

Sermon Transcript Week 1 – Chris Johnson
Sermon Transcript Week 3 – Lynda Johnson
Sermon Transcript Week 4 – Chris Johnson
Sermon Transcript Week 5 – Brad Henley
Sermon Transcript Week 6 – Chris Johnson
Sermon Transcript Week 7 – Lynda Johnson

You can find the  sermons on the Home Page

Resource links  –
Bible Project Hebrews Video
From The Gospel Coalition …
    Article 1 – Confidence to approach God together
    Article 2 – Jesus’ humanity
    Article 3 – Communion with the saints
Crossway Article – Why study Hebrews?
Three Articles from Desiring God
Who was Melchizedek?


I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW – Looking into Mark

Leaders’ Resource Commentary Booklet
Connect Group Question Booklet
Series Overview – HERE

You can find the VIDEO version of sermons on the Home Page
and the AUDIO versions HERE

Week 2 Healing the Deaf Sermon Transcript – Chris Johnson
Week 3 Hunger Satisfied Sermon Transcript – Lynda Johnson
Week 4 Hardness of Heart Sermon Transcript – Lynda Johnson
Week 5 Healing the Blind Sermon Transcript – Chris Johnson
Week 6 Hard Questions Sermon Transcript – Chris Johnson
Week 7 Holy Splendour Sermon Transcript – Lynda Johnson

Resource links  –
http://thebriefing.com.au/2009/11/the-syrophoenician-woman/
https://www.psephizo.com/biblical-studies/did-the-syrophoenician-woman-teach-jesus-to-be-jesus/
https://www.christiantoday.com/article/two.surprising.takeaways.from.jesus.healing.of.the.deaf.and.mute.man/75811.htm
https://www.ligonier.org/learn/devotionals/healing-deaf-man/
https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/jesus-heal-blind-man-two-stages-mark-8/


DAVID – The Triumph and Tragedy of a Leader

Connect Group Question Booklet
Series Overview – HERE

Resource links  –
https://bibleproject.com/explore/video/2-samuel/
https://bibleproject.com/learn/2-samuel/
https://bibleproject.com/blog/david-whats-big-deal/

Sermon Transcript Week 1 – Chris Johnson
Sermon Transcript Week 2 – Chris Johnson
Sermon Transcript Week 3 – Lynda Johnson
Sermon Transcript Week 4 – Lynda Johnson
Sermon Transcript Week 5 – Chris Johnson


The GENEROUS Life

Connect Group Question Booklet

Here are some interesting links which may prove helpful for your preparation.

Article – https://get.tithe.ly/blog/stewardship-bible
Video – https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/podcasts/tgc-podcast/money-not-root-evil/
Articlehttps://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/generous-and-content-with-our-money/
Article – https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/how-you-honor-your-maker-with-your-wallet/

Sermon Transcript – Head and Heart – Chris Johnson
Sermon Transcript – It’s all about Worship – Lynda Johnson
Sermon Transcript – Higher Thinking – Chris Johnson


The Fullness of God

Connect Group Questions Booklet

Article – https://www.crossway.org/articles/4-questions-about-the-trinity/
Video – https://bibleproject.com/explore/video/gospel-acts-1/
Podcast – https://bibleproject.com/podcast/theme-god-e21-trinity-gods-identity/

Athanasian Creed – https://www.anglicancommunion.org/media/109017/Athanasian-Creed.pdf
https://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/the-athanasian-creed-11578448.html

Sermon Transcript – Week 2 TRINITY
Sermon Transcript – Week 1 PENTECOST


Believe It | Live It Resources

Connect Group Questions Booklet
Series Outline
Leaders’ Resource

Sermon Transcript – Week 6 FAITH
Sermon Transcript – Week 5 LOVE
Sermon Transcript – Week 4 PURITY
Sermon Transcript – Week 3 TRUTH
Sermon Transcript – Week 2 OBEDIENCE
Sermon Transcript – Week 1 LIGHT