Following Jesus
The Book of Luke

Following Jesus

Jesus transformed our world. He said things that changed how people saw themselves, God and the world. He made claims about himself that challenged his closest followers. Jesus changed our world and he can change us.

Join us to discover Jesus from Luke’s gospel. Join us to see what it means to follow Jesus.

Sundays 9:30am, 19 Cripps Street, Salisbury.



Listen online to some past talks (sermons) given at Risen Church

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God is our Protection
The Book of Daniel

Join us to discover the God who can protect his people no matter what the future holds.

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Following Jesus - Luke 9-12


Walk in the Light - 1 John


Some of our past talks

1 Peter - Exiles in hope

Exiles in Hope
1 Peter

God’s people, Christians, have a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Jesus’ resurrection means Christians know what their future holds. It is to see their saviour Jesus and be with him and each other as God’s people. While Christians wait for Jesus’ return they are exiles in hope. They know where they are going, they know God’s power, they know how they are being changed and they know how God is at work.

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God is our Protection
The Book of Daniel

Join us to discover the God who can protect his people no matter what the future holds.

God is able to protect his people through the fiercest storms. Even the storms of terror, war and death. God is the one who gives, protects, guards and saves. Join us to discover the God who is our protection from the Book of Daniel.

The God who protects - Daniel 1
The God who controls the future - Daniel 2
The God who protects and resisting pressure - Daniel 3
The God who makes himself known - Daniel 4
The God who ends evil - Daniel 5
The God who rescues his people from death - Daniel 6
The God who rules in power - Daniel 7

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Following Jesus
Luke Chapters 9-12

Join us to hear Jesus’ words for yourself.
They are more wonderful, more inspiring, more radical and more challenging than we know. Sundays 9:30am, 19 Cripps Street, Salisbury.

Sunday 7th April - Our Weekend Away
Sunday 14th April - Listening to Jesus
Sunday 17th March - Turning Points
Sunday 24th March - Harvest Time
Sunday 31st March - Love your neighbour
Good Friday 19th April - 9:30am - The crucifixion
Sunday 21st April - The resurrection
Sunday 28th April - Prayer
Sunday 5th May - Hypocrisy, Jesus hates it
Sunday 12th May - Money


Walk in the Light

The apostle John writes a letter to God’s people. It is a bold letter, a clear letter and a searching letter. It challenges God’s people to walk in the light. For God himself is light and in him there is no darkness. So, how could his people walk in darkness?

John’s letter also helps us see that walking in the light is possible. A new life, a different life, a changed life is possible because of Jesus. If you’re looking for change and transformation join us.

Join us over the summer of 2018-2019 to be challenged and encouraged to walk in the light because of all that Jesus has done.

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Jesus loves his church. The church is his. That is why he loves it with such a fierce love. It is also why he will change his church and even end his own church if it refuses to hold to him alone. Jesus loves his church and he wants each church to be a true church.
Join us for this short series from the book of Revelation as Jesus speaks to his 7 Churches.

The promise of God

The Promise of God
September & October

God makes extraordinary promises throughout the Bible. Promises of love, protection, peace and salvation. He even promises himself to us in Jesus Christ. 

Join us as we discover the promises of God in the Old Testament of the Bible. Promises fulfilled in Jesus Christ. 

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How did Jesus celebrate? with Sam Chan

Most of us have a picture of Jesus in our minds. But did you know Jesus was accused of partying too hard? Join us to meet the Jesus you never knew with speaker Sam Chan. 

Wednesday 29th August, 7:30pm, free. 

This night is brought to you by the City Bible Forum and the following churches in Southside Brisbane
Acacia Ridge Presbyterian Church
Coopers Plains Evangelical Church
Grace Bible Church
Hertford Street Baptist Church
Providence Church
Sojourn Bible Church
and Risen Church

Like to know some more about Sam Chan?
Check out our video or see Sam's blog
Expresso Theology

Have you found grace? Has undeserved mercy found you?
Grace is undeserved mercy from God. Risen Church

Grace is undeserved mercy from God. Risen Church

Grace is undeserved mercy From God

We are searching for acceptance. We are hoping to be good enough. But we never seem to find the acceptance we want and we never seem to be good enough. That's why we need to discover grace. Grace is undeserved mercy from God. Our series from the book of Ephesians starting on Sunday 17th June will explore God's extraordinary grace which answers our hearts desire for acceptance and shows how God makes us good enough through Jesus. 

Sunday 17 June      Spiritual Blessing
Sunday 24 June     Hope & Power
Sunday 1 July         Grace
Sunday 8 July        Reconciliation
Sunday 15 July       Acceptance
Sunday 22 July      Love
Sunday 29 July      Gifts & Growth
Sunday 5 August    Being Changed
Sunday 12 August   Walking in Love
Sunday 17 August   Relationships
Sunday 26 August  Provision & Protection

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Life With God: Good, Different.

Life with God is really good. But it is different. It gives you a different way of thinking about your life and the lives of those around you. This different way of thinking and living turns out to be really good.
Join us to see discover a different perspective on life. One that is good and different.  
We'll explore the topics below. We'd love for you to join us.

Sunday 15th April,     Family: is blood thicker than water?
Sunday 22nd April,   Friendship: more vital than we think
Sunday 29th April,    Romance, love, sex & marriage Pt 1
Sunday 6th May,       Romance, love, sex & marriage Pt 2
Sunday 13th May,     Words: they break bones, even online
Sunday 20th May,    Ambition: is there anything wrong with wanting to be great?
Sunday 27th May,    Fame: being famous will make me happy...right? 
Sunday 3rd June,    Money: a gift or a curse?
Sunday 10th June,   Work & Study: are these really part of God's good plan?    


The Rescue - Luke's gospel

Our world isn't the way it ought to be. Evil flourishes and death reigns. And this is why Jesus came. His life was a rescue mission for a dying world. Join us to discover the rescue from Luke's gospel.

Rethink religion                               18th February
Radical Love                                    25th February
Words to live and die by                 4th March
Power to live and die by                 11th March
Life and death on the street           18th March
Can you be good enough to be     25th March
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Guilt and Shame Free Good Friday Friday 31st March
Forgiveness for Free                       Easter Sunday 1st April



Some things matter

Some things really matter. They are ripples in our lives. If we get the things that matter right they ripple out transforming our lives and the lives of those around us.

This series explores some of the things that matter to Risen Church and ripple out into our lives. 

Jesus First                               - 22nd October
The Bible Open                       - 29th October
Seeking to love people           - 5th November
Grace filled community           - 12th November
Expecting God to be at work  - 19th November
On Mission                              - 26th November
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Why Would God be So Stupid? #asurprisingGod

God is at work in the world. But he doesn't always work in the way we'd expect.
He uses weak people when we'd use powerful people. He uses unimpressive methods when we'd use impressive methods. 
We are tempted to ask why would God be so stupid? But if we look closely enough we discover that God is wiser than us all.
He is a surprising and powerful God.

Sunday 10th September The foolish cross
Sunday 24th September What? Weak people are part of God's plan?
Sunday 1st October What? God loves those who wish him dead?
Sunday 8th October The powerless preaching
Sunday 15th October The obscurity of Jesus


Experiencing God  #expGod

Join us to find out what it means to experience God. We'll delve into the Psalms and see the writers' experience of God. They experienced God in the greatest of joys and the greatest of hardships. Join us to discover, know and experience God. Join us to be changed by God.

July 9th           The intimate God (Psalm 139)
July 16th          God made us amazing, but are we still? (Psalm 8)
July 23th         God & the problem of evil (Psalm 73)
July 30th         Is there hope when you’ve failed? (Psalm 51)
Aug 6th           Can disaster lead to deliverance? (Psalm 22)
Aug 13th          Do you know God’s mercy? (Psalm 2)
Aug 20th         Be renovated by God (Psalm 30)
Aug 27th         The God who wants us to come to him (Psalm 32)
Sep 3th           The God who cares for your life (Psalm 33)


The Transformed Community - Phillippians

The great news about Jesus transforms people. But not just people, it transforms whole communities. In this series we'll be digging into Paul's letter to the Philippians and we'll see how the great news of Jesus transformed them and how it should transform us.  

Sunday 28th May -  A community of joy
Sunday 4th June  -  A community of courage
Sunday 11th June -  A community of Jesus
Sunday 18th June - A community that is different
Sunday 25th June - A community of spiritual wealth
Sunday 2nd July -   A community that looks forward
Sunday 9th July -   A community of peace


Jesus said he was the light of the world. Join us to consider his claims and his life.

The Light - John's Gospel

Jesus claimed to the light of word. He claimed to light, life, bread and wine - the things that are the very essence of life. We'll be exploring Jesus and his claims from John's gospel - his biography about Jesus. 

The Light - John chapter 1
The Grace - John chapter 1  
The Hope - John chapter 1
The Wine - John chapter 2
The Zeal - John chapter 2
The Challenge - John chapter 3
The Satisfaction - John chapter 4
The Divine - John chapter 5
The Bread - John chapter 6
The Word - John chapter 6
The Claim - John chapter 7


Is believing in yourself enough?

Sunday 21st May, 4pm
Multi-Faith Centre, Griffith University

A great night to connect with the campus and Brisbane Southside community. We'll explore the idea of believing in yourself. It sounds right - just believe in yourself - it sounds positive. But is self belief enough when it comes to living life? And what about when it comes to God?  What are the consequences of self reliance? We'll start with a talk and then kick onto a discussion and a meal together. 

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Karma or Grace?
Sunday 30th April, 4pm
Multi-Faith Centre, Griffith University

A great night to connect with the campus and Southside community. We'll explore both Karma and Grace and see the implications for our lives. We'll start with a talk and then kick onto a discussion and bbq.