About Talks

Short gospel messages that you can print and use straight away.

Creation Calls

Contributed by: Phil Trotter, Diocese of Christchurch, 17 October 2016

This talk uses Creation Calls, a 6-minute-long clip of the wonders of God’s creation as filmed by the BBC and punctuated with a beautiful song by Brian Doerksen. The images show the beauty of God’s creation on every continent.  In the background, worship leader Doerksen asks, “How could I... See more

A Life You Will Remember

Contributed by: Phil Trotter, 27 July 2015

Use Avicii’s song “The Nights” to raise the all important question: “Who is Jesus?”.
Starting with the song’s key lyric - “live a life you will remember” - this interactive message will get your youth thinking about what it takes to live a life that will be remembered, and... See more

Topics Ticker – Topical Talks

Contributed by: Luke Shaw, Diocese of Nelson, 19 January 2015

Not sure what topics to cover this year?
Give your youth group the choice!
Just handout these 'Topics Ticker' which have been put together by the Nelson Youth Unit. Your youth just tick the boxes of the 15 topics they would most like to discuss at youth group.
There are two 'Topics... See more

A Brother Like That

Posted on: 8 November 2013


A friend of mine named Paul received an automobile from his brother as a Christmas present. On Christmas Eve when Paul came out of his office, a street boy was walking around the shiny new car, admiring it. "Is this your car, Mister?" he asked.
Paul nodded. "My brother gave it to me for... See more

The Fox and the Narrow Road

Contributed by: Phil Trotter, 16 September 2013

Start with a game of hangman, awarding a lolly to everyone who guesses a correct letter. The clue was "Two Phrases", the answers were: "BE  SHARP" and "LOOK CLOSER"
Jesus said, “The road to life is narrow and not many people find it, but the road to destruction is wide and many people travel... See more

Blood Brother

Contributed by: Phil Trotter, 9 February 2013

Jesus said, “Greater love has no-one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends”. This is a story that helps illustrate that love and how much Jesus loves us.
Once there was a boy called Jeremy, aged 10, who had a younger brother, Jonathan, just four years old. Jeremy had always... See more

Million Dollar Pen

Posted on: 9 February 2013

During the heat of the space race in the 1960s, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration decided it needed a ball point pen to write in the zero gravity confines of its space capsules. After considerable research and development, the Astronaut Pen was developed at a cost of about US... See more

The Parable of the Good Roller Blader

Contributed by: Phil Trotter, 29 January 2013

At social events we can point to God in a low key way. Here’s an example of taking a parable of Jesus and resetting it in your social event, in this case - roller blading.
A popular man came up to Jesus and asked, “What must I do to have eternal life?”
Jesus answered, “What does... See more

The Emperor’s Seeds

Contributed by: Phil Trotter, 29 January 2013

An emperor in the Far East was growing old. He knew It was time to choose his successor. He had no children, so had given considerable thought to how he might find the right replacement.
He called all the young people in the kingdom together one day and said, "It is time for me to step down and... See more