Category Archive: Hope

Grace Amidst the Thorns?

For Christ and His truth we will ensure insults, attacks on our faith and difficulties because then we are more dependent on the Lord. It is not pleasant, but pleasure and rest are never the goal of the Christian.

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On Not Losing Heart

The following message was written during Robert’s time at Tusmore Memorial Uniting Church between 1986 and 1993. Robert experienced a great deal of tragedy and disappointment in his life and career and his… Continue reading

Christ’s Positive People

Dr. Jerome Frank is a Professor of Psychiatry at John Hopkins University. He wrote recently about a confession a co-passenger made to him while flying in the days before modern security devices were… Continue reading

The Hope of the Gospel

The great psychiatrist Erik Erikson says that a 10 year old child has certain characteristics. She has on the one hand a sense of industry and energy, while on the other hand she… Continue reading

Do not let your hearts be anxious.

This sermon was presented to Waikerie Uniting Church, in the late 1980s after Robert returned to Australia from studying in Los Angeles: In some ways I find it quite an emotional experience returning to… Continue reading

God is Our Shield – A reflection from Janis Iles.

The following was delivered to the Kings Baptist Grammar School staff in January 2015 by Robert’s wife, Janis: ‘Standing up here nervously, I feel a little like a student endeavouring to answer the… Continue reading

Secrets of a Fulfilled Life

Once there was a tiger who was brought up by a herd of goats. From the day his eyes opened, all he saw was a goat’s life. He munched grass with the rest,… Continue reading

The Assurance of Salvation

Ephesians 1:1-14 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus… Continue reading

Hope is Found in Jesus.

How has your joy and peace been going over the past couple of weeks? We had the challenge of a church fire drill the other day.  47 seconds, not bad! Someone commented that… Continue reading