Category Archive: John

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

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

The Four Stages of Healing

One of the things we discuss from time to time is if we had to lose one of our senses, which one would we choose? If it was the sense of smell, we… Continue reading

Seeing for the First Time

John 9: 1-7 – ‘As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 “Neither this man nor his parents… Continue reading

A Love That Will Stop At Nothing

Those of you who have done a little traveling would know that much of your time is taken up with explaining who you are to people. Or in many instances trying to prove… 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 Greatest Gift

A little old man was seen every Sunday morning walking to church. He was deaf. He could not hear a word of the sermon or any music or singing. A scoffer asked him,… Continue reading

Being Radical.

Mark 1:9-15 – ‘9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open… Continue reading

Seeing Jesus

John 12 is a curious passage that I have struggled with this week. It begins simply, but then leads us into deeper things. There are some Greeks in town, probably converts to the… Continue reading

Feed My Sheep

John 21: 1-19: ‘Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way:2 Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. 3 “I’m… Continue reading