Category Archive: Suffering

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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Sudden Bereavement: Experience and Reflection

The following is a presentation written around 1982 as a part of Robert’s theological study, and was written with a view to being of assistance to those wanting to help the bereaved. Robert… 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

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

Lord of the Battlefield

It is always sad to see football teams and their coaches fighting against each other. We saw it with Port Power and John Cahill, and then Mark Williams… I’m beginning to see a… Continue reading

Buying Back What Was His

Billy Graham’s wife Ruth grew up as the daughter of a medical missionary in China. One day, a servant took the father aside, and asked him how such a lovely family could have… Continue reading

Patience

Someone once defined patience as being like idling your motor when you feel like stripping your gears. It’s what we always expect of others, if not ourselves. As a sign in a deli… Continue reading

The Meaning of Life

There was once a great psychologist by the name of Carl Jung. In an interview shortly before he died, he was reflecting upon the thousands of people who had come to him for… Continue reading

The Sign of the Cross

One of the prerequisites for doing business nowadays is to have a logo. A sign or symbol which people will immediately recognize and identify with a certain product or company. Some logos have… Continue reading

Ash Wednesday – 1983

Temptation is a word used about once a week across Australia. It is used by the 3 million Christians when they recite the third petition of the Lord’s Prayer. Apart from that, I… Continue reading