• Johann Neethling

    Contributing sermons since Sep 15, 2001
Johann's church

Morton Community UMC
Morton, Washington 98356

About Johann
  • Education: Undergraduate and post-graduate theological education at Rhodes University in South Africa, at Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, CA), at Heidelberg University in Germany, and a Masters in Counseling at Webster University in Albuquerque, NM, Board Certified Chaplain (APC).
  • Experience: Serving my Lord as an ordained pastor to rural and urban congregations within the Methodist Church of Southern Africa from 1975 to 1986. Since 1986 serving as an Elder in the United Methodist Church in the US in Indiana, Texas, New Mexico, and now Washington state. Served for almost two years as the Volunteer Chaplain at the new free-standing Emergency Department of a major Seattle hospital. Now serving as Director of Pastoral Care at Providence Marianwood in Issaquah, WA
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: If you wish to contact me, you may do so at Providence Marianwood - 425-427-0194. God bless you!
  • Family: Happily married to Anne for 39 years and grateful to God for three beautiful daughters, and now for their faithful and loving husbands, and five delightful grandchildren.
  • Books that have had an impact: Disciple by Juan Carlos Ortiz The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren Heaven by Randy Alcorn
  • Hobbies: Reading, cycling, "tent-making" business on the Internet to supplement income.
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  • An Uncertain Future But A Certain God!

    Contributed on Nov 7, 2006
    based on 13 ratings

    Life is seldom fair, but God is always good. We face an uncertain future, but we do so with a certain, trustworthy, and mighty God.

    AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE, BUT A CERTAIN GOD! Genesis 45:4-15 November 5, 2006 1. On Sunday, June 25 I preached a message entitled “The Wisdom of Godly Arithmetic” in which I stated that God has given each one of us exactly 86,400 seconds a day in which to make decisions and choices that either more

  • Motivation: It's The Bottom Line!

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    Christian disciples seek to live their lives for an audience of ONE. God’s opinion, God’s approval or disapproval is ultimately all that matters. The applause of heaven is the deciding factor in their life.

    MOTIVATION: IT’S THE BOTTOM LINE! Matthew 6:1-18 1. A father wrote a letter to apologize to a certain young man for not allowing him to marry his daughter. The letter went as follows: Dear Marty, I have been unable to sleep since I broke off your engagement to my daughter. Will you more

  • Overcomers – Not Victims!

    Contributed on Oct 7, 2006
    based on 17 ratings

    Evil is never overcome by more evil nor by playing into the power and victim games that others would use to entrap us. Evil is only overcome by goodness that lets our abusers know we will remain in control of how we choose to respond

    OVERCOMERS – NOT VICTIMS! Matthew 5:38-48 1. What has been your gut reaction to the recent spate of school shootings we have suffered in Wisconsin, Colorado, and now most recently in the small Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania where 5 little girls where brutally shot to more

  • Integrity: Where Your Word Is Your Bond

    Contributed on Sep 30, 2006
    based on 41 ratings

    Integrity is a reputation of trustworthiness that is built up over a period of time and is proven by our behavior, our conduct both in and out of the limelight, both in the public view as well as when no other human is looking.

    INTEGRITY: WHERE YOUR WORD IS YOUR BOND Matthew 5:33-37 1. `My boy,’ said the businessman to his son, `there are two things that are essential if you are to succeed in business.’ `What are they, Dad? Asked the boy. `Integrity and sagacity.’ `What is integrity?’ `Always, no more

  • Marriage: God's Good Plan & Satan's Scam

    Contributed on Sep 30, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    The parameters God gave us for marriage are for our benefit, protection, and soul-satisfying enjoyment. Satan’s Scam is to try and show God is a liar.

    MARRIAGE: GOD’S GOOD PLAN & SATAN’S SCAM Matthew 5:27-32 1. In Genesis 2 we read that after God had created the heavens and the earth and all the living creatures, He formed man out of the dust of the ground and breathed into him the breath of life and man became a living soul. • But while more

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  • On Thursday When I Went To Pick Up My ...

    Contributed on Sep 3, 2003

    On Thursday when I went to pick up my granddaughter from the Learning Center she is attending for the summer there was one of the kids balancing with arms outstretched on a skateboard without wheels and with one of those virtual reality visors on his head. He appeared to be having a blast – more

  • My Wife And I And Our Oldest And Youngest ...

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2003
    based on 2 ratings

    My wife and I and our oldest and youngest daughters are still "Resident Aliens" – just so as not to scare anyone, we had our head antenna and body scales surgically removed so as to look like you all • We still carry our Resident Alien cards. • I remind you, my dear friends – as Christians – more

  • It's As Impossible To Imitate Or Copy Kingdom ...

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2003
    based on 12 ratings

    It’s as impossible to imitate or copy Kingdom life without Kingdom birth as it is for a fish to live out of water and breathe air like a human being. It is not a matter of trying harder – or attending “fish church”. That poor fish can try and try till it is blue in the gills and it more