John's church

Riversdale, *Province/Other 9700
03 - 2025725

About John
  • Education: B Th Otago University New Zealand - Hall Diploma Presbyterian Church Aoteoroa New Zealand.
  • Experience: 28 years ministry about 31 years christian service.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I am only one beggar showing the other beggars where the bread is. It is a smorgasbord - enjoy what you can - but don’t spit on the rest.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Tony Campolo's story about the prostitute in his book let me tell you a story in fact the whole book is very valuable as a sermon resource.
  • Family: Wife Heather - Four grown sons - 4 Daughter in Laws, 11 Grand children. 3 new children.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Put the Hay down where the sheep can eat it Clovis Chappell What does God want me to know? What does God want me to do? Bill Hybels
  • Books that have had an impact: R A Torrey all his work on the Holy Spirit.
  • Hobbies: Running - oil painting - Play writing as time permits
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Please please consider him - Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • What I want on my tombstone: I told you I wasn’t well!!! Seriously Hebrews 12 verse 3.
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  • The Great Escape

    Contributed on Sep 5, 2018

    A sermon that looks at escape much of what the world and the flesh throw at us by going backwards and looking at the goodness of God

    The Great escape Genesis 1:26-29 New International Version (NIV) 24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds:the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals more

  • Where's Lazerus

    Contributed on Aug 12, 2018

    A sermon about the poor man at the gate of the rich man.

    Where’s Lazerus???????????? Luke 16:19 Where's Wally? is a British series of children's puzzle books created by English illustrator Martin Handford. The books consist of a series of detailed double-page spread illustrations depicting dozens or more people doing a variety of amusing things at a more

  • The Hitchikers Guide To The Church

    Contributed on Jul 28, 2018

    A sermon that attempts to explore just what the church is meant to be in the modern age.

    The hitch hikers guide to the church. From the 1970’s all kind of hitchhikers books emerged guiding people around Europe, new Zealand and darkest Africa – There was also a radio series called The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy which follows the destruction of earth as we know it. At the end of more

  • The Body Of Christ

    Contributed on Apr 30, 2018

    A sermon that reviews the importance of the church as the body of Christ

    Ephesians 4:1-16 New International Version (NIV) Unity and Maturity in the Body of Christ 4 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort more

  • Knowing Christ - A Procession Through Easter.

    Contributed on Mar 27, 2018
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    A sermon that uses Philippians 3:8-11 and the Matthew 21 account of Palm Sunday that takes you through the stages of Easter that will help you to know christ.

    Knowing Christ - What happens next!! passage - Matthew 21:1-11 (NIV) 1As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2saying to them, "Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie more

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  • Prayer By Sir Francis Drake - Disturb Us Lord

    Contributed on Mar 13, 2018

    Sir Frances Drake Quoted in OC Missionary Prayer Letter of Jeanie Curryer, September, 1997 Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves, when our dreams have come true because we have dreamed too little, when we arrive safely because we have sailed too close to the more

  • Touched By A Five Year Old

    Contributed on Aug 15, 2017

    On July 27th In Indiana a policeman, Lieut Aaron Allen was shot by a man he was trying to help. He was killed and he had a five year old son. Not long after police including the police chief drove cars 1- 2 hours down highway 31 in Indiana and arrived in a town with their sirens going. They more

  • The Manor - A Story About The Master Coming Back

    Contributed on Jul 31, 2017

    Here is a story- Driving up to the mansion seemed quite grand. The turrets bathed in the bright sunlight - windows glistened sending wild cascades of light over the pastures. The driveway was, well, elegent to say the least. But immediately Bernard sensed something was wrong. The hedges and shrubs more

  • Joe Bloggs Dream - A New Zealand Poem About Salvation

    Contributed on Jul 28, 2016

    This amazing poem about an imaginary conversion is powerful - it uses New Zealand rural terminology. You need to understand that if you are using it in New York It is called Joe Bloggs dream. It goes like this. Joe Bloggs was just an average bloke, He never went to church. He wasn’t the more

  • A Little Piece On Jesus' Incredible Journey

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2016

    What season are you in. . Jesus had an incredible journey. He was born in dramatic circumstances surrounded by heavenly testimonies and worldly violence lived in a remote and often scorned village - grew up in anonymity a carpenters son and apprentice at thirty years of age he struck out in more