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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  • Words Are Cheap

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2018

    Looking at Zaccheas and how he follows up his words with actions!

    • View all Sermons Luke 19:1-10 New Living Translation (NLT) Jesus and Zacchaeus 19 Jesus entered Jericho and made his way through the town. 2 There was a man there named Zacchaeus. He was the chief tax collector in the region, and he had become very rich. 3 He tried to get a look at Jesus, more

  • Miracles In The Desert Times

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2018

    A sermon using the Acts 8 account of Philip and the Ethiopian to show how God works miracles in the deert times

    Acts 8:26-40 English Standard Version (ESV) Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch 26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south[a] to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place. 27 And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a more

  • Blessings In The Desert

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2018

    A sermon that attempts to encourage folk that even in hard times there is blessing.

    Blessing in the desert. If you were travelling from Egypt to Palestine and you wanted to get there guided by google maps you wouldn’t go through the wilderness of Sinai. Sinai is 200 miles out of the way and when you are travelling with a whole nation it would seem strange doing such a major more

  • The Wild - Living Out Of The Wilderness

    Contributed on Jan 14, 2018

    A sermon that suggest that living in the wilderness and ministering out of it is healthy for the Christian church

    Romans 12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be more

  • Trust The River...

    Contributed on Jan 8, 2018

    A sermon that uses river analogies - i.e Revelation 22 psalm 46 and Ezekiel 46 to talk about how to understand God's love in a white water world

    1 John 4 7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might more

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