4. The Crucifixion

“So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew Gol’gotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them.” Jn 19:17-18 In some ways it... Read More

3. The Crowning with Thorns

“And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and arrayed him in a purple robe; they came up to him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and struck him with their hands.” Jn 19:1-3 Imagine wearing a crown of thorns on our heads! How... Read More

2. The Scourging

“Then Pilate took Jesus and scourged him. … and [they] struck him with their hands.” John 19:1,4 When we read the account of the scourging and slapping with intense feeling we experience the deep humiliation and mocking that was inflicted upon Christ Jesus. From humbly giving reverence to all the... Read More

Foot Washing

Read the full story in John 13:1-20Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. And during supper, when the... Read More

The Parable of the Lost Sheep

The Bible presents us with so many mysteries that we can hardly know what to make of it. We could study all the ancient principles that poke their heads through or we could apply stories like the parables to our lives today. I choose the latter because it seems more... Read More

Will God determine who wins the Australian Election?

In Australia at the moment we are preparing to elect a new Government. The two main political parties here are called Labour and Liberal. The Labour party essentially supports the workers and the Liberal Party the middle and upper classes – to put it very simplistically. However, society has changed... Read More

7. I am the True Vine

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already made clean by the word which I have spoken to... Read More