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

6. I am the Way, the Truth and the Life

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also; henceforth you know him and have seen him.” John14:6f There are two main principles in... Read More

5. I am the Resurrection and the Life

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26 From the depths of the Gospel of St John we find... Read More