What Jesus taught

Many people these days have only heard of Jesus Christ as a swear word. But Jesus of Nazereth was actually a man who lived in Israel some 2000 years ago. Contemporary teachers still regard him as the greatest teacher of all time(1). Four biographies of his life are still with us today. The Gospels of…

God in nature

It is a beautiful day in late autumn out my window. The grass is sparkling with melted frost, and tall pine trees take up the middle third of my view. Above is the clear blue sky. Thankyou God. It is so beautiful. A bird- probably a hatchling- squawks loudly. The world out here relies on…

Blind. Why?

For the glory of God. I have just been reading the Gospel of John. I got to chapter 9, and there is a story of a man who was born blind. Jesus’ followers say, “Why is he like that, teacher? Who sinned, this guy or his parents?” Typical people, right. If there’s something wrong with…

Ladybug

When I was little, I used to be fascinated by ladybugs. I used to carefully study their red spotted backs as they crawled along. I used to affectionately call her “Lady,” and appreciate the way she was one of God’s creatures. And, there were ways in which I was similar to the ladybug. One day,…

New baby

One day I got to tell a man about Jesus. His first baby boy had just been born. I said, “Congratulations, you have an important job to do as a husband and a father.” I asked him if he thought God was happy with him, and then explained the Gospel. I started by showing him…

The Gospel Getting Through

Over this season of level 4 lockdown in New Zealand, many people have been cleaning up their homes. Someone I know cleaned out her pantry, another got rid of unused crockery, still another is tidying up her worldly belongings. When confined to our homes, one of the most obvious things to do is to clean…

S’s Testimony

S This is my friend’s testimony.  “I love Jesus more anything in my life I am so happy cuz he chose me inside millions of muslims here not many people here have a chance like that” I am 27 now. 2 years as a slave of God Jesus. My life started just 2 years ago….

Evangelism on the Beach

One Saturday I met a lady at the walkway by the beach when we went there to share the Gospel. I thought it was a good opportunity and I better not miss talking to her. So I drove my wheelchair up to her and asked her, “Hello, do you know the Lord?” She said, “No,…

My Afternoon

I have been hoping against hope for what seems like eons, but yesterday afternoon, I had an adventure. My Mum came to my room about 3.20 to tell me she was taking my sisters into town for an appointment. My immediate reaction was, “Can I go in the back of the car too please? You…

Abortion

At the moment the government is looking at liberalizing our current abortion laws. However, we should not be making it easier for women to murder their babies – we should be making it a crime and get rid of the current loopholes that are basically saying you can murder a baby as long as you…

Keyboard friends

I have a good friend overseas who lives in a politically Muslim country. Let’s call him Peter. When I told Peter that “I do a lot of evangelism (telling people the way to be forgiven by Jesus, the Christian message) and (also more recently) to Muslims, and I’m not shy,” he said, “It is an…

My Grandfather’s War Story

When news of Adolph Hitler reached New Zealand Eric (Grandad) did not like it. He knew this man had to be stopped. So when war was declared and New Zealand started enlisting soldiers, Eric wanted to be the first one to sign up. However, he had to milk the cows first so he was the…