What is the real story behind Easter? Listen as Richard, Celia and Noel have a conversation about Jesus. Is he just a person from history, or is he still active in our lives today? How do we know if he is real?
What does Easter mean to you? Is it just a religious festival that doesn’t mean much – but you get an extra-long weekend? If you wonder what Easter is all about, listen this week as John talks about the death and life of Jesus and what that could mean for you.
Have you ever experienced tears of joy and sadness at the same time! Perhaps it’s those milestones as your children grow up and become more independent. Or the wake after a funeral, as you remember the good times amongst the deep feelings of loss. How do you make sense of times like that? And where do you find the hope to keep moving forward. This week David Altus has encouragement for those times that we feel lost in grief.
The story of Jesus Christ has been heard in almost every culture around the world. This Good Friday we’ll retell the story in an Australian setting. In many ways the harshness and beauty of outback Australia is similar to Israel where the actual events took place. So join us as Jesus’ close friend, John, retells the story amongst the stock routes and mining towns of the bush.
This week Christians celebrate Palm Sunday. It’s the day Jesus arrived in Jerusalem to cheering crowds, who wanted to make him king. Within a week the same people had supported his execution! What can we learn from such a dramatic turnaround? And what does it tell us about a God who allows his own creation to kill him! I hope you can join us this week as John Henderson talks about Palm Sundays hero.
Have you ever got caught out on April Fools Day? Some people go to extremes to try and fool others when they least expect it. That can be fine for the one who’s playing the joke, but when you’re on the receiving end, that’s a different story. This week on Messages of Hope, Richard Mau will be giving hope and encouragement for the times we feel foolish.