Would you like a free family holiday to Disneyland? The chance to see your favourite Disney characters, go on the thrilling rides and spend time as a family. It sounds amazing. But what happens when it doesn’t turn out that way? I’m Richard Fox and this is Messages Of Hope. This week I’ll be sharing about my recent trip to Disneyland. Even in the happiest places, families can still struggle but there is hope to restore the peace.
Do you ever feel ashamed? It’s an awful feeling, especially if you haven’t done anything wrong. This week I’m talking with Celia Fielke and Noel Due about shame. Why do we feel ashamed, and what can we do about it?
Have you ever felt guilty? Perhaps you’ve done something that you regret and you can’t get it out of your head. This week Richard Mau will be talking about guilt, and a way to escape it’s negative power over us. It’s not easy to get over guilt, but there is hope.
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.
This week Andrew and Sarah will talk about some of the unique struggles of single parenting, and how they coped with the loneliness of raising children on their own.
Do you ever look at the people around you and think “I wish I could be like them”. It can cause us to focus on what we don’t do, and don’t have, and that can make us feel lonely, even if we’re surrounded by people who love us. Our guest this week John Henderson, will be talking about loneliness, and that it’s cure, lies outside ourselves.
This week Noel Due will be talking about Peace. Not the dream of world peace, but about inner peace. Peace that works even when the world, and perhaps even you, are in chaos. Are you at peace?