Lutheran Media has been preparing Messages of Hope for many years. These Messages of Hope are played on many radio stations across Australia, and you may have heard these messages on your local radio station.
Many of the Messages of Hope have a corresponding short video that can be viewed online on our website. There is no better time than Easter to share some of these messages with the people in your congregation or local community. Have you considered sharing some of these messages via your social media pages? Perhaps you could use them during worship or as a devotion for the various groups that meet at your church during the week.
These messages are for you, too. They may speak to you personally, or you may know someone who might benefit from hearing a message of hope.
‘Is Jesus real?’, ‘What is Easter about?’ and overcoming anxiety are some of the topics that will be featured on Messages of Hope in April:
- Easter can lead us to ask the question, ‘Why should I believe?’ Download our Reasons to Believe booklet for discussions and answers at www.messagesofhope.org.au/reasons-to-believe
- Watch a short video on ‘What is Easter about?’ at youtu.be/wdnH7BfuL4s
- Download the Finding Peace: Overcoming Anxiety booklet at www.messagesofhope.org.au/finding-peace
- Watch a video on the first steps to overcoming anxiety, It’s OK To Feel Anxious, at youtu.be/COfomxIKOuM
Visit Messages of Hope for videos, podcasts and booklets on these topics that you can use for worship, small groups, websites, social media and notices.
MESSAGES OF HOPE IN APRIL
Is Jesus Real? (discussion)
What is the real story behind Easter? Is Jesus just a person from history or still active in our lives today? How do we know he is real? Click here to listen.
Tears in the Morning (Pastor David Altus)
Have you ever experienced tears of joy and sadness at the same time? Click here to listen to Bishop David Altus share Mary’s perspective of Easter that offers hope.
It’s OK to Feel Anxious (interview)
Anna, a counsellor, shares how to navigate through the feelings of worry and anxiety that rise up when we feel a loss of control over our lives. Click here to listen for hope in times of feeling anxious.
What is anxiety, and how can you manage it? Click here to listen to Jenny and Steve, who have suffered from anxiety, and Julie, a psychologist, as they share their understanding of anxiety and offer hope for managing it.
Teenage Anxiety (interview)
How do you help someone through anxiety? Click here to listen to teenagers share their experiences of anxiety and what helps them.
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