In the lead up to ANZAC Day the new book Ake Ake Kia Kaha E tells the stories of the 28 (Maori) Battalion in the 2nd World War. The book follows the campaigns the battalion were involved with as well as the impact of the war on whānau. Author Sir Wira Gardiner joined Andrew by phone to talk about this important piece of history.
Thinking Matters is a ministry encouraging New Zealand Christians to explore what they believe and why, aiding Christians to present their faith well to the culture around them. Rodney Lake is the National Director of Thinking Matters and joined Andrew in studio to talk about what they do and their upcoming conference Confident Christianity.
The third book in the Elastic Island Adventure series, Rainbow Cove has just been released. Author Karen McMillan joined Diane in studio with Milla her husband's granddaughter, who was a contributor to the story. The three talked Elastic Island, the characters and something called fungophobia.
All the links for our show for Friday, 5th April 2019!
The Four Day Work Week
“By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.” (Genesis 2:2-3) Something tells me the Glorious Almighty God didn’t need to rest. But He knew we would. So he set a pattern from the beginning of creation: six days of work, followed by a day of rest. He blessed this day and made it holy.
Are you making sure that with your working week, plus your volunteer work and all the domestic work that needs to be caught up on in the weekend that you are getting that rest in that God commanded for us?
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Your Rhema Verse of the Day:
From Titus, Chapter 2, verse 11: "For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people."
Jesus' appearance manifested God's grace,
What stands out here is that Salvation is for all people. For eveyone who belives in Christ the son of God. Sadly not everyone chooses to accept Christ but for those who choose to believe- they will all be saved through their faith in what Christ did.
So we can pray for our friends, co workers and family members that do not know Chirst in the confident hope that they will one day choose to believe in him and be saved from death and inherit that eternal life that is promised to all who believe.
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Often our culture calls for parents to encourage early independence in our children. What if however independence actually came through supporting them in their dependence. Parenting consultant Adrienne Wood from Heartsync joined Diane in studio to talk about inviting dependence. For details about Adrienne's work click here
How do we express lament in our worship? This is a question singer/songwriter Malcolm Gordon has been exploring particularly in light of the tragic shooting in Christchurch. Malcolm talked with Andrew about this.
Tropical Cyclone Idai was one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa causing catastrophic damage in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. CBM have an office in Zimbabwe and are currently undertaking a significant response to the crisis. CEO of CBM New Zealand Murray Sheard joined Andrew in the studio to talk about the after affects of the cyclone.
Jim Russell has spent the last ten months living in Myanmar, volunteering for Leadev Langham. Working at a partner school he assisted with business and financial management. Now back in New Zealand Jim joined Andrew in studio to talk about his experiences.