Parenting can be very hard! mp3

Watching Bible-based movies sometimes can be a difficult experience – much like following the Parramatta Rugby League Club (if this means nothing to you - rejoice!).

I’m sure you all have watched a biblically themed movie only to, at times, shuffle in your seat and wince not a few times at the poor dialogue and especially the acting.

A movie that comes to my mind is “King David” which starred Richard Gere – as King David.

In my opinion it’s not really that good at all! It’s actually awful.

However, to be fair, there is one scene that remains memorable and it’s truly a sad scene. King David, having received news that his son Absalom had been killed, falls to his knees and emotionally laments publically, “O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!” It was a sad, sad scene.

How did King David’s son Absalom die and why? What do we know about Absalom and what can we learn from him, his relationship with his father and what can we learn about ourselves? Finally, what can we learn about parenting?

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"A Real Life Story - Transformation from Orphan to a Dreamer' by Brother Elisha

Nine years ago, an elderly woman brought a four years old little girl to me. Girl was pale, shy, looking so innocent and had no life on her face.

She had only one long gown which was torn out. She probably didn’t know where she was and why her grandmother brought her to me as she was so small and had no idea of what was going on.

Grandmother was in late 70’s. Grandmother started to tell me about the life of the little girl. The little girl lost both parents when she was three. Grandmother raised her as mother for one year.

After that she couldn’t even feed her as she was so old and couldn’t work. Both were living on the kindness of others in her village to fill their stomachs.

Grandmother was so worried about little girls’ future as she was in her last days. She wanted to find a place for the girl.

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The Defeated Christian Life mp3

Humanly speaking, what does one do with a defeated and/or failed Christian life?

Last week I drove my daughter’s well-worn 1.6 litre Nissan Pulsar to the car wreckers to see if they would take it off my hands – that’s what we do with a car that has seen far better days.

Is this what we do with a Christian life that has seen better days? Drive it to the car wreckers – so to speak?

Psalm 51 is written by handsome wealthy king who attracted the attention of not a few women; married and unmarried. He had sex with a married woman and arranged for the husband to be 'terminated'. Eventually he was 'found out' and cried out for mercy and forgiveness.

So, did King David 'get off' with just a prayer? Fair question. Please listen to the message and find out...

 

FREE Audio Book for February: I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH FAITH TO BE AN ATHEIST

HURRY! ONLY A FEW DAYS TO GO!!

"I Don't Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist argues that Christianity requires the least faith of all worldviews because it is the most reasonable.

The authors lay out the evidence for truth, God, and the Bible in logical order and in a readable, non-technical, engaging style.

A valuable aid to those interested in examining the reasonableness of the Christian faith, Geisler and Turek provide a firm challenge to prior beliefs of doubters and skeptics.' Christian Audio

 

 

 

Anita Cobby 30 years on - the human need for justice does not fade

When you think of brutal crimes, several infamous ones mark the Australian landscape: the Port Arthur massacre, Ivan Milat’s backpacker slayings, the Granny killer.

Tuesday, February 2nd, marks 30 years since one such event – the murder of Anita Cobby.

On the anniversary of her death, one of the original homicide detectives reflects on a case which changed the nation.