Rev Brett Peaman gave us our Sunday sermon yesterday 11Nov18. It was entitled “Obedience, fear and never ending gobstoppers”. Listen to it again (13 mins).
HOPE FOR YOUTH IN PERU
According to Christian Today, underprivileged youth in Peru are expecting a brighter future after attending the first Siloam Christian Ministries’ Bible camp in the country. The camp theme was ‘Our Eternal Father’, aimed at helping young people find a greater hope for their life. 66 children between the ages of 12 and 16 attended the camp, most coming from one‐parent or dysfunctional families. 27 campers made a decision for Christ during the camp.
CHRISTIANS PLAY MUSLIMS IN CRICKET
Eternity News reports that while the Australian men’s cricket team played Pakistan in the Emirates and the Aussie Women played Pakistan in Malaysia, Christians played Muslims in a special harmony match organised by the Pakistan Bible Society in Sheikhupara.
THE JESUS FILM
The Jesus Film project has completed its 1,700th language translation of the film. CBN News reports that the latest translation of the film is in the Cheke Itolo language for people living in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific.
Yesterday’s Songs of Hope Remembrance Sunday worship can be heard again below. Play time is 20 minutes
90,000 PEOPLE AT “TOGETHER 2018”
A Minneapolis-based ministry called PULSE hosted an event called “Together 2018” recently at the Texas Motor Speedway. According to CBN News, PULSE partnered with over 1,000 churches across the USA in order to coordinate the event. “Together 2018” featured major Christian artists like Jesus Culture, Bethel Music, Lecrae, Hillsong, and Jonathan Taylor along with speakers including Robert Morris, Francis Chan, Todd White and Ravi Zacharias. Charisma News reports that while there were 90,000 people present at the event, an additional 13,000 people from 89 different countries watched the event live online.
CRACKDOWN ON CHURCHES IN UKRAINE
The Christian Post reports that Russian-backed rebels in Ukraine’s Luhansk region have been cracking down on Protestant Christianity by raiding churches, dispersing worshipers, and preventing re-registration.
Forum 18, a Norwegian human rights organization, revealed that the rebels have issued mandatory re-registration orders for religious organizations in the region, but have denied approval for many. No Baptist or Seventh-day Adventist communities were reportedly able to re-register, with the latter having to halt all activities in order to prevent churches being seized.
CHRISTIAN SINGER ON ‘THE ELLEN SHOW’
Award-winning Christian singer Lauren Daigle has appeared on The Ellen Show, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. After the performance of Daigle’s song Still Rolling Stones, DeGeneres announced that she would be giving everyone in the audience a copy of Daigle’s new album Look Up Child. Many are seeing Daigle’s appearance on Ellen as a breakthrough in Hollywood and in the music industry for Christians and Christian music.
Last Sunday 4Nov18, Songs of Hope “Words for Life” featured a talk entitled “Strongholds” by Rev Mark Durie of Oaktree Anglican Church here in Melbourne. Listen to it again with the player below (27 min)
Last Sunday 28Oct18 we broadcast the story of Moira Kelly, an Australian Catholic Christian who has made a difference for many throughout the world. Story prepared and written by Ellen Carr.