Wesley Impact! TV: Christ's love for all
In this week's episode of Wesley Impact! TV, Rev Keith Garner sits down with Penelope Mayson, Operations and Clinical Manager of Wesley Mums and Kids Matter, and Jordan Worner performs his original song 'Overwhelming'.
Interview: Penelope Mayson
Penelope Mayson is the Operations and Clinical Manager of Wesley Mums and Kids Matter, a program that supports young mothers living with severe and persistent mental illness. Her role involves making operational decisions around the care of the mothers in collaboration with the mental health professionals looking after them.
"Christ loved those on the fringes of society: the marginalised and the stigmatised. And he treated me with the dignity and respect...my faith, in a personal way, also encourages me to always do my best and try to be a person of excellence. And when I fail, I'm encouraged by my faith to learn from my mistakes, get up again, and give things another go."
Guest performers: Jordan Worner
Jordan Worner is a father, husband, teacher and singer/songwriter. He's most passionate about leading people into God's presence through music, and has had the opportunity to do so all over the world. In 2009, at 18 years of age, Jordan released his self-produced debut album 'Decided', a collection of songs that grew from journals he'd written on travels within Australia and overseas.
This week, he returns to the Wesley Impact! TV studio to perform a live version of his original song 'Overwhelming.
Keith's message: The power of forgiveness
"Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you ill? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years." James 5:13-17
"There's something very meaningful in all this, because its not only bringing people together, not only engaging the leadership of the church to be a part of it, but recognising there is power in forgiveness. I never cease to want to say: 'forgiveness sits at the heart of the Christian faith, and if you need to know the forgiveness of God today, it is offered to you.'" Rev Keith Garner