Wesley Impact! TV: The Suffering Christ
In this special Good Friday episode of Wesley Impact! TV, Rev Keith Garner opens the Bible to the Passion narrative in John 19. Reflect on the message of the cross and the hope of grace.
You’ll also hear from Rev Stephen Robinson, a Uniting Church disaster recovery officer, who works with chaplains around NSW to support people in their times of need. Most recently Stephen was involved in helping people impacted by the bush fires.
Plus, Jordan Worner performs the beautiful song ‘Enough’, an encouraging reflection on the sufficiency of God’s grace.
Interview: Rev Stephen Robinson
It might seem like a long time ago now, but the bushfires that struck Australia at the beginning of the year caused immense devastation for so many people. Thankfully, chaplains like Rev Stephen Robinson were there to provide support and love to those in need.
On this special day, Stephen aptly reflects, “We rush through to Sunday because it's the one that's the day of celebration, the day of victory, but in a sense, the determination of God to come and to suffer as he did in Christ and to be willing to do that shows the depth of his love... And to me, that is the most beautiful thing about God, that he loves us so deeply that even though we didn't deserve it, that he's willing to go through that for us. It's extraordinary.”
Stephen is in conversation with Rev Garner today on Wesley Impact! TV.
Guest Performance: Jordan Worner
Jordan is an Australian singer songwriter. He is passionate about leading people into God's presence through music, and today he performs the beautiful song ‘Enough’.
Keith's Message: It is Finished
Rev Keith Garner opens the Bible to John 19, and recounts the story of Jesus’ crucifixion. It’s a familiar narrative, but it’s deeply impactful to read again and reflect on the work achieved on the cross.
As Rev Garner says, “There is nothing more to do. There is nothing more we can do. What Jesus Christ now has done in living and dying for us is the finished work. It is the complete work of Christ, the end work of Christ. And of course because it's finished, it opens up on a whole new world. It is the beginning of grace, the beginning of hope, the beginning of love.”