Wesley Impact! is a fresh, exciting program featuring people whose lives have been transformed; singers who inspire us with the beauty of their talent and practical Christian teaching that encourages and challenges us. Joining Rev Dr Keith V Garner live in the studio are guests from all walks of life - from those who have tasted the heights of success to those who walked in the depths of despair, our guests openly share their amazing life stories. Wesley Impact! can be seen on the Nine Network every Sunday at 5.30am and is also repeated on the Australian Christian Channel on Sunday at 7.30am.
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UK SPECIAL: Bristol - Aldersgate Conversion Celebration - “My Heart Felt Strangely Warmed.”
As we celebrate 200 years since the first Methodists met on Australian soil, part of Wesley Mission’s Anniversary gift was to make a film to honour the memory, inspiration and vision of a great man… John Wesley.
In our third ‘Wesley Impact!’ UK Series Episode, Rev Dr Keith Garner travels to Bristol
Rev Garner arrives in Bristol on the 24th May to celebrate the anniversary of the wonderful heart warming conversion experience of John Wesley.
David Worthing shares the history of The New Room, the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world (originally built in 1739)
The Chapel was built by John Wesley and the early Methodists as a meeting and preaching place after churches turned their backs on the Wesley’s for preaching beyond what was considered ‘normal practice.’
The building became the centre for helping and educating the needy members of the community. Upstairs were the Preachers’ Rooms for teaching and lodgings. Today the upper floor contains a unique collection of papers and artifacts that detail the life and times of John and Charles Wesley and their work in the city.
While John Wesley preached the gospel to the broken he also believed in the importance of a healthy body and a healthy mind. He formed a school in Bristol in 1748.
Simon Morris shares how Wesley’s legacy continues today.
“ John Wesley is so important to Kingswood School today, in fact everything we do at Kingswood School goes back to the school that was founded by John Wesley. The original school was founded in Bristol and moved to Bath in the 19th Century. We have some artifacts in the school, including Wesley’s pulpit ”
Guest Frank topping shares about his life in sharing the gospel through the media and how like John Wesley he wrestled with his faith in Christ.
“He was wrestling himself (with his faith) and people were telling him preach faith until you have faith. And on this day the 24th May, 1738 suddenly he felt his heart strangely warmed.”
“The message is love, it is the message that Christ taught it’s the message that Wesley taught and he lived his message as much as he preached it.”
“Even when he was 80 he was trudging through the streets of London begging for money to give to the poor.”