Wesley Impact! TV: Faith in the community
In this week's episode of Wesley Impact! TV, Rev Keith Garner speaks with Rev Simon Hansford, a Moderator of the Uniting Church, and Matt Doeland performs an uplifting rendition of Jesus Culture's 'He Loves Us'.
Interview: Rev Simon Hansford
"Faith in Jesus Christ calls us into the community. Faith says you'll help with the fencing after the fire, faith says you'll help bring food during the drought, faith is not just isolated, but very much calling us into the world around us." Rev Simon Hansford
Guest performer: Matt Doeland and Naomi Miller
Brother and sister duo Matt Doeland and Naomi Miller join us again to perform 'He Loves Us', a classic worship song off Jesus Culture's 2007 album 'We Cry Out'. From the coastal town of Port Macquarie, Matt is a successful singer-songwriter who also runs Brightside Support Services with his wife Leah.
His sister Naomi Miller enjoys leading worship at her local church, and often supports Matt with backing vocals.
Keith's message: Taming the tongue
"Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one's life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell." James 3:1-12
"In verses 7 to 8, the call is to tame the tongue in our lives. This is probably in the personal sense, the most difficult thing for all of us is to have the tongue of our lives tamed...so that we know truly what is happening, not to let it loose just to go its own way and do whatever it wants to do, but to say the right thing in the right place." Rev Keith Garner