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Wesley Impact! TV: Making retirement work

19 May 2019 Wesley Impact! TV

In this week's episode of Wesley Impact! TV, Rev Keith Garner continues his series on the book of John, and shares why the example of Peter’s denial and reinstatement should be a message of hope to us all.

You’ll also hear from John Bradford, a former Australian Member of Parliament, who has written a book called Making Retirement Work. John will discuss the value of maintaining an active retirement and using the final decades of your life productively.

Plus, we’re joined by singer Matt Doeland as he delivers an impactful rendition of ‘O Come to the Altar’, a great song reminding us that God’s arms are open to all.

Interview: John Bradford

With average life expectancy going up each year, retired people can expect at least a decade or two to enjoy after they finish their work. But what can you do with all that time?

That’s the question Rev Keith Garner and John Bradford will be exploring in this week’s episode of Wesley Impact! TV as they discuss retirement.

John is a former Australian Member of Parliament, and he has written a book called Making Retirement Work. John believes in the value of maintaining an active retirement and using the final decades of your life productively.

“Life is an ongoing set of challenges. And I think, for Christians, with the finishing line in view, the challenge is to keep on going, keep focused on finishing well,” said John.

Guest performance: Matt Doeland

Matt Doeland is a Christian singer, songwriter and worship leader from Port Macquarie. In today’s episode, he sings an impactful version of ‘O Come to the Altar’, a great song reminding us that God’s arms are open to all.

Keith's message: Denial, reinstatement, hope

Rev Keith Garner helps us to see the hope in Peter’s denial and reinstatement as he continues his series in the gospel of John.

Rev Garner explains that Peter’s denial is something we all imitate at moments in our lives—whether we explicitly deny our faith or just act like we don’t believe Jesus’ lordship.

But there is always hope, no matter how far we go—just as Jesus’ reinstatement of Peter powerfully demonstrates.