Sermons

March 12, 2017

 

Visuals of Broken Beauty

Dr. Tommy Simons

Notice the power of Jesus.  Notice the brilliance of this setting.  With the badgering and the questions, his response was the power of silence, letting an image – what was written on the ground – sink into the heart and soul of the accusers.  Cause stones to fall from their hands and slowly walk away from an act of judgment and condemnation.  Beloved, as we have said time and time again, this is another story of Jesus imploring us to look past the surface of another and into a person’s heart.

March 5, 2017

 

A Song of Broken Beauty

Dr. Tommy Simons

It is your presence that will help people deal with the “how long?” moments in their lives.  This is not a time for polemics, or deep theological discussion about why bad things happen to good people.

When people are saying, “Why me, Lord? Why now?”. You be present and lean into that ministry of presence.

February 26, 2017

 

Lessons from the Potter’s House

Dr. Tommy Simons

Beloved, if you’re going to make a difference, God will place you on the potter’s wheel.  He will not stand for you just being a lump of clay, and just silently and saying in apathy, “well this is just the way I am.”  God will place you on the potter’s wheel, because he will be in the process of forming something beautiful in your life.  And it is something that will last a lifetime.  It will never end.  Do you remember the words of Paul in a time of remarkable reflection?  In his letter to the Romans, the apostle Paul said this, “The good I want to do I do not do.”  We are continually formed, and continually broken, and continually remade into the image of Christ.  He will break you; he will create in you something new.

February 12, 2017

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Life After Broken Hearts

Dr. Tommy Simons

Our inward Winters leave scars on our new hearts.  But get out into the Winter.  Enter with confidence into the cold.  You’ll be warmed by the clothing of friendship, you’ll be warmed by the clothing of family, you’ll be warmed by the grace of God.  You’ll be warmed by knowing who you are, and whose you are.  You’ll be warmed by living in confidence by the one who restored your heart and will never leave you.  And your scars will become testimony to your faithfulness. 

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