Sermons

April 30, 2017

 

What Dreams May Come True

Dr. Tommy Simons

Keep our focus on Jesus and not the trivial because, my, what a wonderful message that is.  The most beautiful word in the English language, one of the most beautiful, is dream.  One time, someone dreamed this.  It was just in a backroom with drawings and everything else, and this is a model of the church that was built in this place.  It began with a dream.  I believe that God continues to bless us because that dream was tied to a focus on Jesus Christ.

April 16, 2017

Mary Magdalene at the Tomb

Your Wounds and Broken Beauty

Dr. Tommy Simons

1 Corinthians 15: 16-19

16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised; 17 and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.

March 26, 2017

Rembrandt – Saint Paul in Prison (1627)

 

Saints and Broken Beauty: Utterly, Unbearably Crushed

Dr. Tommy Simons

But what I love about the book is how Dr. Hunt concludes his journey.  Listen to his words and listen to moments of brokenness that are transcribed along words of hope.  Dr. Hunt says, “My journey into the red letters of Jesus was my great desperate attempt to find this light, and the only place I had hope finding it.  When I opened the Bible each morning I was a blackbird singing in the dead of night with the broken wings of a wounded follower and the sunken eyes of a blind believer.  To sing a song, any song, in the dead of night is to defy what the evidence suggests.  To talk to God when God seems absent is the foolishness of God’s kind of faith.  To keep believing, to keep trying, to refuse to give up even when you fear God has given up on you, that is the blackbird singing in the dead of night.”

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