Last weekend, I started a sermon series based on the primary themes of the movie “I Can Only Imagine,” which tells the story of Bart Millard, lead singer for the contemporary Christian band “Mercy Me.” The movie portrays the tragedies, heartbreaks and pain of Bart’s early life and how God helped him overcome them.
I have some bad news and some good news. The bad news is you will experience relational breakdowns in your life. In fact, the world is littered with broken relationships between husbands and wives, ex-husbands and ex-wives, parents and children, employers and employees, family members, friends, etc. On a broader level, we have broken relationships between social groups, races, and nations. The good news, however, is found in John 15, where Jesus tells us the reason he has engrafted us into his vine to mend the broken relationship we have with Him. That restored relationship with God is the basis for us to experience restored relationships with people.
In the movie, Bart’s dad did harsh and hurtful things that ultimately destroyed their relationship. Bart also experienced a break-up with his girlfriend and a variety of other relational difficulties. But, one by one, those broken relationships were mended! This weekend, in a message entitled “Mending Broken Relationships,” we will focus on how God can help us mend broken relationships in our lives. I am sure that even as you read this you have begun thinking about a broken or strained relationship you have with someone.
Please make plans to join us in one of our weekend worship services for this life-changing sermon series – Saturday at 6:00 p.m., Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.