For the next several weeks leading up to Easter Sunday, David Emberson is delivering messages based on the “I Can Only Imagine” campaign. A description of the series is below.
The local church has been charged with the mission of sharing the hope of the gospel, but it can be challenging in a relentlessly broken world. As a leader, you’ve seen Christians and communities falter in the face of the unexpected. How can you restore hope when someone feels rejected, guilty, or broken?
Before he became the lead singer of MercyMe, Bart Millard suffered a painful childhood. Abused by his father, Bart built walls around his heart. He couldn’t see hope. Using Bart Millard’s story of pain redeemed, brokenness restored, and God glorified, you can guide your community to recall their past wounds, reorient their present identity, and reimagine their future.
Surrounded by brokenness, it can be hard for us to imagine a loving father, complete forgiveness, and eternal restoration. But when we learn to see ourselves through God’s eyes, we will finally find rest in his approval, purpose, and eternal hope. Reveal the heart of the God who loves us…more than we can imagine.