Blind Faith: The Hymns of Fanny Crosby
Fanny Crosby, 1820 – 1915, is one of the most beloved hymnists of all time. Blind shortly after birth, she was a student and accomplished poet at the New York Institute for the Blind, even performing for U.S. Presidents. Saved at the Eighteenth Street United Methodist Church in New York City, she turned her poetry to hymn writing. It is believed she composed over 8,000 hymns, many under different names because hymnal editors would often limit the number of hymns by the same author. Her hymns have stood as a testament to a faith that is demonstrated by her life and her words.
January 14, 2018
Sermon Title: “I Am Thine, O Lord”
Scripture Reference: Romans 8:9-17
We are children of God, controlled not by sin but by the Spirit. Through Christ we can count on future glory.
January 21, 2018
Sermon Title: “Blessed Assurance”
Scripture Reference: 1 John 5:10-12
The assurance we have of eternal life through Jesus Christ.
January 28, 2018
Sermon Title: “To God Be the Glory”
God loved us first; in his great mercy, he sent his Son, and through him, all can find glory in salvation.
February 4, 2018
Sermon Title: “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior”
Scripture Reference: Luke 18:35-43
When everything is going against us, do we believe that if we cry out, “Do not pass me by,” Christ will hear us?
February 11, 2018
Sermon Title: “Rescue the Perishing”
Scripture Reference: Luke 4:14-21
Jesus came to seek the lost, heal the sick, release the prisoners, and preach good news to the poor. As his followers, this should be our focus and ministry as well.