Posts tagged church
Abraham: Friend of God - Genesis 17

In our series on the life of Abraham, God came and revealed Himself to Abraham in a new way. As the All-sufficient One! And God is all-sufficient for us too. He is the same God yesterday, today, and forever; like Abraham, we can put ALL our trust in Him. HE is our great reward, so let’s fix our eyes on Jesus and trust completely that our God is in control and believe Him for the impossible in our lives.

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Abraham: Friend of God - Genesis 16

Genesis 16 teaches us to be constantly inquiring of God! God doesn’t want us to make just a rational decision, but to come to him for leading and guidance in making our decisions. Being a friend of God is not about doing the right thing, but it is all about having intimacy with Him.

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Abraham: Friend of God - Genesis 15

Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness. Let’s emulate Abraham and be known as the people who have complete faith in God. Let Him always be the source of our encouragement, strength, wisdom, conviction, and guidance. Seek to hear Him always in all circumstances.

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Abraham: Friend of God

As Jesus called us to be His friends (John 15:13-16), let’s learn from the first person whom God called Friend - Abraham (Is 41:8). In Genesis 12, we learned that Abraham actively obeyed God. Let’s emulate this attribute, obedience through action, as it will enable us to walk fully into the promises of God and be called Friends of God.

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Vision & Values- Jesus and His Presence

The most important revelation we have, is our revelation of who Jesus is. Let’s keep our passion and love for Jesus alive and be a church that is captivated by Jesus.  Our revelation of Jesus will keep us from dry Christianity and going through the motions. 
David pursued and longed for the presence of God, even  when his own son was trying to kill him. (Ps. 63) We also can run into the Presence of God and receive grace and mercy in our time of need. (Heb. 4:16)

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Vision & Values- Authentic Biblical Community

Let’s get back to God’s original design and function of the local church! His way is always perfect and better than our ways. It is the same with His original intention for the church (Eph 3:10) as it transcends culture, generations, and geography. God’s design for His church is always perfect and better than any model man can come up with in building His church (Matt 16:18).

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The Assurance of Our Salvation- The Presence of God

God is calling us to experience the the glory of his presence, to hear and awaken to His call, turn to him, and celebrate with others, and rejoice in the fellowship of His presence. As we unfold the story of Joseph, we can see that he is one who stood firm to experience the presence of God in such a fruitful way. God desires that you enter into his presence, and be filled with overwhelming joy. How will you experience God?

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The Assurance of Our Salvation- Identity and Knowing Jesus

As we come to know Jesus more, as God, King of the universe, creator and sustainer of everything, and Savior of the world, we find our security and identity in Him (Heb.1:1). Knowing Jesus, gives our lives purpose and identity. We are loved, accepted, called, chosen by Him, not defined by our past, or the things that have happened to us. So instead of asking “Who am I?” our question should be, “Jesus, who are you?”

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The Assurance of Our Salvation- Justification

We have not only been given eternal life through our faith in Jesus, which in itself is more than what we deserve, but our Heavenly Father has also declared us as righteous and justified before all of creation.  Let’s encourage each other to share this amazing Good News and live as people who have been justified from guilt, shame, lies, or condemnation of this world.  Live truly as followers of Jesus, people who are justified, loved, and well-pleased by the One True God!

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Gift of Salvation

Thank you Steve for reminding us that we are saved from death, slavery, and condemnation STRICTLY because of God’s great love for us. It is by grace, through faith, that we have salvation so no one can boast in their own good works.

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Celebrating Restoration's 2nd birthday!

Thank you Jesus for this incredible journey as we reach our 2nd birthday! Our desire is to praise God and keep on preaching the Good news! Restoration is celebrated when Jesus is glorified and lifted up. Therefore, we will always celebrate Him until Jesus is glorified everywhere!

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The Holy Spirit

Vanessa preached on the Holy Spirit and reminded us that the Holy Spirit is God. The Bible teaches He is a seal, guaranteeing our inheritance, our advocate and helper and we are to live continuously filled by the Spirit!

John 7:38 says, “Whoever believes in me, as scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” Its through a deep trust in Jesus that living waters will flow from within us and we experience greater peace and joy. We can rest secure knowing our God is who He says He is and He will do what He said He will do!

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