Advance: Caustic Authority

January 14, 2018

Caustic Authority: "God-given authority used in conflict with God's Character."

 There is no shortage of examples of caustic authority in our culture. We see it in government, families, offices, and sadly, churches.The authority we are given is real, even if we use it for our own selfish gain. Join us as we dig into what drives caustic authority, and learn from the caustic authority of Elisha that caused a bear attack. For more information on Restore Church, check out www.restoremtown.com 

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Advance: Take New Ground

January 7, 2018

2 Kings 2:9 And Elisha replied, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit and become your successor.”

This is the definition of Audacious...Aggressive...Absurd. 

Can we say this? 
Can we ask this?

 

Over this series we are going to have a foot in a story predating Jesus by centuries in 2 Kings and the story of Elisha and an interaction between Jesus and his followers in Matthew 16. Join us as we dig into Advance 2018, and learn to become an audacious, absurd and aggressive God-honoring people.  

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Christmas at Restore: Arrival

January 3, 2018

The longer your promise remains unfulfilled, the more the promise feels like a curse. Hope becomes despair...Joy becomes chaos...Peace becomes turmoil...Love becomes abandonment. Over our Engage Mtown 2017 series, we have highlighted the coming promise.

We say, "ADVENT IS THE ANXIOUS ANTICIPATION OF GOD SHOWING UP AND SHOWING OFF."

The question is "Will He ever actually show up?"

Listen to our Christmas Eve message, as we claim "God's promise has arrived". 

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Engage Mtown: Love

December 17, 2017

Tina Turner sang "what's love got to do with it?"  The Prophet Micah answers that question as he closes out his message with a powerful declaration of God's unfailing love.  God's people were living life on their own terms instead of listening to Him, but God didn't give up on them and continued to show them His unfailing love.  

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Engage Mtown 2017: Peace

December 10, 2017

You say God is good. All I see is evil. How can God be good? 

Like many of us, Habakkuk struggled with making sense of these two conflicting realities that were warring within him. Join us as we dig into the life/letter of Habakkuk, and see how God will transform turmoil into peace.

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Engage Mtown: Joy

December 3, 2017

what is joy? “Joy is a good feeling in the soul, produced by the Holy Spirit, as he causes us to see the beauty of Christ in the word and in the world.” - John Piper

The Holidays are often filled with grief, unmet expectations, and pain, but that does not mean we can't simultaneously experience joy. The prophet Joel writes about deep joy even amidst heartache, financial calamity, and unmet expectations. Join us as we uncover the joy that we can have, even amidst decimation and desolation.

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You can check out the locus video referred to in the message right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bx5JUGVahk&t=126s 

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ENGAGEMtown 2017: Hope

November 26, 2017

"The God of hope pursues your past and present in order to transform your future". - Pastor Ryan

Pastor Ryan kicks off our #EngageMtown2017 series with a look at the powerful story of two weirdly named people, Hosea and Gomer. One a prophet. The other a prostitute. Both loved by God. Through their story, God is weaving together a powerful picture of hope, 2nd chances, and the excitement of the coming Messiah. 

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dysFUNCTIONAL: Paradigm Shift

November 19, 2017

"In God’s economy of grace no one is slighted, forgotten, or fooled." - Erin Ryden

We wrap up our series, with the surprising reconciliation of brothers Esau and Jacob. Erin shows us how God used this crazy sibling rivalry to highlight His crazier grace. God's grace unfolds as Jacob realizes what blessing truly is, and why he was blessed. For more information check out www.restoremtown.com 

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dysFUNCTIONAL: What’s your inheritance?

November 13, 2017

"Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life." Proverbs 4:23

As we continue to dig into the crazy story of Isaac, Rebekah, Esau and Jacob, we see the culmination of spousal struggle, sibling rivalry, and selfish motives. Surprisingly, we also see the ridiculously undeserved, but desperately needed, grace of God. 

We will follow our heart. The question is: where will our heart lead us? 

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dys/FUNCTIONAL: Family is Complicated

November 6, 2017

Family is complicated. 

We love each other, support each other, sacrifice for each other...We compete against each, fight, struggle for position. The holidays magnify all of this. 

We spend 10 months focused on spending time together, and 2 months trying to get away from each other.

In our Dysfunctional series, we are going to look at 1 family, that is part famous and infamous. Faithful/Fearful. Isaac, Rebekah, Esau and Jacob.

Join us as we dig into a crazy family, and God's even crazier grace!

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