Home: Evangelists - Connectors of Culture & Church

May 21, 2018

“The Church is the only society that exists for the benefit of those who are not its members.” - William Temple

Jesus gave the church…evangelists. Ephesians 4:11

This translates literally as "He gave to the church the bringers of the good news."

Who doesn’t want that job? Who doesn't want to be a "bringer of good news"?

  • Tell your wife you got a raise
  • Tell your husband you a promotion
  • Tell the patient they are cancer free.
  • Tell your kids we're going to Disneyland!!!

Yet when we use the word “Evangelism” or “Evangelists” it has a "used car salesman" feel to it. It's seems mired in sales and coercion. 

  • If you were to die tonight, do you know where’d you go?
  • Do you know God hates sin?
  • etc.

Is the good news of Christ really about coercion? Is it about fear?

It feels more like have made "the bringers of good news" more "the barons of bad news".

  • It's in line with telling your wife you gambled all of your money away
  • Telling your husband you were fired.
  • Telling the patient it’s cancer.
  • Telling your kids you are going to Disneyland, without them.

In today's message we seek to take restore the definition of "evangelist", and truly be "bringers of the Good News."

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Home Prophet: The Agitators/Activists of the Culture and the Church

May 13, 2018

"Jesus gave to the Church, PROPHETS." 

Prophets are often considered a little out there... a little weird. They find themselves in good company. God is routinely weird, as is Jesus. When Jesus ascended to fill the Universe, He left His weird to the church.

God uses the "weird" prophets to agitate the status quo in culture and the church. Join us we dig into the beauty, frustration & purpose of God's grace of the prophets.

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Home: Apostle- Pioneers of Culture & Church

May 7, 2018

"Jesus gave to the Church...Apostles." 

God has called the church to extend the redemptive, and transformative work of Jesus. The Church has been called to break new ground, innovate, create and extend the ministry of Jesus. Yet in 21st Century American culture we usually do not connect innovation, creativity, and pioneering to the Church. 

Join us as we dig into the role of the Apostle/Pioneer/Entrepreneur in the Church and the culture. Most importantly,  how we can be the Church God has called us to be. To be the Church that is the God-called, Jesus-focused, & Spirit-fueled people movement, and not a monument with a non-profit status.

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Home: Inheritance

April 29, 2018

"He has given each one of us a special gift/grace through the generosity of Christ." Ephesians 4:7

 

Jesus is the greatest gift-giver of all time. That is even more evident today. We live in a gift card culture. We buy gift cards for people because we don't know what they want or need. We many times we only give, because we do so out of a sense of obligation. 

Jesus gives not out of obligation, but out of generosity. He gives to each one of us specifically, personally and with intention. He has knit us together with supernatural gifting embedded in our DNA. 

Join us as we begin to dig into the specific graces Jesus has given to each one of us.

 

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Home: One Hope

April 22, 2018

The apostle Paul tells us in Ephesians 4:6 that we "have been called to one glorious hope for the future." In the third week of our Home Series, Pastor Ryan speaks about that hope and shares a story about changing direction to find his destination.  

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Home: Your Character

April 15, 2018

 “Everyone deserves a simple and decent home” Millard Fuller (Habitat for Humanity)

Home is powerful. The sounds, smells, sights and feeling of our homes produce a rich sense of security, nostalgia, and joy for most of us. 

In this series, we will dig into what Home looks like in the family of God.

Today we will dig into who God calls us to be. A Great Father doesn’t care as much about how useful we are to him,  but who we are becoming. A Great Father creates spaces and homes, where His children become Good, not that they are merely useful.

Today we will look at Ephesians 4:2-3, and look at 3 areas of our character, and see how our character is simply the overflow of our God-given identity. 

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Home: You’re Named

April 8, 2018

Ephesians 4:1 "Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God."

Kaleo” - Call, Summon, Name

Our names are the foundation of our identity, purpose, and place in life. Our names carry information about where we come from, who named us and our families. 

Who named you?

Who are you named after?

What are your family dynamics?

Paul/Saul was named by his religion (Saul), his culture (Paul), but it was the God who named Him, that compelled him to beg others. Join us as we kick off our series #Home. 

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Easter at Restore: Greatness Comes From Great Foolishness

April 1, 2018

Steve Jobs said, "stay hungry, stay foolish." He did things that had never  been done and changed the world.  Jesus came born of a virgin and died on a cross, which seemed like great foolishness.  But then the resurrection changed everything. In this Easter message, Pastor Dylan challenges us to live out the "foolish" greatness God has planned for us through the power of the resurrection. 

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Good Friday: Then Jesus

March 31, 2018

Check out the micro-message "Then Jesus" from Restore's 2018 Good Friday service. 

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Giving Up Lent: Peace Offering

March 30, 2018

How do we celebrate the biggest moments of our life? The biggest victories…The best news?

There are two elements: Group of People & Food.

Join us as we wrap up our Giving Up Lent series, and dig into the "Last Supper" and the "Peace Offering".

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