Different Posture

October 1, 2017

We have had tons of conversations….no check that…. statements, on what’s the proper posture for us to take. Do we stand…Do we kneel? What is the right thing to do?

How do we know?

How do I know?

We look to our citizenship. 

I am a temporary resident of the United States. I am a citizen of the Kingdom of God.

  • Freedom from Sin defeats Freedom of Speech
  • Christ is greater than the Constitution
  • Cross beats Flag or Fist

What was Jesus' posture? He laid his life down… In the most powerful display in human history

I am not called to STAND or KNEEL; I’m called to lay down.

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Different Community

September 24, 2017

“Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike? May we not be of one heart, though we are not of one opinion? Without all doubt, we may. Herein all the children of God may unite, notwithstanding these smaller differences.” —John Wesley

In our world, community is often defined by sameness, but God has called us to be a different community.  Today we dig into 1 Peter 2:9-12; 3:8-10, and see why unity is so much more than sameness.

  • Sameness is sanitized; Unity is messy
  • Sameness is comfortable; Unity is uncomfortable
  • Sameness is about auto-pilot; Unity is about the Holy Spirit
  • Sameness is about silos; Unity is about building bridges.
  • Sameness is for everyone else; unity is for God's people...A different community.

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Different Definition

September 18, 2017

WE NEED MORE HERETICS

  • Our Culture needs heretics
  • Manufacturing needs heretics. Henry Ford was a heretic - if we asked the people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.
  • Science needs heretics. - Isaac Newton - His law of gravity was called heresy. 
  • Tech is rooted in heretics, Steve Jobs was a tech heretic
  • Music needs heretics - Chuck Berry was a rock n roll heretic.
  • Church needs heretics.
    • Jesus was called a heretic.
    • Martin Luther was called a heretic
    • John Wesley Heretic
    • Billy Graham was called a heretic.
    • Rick Warren was called a heretic.

Heretics change the world.

The best way to be a heretic in the culture and in the church, is to take God at His word. Join us as we dig into what God meant with these words penned by Peter, "1:15 But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. 16 For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.”

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Different Faith

September 10, 2017

In this world, you’ll have struggles. You’ll face opposition. You’ll be challenged. And there’s a reason for that: this world is not your home. So answer hate with love, find joy in the midst of trials, and rely on a strength beyond yourself. You’re meant to be … Different

Pastor Ryan kicks off the series, by looking at how a Different Faith. What if God used trials not to punish us, but to deepen our faith? What if our trials aren't to deny God's goodness, but to show His glory? 

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Breathe: Big Picture

September 5, 2017

Exodus 16:35 "So the people of Israel ate manna for FORTY YEARS. until they arrived at the land where they would settle. They ate manna until they came to the border of the land of Canaan."

We wrap up our Breathe series, by looking at the big picture. We all want God's promises to be fulfilled yesterday, but as the Israelites 40 years attest to, that's not how it works. 

God’s Promises don’t come with an ETA but with a TBD.

Join us as we dig into why God's promises often aren't fulfilled for long periods of time. 

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Breathe: Escaping God

August 27, 2017

Is God good?

Is He a God driven by perfect love, or is He driven by His selfish motives? How we answer that question will determine if we embrace His promises or we seek to escape Him. 

Join us as we dive into fear destroys love, and God seeks to destroy the fear in us with His perfect love for us. For more information check out www.restoremtown.com 

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Breathe: Earning God

August 21, 2017

“If you attempt to overcome insecurity by achievement, there is no end to that vicious circle.”- Dan Reiland

Why don’t we breathe? 

Why don’t we grab a hold of the Promises of God?

Because of a distorted view of God:
God claims to be Good (Character) and Great (Capabilities). We don't stop to breathe, because we don't think God is as good or as great as He says. It’s a limit of His character (goodness) or his capabilities (greatness)

 

Join us as we continue our #Breathe series and exploration of Exodus 16. Today we dig into the idea of trying to earn God. For more information check out restoremtown.com 

 

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Breathe: Promise Takes Root

August 13, 2017

"They must realize that the sabbath is God's gift to you" Exodus 16:29

How many of us want joy? Fulfillment? Peace?
We all want to end up in a place of peace, fulfillment, joy. Regardless of your education, marital status, political affiliation, and thoughts on faith, we want to find the joy, fulfillment, peace… the Promised Land.
In our series #Breathe, we are digging into God’s interaction with the Israelites in the desert (Exodus 16)…in between Egypt and the Promised Land. and ask ourselves the question they asked 4,000 years ago.
How do we get from Egypt to the Promised Land?
How do we get from slavery to freedom to fulfillment?
From Charlottesville to unity?
From racism to unity?

Join us today, as we dig into the role of promises in getting us from Egypt to the Promised Land.

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Breathe: Life is a Marathon

August 6, 2017

"Life is a marathon, and not a sprint. Pace yourself accordingly." - Amby Burfoot, American Born Boston Marathon Winner

Join us as we kickoff of our new series #Breathe, and dig into God providing manna from Heaven for His people. For more information on Restore Church, check out www.restoremtown.com.  

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Element: Earth

July 31, 2017

George Washington Carver "I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in."

Today we wrap up the message by looking at the attributes of God expressed in His creation, and what that means for us. Our text for this morning is David's joyous response to the beauty of God's creation in Psalm 8. 

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