Love, Hate, & Embrace

Listen here for a strong pastoral word on true love as Pastor Clete preaches on Love, Hate, & Embrace. If you are going to love, you have to be a hater! And biblical love is a verb, it is deliberate action that flows from a heart gripped by grace. What a needful message in an age when “love” has been hijacked to mean a thousand things that are far from biblical! Let’s recapture authentic love! You can also check out Sunday’s announcements here.

We would like to give a big shout out to the mission team from Riverview Church in Lansing. I’m not a Spartan fan, but these men and women showed out the green and white as they worked hard on our facility:) Thank you Riverview!

I had the opportunity to preach at New Living Bible Church in Indianapolis from my favorite text, Revelation 7:9 on the gospel, glory, and race. You can check it out here. (I also enjoyed some of the best soul food I have ever eaten!) I can’t wait to have Pastor Norell, his wife Nicole, and some others from NLBC join us for a service this summer!

Finally, we’ll celebrate Church Planting Sunday on June 2. We’ll introduce some of our supporting churches as well as share ways we have been able to help a few other church plants. As part of partnering with other churches we will take an offering for Freedom Church in Baltimore, pastored by Michael Crawford, who preached at Restore a few months ago. Check out the video below about their exciting building fund drive. They have a great opportunity before them and we want to help them reach their goal.

Freedom Church Baltimore Building Vision from Freedom Church Baltimore on Vimeo.

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