A Beautiful Paradox
With all the dissimilarities that we have, every heart longs for the same three things: comfort/encouragement, a bright hope or great future, and satisfaction. Would you believe it if someone told you that Jesus actually wants us to have these desires? It all sounds great until we take a closer look at what we read in the Scriptures. Mourn to be comforted? Don’t meek people get walked over? How can a hungry or thirsty person be satisfied? In order to properly understand the Beatitudes, we must read it in light of the person and work of Jesus Christ, to look to him as our Savior, as our Lord, and as our Treasure. Pastor Mike takes us through Matthew 5:4-6 to see how Jesus transforms us from having nothing to having everything. You can hear the message HERE!
Thank you Cornerstone Church for coming out to to help us clean the alley behind the PO! Please come visit again soon!
If you are new to the Restore, please checkout one of our Discipleship Groups (Dgroups) that meet throughout the week. They are gospel-centered communities that are a key component to what we do here at Restore. Summer is the best time to check them out because we get to spend more time outside to reach out to the people in our communities. If you are interested and would like to learn more about them, you can email Pastor Clete at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, don’t forget 6 am Morning Prayer every Tuesday at the Gladstone house, where Annie, Colleen, and LeShea have graciously opened up their home for us to have a space to pray in the morning. If you’d like to get more information about Tuesday mornings, or if you have any special prayer requests you would like the body to pray with you and for you, you can email our prayer team leader Tina Oh at email@example.com. Let us be a praying church that wholly depends on our Holy God!