A Vision of Jesus

“I love Jesus but I don’t like the church!” Really? Can you love Jesus but hate that which he loves, died for, and now calls his bride? It doesn’t add up to hate that which Jesus dearly loves. It’s a fallacy, hypocrisy, utter foolishness and anti-doxological. The church is the primary place on earth where God wants to display his glory and the primary instrument through which God will gather His people. Our vision of Jesus will drive our view of the church. Jesus is present in his church. We must know that the  one and only one always standing in our midst is Jesus, and he is very present in a unique way when his people gather to worship him. Jesus is also powerful over his church. Jesus not only has power over all the earth but also over his church, where we uniquely encounter the power of God. Lastly, Jesus is pastoring his church by his work on the cross, through which he purchases his people, and by his word, through which he speaks to his people. You can listen to this sermon to kick off our sermon series on the 7 churches in Revelation by Pastor Mike HERE!

Are you looking for an intimate group of believers who are seeking to make disciple-making disciples?Looking for a community to serve your neighbors? It’s time for you to get connected with a Dgroup! The summer months are the best time to grow closer with a Dgroup family through serving our community, whether that may be clean ups, cook outs, or by simply praying for each other. The different Dgroups meet throughout the week and if you would like to learn more about Dgroups and how they are an integral part of what we do at Restore, feel free to contact Pastor Clete at cletebontrager@resdetroit.org!


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