Welcome. We are glad to have you checking out our website. We have a video for you to enjoy, it is of our last Friday night worship gathering (October 2nd), as Todd leads us to the next step of our latest adventure. We are calling this journey "Restore." We hope you enjoy it and thank you for joining our adventure!
Like the rust which chews away at the chrome and smooth lines of a beautiful Bel-Air until it is nothing more than the carcass of a car in a junk yard, this world, sin, and the very process of living life corrodes our original design, attempting to eat away, dent, and deform our very identity. (Matthew 6:19) “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them.”
Sadly, like the wear and tear which a car inevitably endures throughout its days we will all experience rust and corrosion, exhaustion and weariness. The answer? Restoration. (Matthew 11:30) “For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
"Restoration" is the process of repairing the degraded aspect of something, whether it be a vehicle or a person, to return it to an overall "authentic" condition. "Authentic" being Gods design for each one of us before the appearance of sin in our lives. (Romans 8:21) “Glorious freedom from death and decay.” Fortunately for us, our original builder is the Master Restoration Artist and He longs to return us to our intended condition. (Ephesians 2:10) “For we are God’s masterpiece.”
Restoration is an art expressed by the restoration artist. A restoration artist patiently and lovingly pops the dents from the body, steadily polishes the chrome, and dutifully replaces and repairs broken parts. Our Master Artist sees perfection in process where we see death. As our original designer He sees what we can be and who we can become. (2 Corinthians 4:16) “Our spirits are being renewed every day.”
Restoration takes time, work, and intimate detailing. It requires that we join The Artist in the rhythm of the artist restoration. But if we are willing to place our trust in His hands as well as our minds, spirits, priorities, joys and concerns he will unveil the final product to us when the time comes. (Colossians 3:10) “Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.”