Core Values of Restoration
We Are Forgiven
Part 3 - We Are • September 15, 2018 • Matt Rosenberg
In this season, the ten days of Awe, we focus on repentance. We heard the sound of the shofar on Rosh Hashanah, calling us to repent, and we receive forgiveness of our sins on Your Kippur. The Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is called Shabbat Shuvah because the word Shuvah means to turn around or “To Return”. Simply, stop walking in the direction you are going and turn around and walk the other way. Return to God, the one who created you. At Restoration, we want to help people move from where they are to where God wants them to be. First in salvation, understanding the need you have for Yeshua to save you from your sin. Second, to know that you are forgiven, and live forgiven, so you can extend the same forgiveness to others. That’s why one of our core vales is “We Are Forgiven" because “We know that every setback is chance to comeback.” God is calling all people to return to Him, including you! "We Are Forgiven" is part 3 of the series "We Are."
We Are Family
Part 2 - We Are • September 8, 2018 • Matt Rosenberg
"We are Family" is the second core value of Restoration. Jew and Gentile, male and female we believe everyone belongs in the family of God. Our goal is not to have a synagogue full of Jews, our goal is diversity, to see people from every nation, tribe and language know Yeshua. The truth is God doesn't have any grandchildren. He only has children. He wants all of His children to love and know Him. So we preach that anyone and everyone may hear of the great things that God has done through His son, Yeshua our Messiah. “We Are Family” is part 2 of the series "We Are."
We Are Messianic
Part 1 - We Are • September 1, 2018 • Matt Rosenberg
1st sermon in the new series We Are: “We Are Messianic.” It’s the first of our core values and for us that means “we reflect the Jewishness of Yeshua.” We are not trying to fit Jesus into Judaism or Judaism into Jesus. We believe that Messianic Judaism is the Judaism of Jesus and this idea influences everything we do. We worship on Shabbat, read from the Torah, sing in Hebrew, keep the festivals of the Torah and follow hard after Yeshua, our Messiah, who did all of these same things. At Restoration we are all about Yeshua and being like Him in this present culture. It’s not for everyone, nor do we believe it should be, but it is for us. We make conscious decisions to reflect the Jewishness of Yeshua because We Are Messianic!