Core Values of Restoration
We Are Together
Part 6 - We Are • October 6, 2018 • Aybars Uckun
We Are Together is part 6 of the series We Are. /// In order for God to work unity into our lives, we need to address anything that hinders His plans for us. That means letting go of any agenda that keeps us from fully participating in the communities He’s called us to be a part of. We are better together!
We Are Servants
Part 5 - We Are • September 29, 2018 • Matt Rosenberg
We Are Servants is part 5 of We Are. /// We are servants and we serve God by serving others. The opposite of serving others is found in the story of Jonah in the Bible. Jonah is a prophet but a bad one who only thinks of himself. He begrudgingly does what God commands him to do only after he runs away and then does the bare minimum. Jonah is awful. So why is his story in the Bible? Because you're awful too! Jonah is an example of what not to be but Yeshua, our Messiah, is the exact opposite. With all the power in the universe He came down into creation to offer Himself as a sacrifice for awful people. We want to follow Yeshua's example and serve people like Him. We serve God by serving others. It's who we are!
We Are Generous
Part 4 - We Are • September 22, 2018 • Matt Gile
At Restoration, we are irrationally generous with our resources because God has been irrationally generous with us. We believe that--just as God said to Abram that He would bless Abram so that he may be a blessing to others--we are blessed so that we may be a blessing. But before we can be truly outrageously generous, we must first get financial stability in our own lives. Using Dave Ramsey's Baby Steps, we work to get our financial houses in order so that we can be outrageously generous, and give like no one else. “We Are Generous” is part 4 of the series “We Are.”
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!