There’s something exciting about witnessing a complete transformation of something old into something new. From dilapidated buildings to classic cars and from busted furniture to broken lives, the “before” and “after” shots are amazing. We begin to think, “Maybe there’s a set of ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures for my life. Maybe, just maybe, what’s broken in my life can be fixed.” Here’s the great news. Even in the messiness of life, God is in the business of restoration. It’s what He does.
In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the church in Rome, chapters 1-5 reveal the first act of God’s story of restoration. God comes right into the middle of our running and rebellion and offers hope. That hope comes in Jesus Christ as He takes the crushing burden on the cross for our rebellion and running in the “great exchange.” He pays the price. We receive new life. He shows us the “before” and “after” pictures and promises to walk with us during the whole “in between” process. I want to personally invite you to a new 5-week series to see what the “before” and “after” pictures might look like in your life. Come experience Restoration. I also encourage you to invite a friend or family member that needs to meet and know the God who makes restoration possible.
Here’s the line-up for the series:
October 7 – Salvage Squad (We’ll talk about the God of restoration who salvages broken lives, broken relationships, and a broken world)
October 14 – Wear & Tear (We’ll talk about why our lives, relationships, and world are broken)
October 21 – Scrapheap (We’ll talk about why we need Jesus’ help to restore what is broken)
October 28 – Overhaul (We’ll talk about being stalled and stuck in the ‘messy middle’ of restoration)
November 4 – Extreme Makeover (We’ll talk about hope and new life that Jesus brings in restoring us)
For more info on Northshore’s worship gatherings, go here.
I look forward to seeing you at Northshore during this series, and I can’t wait to hear the stories about how Jesus restores broken lives, broken relationships, and a broken world.