Sermon About Restoration: Returning to God’s word

Sermon About Restoration: Returning to God’s word

 Restoration: What Is It?

It is simply obeying God’s word for the first time, or returning to God’s word after leaving it (Jer. 6:16)

Restoration – apokatatasis = to turn back, to return, movement, back to the point of departure, restoration of things to its former condition

Hebrews 12:3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle [dwelling] of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.

Voice from Heaven: Intimacy with God restored!


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1. Restoration: This is a Processing

And he looked up and said, “ I see men like trees walking.” Then Jesus put HIS hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly. MARK 8: 24 – 25

This is a Processing.

Love, know, understand, search the truth (Prov. 23:23; Jn. 7:17; 8:32; Acts 17:11; Eph. 3:4; 5:17; 2 Thess. 2:10-12; 2 Tim. 2:15)

Plant the seed of God’s word (Lk. 8:11; Jn. 3:5; Ac. 2:42,47)

Follow the pattern (2 Tim. 1:13)

Speak as God’s word (Jer. 8:20; 1 Pe

Self searching – Be honest and know who you are and admit your weaknesses. COL 3 : 3

Priorities - Love God, make HIM your first priority in life. Colossian 3 : 1 – 2

Prayer – Individual and corporate MARK 8 : 22 -25

Need private time with the savior, HIS word that proceed out of HIS mouth, give light to the receiver for the recovery of sight. 2 KING 6 : 17

2.  Restorian does the will of God

There is a NT “pattern,” it can be found, we are to hold it fast (1 Cor. 4:17; 7:17; 11:1-2; 14:34; 16:1-2; Rom. 6:17; 16:17; 2 Thess. 1:15; 2 Tim. 1:13)

We still have God’s word today (1 Pet. 1:25)

It was GOD (personally present) in CHRIST, reconciling and restoring the world to favor with and committing to us the message of reconciliation – of the restoration to favor 

God is seeking for man who is after HIS OWN HEART - Who will do ALL HIS WILL.

Matthew 7 : 21..but he who does the will of My father.

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3. Restoration is the first love

Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Revelation 2 : 4 – 5

Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place – unless you repent. Acts 3 : 19 – 21

If you have been living life independently from God, you need to repent – turn away from your independent and turn to God.

When your Christianity become a routine, it is time to repent and turn to God

Repentance mean turn away from doing your own thing, priorities your relationship with the Lord.

The Lord’s church / Christianity in time was abandoned by some (not all) through apostasy (Acts 20:30; 2 Thess. 2:3-4; 1 Tim. 4:1ff; 2 Tim. 3:1ff);

Sermon About Restoration: Returning to God’s word

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Restoration: Is It Possible?

Genuine change. Useful in the service

“...and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren” (Lk 22:32).

Humility (1 Pet 5:5-6)

Diligence (2 Pet. 1:5, 10)

Bold (Acts 4:19; 5:29)

Mind on Heaven (2 Pet 3:13-14)

The Restored Are Not Second Class Citizens!

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