O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.” [John 17vs25-26]
I was sitting with a friend sharing some fresh bagels and coffee and talking about the state of the church today. How we can have so many people attending church, but less and less of us are encouraged and equipped to Share the Story with Others around us. As a result, an entire generation is losing their sense of Identity, Meaning and Purpose.
At Restoration, our mission is to KNOW God’s Story (the living Word and how it defines our lives), to LIVE it out (be transformed by the Word and learning to truly love one another) and to SHARE that Story with Others.
You can see this call to KNOW, LIVE and SHARE baked into the verse above. The world doesn’t know the Story.
God sent His only son Jesus to be the visible expression of His redeeming work. Because of Jesus, we can now KNOW God and what He’s doing.
God’s Story should encourage loving relationships among those who know it.
And should encourage us to be committed to the ongoing work of making that Story known today.
Do you KNOW God’s Story?
Are you willing to LIVE it out?
How excited are you to SHARE it with Others?