Men’s retreat final info

RESTORATION MEN’S “VACATION:” THE RETREAT FOR MEN WHO DON’T LIKE RETREATS APRIL 26-28 AT THE RIVERBEND RETREAT CENTER   Directions from Austin: Take Interstate Highway I-35 North . Exit onto Highway 317 north at Belton. Take Highway 6 West at Valley Mills into Meridon, then take Tx-144 north. Turn right on FM202. Turn right on County…

Practical Family Discipleship Part 1

One of the teachings in our “Relationships Restored” series was on the responsibility of Knowing, Living and Sharing God’s Story with our family. If you weren’t able to hear that message, you can find it on the Sermons section of our website. The teaching part was essentially a coaching message, like “let’s get out there and win…

Share It Opportunity

Tonight, I’m so thankful to the many friends of Restoration who came out today to help clean and prepare a member’s house for sale. While the circumstances of her needing to move out were difficult, I saw so much love pouring in as friends of all ages did yard work, cleaned, organized and inventoried. Teens…

Recalculating

I was sitting at lunch talking with a friend about the concept of repentance. While that sounds like a way heavy lunch conversation, you should know that one of my hobbies is to break down church-y concepts like that so that they retain their teeth but are more naturally connecting to regular life. Sometimes, I…

5MinDevo Day 40

“Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.” [John 21v25] I’m always curious about those sandwich board signs that declare “Repent! The End is Near.” One reason I get confused…

5MinDevo Day 39

He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. [John 21v17] I…

5MinDevo Day 38

Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.” He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish. [John 21vs5-6]…

5MinDevo Day 37

Then the disciples went back to their homes. But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. [John 20vs10-11] Close the windows and sing out: “The Hurt & The Healer” Why? The question that is never far away The healing doesn’t come from being explained Jesus…

5MinDevo Day 36

Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. [John 20vs6-7] Going back to the Beginning of the Story, we see that…

5MinDevo Day 35

They cried out, “Away with him, away with him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.” So he delivered Him over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place…