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Restoration | BobbyShirley.com

Restoration: Will Things Ever Get Better?

This is part of my manifesto series.
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There is restoration from mistakes.

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I’ve made mistakes in the past. I’ll make mistakes in the future. I’ve made mistakes today. We all do.

Mistakes

Quick poll: Who reading this hasn’t made any mistakes?

…. No one?

Ok, good. We all in the same boat.

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Similar: How To Restore Broken Things

How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us.

Fred Rogers

Most all of us have friends. Most all of have been hurt by friends at some point. Some of us have given up on friends that have hurt us.

We learn in the Gospels that Jesus was hurt by His friends. He surrounded Himself with 12 completely unqualified people and potentially questionable morals.

Tax collectors.
Zealots.
Selfish.
Greedy.
Thieves.

Jesus wasn’t afraid to be associated with these people. He didn’t avoid the “very appearance of evil.” He was in the world but not of it. He chose to relate to those who were outcasts, outliers, and outside.

Jesus was, and is, a master restorer.

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Reunion: How To Join the Family You Never Knew

The Christian life is not about pleasing God the finger-shaker and judge. It is not about believing now or being good now for the sake of heaven later. It is about entering a relationship in the present that begins to change everything now. Spirituality is about this process: the opening of the heart to the God who is already here.

Marcus J. Borg, The God We Never Knew: Beyond Dogmatic Religion To A More Authentic Contemporary Faith

For so long I believed that salvation was basically a way to “not go to Hell.” I never saw it for what it really is, restoration. Restoration, reunion, and reconciliation.

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Smile or How to Make Friends and Influence People

The mission of the church is not to be humanity’s bad cook, pushing at it the lumpy mashed potatoes of morality or the thin gruel of spiritual uplift; the mission of the church is to be the Lord’s own conspirator, sneaking to the world the delectability of grace, the solid chocolate Good News that God, in the end, has a sweet tooth. Our joy as the stewards of the mystery is to have been in on the joke that God is just a big, bad boy. He doesn’t really care a fig for teaching the world lessons about what’s good for it; he only wants to make it smile.

Robert Farrar Capon

Reconciliation.
Restoration.

5:18 To now see everything as new is to simply see what God has always known in Christ; we are not debating man’s experience, opinion, or his contribution; this is 100% God’s belief and his doing. In Jesus Christ, God 1exchanged equivalent value to redeem us to himself. This act of reconciliation is the mandate of our ministry. (The word, 1katalasso, translates as reconciliation; a mutual exchange of equal value.)
5:19  Our ministry declares that Jesus did not act independent of God. Christ is proof that God reconciled the total kosmos to himself. Deity and humanity embraced in Christ; the fallen state of mankind was deleted; their trespasses would no longer count against them! God has placed this message within us. He now announces his friendship with every individual from within us!
5:20  The voice God has in Christ he now has in us; we are God’s ambassadors. Our lives exhibit the urgency of God to persuade everyone to realize the reconciliation of their redeemed identity.

2 Corinthians 5:18-19 Mirror

Our message to the world is called “Good News” for a reason!

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