Dan Samms introduces Ephesians and talks about new life in Christ. He goes into detail about the three parts of a person (Body, Soul, Spirit) and what it means to be physically alive but spiritually dead. Jesus' role in spiritual regeneration and His glory and dominion are essential.
God came to earth to reveal Himself and pay your sin debt (John 1:14, 1 John 2:2, 1 Peter 3:18). Romans 6:23 says, "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Put simply, we earn death by sinning, but God gives us the free gift of eternal life, because of Jesus' sacrifice. There is nothing you can do to earn a gift. All you have to do is accept it. Romans 10:9 gives us a simple way to accept it: "If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."
Pastor Dan Samms delivers a sermon on Easter Sunday about the Resurrection and what it means to both believe and proclaim the Gospel. Music Credit: Seven Year Glitch "Love's Last Fight"
Restoration is a church in Amherst, OH that is designed for people who feel like they don't fit in at church. We exist to glorify God by making disciples together. We are different than a lot of churches. Instead of a large building and a lot of programming, we keep it simple. Our church meets in coffeehouses, bars, parks, and homes to keep cost low and maximize our ability to connect people with God and each other. For an understanding of simple church, we recommend reading Simple/House Church Revolution by Roger Thoman. Download it free here.
At Restoration, we believe that people matter more than programs. We don't offer a lot of activities to keep you busy; we offer relationships to make you whole. Have you ever gone to a church with good music and good teaching but where no one would notice if you were gone? We don't let that happen, because we have a lot of small groups rather than one large one (though we sometimes get everyone together for special times of worship, teaching, and prayer). It is hard to be forgotten when everybody knows your name.
You may be searching for meaning or for help in the midst of some crisis. You may be searching for answers or just for meaningful relationships. Either way, you might find what you are looking for here. Read More