Restoration of The Church!! (John 13:34-35, 2 Corinthians 4:1-3, 1 Corinthians 14:12, Ephesians 4:13-16, Ephesians 2:19-22, Acts 17:6, Acts 9:36-39)

Jack Graham, 05/03/2017
Part of the The Holy Spirit and Restoration series, preached at a Midweek Meeting service


Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Quote: *'He will abundantly pardon and restore you to fellowship with Him
and to service in His cause. You may be a great sinner, but Jesus is a great
Savior." Steven J Cole

Remember the meaning---RESTORATION means the creation of something
that surpasses the original. Therefore, restoration and the church means
something a little different because it would be difficult to duplicate the New
Testament Church.

John 13:34-35 "A New Commandment"

Restoration means the manifestation of God's unlimited power through the
church. "we are teaching the truth plainly, showing everyone who we are."
2 Corinthians 4;1-3: "teach the Truth."

Restoration should occur "when the gifts of the Spirit flow through the
people of God."
1 Corinthians 14:12: "spiritual build-up the church."

Restoration means the church reaching a level of maturity. "(when I
became a man I put away childish things." 1 Corinthians 13:11).
Ephesians 4:13-16: "unity in the Faith and Knowledge."
"For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of
righteousness, for he Is a babe." (Hebrews 5:13)

Restoration means the church grows into a Holy Temple!!
Ephesians "a dwelling place of God in the Spirit."

Acts 17:6b: "The New Testament Church changed the world through
prayer and through preaching." Bible. Org

Acts 9:36-39: "One of many; a true picture of the first century church, the
story of Dorcas."


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John 13:34-35

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (ESV)

2 Corinthians 4:1-3

4:1 Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing. (ESV)

1 Corinthians 14:12

12 So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the church. (ESV)

Ephesians 4:13-16

13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. (ESV)

Ephesians 2:19-22

19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22 In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. (ESV)

Acts 17:6

And when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also, (ESV)

Acts 9:36-39

36 Now there was in Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which, translated, means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity. 37 In those days she became ill and died, and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room. 38 Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him, urging him, “Please come to us without delay.” 39 So Peter rose and went with them. And when he arrived, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him weeping and showing tunics and other garments that Dorcas made while she was with them. (ESV)

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