September 13, 2020: From Ruins to Restoration | Pastor Rebecca Bustamante
September 6, 2020: Before and After | Pastor Tommy Molina
Key Verse: Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings. Isaiah 58:12
Some might say that this pandemic and social issues have left our world in ruins. The loss of a loved one. A broken economy. Abandoned businesses. Jobs lost. Racism. The landscape may look bleak, but there is nothing impossible for our God! In fact, we are living in a prime opportunity to witness God’s redemptive hand in the midst of the worst situations we can find ourselves in. That’s because God is in the business of Restoring the Ruins.
From Nehemiah rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, Job losing it all, or the resurrection of Jesus from the grave, Scripture shows us how God loves to revive what is left to die. His plans are greater than our defeat. His purposes are bigger than our setbacks. Whatever situation has left you in ruins, God wants to restore it for greater purposes. So let’s prepare ourselves to give God what is possible, so He can do the impossible. Let us rebuild on the foundation of Christ and make the glory of the latter house, greater than the former glory! Let us unite to restore the ruins our life, our communities, our world, and our church.