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Restoration: Get your sander out.


I had the pleasure of preaching a message on Sunday night called “Restoration: Get your sander out.” It was on the big story of God, and the theme of restoring all things. This parable is from it, and you can listen to the message here.

Colossians 3:10
Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.

The Kingdom of God is like,

the activity of God is like,

the restoration of God is like,

an old man had been a carpenter all his life. He had made the best furniture in town for many decades, and always to the highest quality.

One day, after many decades of being open, a piece of furniture was brought to his shop that was one he had made many years earlier.

However, it wasn’t as he had left it. It had been worn out,

it had been abused,

it hadn’t been looked after.

But, the good carpenter knew how it was meant to be. He knew what it had started out as and how to get it back to that.

So he sanded,

and he stained,

and the condition of the wood was restored.


Marked. (talk version – part I)

I have had the privilege of converting my Marked series from here at my blog into a talk version, and last week I shared part one. It’s more elaborate than the intro I did here at my blog, so if you would like to check it out here’s how:

Listen at the Shore Vineyards website

View the slideshow to accompany the talk

Shalom! (that should make more sense after listening…)