What is Seek | Reach | Restore?
It is what the church is called to do.
In this C.H.E. Sadaphal sermon, we will take a look at the story of King David and Mephibosheth from II Samuel 9:1-10. Here, the king seeks, reaches for, and restores Mephibosheth, who was lost and then is found; who was on the margins and then is brought into the king’s court; who had nothing and then inherited an abundance.
The story of David and Mephibosheth will help you to clarify the key components of Seek | Reach | Restore.
To seek means to seek the lost.
Imagine that the world is an island called “lost.” Everyone on the island is also called “lost.” God’s goal is to get His chosen elect off the island and bring them to safety. The bridge off the island is Jesus. And, because God first sought after us, we now seek the lost.
Seeking makes no sense and is motivated by your relationship with God. Learn what both of those things mean in this C.H.E. Sadaphal sermon.
To reach means to reach people where they are.
God reached us where we are by bridging the gap between the supernatural and natural in Jesus. He Who was fully God and fully man set out to reach us where we are by speaking as we do, suffering as we do, and living as we do.
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To restore means to restore God’s family.
To restore means to demonstrate grace, to repair broken identities and to bring people together. The church, as a body of Christ, can’t function when its parts are separated and scattered. It’s time to bring those who feel unworthy to their proper seat at God’s table.
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