Restoration Road's Podcast
May 20, 2018
Exploring Mark: Exploring our hearts
Our hearts drive our actions. A good heart will produce good and an evil heart will produce evil. It is therefore important to be aware of the state of our hearts. In this se...
May 13, 2018
Exploring Mark: Beware of the traditions of the Pharisees
The Pharisees loved their own rules and traditions more than they loved the Word of God. Because they valued man-made traditions over God's word their hearts were far from God....
May 06, 2018
Vision and Values: Stewardship
This is the fourth and final sermon in our Vision and Values series. Pastor Joie preaches from 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 on financial stewardship and giving to the church.
April 29, 2018
Vision and Values: Restoration
This is the third sermon in our sermon series on the values and visions of Restoration Road. In this message Pastor Joie preaches from 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 on our restoration ...
April 22, 2018
Vision and Values: Family
The second sermon in our Vision and Values series. In this sermon from Mark 3:31-35 Pastor Joie preaches on how the members of our church are more than just people gathered toge...
April 15, 2018
Vision and Values: Gospel Centered
Over the next four weeks Pastor Joie will be preaching on the vision and values of Restoration Road Church. Of first importance to Restoration Road is the Gospel of Jesus Chris...
April 08, 2018
Exploring Mark: The death of John the Baptist
John the Baptist lived his life to prepare the way for Jesus. He was called the greatest among those born of women by Jesus. Yet, his death came at the hands of people driven ...
April 01, 2018
Easter: Jesus Has Risen
Jesus has risen! After Jesus was crucified he was laid in a tomb, but he did not stay there. Pastor Joie preaches on the resurrection of Jesus from Mark 16:1-8.
April 01, 2018
Good Friday: Reconciled to God
In this message from our Good Friday service Pastor Joie preaches from Romans 5:6-10 on being reconciled to God through the cross, even though we were God's enemies.
March 25, 2018
Exploring Mark: God Has a Plan
God always has a plan. He is not surprised by what has happened or by what will happen. Pastor Joie preaches from Mark 11:1-10 about God's plan for peace, salvation, and victo...
March 18, 2018
Exploring Mark: Jesus was Rejected so that We Could be Accepted by God
Rejection is painful and most people try to avoid it. Jesus, however, willingly took on rejection during his life, from those in his hometown all the way to the cross. Why wou...
March 11, 2018
Exploring Mark: What Happens When the Most Powerful Being Restrains His Power?
Jesus had power. Power over sickness, demons, and even the weather. What does this mean for us and why would he ever restrain this power when he could use it? Pastor Joie ans...
March 04, 2018
Exploring Mark: Only Through God is Salvation Possible
What does it take for someone to be saved? Can they do it on their own, in their own strength, and with their own resources? Jesus gives a definitive answer: No, they cannot. ...
February 25, 2018
Exploring Mark: Receiving the Kingdom of God Like a Child
It is not often that a child is used as an example of how someone should act. However, when it comes to receiving the God's Kingdom, Jesus tells us that we must receive it as a...
February 18, 2018
Exploring Mark: Redefining Greatness
How do you define greatness? Is it defined by accomplishments? Fame? Wealth? In this sermon on Mark 9:33-37, guest preacher Michael Davis (pastor at Genesis in Woburn, MA) tells...
February 11, 2018
Exploring Mark: Trusting God to Work Below the Surface
Have you ever shared the Gospel with anyone only to be rejected for it? Have you been praying for someone to have faith in Jesus, but they haven't yet? In this sermon Pastor J...
February 04, 2018
Exploring Mark: Is There an Unforgivable Sin?
Jesus came so that everyone who has faith in Him would be forgiven of their sins, but is it possible to sin in a way that cannot be forgiven? Pastor Joie tackles this question ...
January 29, 2018
Knowing the Will of God and Using Our Gifts for His Glory, the Good of His Church, and His World
Pastor Joie helps answer two of the most common questions that Christians ask: "What is the will of God for my life?" and "How do I use my gifts?" The scripture for this sermon...
January 21, 2018
Exploring Mark: The calling and authority of the Apostles
Jesus' ministry on earth attracted many people, but he only the Apostles were chosen to be close to him, to travel with him, and be given authority. In this sermon Pastor Dave ...
January 14, 2018
Exploring Mark: Being Defined by Rest in Jesus
How does a Christian find rest in our busy lives? With so many things demanding our time and energy it is vital that we are able to find our rest in Jesus. Listen as Pastor Joi...
January 07, 2018
A Small Church Family that Fulfills the Great Co-Mission in its Locale.
In this sermon Pastor Joie preaches on the vision for Restoration Road Church in the coming year and beyond.
December 31, 2017
Exploring Mark: Pay Attention to What You Hear
The Gospel of Jesus is meant to illuminate the lives of those who hear it. How we listen to it impacts our lives. In this sermon Pastor Dave preaches on Mark 4:21-25, encouragin...
December 17, 2017
Preparing Our Hearts for a Suffering Savior
In this Advent sermon Pastor Joie preaches on Isaiah 53 to remind us as we celebrate Jesus' birth that he came to suffer on our behalf.
December 10, 2017
Finding Hope in the City of God
Hope is what drives people to make it through tough and trying times in their lives. Without hope life becomes unbearable. In this sermon on Revelation 21:1-8 Pastor Joie preach...
November 26, 2017
Exploring Mark: A new definition of family
To many people nothing is more important than family. Sometimes what makes someone family is something other than their genetics. In this sermon on Mark 3:31-35 Pastor Dave pr...
November 19, 2017
Exploring Mark: The Miraculous Physician
Jesus performed many miraculous healings during his ministry on Earth. What do those healings say about him, and what do they mean for us? Pastor Joie preaches on Jesus and th...
November 12, 2017
Exploring Mark: A teacher like no other
We often bristle at the though of others having authority in our lives, but righteous authority is there for our good. Jesus was able to teach like nobody else because he was a...
November 05, 2017
Why Does God Allow Us to Go Through Tough Times?
Have you ever felt like what you were going through was a too much? That is was unfair, and you wondered why it was happening to you? In this sermon Pastor Joie answers this q...
October 29, 2017
How God Responds When We Willfully Move in the Wrong Direction
Guest speaker David Butler preaches on different ways God responds to us when we are willfully going against his will.
October 22, 2017
Exploring Mark: A lesson on proportional giving from a generous widow
In Mark 12:41-44, Jesus uses an unlikely example to teach us about giving generously as an act of worship; a poor widow. Her gift was small in amount, but in the eyes of God it...
October 08, 2017
A Criminal's Salvation
The Gospel of Jesus tells us that there is hope for the forgiveness of sins. It tells us that our sins can be forgiven no matter how late in life you are, or what you've done, ...
October 01, 2017
Exploring Mark: Learning to overcome temptation like Jesus
How do you overcome temptation? Temptation comes in different forms to different people, but no matter the temptation we can look to the example of Jesus, who overcame all temp...
September 24, 2017
Exploring Mark: The greatest baptism of all time
Jesus' baptism at the beginning of Mark initiated his ministry and showed the unity of the Trinity- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Listen as Pastor Joie preaches on the baptism...
September 17, 2017
Exploring Mark: Living life to proclaim the greatness of another
Pastor Joie Thomson opens up our sermon series on Mark, preaching on Mark 1:1-8. In this sermon Pastor Joie preaches on the life of John the Baptist and encourages us to live no...
September 03, 2017
The Parable of the Sower
The most important decision a person will ever make is how they respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Some joyfully accept it, others will firmly reject it and some seem to be...
August 30, 2017
Moses: Motivated by Invisible Realities
What motivates you to do the things you do in your life? Are you more motivated by what others think and say or by what God says is true? What motivates you? Listen as Pastor Jo...
August 20, 2017
Joseph: Motivated by Invisible Realities
Do you live a life constantly worried about what comes next after death? Are you worried about your legacy? What people will say about you when you die? Listen as Pastor Dave ta...
August 16, 2017
Grace Makes the Worst Sinner the Hardest Worker
All of us are in need of saving. We know what it means to feel the guilt and weight of our sins, but do we really understand grace? Listen as Pastor Joie talks about how even th...
August 09, 2017
Enoch: Motivated by Invisible Realities
Do you live your life constantly trying to please other people? Do you live in constant fear that you don't live a pleasing life in God's eyes? Listen as Pastor Joie speaks abou...
August 02, 2017
Jacob: Motivated by Invisible Realities
Are you feeling worried or anxious? Do you sometimes lay awake at night worried about the things going on in your life? Listen as Pastoral Intern Andrew Hise exhorts believers t...
July 26, 2017
Abraham: Motivated by Invisible Realities
Abraham was a man who was motivated by his faith to the point that he was willing to sacrifice everything to serve God. His faith in God was built on the promises and faithfulne...
July 20, 2017
Sarah: Motivated By Invisible Realities
What is your motivation? Are you motivated by the fear of God or the faithfulness of God? Listen as Pastor Dave talks about Abraham's wife Sarah and how she was motivated by the...
July 06, 2017
Abel: Motivated by Invisible Realities
What is your motivation? Are you motivated by worldly things you can see or are you motivated by invisible realities? Listen as Pastoral Intern Andrew Hise speaks about Abel, th...
June 25, 2017
Fellowship: Why Do We Do That?
Do you feel lonely? Do you only have a few friends that you connect with you? Church is one place where fellowship should always happen. Listen as Pastor Joie talks about our n...
June 20, 2017
Lifting our Hands, Clapping, Shouting: Why Do We Do That?
Have you ever wondered why we lift our hands while we sing in church? Have you ever wondered why some people lift their hands and shout in church? Listen as Pastor Joie explains...
June 06, 2017
Preaching: Why Do We Do That?
Why do we sit under the preached Word of God every week? Why don't we just cut out the message and just sing the whole time? Listen as Pastor Joie talks about the importance and...
June 06, 2017
Communion: Why Do We Do That?
Many churches share communion on a regular basis. At Restoration Road we share the meal every week, but why do we do that? Listen as Pastor Dave talks about the biblical basis o...
May 16, 2017
Corporate Prayer: Why Do We Do That?
One thing that is vitally important to the unity of the church is corporate prayer. Nothing unites the loves, passions, and spirit of a church like praying together. Listen as P...
May 09, 2017
Scripture Reading: Why Do We Do That?
The practice of public reading is a lost art in our individualistic society, but in our Sunday service we still sit under the reading and preaching of the Scripture. Why do we c...
May 02, 2017
Sunday Service: Why do we do that?
Why do Christians gather on Sunday? Why is it important to gather together as a church? Pastor Joie Thomson explains from Hebrews 10:23-25 why we are to not forsake gathering to...
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