Restoration Road's Podcast
September 16, 2018
Preparation for the Mission: Remarkable Generosity
A widow with only two small coins to her name gives all that she has, those two coins, to God. While others may have given more money, Jesus says that nobody has given as much a...
September 09, 2018
Preparation for the Mission: Gospel Conversations
In order for someone to be restored to God they must believe the Gospel. In order to believe the Gospel they first have to hear it. In this sermon Pastor Joie preaches on the ...
September 02, 2018
Preparation for the Mission:Family- Taking Responsibility for Each Other
As we continue our sermon series on the mission of Restoration Road, Pastor Joie preaches from John 19:25-27. Here we see the importance of taking responsibility for those arou...
August 26, 2018
God is Patient
We may think of God as quick tempered and impatient with us, because that is often how we are with each other. That is not the case with God however, he is patient with us, eve...
August 19, 2018
Preparation for the Mission: Laboring for the Broken
This is the first sermon in our sermon series Preparation for the Mission. In this sermon from Matthew 9:35-38 Pastor Joie preaches on how we are a church called to see restora...
August 12, 2018
Marriage: Faithful with Our Finances
Pastor Dave preaches on Luke 16:10-11 about using financial resources in a marriage faithfully.
August 05, 2018
Five members of our church share their powerful testimonies.
July 22, 2018
Marriage: Raising Kids Together
Few things in life are more challenging or rewarding that raising children. In this sermon from Deuteronomy 6:4-9 Pastor Joie preaches on raising children to know God and the G...
July 15, 2018
Marriage: Physical Intimacy
In this sermon from 1 Corinthians 7:3-5 Pastor Joie preaches on the importance of physical intimacy in a marriage.
July 08, 2018
Marriage: Communicating Kindly
This sermon is the first of our summer sermon series on marriage. In this sermon from Ephesians 4:32 Pastor Joie preaches on the importance of communicating with kindness, tend...
July 01, 2018
Turning From Darkness to Walk in the Light
Pastor Dave preaches from 1 John 1:5-10 about turning away from our sins and walking in the light.
June 24, 2018
Exploring Mark: Servant Leadership
The idea of being a leader often entails visions of being served by others, of having others honor you. James and John request a position of honor and authority from Jesus, but...
June 17, 2018
Exploring Mark: Living a life filled with salt
Pastor Joie preaches on Mark 9:42-50 dealing with cutting sin out of our lives in order to preserve our relationship with Jesus.
June 10, 2018
Exploring Mark: The Transfiguration of Jesus
For a brief moment Peter, James, and John get to see Jesus in his glory, with radiant white robes and see him with Elijah and Moses, and then the moment is over. In this sermon...
June 03, 2018
Exploring Mark: Losing our life to save it
Pastor Joie preaches from Mark 8:31-38 on living sacrificially as Jesus calls us to do, even when it isn't the easiest way of living.
May 27, 2018
Exploring Mark: Who do we say Jesus is?
How someone answers the question "who is Jesus?" has eternal ramifications as well as ramifications for this life. In this sermon Pastor Joie preaches from Mark 8:27-30 as Jesu...
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...
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