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Sermons preached at Queen Street Baptist Church in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Most of the messages are preached by Stephen Bedard. Visit us at www.queenstbaptst.org.

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Which Soil Are You?

A message by guest preacher, Rob Weatherby.

32 MIN1 weeks ago
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Which Soil Are You?

God is in the Restoration Business

Amos 9:11-15 Introduction What are your thoughts on restorations and renovations? Do you love them or hate them? It might be a little of both. They can be inconvenient and they can be expensive. But when it is done, there is such a satisfaction, remembering where things were at and enjoying where things are now. This could be as simple as restoring an old antique or doing a major renovation of a building. Our church building is in the midst of some renovations and we have plans for more. Even though some things are a bit of a mess, we can already get a glimpse of where things are going. I can feel some anticipation of what things are going to look like when we are done. I bring this up because God is in the restoration business. Yes at times in the Bible we find a call to rebuild and restore the physical structure of the temple. But God is in a different kind of restoration business, one that would affect us even if we had no church building. This is a message that Amos the prophet, powerfully shares with us. Amos and Israel If I had to summarize the message of most of the biblical prophets, it would be something like this: God’s people have lost their way, judgment is coming but God will also bring restoration to the people. I encourage you to read through the prophets look for those specific themes. Amos was a contemporary of Isaiah. Although he was from the south in Judah, his ministry was in the north in Israel. So this is before the Assyrians attacked and destroyed Israel. It was a time of peace and prosperity. Instead of using that as a reason to be thankful to God, they embraced injustice and took advantage of the weak. The prophets told them to change their ways but Israel wouldn’t listen. Judgment was coming, a foreign army would come and destroy Israel. This would be the Assyrians. Judgment wasn’t the final chapter of the story. Restoration was coming. God would rebuild David’s kingdom. That was a radical message as the north hadn’t been ruled by David’s line for hundreds of years. But David represented the time when things were the way they were supposed to be. Amos uses the imagery of a physical structure in disrepair but that is meant to point to something bigger. What looked like a ruined building, that is the covenant relationship of the people with God, would be rebuilt and restored. Amos uses this amazing language to describe how great the restoration would be. Using agricultural imagery that his people would understand, he shows that life will be amazing. This is not prosperity relying upon human strength and wisdom but prosperity resulting from God’s work in them. Over and over, he speaks of rebuilding. But is not about buildings. It is about the people of God being in right relationship. Those who heard these words would have struggled to believe them. Some who rejected God, would claim they don’t need God to prosper. They can get there in their own power. Others who saw where the injustice was going, believed that judgment was around the corner but that would be the end. Amos preached a message that included both judgment and restoration. Restoration and Our Life So what does this mean? The passage that we have looked at, specifically is about the future of Israel. But it affects us because worship the same God that is spoken of here. What we find in this passage is that our God is a God who is in the restoration business. It is a part of what he does. Can we find hope in that?</

19 MIN1 weeks ago
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God is in the Restoration Business

The Holy Spirit For All

Joel 2:28-32 Introduction There are many things that I appreciate about Canadian society but one of them is definitely democracy. I wouldn’t want to live in a country where only one person or only a small group of people had all of the say. While we may sometimes complain when election time comes and we have to watch all the party politics, the fact that we have the freedom to be annoyed in that way is pretty amazing. Democracy means rule by the people. But we have to remember that even in democracies, “people” have been defined in different ways. Even here in Canada, it has only been a hundred years since women had the right to vote. First Nations people were not allowed to vote until 1960! Unfortunately, this is part of the democratic tradition. Democracy was first attempted in ancient Athens. But not every Athenian had the right to participate. You had to be a free male, who was from Athens and who owned land. This excluded a lot of people. What does this have to do with the c...

19 MINJUN 18
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The Holy Spirit For All

Latest Episodes

Which Soil Are You?

A message by guest preacher, Rob Weatherby.

32 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Which Soil Are You?

God is in the Restoration Business

Amos 9:11-15 Introduction What are your thoughts on restorations and renovations? Do you love them or hate them? It might be a little of both. They can be inconvenient and they can be expensive. But when it is done, there is such a satisfaction, remembering where things were at and enjoying where things are now. This could be as simple as restoring an old antique or doing a major renovation of a building. Our church building is in the midst of some renovations and we have plans for more. Even though some things are a bit of a mess, we can already get a glimpse of where things are going. I can feel some anticipation of what things are going to look like when we are done. I bring this up because God is in the restoration business. Yes at times in the Bible we find a call to rebuild and restore the physical structure of the temple. But God is in a different kind of restoration business, one that would affect us even if we had no church building. This is a message that Amos the prophet, powerfully shares with us. Amos and Israel If I had to summarize the message of most of the biblical prophets, it would be something like this: God’s people have lost their way, judgment is coming but God will also bring restoration to the people. I encourage you to read through the prophets look for those specific themes. Amos was a contemporary of Isaiah. Although he was from the south in Judah, his ministry was in the north in Israel. So this is before the Assyrians attacked and destroyed Israel. It was a time of peace and prosperity. Instead of using that as a reason to be thankful to God, they embraced injustice and took advantage of the weak. The prophets told them to change their ways but Israel wouldn’t listen. Judgment was coming, a foreign army would come and destroy Israel. This would be the Assyrians. Judgment wasn’t the final chapter of the story. Restoration was coming. God would rebuild David’s kingdom. That was a radical message as the north hadn’t been ruled by David’s line for hundreds of years. But David represented the time when things were the way they were supposed to be. Amos uses the imagery of a physical structure in disrepair but that is meant to point to something bigger. What looked like a ruined building, that is the covenant relationship of the people with God, would be rebuilt and restored. Amos uses this amazing language to describe how great the restoration would be. Using agricultural imagery that his people would understand, he shows that life will be amazing. This is not prosperity relying upon human strength and wisdom but prosperity resulting from God’s work in them. Over and over, he speaks of rebuilding. But is not about buildings. It is about the people of God being in right relationship. Those who heard these words would have struggled to believe them. Some who rejected God, would claim they don’t need God to prosper. They can get there in their own power. Others who saw where the injustice was going, believed that judgment was around the corner but that would be the end. Amos preached a message that included both judgment and restoration. Restoration and Our Life So what does this mean? The passage that we have looked at, specifically is about the future of Israel. But it affects us because worship the same God that is spoken of here. What we find in this passage is that our God is a God who is in the restoration business. It is a part of what he does. Can we find hope in that?</

19 MIN1 weeks ago
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God is in the Restoration Business

The Holy Spirit For All

Joel 2:28-32 Introduction There are many things that I appreciate about Canadian society but one of them is definitely democracy. I wouldn’t want to live in a country where only one person or only a small group of people had all of the say. While we may sometimes complain when election time comes and we have to watch all the party politics, the fact that we have the freedom to be annoyed in that way is pretty amazing. Democracy means rule by the people. But we have to remember that even in democracies, “people” have been defined in different ways. Even here in Canada, it has only been a hundred years since women had the right to vote. First Nations people were not allowed to vote until 1960! Unfortunately, this is part of the democratic tradition. Democracy was first attempted in ancient Athens. But not every Athenian had the right to participate. You had to be a free male, who was from Athens and who owned land. This excluded a lot of people. What does this have to do with the c...

19 MINJUN 18
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The Holy Spirit For All

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