Church of the Apostolic Restoration
By Bishop Paul
The Church of the Apostolic Restoration is a Christ-centered church focusing on restoring the original teaching of Christ and the apostles and preparing for the imminent return of Jesus Christ to establish the new heaven and new Earth.
The Gift of Healing (Sermon for July 11, 2021)
The gift of healing is still a spiritual gift for today. In this sermon, the Bishop explains how a Christian should seek healing and the importance of faith in the healing process. Join the Church of the Apostolic Restoration at www.churchoftherestoration.org.
July 16, 2021
No Place for Patriotism or Nationalism in the Church of Jesus Christ (July 4th Sermon)
Allegiances other than to Christ and national flags do not belong in true Christian worship. In Christ, there is no East or West. All are one in Christ Jesus, and to have any other allegiance is idolatry.
July 9, 2021
The Church of the Apostolic Restoration Accepts LGBTQ+ Children of God (Part 2)
In our first video, we took a look at the correct interpretation of the so-called "clobber passages" and saw that they do not, in fact, condemn our gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and otherwise queer siblings in Christ. In this video, we will explore some other biblical passages that point to a theme of LGBTQ+ acceptance.
July 3, 2021
The Church of the Apostolic Restoration Accepts LGBTQ+ Children of God (Part 1)
The modern church has experienced debates and divides over the issue of acceptance or rejection of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or otherwise queer people. Our Lord, Jesus Christ, and his earliest apostles and the early Church would not have had a second thought on the issue: of course, God accepts LGBTQ+ people because He created them, and if they are believers, He has washed them just like He has washed any other believer. In this video, the Bishop will briefly explain why the so-called "clobber passages" do not condemn LGBTQ+ people.
July 1, 2021
In the Gospel of Matthew, the Beatitudes are the beginning of Jesus' public ministry. They are not a list of rules, as were the Ten Commandments, but are rather a list of blessings that deal with the heart.
June 29, 2021
Life in the Spirit
Galatians 5:16-26 gives clear directions as to what life in Spirit looks like. If we are filled with the Spirit, we will exhibit the fruits of the Spirit.
June 24, 2021
New Earth Communities
The New Earth Communities are planned Christo-communes inspired by a vision the Bishop received from the Lord about the "New Jerusalem" and the "New Earth" of Jesus' Second Coming.
June 23, 2021
Why the Resurrection of Jesus Christ Matters (Sermon for June 20, 2021)
The Apostle Paul tells us that without the resurrection, we are a people most miserable, and that our faith is in vain. Everything hinges on the bodily, physical resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is the bedrock of our faith and of our hope.
June 22, 2021
Called to Be a Shepherd
The Church of the Apostolic Restoration does not have pastors, but we do have Shepherds - facilitators of home meetings around the world that gather to pray, study, and worship together. This short video introduces the responsibilities and roles of these Shepherds who are chosen by the Bishop.
June 17, 2021
Why Do Bad Things Happen? (Sermon for June 13, 2021)
One of the age-old indictments against faith is the problem of gratuitous pain and suffering in the world. Why do bad things happen - not just everyday bad things, which may be explainable, but absolutely evil, horrendous suffering? Is it the result of a spiritual war, of a battle between good and evil, God and Satan?
June 13, 2021
The Operations and Structure of the Church
This video briefly explains how The Apostolic Church of the Restoration operates and the roles the Bishop and members are expected to fill.
June 12, 2021
The Meaning of the 144,000
The 144,000 in the Book of Revelation describe these men as being virgins. But are they physical virgins or spiritual virgins? This sermon clarifies the character and identity of this group of the redeemed.
June 11, 2021
Introduction to The Apostolic Church of the Restoration
This video is a short introduction to the beliefs and practices of The Apostolic Church of the Restoration. It is recommended that viewers watch this sermon before watching any other sermons from the ACR.
June 10, 2021