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Restored - The original design

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Restored - The original design

 

Conception [The iconic VW Beetle] [We are God's idea. Ps 139:16 - God knew us before we were born]

The idea for the Beetle came from Adolf Hitler, who while in prison in 1924 following the unsuccessful putsch on the Federal German capital. Hitler conceived of an idea to solve Germany's unemployment problem, the Government would build special roads (autobahns) for motor vehicles. He would also mass-produce a car (the peoples car, the Volkswagen) which the average man in the street would be able buy. 9 Years later (February 1933) the Nazi party swept to power, and at the very first cabinet meeting Hitler raised the issue of the special roads. Work began on these roads in September 1933. The design's for the Volkswagen were not finalised until 1938 and the Volkswagen finally saw the light of day in 1939, unfortunately the Second World War ceased production of the Volkswagen.

Design [His design. Genesis 1:27 - 28 In His image (shadow) and in His likeness (resemblance). Blessed for our benefit to rule and reign (dominion).

A Stuttgart based design company, owned and run by Ferdinand Porsche, in April 1934 was given the important task of
designing this special car within 10 months.
Hitler specified certain criteria the car must meet.
The car must have a top speed of 62 mph, achieve 42 miles per gallon, must have an air-cooled engine (?) and be able
to transport 2 adults and 3 children.

And most importantly it should market at no more than £86.
It was for the latter reason that Ferdinand Porsche decided on a rear engine car, the car was then known as the Type 60. He experimented with various engine designs; flat four, vertical four cylinder, two cylinder but none of them proved adequate.
In 1935 an Austrian engineer, who had been working for the company for less than a year, came up with a design for a flat four engine within two days of working on the project. After the accountants had checked it proved to be the most financially viable option. The same engine design has driven the Volkswagen Beetle for the last 60 years. Last production 2003 Mexico.

The Dilemma = The Journey...sin (Romans 3:23)

  • Wounded...
  • Broken...
  • Disappointments...
  • Rejection...
  • Bad Choices...
  • Shame...

Original Idea..wholeness (peace in all areas of our lives)

  • James 1:4 - Lacking nothing (nothing absent).
  • Isaiah 9:6 - 7 Wonderful counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (wholeness).
  • 2Corinthians 5:17 - Jesus came to make old things new.
  • Ephesians 2:10 - God's masterpiece (fabric).
  • Colossians 3:3 - Our real life is hidden in Christ.

Do you want to be made well?

When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” John 5:6 (NKJ)

Part 2

Restore(d) Part 2 - As Son and Daughter

 

Genesis 1:26-28 (NKJV)

26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

The Dilemma = The Journey...sin (Romans 3:23)

  • Wounded...
  • Broken...
  • Disappointments...
  • Rejection...
  • Hurt...
  • Bad Choices...
  • Shame...

The Heart of a loving Father Luke 15:11 - 24

  • Bad Choices have consequences... (11 - 13)
  • Being in want [destitute, lack, suffer, be worst of]... (14 - 16) This is not a good place to be. Steels your joy, lose your confidence [Hebrews 11:35].
  • When he finally came to his senses [a kindred voice]...(17) Holy Spirit conviction. This will kill you, you cannot stay there. Romans 6:19"Don't you realize that you became a slave of whatever you choose to obey?"
  • Man up, face the facts...(18 - 19) Sinned against you[offended]
  • Do something about it...(20 - 21) It is not easy to put action behind your words. There is a history now. Ps.51:1 - 2"Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out my sins. Wash me clean..."
  • The love of a father...(22 - 24) Compassionate, open arms, running, kissing. Prepare a feast. His father did not remind him about his history.

Never under estimate the kindness of our Heavenly Father.

 

Part 3

Restore(d) - Part 3 Against all odds

 

Genesis 1:26-28 (NKJV)

26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image [resemblance], according to Our likeness [shadow]; let them have dominion [rule and reign]...”

The Dilemma = The Journey...sin (Romans 3:23)

  • Wounded...
  • Broken...
  • Disappointments...
  • Rejection...
  • Hurt...
  • Bad Choices...
  • Shame...

 

The Heart of a loving Father Luke 15:11 - 24

  • Don't be intimidated...
  • Give me faith to defy the odds [destitute, lack, suffer, be worst of]...don't lose your confidence [Hebrews 11:35].
  • Real truth is in the spiritual not the natural [a kindred voice]...(17)
  • Victory is within us...
  • Fight fire with faith... Ps.51:1 - 2"Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out my sins. Wash me clean..."
  • Only a Heavenly Father can do...(22 - 24) Compassionate, open arms, running, kissing. Prepare a feast. His father did not remind him about his history.

Even when the odds is staged against us, we have HOPE in a Father that CAN DO something extraordinary.

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