Sabbath Rest: It’s Not a Day Off, It’s a Person

A mentor in ministry once told me, “Brian, if you sense you are working too many hours and not resting, then your hunch is probably true. Believe yourself and go rest with God in Christ, your family and your friends.” Those words have stuck with me now for almost twenty years. I love to work, I love to work hard. But this desire for excellence can also work me to an...
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Rest is Best

Hi friends, While our Church will enjoy some rich Bible teachings and times of worship this summer, Sunday School will take a short break from July 1-August 12th (7 Sundays). While we will have nursery during both worship services, childcare will not be offered during the 10 o’clock hour. Our Sunday School teachers are so faithful, and they serve sacrificially week in and week out. Many of our teachers have...
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How to Avoid Burnout

Hi Church Family, I get Enews from a lot of church plants. Josh Yerton from Restoration Church in Salem wrote this article and it’s really good, so I ripped it off. +Quigg   I started my summer reading list this past week with a new book called “Reset – Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture” by counselor/speaker/professor/pastor David Murray. (With all those titles, I’m assuming he knows...
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Kingdom Connections

Because of the faithful giving, tithing, and overall generosity of our church family, we continue to have the privilege to be used by God to PARTNER with friends in Roanoke and around the world to see God’s Kingdom “come on earth as it is in heaven.” But today I mainly want to thank God for what our partners in ministry are doing and how they teach us what it...
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You Absolutely Don’t Have To, But You MAY

Let me share something personal. One of the absolute greatest joys in my life has been sponsoring a child through Compassion. Not just a 2-dimensional photo of a “child” on cardstock but a real live person with an amazing personality, a loving heart, real hopes, real tears . . . Nizeyimana Eric. Eric knows me and I know him. I have prayed for him almost every day for the...
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Jesus Loved Because He Knew the Father’s Love

28 And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.’” Mark 12:28-31 This past Sunday we continued our sermon series on the Gospel of Mark. You can go here to hear the sermon. We dove...
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