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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Blessed to be a Blessing

CHS is a blessed church. Blessed is a word that sounds very churchy – some would call it insider Christian jargon. But “blessed” is also a biblical word. It is used 496 times in the ESV Bible. The biblical word for bless, barak, means that “you have received an inheritance or something of value from someone as a sign of the respect or favor they have towards you.” In Scripture, that someone is...
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How to be Miserable in Church

Hi y’all, let me ask you a question. Every Sunday we have people who come to worship at CHS, and they leave uplifted, encouraged in the faith and ready to live for and serve Christ. Many have told me they literally weep during the worship time or while receiving Holy Communion. Many say they experience the presence of God in powerful ways. Yet others come to the exact same...
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