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Week Four Devotional: Get Some Rest
by Matt Reece on February 25th, 2024
Week 4 DevotionalGet Some RestDay 1: Rest in God's Presence * Bible Verses:   * "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)   * "Be still, and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10) * Reflection:   * Do you feel weary and burdened? What are the things in your life that weigh you down?   * How challenging is it for you to be still? What gets in the way? *...  Read More
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Devotional Week Two: The Importance of a Faith Community
by Matt Reece on February 13th, 2024
Day 1: Embracing CommunityDevotional: In the tapestry of our lives, community is the thread that binds us together. We're not solitary beings, but interconnected souls meant to share our burdens and joys with one another. Today, let's reflect on the beauty and strength found in embracing community.Scripture: Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV) "And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and...  Read More
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Discussion Guide Week One: We Need To Spend Time With Jesus
by Matt Reece on February 6th, 2024
**Bible Reading:**1. Mark 6:31 (ESV)"And he said to them, 'Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.' For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat."2. Luke 10:41-42 (ESV)"But the Lord answered her, 'Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away fro...  Read More
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Sermon Summary Week One: We Need To Spend Time With Jesus
by Matt Reece on February 6th, 2024
In our journey through life, we often find ourselves weary, burdened, and seeking solace. It is in these moments that we must remember the transformative power of Jesus Christ. His presence alone has the ability to change lives, to bear fruit, and to offer us rest with a purpose. This rest is not merely a cessation of activity, but a replenishment of strength, an opportunity to enjoy all that is, ...  Read More
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Devotional Week One: We Need To Spend Time With Jesus
by Matt Reece on February 6th, 2024
Embracing Restorative RestRest with a purpose is an invitation to be replenished in strength and spirit. It is not about ceasing all activity but about engaging in rest that rejuvenates and prepares one for the journey ahead. In the quietude of Jesus' presence, there is a special kind of rest that goes beyond physical relaxation. It is a divine rest that fills the weary with new energy, equips the...  Read More
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