“They Strengthened Their Hands for This Good Work.” August 10, 2021

Weariness is a part of life and certainly a reality for those who are intent on working for the Lord. Even Jesus grew weary on His journey (John 4:6). Yet as you read the rest of the story in John 4 you discover that He knew how to get Himself refreshed and in the midst of it continued to minister to others. This is what we all must learn if we are to continue moving forward.

One month from today we will be in our annual Rest Conference. This retreat for ministers and their spouses is a way to come apart for a short time to have your soul renewed. This year we have taken as our theme Nehemiah 2:18:

Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king’s words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work.”

Our God is the strong One! He never gets weary or tired (Isaiah 40:28). There is always an end to our resources, but thank God, there is no end to His! He makes a way so that we can find strength to keep building and battling in these days.

Would you consider joining us? Pastor Scott Hooks and I, along with our wives, look forward to spending time with you and studying the Word together. Pastor and Mrs. Mike Norris and Pastor and Mrs. Roger Pauley will also be speaking to us and sharing from their experience. This will be an encouraging time.

Join us Monday-Wednesday, September 6-8 at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Hickory, NC. The general schedule is as follows:

Monday, September 6

4:30 – 5:00 pm Registration and Check In

5:00 pm Supper

6:00 pm Opening Session

7:00 pm Session 2

Tuesday, September 7

8:45 am Coffee and pastries

9:00 – 9:40 am Split Session 3

9:50 – 10:30 am Session 4, Panel Discussion

10:40 -11:20 am Session 5

Lunch

Free time or group activities to follow. Anyone who would like to join us for golf should be ready to leave TBC no later than 11:45 am, lunch will be served at the golf course. You are welcome to bring a change of clothes with you. You may use our locker rooms to change.

Supper is on your own.

7:00 pm Evening Service, Session 6

Dessert fellowship after the service

Wednesday, September 8

8:45 am Coffee and pastries

9:00 – 9:40 am Session 7

9:50 – 10:30 am Session 8

10:40 – 11:20 am Session 9

Grab and go lunch

We hope to see you soon! If you have questions or we can help in any way you may call or text Troy Brown at (706) 987-7519 or email him at troyhbrown2@aol.com.

 

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