Pastor's Corner


Here you can find updates and blog posts from Pastor Rob Burns. 

This page will be updated bimonthly with news and devotionals

directly from Pastor Rob! 

becoming spiritually healthy

October 26, 2017

We spend much time maintaining our physical health but it is even more important to maintain our spiritual health. I recently read an article about how to become spiritually healthy. It said the top factor in spiritually healthy young adults was regular Bible reading while growing up.

I believe regular Bible reading is the key not only for young adults but for all of us (even us senior adults). Psalm 119:105 says, "Your word is a lamp to feet and a light for my path."

How much time do you spend in regular Bible reading? If you are neglecting regular Bible reading I encourage you to begin today and get on the road to spiritual fitness.

A New Thing

September 28, 2017

Some new things are fun. Some new things are scarey. Some new things are challenging. But new things are necessary as we grow into a mature person.

Our spiritual growth requires new things. New attitudes, new thinking and new ways of serving Christ are some examples.

Are you stuck in a spiritual rut? Are you stale in your Christian walk? If so it may just be you are not allowing God to do new things in your discipleship. 

Isaiah 43:18-19 says "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!..."

Are you seeing the new things that God wants to do in your life? I hope so.
I look forward to seeing in worship this Sunday.
Bro Rob

a PRESSURE POINT

September 14, 2017

     Pressure in life is something everyone feels. Pressure comes from many different areas of our lives. Pressure can have negative impacts on our lives such as anxiety, heath problems, and withdrawal among others. We may even allow life's pressures to drive us away from God instead of closer to God.

    Jesus faced pressure but even in his pressure he was always close to the Father. Spending solitary time in prayer was a habit of Jesus. In Mark 1:35 we read, "Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed."

    I encourage you to see your pressures as an opportunity to draw closer to God. Only he gives us our needed strength and peace to handle life's pressures.

    I look forward to seeing you in worship this Sunday.
Bro Rob

 


 

being flexible

September 7, 2017

    "Who Moved My Pulpit?"  That's the name of a very good book by Thom Rainer which speaks to the need for change  in our churches to keep up with changes in our communities. Thom says, "Change is absolutely necessary in our churches." Of course Thom is referring to changes in our methods, not in our message.

    I agree with Mr. Rainer. The message of the church is always the same. It is the simple gospel. Jesus is the only way to eternal and abundant life. The words of Peter are still true when he said, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life" (John 6:68). 

     The message is always the same but the methods of reaching people for Christ need to change to reach an ever changing culture. So, in our churches, let's be flexible with our methods to be more effective in reaching our communities with the message.

    I look forward to seeing you this Sunday in worship.


Expecting God's Best,

Bro Rob

Serving Christ joyfully

A disciple of Christ enjoys serving Christ. 

A disciple sees himself as a servant following the example of Christ. Jesus himself said, "I have set you an example that you should do as I have done" (John 13:15)

The disciple finds joy in serving Christ because he is serving the highest of all causes which is

the cause of Christ.  


Thom Rainer, in his book "I Will", says "It is time for a change among church members around the world to seek to serve rather than seek to be served.

Are you joyfully serving Christ? I f not I hope

you will begin  today!

THANKS TO OUR VETERANS

November 9, 2017

This weekend we celebrate Veterans Day and we are very thankful for all of our military veterans! Because of their sacrifice we live in a free country.

THANK YOU VETERANS!

I am also thankful for the many faithful veterans of the Christian faith. Because of their sacrifice I have grown in my own faith. Because of their sacrifice our churches have reached others for Christ. 

Are you serving Christ today? Are you a veteran of the Christian faith who is in the battle for Christ? Are other disciples of Christ benefitting from your service to our Lord? I hope so. 

By God's grace I encourage us all to "Fight the good fight of the faith"

(1 Timothy 6:12)