Thank you. Thank you for loving me, caring for me, and showing Jesus to me. Thank you for taking the Biblical model of fellowship, community, and hospitality, and trying your hardest to embody it.
Thank you leadership. Thank you for shepherding the congregation well. The personality of the church is one of joyous love, and that is simply beautiful. The sermons are full of the Gospel, and the Spirit of Truth is present at all times. Does the leadership respond to the Gospel, and thus inspire the congregation to react similarly? Absolutely. You teach Biblical love, and the proof is in the congregation.
Thank you body. Thank you for overwhelming me with love. My first Sunday? I had met four different gentlemen BEFORE the service began. People were moving from different rows of seats to come talk to the one guy who wasn’t actively engaged in conversation. After the service I was introduced to more people and invited to three different CGs. When I walked out these doors into the Virginia sunlight, I was promptly invited to join a group at Hardywood…great for a number of reasons…
Thank you Hal Moser. Thank you for loving me personally, and caring about my own spiritual growth. Thank you for opening your home to welcome fellowship and discussion, and for challenging me weekly. Remnant Church is blessed incredibly to have you as another shepherd to tend to the flock throughout the week. You have inspired me to lead more effectively and dynamically as I return to my own CG, and I am confidant church leadership will grow as a result of your influence as you are led by Christ.
Thank you Josh Tucker. Thank you for also loving me personally, and taking my spiritual growth as a matter of your concern. Your interest in my life and development as a church leader and scholar has humbled and blessed me. I look forward to the friendship we maintain as the Army takes you in various places, but the Holy Spirit keeps us united.
Thank you Austin Rackley. Thank you for opening your home to my family and me, and for allowing your wonderful family to bless my own. Your friendship and mentorship has also been encouraging, and I was blessed to know you. You and Josh stepped up as companions at a time I truly needed one, and I thank Christ for you.
I was reading 1 Peter today, and a passage caught my attention as I reached chapter 4 verse 11 which reads, “Whoever speaks, let him speak, as it were, the utterances of God; whoever serves, let him do so as by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” Immediately I thought of Remnant Church. Your teachings and service are testament to your faith in Christ, and desire to be on mission for Him.
Thank you Remnant for loving.
Peace & Love
Kevin N. Shannon