Be a Witness

This week we had the privilege of hosting the National Night Out event for the Forest Hills neighborhood. As I participated in this event, I was reminded that if we are serious about being an Acts 1:8 church, then we must begin in our own neighborhood. Many times we refer to Eastern Hills with the phrase, “A Church for all Montgomery.” God has planted Eastern Hills in the Forest Hills neighborhood and we want to be faithful to what God has called us to do. As we reach out to others who come … [Read more...]

Gratitude

“For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers…" Gratitude is often called a spiritual discipline. This practice of thankfulness helps to shape the soul; it does not always come easily… but it does sometimes. For the Wootton family, now is one of those times. Eastern Hills Baptist Church has made it easy for us to practice gratitude. You all have poured out such … [Read more...]

The Investment is worth it!

Recently I cleaned out my small garden bed, removing the accumulated grass and vegetable plants that had outlived their prime productivity. I then planted some seeds for what I hope will be my fall garden. Ephesians 6:7-9 is a great passage about seed sowing. Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please the flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become … [Read more...]

Sandcastles

I used to love to build sandcastles. Who am I kidding, I still love building sandcastles. Of course, I don’t build them like most people. Anyone can build sandcastles up on the beach away from the waves. It takes real talent to build them down near the waterline. I don’t know, maybe I like the challenge, but I go to where the last big wave hit and then start my castle. I build a huge wall in front to block the waves and then I build the rest of the castle. I always have to pay attention to the … [Read more...]

Another “Thank You”

Lanelle and I once again say, “Thank You for your kindness to us.” The Lord has greatly blessed us by letting us be with you for these nine months. You are a wonderful church! You are wonderful people! Josh is greatly blessed by being able to be your pastor. How to Support Your New Pastor This Sunday, I will preach on the topic, “How to Support Your New Pastor.” I am going to give you a preview of the message in case you won’t be at the service. You may need to have it in print for future … [Read more...]