A Church That Serves…

Serving God and others is the hallmark of the Christian life. Jesus Christ is the greatest example we have of what a true servant looks like. Mark 10:45 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” (NIV) As a church we are called to serve others. The true witness of our faith cannot be separated from service. James 2:14-18 (NLT) “…What’s the use of saying you have faith if you don’t prove it by your actions? That kind of … [Read more...]

Serve Day

1 John 4:11-12 “Since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.  No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.” October 20, 2018 is Serve Day at Eastern Hills. This is an opportunity for us to put our love into action.  From 8 am until Noon we will have many opportunities to serve our community. We will gather as a church that day to minister to several organizations in our community that minister to people in … [Read more...]

Broken

This week I had the honor of speaking at BTW High School’s See You at the Pole prayer meeting. The national theme is “Broken” and it is a great reminder that we should have a broken and submissive spirit before the Lord in prayer. It is not until we humble ourselves in Christ that our prayers begin to have any real impact. In Ephesians 3, we see the Apostle Paul bringing a prayer request to God and he prays BIG. On behalf of the people to whom Paul is writing he asks for inner strength and … [Read more...]

Pressing On

I press on towards the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14 I will never forget when I first decided to hike on the Appalachian Trail. I had several opportunities beforehand but had politely declined. You see, our church in Panama City had a large hiking club. Dan Harrison tried to convince me several times to go. I watched them walk on the beach with their backpacks. I knew they walked the streets for hours on end getting ready. I also knew that the … [Read more...]

We Have the Light!

“Light” is used to symbolize God, faith and holiness throughout Scripture. John 8:12 (ESV) Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 1 John 1:7 (NLT) But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. Ephesians 5:8 (ESV) For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the … [Read more...]