Membership

“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.” – 1 Corinthians 12:12–13 You’ve heard the analogy — Christians are like embers in a fire. When they are gathered together they will generate great heat and energy, but if one is removed it cools quickly. This is a biblical truth that … [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...]

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...]

We Rejoice With You

Lanelle and I rejoice with you in the calling and coming of a new pastor. We heard what a good weekend it was, capped with a unanimous call from a packed Sanctuary. We trust that the days ahead will be the most victorious, Christ-loving days of EHBC’s history. Someone asked if I was not sad about leaving. Well, no, I came to leave. My purpose was to be a gap-chap, leading you through this transitional time. That time has concluded. I am thankful for the opportunity of being with you during … [Read more...]

A Note From Dale

Thankful, Thankful, Thankful Again, Lanelle and I express our appreciation for your warm, cordial Christian reception of us. It is a privilege to serve the Lord by serving His people called Eastern Hills Baptist Church. Be Faithful I read in another church‘s bulletin about Lila Craig. She is from Tennessee and has not missed a church service in over 20 years. For 1,040 consecutive Sundays, she has attended her church. A local newspaper editor wrote “It makes you wonder: What’s wrong … [Read more...]