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...]

A Note From Dan

I remember when my kids were small and they were learning what it was like to trust. I would be in the pool and would want them to jump in the water to me. They were afraid to be dependent on me to keep them from going under water. When they finally jumped, that helped them to develop trust in me and each time they jumped that trust became stronger. Our relationship with Christ grows as we learn to trust. Trusting builds trust. Just like with my children, this trust starts out small and grows … [Read more...]

Believe It…Live It!

Webster’s Dictionary defines “believe”: To consider something to be true or honest; To accept something as true, genuine or real; To have a firm or wholehearted religious conviction or persuasion. By the time you read this the Youth Choir will be on day six or seven of a ten day choir/mission tour to Minneapolis, MN. Our theme this year is BELIEVE. Our spotlight verse is John 11:25-26 (NLT) Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even … [Read more...]

A Note From Greg

I think change is all a matter of perspective. How one person accepts and adapts is different from another. I think about weather and seasonal changes. They are going to happen no matter what. We didn’t really have well defined seasons in South Florida. Summer was a time of fun. We would go out in the boat or go swimming in the bay. The best thing about summer was three months without school!! Summer, as in most areas of the country was fun. One thing we did not do was camping in the summer … [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...]

Sunday was a Great Day!

It is wonderful to see how a church pulls together and welcomes our new Pastor. Every aspect of the weekend was great and we appreciate how our church responded. Thanks to our Pastor Search Committee who did an outstanding job orchestrating the weekend and taking care of all of the details. Thanks to all of our Sunday School leadership for helping to promote the weekend and getting a great crowd here for over 600 in Bible Study and a packed house in Worship. It was a blessing to be a part of a … [Read more...]

What Fuels Your Tank?

Recently, it was time to cut the grass again; a never ending spring, summer and fall “adventure” for most of us in the deep-south. This time when I tried to start the lawn mower it was not cooperative at all. I pulled the crank several times and …. nothing. Then it would act as if it were going to start, sputter listlessly, and with heaving convulsions come to a faltering stop! Next I took the breather off and banged out all the dirt and grass that had collected and put it back on and repeated … [Read more...]

Be Strong and Courageous

Do not be afraid, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 3:16  This is the theme verse for our Vacation Bible School.  Our children and preschoolers will learn that God is with them always.  As a matter of fact, that is our Motto, “God is with me, now and forever.”  It is a very important lesson that we all need to learn or be reminded of.  God is always with us.  He is with us in the good times and He is with us … [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...]

A Note From Dan

Sunday is a day when we remember our Mothers. Whether your Mother is still living or already in Heaven, it is a time to reflect on what an impact they have had on each of us. Leisa said that growing up she thought her Mom loved the chicken neck and the heel of bread best. She later learned that they were not her favorite at all, she sacrificed for her family. I know that many times my mother gave up her needs for the needs of her children. I remember when I was in college and driving a school … [Read more...]