Graduation

“As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.” – John 17:18 One of the great characteristics of the church universal is that we are a sent people. No man, woman, boy, or girl was ever saved by Christ to remain in the comfort of their ordinary life. We have all been sent, set out on a mission, not for career, nor fortune, nor family, but to expand the boundaries of God’s glory throughout all of creation. We are to bear witness of His goodness to the ends of the … [Read more...]

Are you the type of Christian you hope your children grow up to be?

“I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.” “Continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 1:5 and 3:14-15. I find it amazing that one of the greatest men of faith was taught … [Read more...]

Servants

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. I Peter 4:10 We have many “servants” at Eastern Hills Baptist Church. They work behind the scenes day by day, week by week, to make sure the life of the church flows without interruption. They give selflessly with no thought of accolades. The church picnic is one of the places these pillars of grace sparkle best! To each and every person who helped make the … [Read more...]

Easter Weekend

Wow! Words cannot ever express how I felt Sunday as we gathered to celebrate the Risen Lord. Our service was packed as we gathered our church together for worship on Easter Sunday. I can’t remember when we have had that many in worship together. Our count was 796. It was truly a blessing! Maundy Thursday Service is always a special service for me as we gather for the Lord's Supper and reflect on the suffering that Christ endured as he faced the cross. It was wonderful way to begin the … [Read more...]

Only Easter?

“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.” ­– Luke 9:23–24 Faithful church-goers often get frustrated with Christians who only attend services a couple of times a year, usually Christmas and Easter. I get it. When someone claims to love Jesus but neglects the very thing He died for, the church, you wonder what kind of game he or she is … [Read more...]