Where were we? Where are we?

“According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilledmaster builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 3:10–11                  Have you seen the gallery of former Eastern Hills pastors located in the hall … [Read more...]

Christian Discipline

I was not a very gullible child. I guess it was because we did so much camping in the Everglades.  My brother, sister and I grew up with a healthy understanding and respect for nature so it really should not have been such a big surprise to my scout leaders when I would not go on a “snipe” hunt. I knew just about all the animals in the glades and I knew there was no such bird that was half bird and half turtle. If that were not a good enough reason, who in their right minds would leave a … [Read more...]

Perplexed but not Forsaken!

How many times have we wondered…Why? Why does God allow so much suffering in the world? Why are there wars and famine? Why can’t people just tell the truth? Why do wicked people seem to prosper? Why did I lose my job? Why did my spouse die at such a young age? Why did my wife/husband walk out on me and our kids? Why did I lose both my parents in the same year? Why?? Life’s hardships are perplexing. There are no simple answers to the multiple struggles we face on this earth. God reminds us … [Read more...]

Our Jerusalem

WOW! Sunday morning worship was wonderful! The spirit of the Lord was all over that service. From the music to the message it was truly a time of “Worship.” Dewayne Rembert did a wonderful job in sharing God’s Word and telling about his journey to Christ. We are blessed to have him as a part of our Montgomery Baptist Association and his leadership at Flatline Church in Chisholm. If you would like to know more about Dewayne, he has written a book entitled “Flatlined 2 NGauge.” Please call the … [Read more...]

Is Grace Enough for You?

“Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’” — 2 Corinthians 12:8–9 Remember when Paul was having a bad day? He told us all about it in 2 Corinthians 12:7–10. God had given Paul a great vision of heaven, the kind that could make a person think he’s really something special, but God also made sure Paul didn’t get too arrogant. God gave him a “thorn in … [Read more...]