Vision…

One definition of the word is “the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom.” This definition comes close to describing the meaning of the words in the hymn Be Thou My Vision. This great hymn of our faith, penned by an anonymous author, originated between the years 400 and 700 A.D. among the Irish people. During this era, Ireland was a place of great faith and missionary zeal. Some scholars believe the hymn was a product of this evangelistic fervor. It wasn’t until … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Paragraphs

Matthew 25:37-40, “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you’?” “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it for me.’” This past Saturday was SERVE day at Eastern Hills. This passage was … [Read more...]

Follow. Reach. Teach.

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind…You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” – Matthew 22:37–39 “Go therefore and make disciples…” – Matthew 28:19 Follow God. Reach people. Teach others to do the same. I hope you are starting to realize that this idea is not going away. It can’t go away, not if we are going to stay focused on Christ’s mission for the church. The Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37–39) tells us to … [Read more...]

HALLOWEEN

   A perfect time to share the Gospel "How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without someone telling them?" Romans 10:9 Halloween was one of my all time favorite nights of the year. Not even my Birthday could compare. We always had homemade costumes although, wanted the cheap store bought costumes but could not afford them. Mom would burn circles and then use the soot to make … [Read more...]

STRENGTH

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song. (Psalm 28:7 ESV) How many times are we overwhelmed with the circumstances within which we find ourselves? New job, career change, budgetary issues, health and parental care concerns, children, job pressures and the list continues. What do we do in these times of crisis? Do we bask in the muck of indecision and helplessness or do we consult the One … [Read more...]