When the church can’t meet

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” — Hebrews 10:24–25 In light of the imposed restrictions from COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Eastern Hills Baptist Church will cease meeting together for a time. Hebrews 10:25 says we should not forsake meeting together. Are we being disobedient to Scripture? We are not. Our … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Sanctified Dissatisfaction

“Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.” — Philippians 3:12 Are you satisfied? Good…and not good. The Apostle Paul was satisfied and discontent at the same time, and you should be too. Warren Wiersbe commented on Paul’s words from Philippians 3:12, saying, “Obviously, Paul was satisfied with Jesus Christ, but he was not satisfied with his Christian life. A … [Read more...]

THAT TIME AGAIN

“…making best use of the time” – Colossians 4:5 “I can’t believe it’s Christmas time again.” I say that phrase every year. We all do. Each year spring gives way to summer, summer to fall, fall to winter, and before you know it you’ve made another trip around the sun. Time passes quickly, which is why the Apostle Paul reminded the Colossians to make the best use of it (4:5). So, what should we do with our time as it speeds by? Paul had an answer for that question. He said, “walk in … [Read more...]