YOUTH CHOIR TOUR 2019 – Florida.

Monday, June 24, 41 students and 11 adults will embark on Choir Tour 2019!  Many of you have helped prepare us for this tour through Teen Challenge contributions, monetary gifts for scholarships, encouraging words and prayers.  We thank you! Please pray for our team as we minister throughout the week.  Our itinerary includes. Monday, June 24   The Waterford @ Carpenters … [Read more...]

Gospel First

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures” – 1 Corinthians 15:3 I attended the Southern Baptist Convention this week. J.D. Greear (president of the SBC) reminded us all Tuesday of what the Apostle Paul taught so urgently in his letter to the Corinthians — the gospel message is of first importance to the church. This is not the only important message, but it is the most important … [Read more...]

Vacation Bible School

What are your earliest memories of Bible School? I was in Kindergarten, or at least that is the first one I remember. Our stories, crafts, snacks and games were all done in the classroom. I do not remember much other than I felt loved, I wanted to go back and we made popsicle trivets. How many of you made popsicle trivets in Bible School?  The other thing I remember about the result of this Bible School is it began a journey for me which eventually led me to be a Children’s Minister … [Read more...]

How do you walk in Love?

II John 1:6 (NIV) “And this is love: that we walk in obedience to His commands. As you have heard from the beginning, His command is that you walk in love.” To become skilled with anything takes practice. Is it convenient or enjoyable? Probably not. Does it stretch you beyond your comfort level? Absolutely. To become a good musician, sports player, artist, engineer, public speaker, accountant, plumber, or doctor it takes training and MUCH practice! Walking in love, through the power of the … [Read more...]

A Word From Pastor Dan

Sunday our high school graduates did an outstanding job leading us in worship. It was a special time when we could commission our graduates as they go forth in planning for their future. They will be on their mission field as they prepare for their future. It was great to be a part of sending them out. Congratulations to our high school class of 2019! VBSVacation Bible School is one of the most important weeks in our church. It is a week packed full of Bible study, worship and a lot of fun for … [Read more...]

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...]