The Invisible Enemy

Invisible things in our present world widely vary and impact our lives daily. Such things may include: Radio signals, TV signals, Cell Phones, Wireless and even “invisible fences” for pets. The fence is not the traditional post and wire structure. Here is how it works. (Taken from an actual advertisement). Hidden fences are created by burying a ‘boundary wire’ a few inches underground around your property. The buried wire carries a harmless, low level radio signal from a transmitter … [Read more...]

Trust in the Lord

More than ever I am reminded of the Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” As we navigate these days dealing with the COVID-19 virus, it is easy for us to get caught up in all the news and information and become afraid. It is hard for me being such a ‘people person’ to keep my ‘social distance,’ but we need to follow instructions that our leaders have given us … [Read more...]

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...]

Do we love God like our dog loves us?

Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord.  Blessed are those who keep His statutes and seek Him with all their heart- they do no wrong but follow His ways. You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed. Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees! Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands. I will praise You with an upright heart as I learn you righteous laws. I will obey Your decrees. Psalm 119: … [Read more...]

SECURITY…In what do you place your trust?

Psalm 20:7 (NIV) Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. David authored Psalm 20. A couple of commentaries I read propose it was written as a prayer on behalf of the people for the king (David) before battle. The first part of the Psalm acknowledges that victory in the battle comes from God. He is our ultimate protection. David was called to take the necessary steps to prepare for battle, but his TRUST was in God to bring the victory. … [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...]

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...]