Submit and Win the Battle

I was inspired and challenged by the movie WAR ROOM that the church family recently went to see. The movie was a reminder that we need to be firmly rooted in God's Word to stand against Satan's attacks, and victory is ours only when we SUBMIT to God's authority. Bro. Rick has started a series of sermons based upon Galatians 2:20. I think this verse is so pertinent at this time as a reminder to believers what the walk of faith is all about. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer … [Read more...]

Serving God: What is Your Motivation?

While thinking through some aspects of worship recently I went back to a book I've been reading off and on for a few months: All In, by: Mark Batterson. Chapter 12 has some interesting points when speaking about how all we do should give glory to God. He relates about J.S. BACH; (famous church musician/composer from the early 19th century) Bach was to classical music what William Shakespeare was to English literature. Batterson relates: Listening to Bach's music is a rapturous experience, … [Read more...]

Children’s Choir: Why It’s Worth Your Investment

Summer is coming to a close and that means it's time to get back to our regular schedules - at school and here at Eastern Hills. So make plans to join us for our Children's Choirs and Missions Kick-off, Wednesday, August 12. Registration for the 2015-2016 year will begin at 5:45 p.m. followed by special entertainment at 6:00 p.m. in the reception room. Our regular schedule will start the following week, August 19. I encourage parents and grandparents to make sure your children are a part of … [Read more...]

Satan – The Great Peace Robber

Last week our youth choir was on tour in Kentucky. What a wonderful week! From the first night's concert at Teen Challenge in Chattanooga to the last day's life lessons we were learning on our return I sensed we had prayer warriors at home lifting us up each day. Thank you to so many who committed to pray. We certainly felt it. God's spirit worked in the lives of our young people throughout the week as well as in the lives of those we ministered to. He especially made His presence felt … [Read more...]

Draw Me Nearer

The song "Draw Me Nearer" has been on my mind a lot as the youth choir has been preparing for choir tour. I think the truths in this song are VITAL for the choir and team as they leave on tour and also for our congregation as we come to worship each week. The second stanza of the song is one of the most challenging of the song. Consecrate me now to Thy service Lord by the power of grace divine. Let my soul look up with a steady hope and my will be lost in Thine. CHORUS: Draw me nearer, … [Read more...]