Epidemic & Growth

Greg Gosselin

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength…

I will continue with the rest of the passage from The Message:

Love God, your God, with your whole heart: love Him with all that is in you, love Him with all you’ve got! Write these commandments that I’ve given you today on your hearts. Get them inside of you and then get them inside your children. Talk to them wherever you are, sitting at home, or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning to when you fall into bed at night. Tie them on your hands and foreheads as a reminder; inscribe them on the doorposts of your homes and on your city gates.

God was serious when He set down how we were to train our children in Godliness. The plan was never for parents to just be morally upright and then send their kids off to church to learn about Him. 

These times we are in offer us a unique opportunity as parents. Everything is new. We are teaching our kids at home. Some of our kids are Zooming with their friends. We are doing online Church and Sunday School. We are doing online dance, piano. Our kids are spending an unprecedented amount of time playing online game. We are doing all these fine things, but what are we doing for our kids spiritually? 

It would be a horrible thing if at the end of all this our kids were at the same place spiritually as when it all began. It would be horrible if we did not take this unique opportunity to help our kids grow spiritually.

Several times during the week, also on Sundays, I post devotions and a Sunday School lesson. I have been doing this since the epidemic started. My goal was not for me to post videos to help our kids grow as Christians, but to equip our parents to be Godly leaders. I want our parents to spend a brief time in Bible study and prayer with their kids. I want to equip parents to have spiritual conversations with their children.

Most of our adults are attending Worship Services and Sunday School online and through Zoom. Our adults are getting fed spiritually, but what about our kids?

You can find all the lessons on our Children’s Facebook Page. If you do not do Facebook, I would be happy to email the lessons to you.

This is a great time for great things. It is a time to reevaluate all that we do. To become better people, better neighbors, better Christians and better church members.

I can’t wait for us all to be together again soon!

Pastor Greg

Greg Gosselin About Greg Gosselin

Greg was born and raised in Miami, FL. He is affectionately known as “Father Goose”. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of six at the First Baptist Church of Perrine, FL. Greg came to Eastern Hills Baptist Church in February of 2004 from the First Baptist Church of Paris, TX.