Let Us Grow Stronger

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The ministry of the Apostle Paul is often spoken of in terms of his “missionary journeys.” There are actually four of those recorded in the book of Acts. After the first missionary journey comes to a close Paul and Barnabas end up back where they began, in Antioch. This served as a sort of homecoming and a place […]

Stronger: Developing Spiritual Disciplines

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Some of the most recognizable paintings in the world were the product of Leonardo da Vinci’s artistry. But what may surprise you most about someone with such timeless ability that few if any have been able to replicate is that much of da Vinci’s timeless success is the product of his own discipline. Writers have often referred to the fact that da […]

Worship: For the Glory of God

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On my way home each day I pass by a house that has a volleyball net in the front yard. Volleyball is a game thatrequires multiple players for it to make sense. I’ve never seen an individual serving and returning the ball tohimself at that (or any other) volleyball net. Sure there are times someone […]

Avoiding Distractions and Focusing on Christ

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Yesterday as the sun was beginning to set there was a murder of crows in the tree in one of our neighbor’s yards(no I didn’t discharge a firearm inside the city limits, but that’s what google says a group of crows is called). Like a knot of frogs, an ostentation of peacocks, or a parliament […]

The Measure of a Man

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Next to December with all that surrounds the Christmas season, June may be the busiest month of the year at Eastmont. Music on Mission, Carpenters for Christ, Vacation Bible School, and Youth Mission Trip are all in the line-up! But June is also the month in which we celebrate Father’s Day. Father’s Day has been celebrated in the United States since […]

Why We Do VBS

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Relevant! Significant! Vital! Useful! Strategic! These may not be the first words that come to your mind when you think of Vacation Bible School but since at least 1898 VBS has been part of the landscape of many evangelical churches. And while the days of stand-up/sit-down chords and watered-down Kool-Aid and butter cookies (the ones […]

Don’t Waste Your Summer

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“What are you doing this summer?” It’s the perennial question for students and teachers and for families as the days grow longer and warmer and schedules seem to become a little freer. Backyard BBQ, late nights listening to the crickets and drinking sweet tea, a day at the pool or even the lake, vehicles packed […]

Getting Back to Normal

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Getting back to normal!? It has been truly encouraging to see so many of our Eastmont family coming back to in-person worship and LifeGroups. Seeing and listening to so many of you over the last several weeks has given me an excitement about the future and potential of EBC to reach our community with the Gospel of Jesus […]

He is Risen!

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He is risen! He is risen, indeed!  These words comprise one of the oldest and most hope-filled greetings among followers of Christ Jesus. The greeting is based upon the retelling of the events on the road to Emmaus by two of the disciples (Luke 24:13 – 35). As these two retell the events, they declare to all the […]

An Unseeded Generation

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This Saturday (March 20th) marks the first day of spring! As a young boy this meant more hours to spend playing outside, signing up for baseball, the early scent of freshly mowed grass (probably more weeds than grass), and soon the first sounds of the bullfrogs on the farm pond behind our house. But it was also the […]