Rick’s Reflections- 12/9/2018

The following devotion was shared with our youth ministry team by Lee Mahon this week. It speaks to their ongoing efforts to develop a God honoring strategy for our youth ministry going forward and ties in with our message from last Sunday. “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 12/2/2018

This Sunday we begin a series of messages focusing on the wonderful blessings we receive because of Christ’s coming into the world to save us and show us our true purpose. It is very important that we take time from the typical busyness of Christmas to slow down and reflect upon the truth of the … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 11/25/2018

In the opening of the first letter to the church in Thessalonica the Apostle Paul said; “We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 11/18/2018

Today we will enjoy a special Thanksgiving Feast with our Eastview family. A special thank you goes out to the fellowship team for their incredible efforts to make this happen. Considering our past few messages focusing on biblical hospitality, we are reminded that eating together expresses acceptance and equality. Pot luck lunches can be               significant … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflection- 11/11/2018

Today is Veteran’s Day and we are so thankful for the men & women who have served our nation, keeping us free to worship and live in this blessed land. Some veterans bear visible signs of their service: a missing limb, a jagged scar, a certain look in the eye. Others may carry the evidence … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 11/4/2018

Last week was very special. We saw a window into the way God is transforming people by His grace. We were also reminded that God demonstrates His grace through His people. When we strive to be Jesus with skin on, people experience Christ’s touch. Theologically, grace is described as God’s unmerited favor toward human beings … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 10/28/2018

Last week we were reminded of the powerful impact mercy and grace had on the early church. We were reminded that we all need it, and in some ways all hope for it. We also were reminded from the words of Jesus, how valuable we are to God. Today we are going to get very … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 10/21/2018

We have spent a great deal of time lately thinking about God’s “Amazing Grace.” In Les Misérables, a classic novel by Victor Hugo, the main theme is the conflict of law versus grace. The two main characters represent the two sides. Javert, a policeman/investigator, and Valjean, a convict-turned-entrepreneur. In it there is a tension between … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 10/14/2018

     In March of 1993, eastern Kentucky experienced a “storm of the century”.  Large amounts of snow were dumped on the town of Corbin, where I lived. Once we were able to get out of our house, we had a lot of fun with it. We built snow sculptures and snow forts. We had snowball … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 10/7/2018

Today we see how the grace of God affected two very good people. Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus were by all accounts people we would want to be around. They were decent folks who wanted to be right with God. They tried hard to do the right thing for the right reasons. But they had … [Read more…]