Nathan’s Notes- 3/15/2020

          In preparation for the message today, I’d like to give you a                    number of scenarios. I’d like for you to assess each and decide what you would honestly do in these situations. When reading over these, do not give “church” answers. Do not think about what you know you should do or … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 3/8/2020

Faith requires investment. I was told of a water park that had a slide that took the rider underwater in a SHARK POOL! You could slide through the water and watch the sharks, but still be safely enclosed. As these experiences were described to me, my brain did it’s job and placed pictures in my … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 3/1/2020

We are extremely blessed to be able to welcome Colleen Martin to our Eastview staff.  She officially began her duties as Youth Director this week.  Colleen is a homegrown Christ follower who hits the ground running, knowing our culture and the excellent youth ministry team already in place, and with a vision for growth.  Please … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 2/23/2020

What a blessing it was to hear Colleen & Steve share some of their testimony last Sunday. You will be hearing from some others in the days ahead. One thing that stuck out to me as we reviewed our faith journey as a congregation was the reminder of how the Lord continues to raise up … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 2/16/2020

When the Apostle Paul thought of the Christians in Colosse he was grateful for the progress he had seen them make in their faith journey.  He speaks of not only their development, but of the impact that development had.  When the gospel takes root it changes us and as it changes us we have the … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 2/9/2020

If you watched the Super Bowl, you know that there are some        exceptional athletes who have been training for years to develop the strength and skills necessary to compete at such a level. It is impressive for sure. They do it for a trophy, fame and of course a lot of money. But when it … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 2/2/2020

“Wait till your father gets home” would put fear in the minds of many kids when they heard that, or so I have been told. A lot would depend on two things; what kind of father you had and what was going to be reported when he got there. You know what I mean right? … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 1/26/2020

Next time you’re in an airport notice the difference between passengers who have confirmed tickets and those on standby. Those who have confirmed tickets are relaxed, their confident and expectant. Those on standby hang around the ticket counter, they pace and worry because of uncertainty. God offers us freedom from the burden of uncertainty, so … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 1/19/2020

The History Channel does a, “This Day in History” where they find interesting facts about things that happened all over the world on that certain day. For example, on Jan.16th, the day I am writing this, these are a few of the things mentioned; Prohibition is ratified by the States on 1-16-1919 Benny Goodman brings … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 1/12/2020

This is the time of year when we naturally think of beginnings and endings. We end one year with a sense of reflection and begin a new year with looking ahead. We look forward with hope, another year, another chance, a new day. Or we look forward without it, carrying with us the fears, the … [Read more…]