Rick’s Reflections- 2/17/2019

Today we have the unique opportunity to review as a congregation where we have been and where we are hoping to go as a body of believers. You will be presented with the opportunity to think through what it means to be part of a church family and to evaluate our collective impact in our … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 2/10/2019

What would happen if we truly gave the keys to our future to God and then set out purposefully to find and do His will with the rest of our lives? What if we gave as much of ourselves as we could to as much of God as we can grasp, to live as if … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 2/3/2019

Last week we were challenged by Scripture, specifically Hebrews 11, to ask some significant questions of ourselves and our willingness to believe God and act on that belief. They included; * How would we live today if we absolutely believed that God existed and that He loves us completely and has a specific plan to … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 1/27/2019

     What is the mark of a healthy church? Certainly there are many: heartfelt worship, Biblical teaching, strong conviction from the word of God. A congregation of believers cannot be healthy without these things, but there is one that we sometimes overlook. I am talking about the essential truth that we are a family. “See … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 1/20/2019

At the time of this “reflecting” we are not sure what the weekend will bring in terms of weather. If you’re here reading this, good for you. I hope you are one of the “Perfect Attenders”, if not you can start now and be so for the rest of the year! In all seriousness, last … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 1/13/2019

This is an exciting time of ministry at Eastview and I am so blessed to be yoked with dedicated and faithful people on the journey. We are   seeing tremendous victories in peoples lives as they orient themselves to the ways of the Lord. At the same time, we have so many who are struggling with … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 1/6/2019

There is a natural push of the New Year for reflection. Nathan’s message last week gave us a good way to remember how to see change become a reality. Allow me to share with you the words of a hymn that was written in 1874. Frances Havergal, a believer composed it as a New Year’s … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 12/30/2018

   The failure to follow through on New Year’s resolutions has become a trope. We joke: “My resolution was to lose twenty pounds. Only twenty-five more to go.” If you ask anyone what kinds of changes they need to make in their lives, they can most likely list a few. Some are very common: improve … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 12/23/2018

 Jesus told His disciples, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”  The Biblical concept of peace is different from what we might expect. We oversimplify it to mean “an absence of conflict”. While … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 12/16/2018

One of the contemporary Christmas songs that I really like is A Strange Way to Save the World by Mark Harris. In it the song writer says, “Now I’m not one to second guess what angels have to say, but this is such a strange way, to save the world.” If ever there was an … [Read more…]