Rick’s Reflections- 2/14/2016

Last Sunday we began a series of messages under the theme Realignment.  We looked at our schedules, the way we use our time in relation to what we say are our priorities.  We were reminded that we all have the same amount of time in a given day and we also have choices as to … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 2/7/2016

In my email account there is the typical inbox, sent, deleted and drafts.  A new one now is “clutter”.  I have two in there at the moment.  It reminds me of the way our life can get.  Cluttered up with things that don’t matter much.  Too much clutter and we get off track, out of … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 1/31/2016

Allow me to say thank you to our very dedicated  Fellowship team. The War Room movie night was a tremendous success.  There was a great time of sharing before and after the powerful message of the film.  I am sure that there were changed hearts as a result of that effort. Today we close out … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflection’s- 1/24/2016

America’s greatest need is a spiritual awakening. That will mean admitting the nation’s foolishness for replacing our traditional Christian foundation with a “religion of secularism.” Like Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation in the 16th Century, an explosion of faith that can rock the world for generations is needed. But this movement likely won’t come into view … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflection’s- 1/17/2016

Last week we started on a new series of messages that address the changing culture in America and its impact on the church. What we hope to bring to light is both a Biblical understanding of these times and our response to them. As we address the concept of persecution we will be stretched. How … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflection’s- 1/10/2016

In our experience it has seemed that people make changes for a number of reasons.  Major change though has very few triggers.  A recent crisis can lead to a major change as does the burden of the status quo.  When you can’t stand it any longer you change.  A third trigger is the introduction of … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflection’s- 1/3/2016

Today we are blessed to have our dear friend and former preacher Gary Cornwell filling the pulpit.  Gary and Debbie served here at Eastview faithfully for 14 years and made a significant impact on our church family and faith culture.  I am sure his message will be one of clarity and challenge.  Give him a … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflection’s- 12/27/2015

Have you ever wondered, What Does Jesus Want for Christmas? John Piper gives us the following to consider. He suggests we can see the answer in Jesus’ prayers. “Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflection’s- 12/20/2015

This year we have been focusing on our Christmas “Giving Tree” project toward Open Arms Ministry and the work being done there by Marty & Shelia Corey, Nancy Dameron and their staff. Thank you for encouraging them in this way. There is a much more significant way Christ followers can get involved in the lives … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflection’s- 12/13/2015

As we approach our Christmas celebrations this year it will be very different for many of our church family. We have had another group of brothers and sisters join the ranks of those of us who have lost a loved one. Earlier this week Raendra Cummings, daughter of Glenn and Donna Tow shared some thoughts … [Read more…]