Rick’s Reflections- 12/6/2015

Today we are blessed to have Marty and Shelia Corey back home with us sharing about their significant work at Open Arms. Please take time to give them a personal word of thanks and encouragement and take some time to look at the material they are providing. As we think about ministering to children and … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 11/29/2015

Allow me to brag a little on our fellowship team.  Last Sunday we enjoyed a tremendous feast and a great time of fellowship as we celebrated Thanksgiving together as a church family.  The food was tremendous and the time to visit was encouraging.  Like many family celebrations there were some people missing.  We have several … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 11/22/2015

Last week I had the privilege of hearing from a Christian business leader who shared his passion for living an impacting life.  The most important thing I heard was his commitment to “start each day counting your blessings and then committing to making a difference with the day we are given.” No wonder they are … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflection’s 11/15/2015

As we continue with our series of messages focused on Growing as a Christ Follower I am reminded that we must acknowledge that we could never make the appropriate progress without giving complete control of our lives over to Christ. James Merritt once said, “You will never be all you ought to be, need to … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 11/8/2015

Over the past several months we have experienced a decline in our weekly offerings and to some extent in our attendance.  Financially   lower offerings leads to budget cuts and emotionally smaller     attendance creates gaps in the fellowship and encouragement of the body.  Together they lessen the impact we can make for the glory … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 11/1/2015

Years ago when I was just starting out as a youth minister, one of the Elders in our church used to give a Bible to everyone at their baptism. He would always write the following on the inside cover. SIN WILL KEEP YOU FROM THIS BOOK, AND THIS BOOK WILL KEEP YOU FROM SIN. I … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflection’s- 10/25/2015

Do you remember Jesus’ words to Martha when she was distracted by all the “duties” of the day? “One thing is needed, and Mary has chosen what is better…” (Luke 10:42).  Sitting at the feet of Jesus, it is what we need. With His Word in our hand and His Spirit in our hearts, we … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 10/18/2015

We here at Eastview are blessed to have men of faith and passion in leadership.  Today you are going to hear a message from one of our Elders.  Joe Corbett has been a dedicated servant leader with us from the first day they arrived on our campus.  He has a heart for God and for … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 10/11/2015

As you read this Pam and I are taking some vacation time.  I am thankful for Mel Wright’s willingness to preach today.  Mel is a good brother in the Lord and a long term kingdom servant.  He is retired from the Army and has served several congregations as counselor.  He was instrumental in the establishment … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflection’s 10/4/2015

Over the past several months I have been doing a lot of thinking about significant things.  Things that make a difference. Part of the process has been contemplating impact. We all know that choices always have consequences. Somewhere sooner or later what we choose will make a choice for us.  You choose to go too … [Read more…]