Posts from April 2018

Posts from April 2018

Week 3 – I Wish My Parents Knew…

“I’m afraid of my parents dying” “I’m not perfect” “They compare me to my sibling too much” “My friends are as bad as they think they are” “I sneak out of the house a lot” “I don’t dress to be provocative” “I wish we spent more time together as a family” “Jesus” “I want my family to attend Church together” “I want them to be in heaven with me” “How much I love them”

Notes From Mark

These are exciting times for EBC. But then it is always exciting when one decides to live for God and see what He has in store for each one of our lives. But this time in particular as we begin in earnest the process of seeking our new pastor. It all begins with prayer. Imagine 200 people praying every day for God to move and work in the life of this church, our search committee, our own hearts. Imagine sincerely…

Week 2: I Wish My Parent Knew…

“I need my space” “Privacy does not equal deception” “I’m afraid of them splitting up” “I can hear them when they fight” “I don’t want a forced relationship with the parent I don’t live with” “How much I’m hurting inside” “I battle depression” “I used to be suicidal” “I take sleep tranquilizers for fun” “I drink a lot” “I smoke marijuana” “I take their prescription drugs” “I have gone too far physically with a guy/girl” “I’ve had sex” “I regret…

Notes From Mark

You have probably heard the expression that mankind has a God-sized hole in our hearts and this is only something that God can fill. In the song ‘Til They Rest In You” it picks up on this thought when it reads We yearn, we thirst, We stumble in the dark, Discontent, for You’ve set eternity Within each heart. This is not some idea that someone thought of to make a clever phrase. This is a truth found in God’s Word.…

Encouragement

We all need encouragement. We all need a helping from time to time.  We need encouragement from each other and from God. A man recalled learning to drive as a boy, he was driving the family car on a gravel road with his Dad. For whatever reason, he drove the car off the road, or slipped off the road, into the ditch, and stopped. The man remembered just sitting there and feeling foolish.   He recalled that after the dust settled…

Love

I recently performed Alex and Megan Ander’s wedding. I always read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 at weddings. Those verses remind me about what love is and isn’t. I am reminded that love doesn’t store up offenses.  Love doesn’t keep track of wrongs.  Love doesn’t hold on to resentment. One time, a man was hurrying through a revolving door and bumped into another man.  He immediately said, “If this is my fault, I’m sorry.  If it’s yours, it’s okay.  I haven’t time…

Adversity

What do you do when you reach the end of your rope?  What do you do when life gets rough?  What do you do when there’s no light at the end of the tunnel?  What do you do when you hit rock bottom? We’ve all been there and we’ll all be there again. Adversity is inevitable.  Someone once said, “Adversity doesn’t make a person weak or strong.  It merely reveals what he already is.”  I have found it’s not what…

I Wish My Parents Knew…

I Wish My Parents Knew… Week 1 I’m afraid of letting them down I try my best to make them proud I feel like they are too hard on me I feel like nothing I do is ever good enough for them I don’t like playing sports, I just play bc they want me to I have a problem with lust I’m addicted to pornography I steal (From them and from others) I get bullied at school & on social…

Notes from Mark

What a feast! Thank you to our Kitchen Committee and Children’s Team for your hard work in setting up for our meal yesterday and preparing for our Dessert Auction. Thank you to each one that brought such delicious food. To our dessert makers, you out did yourselves. It is a blessing to see the love you have for our children at EBC. Yes, even in making your dessert, supplying food for the meal and working behind the scenes you demonstrate…

Pastor Search Committee

Please begin praying for our Pastor Search Committee.  Last Sunday, our church family elected Richard Metscher (Chair), Derrick Barker, Kenny Watson, Larry Wright, and Chuck Marquis as our Pastor Search Committee.  Let’s pray for God to bind Satan from these men as they set out to prayerfully find God’s man to serve as our next Pastor.  Let’s pray for our next pastor and the process of finding and calling him. Excited about our future, Bro. David
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