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Reflections from 2009

December 31, 2009

Dear Friends, I want to take this opportunity to do 2 things: First, I hope that you and your family have a wonderful, prosperous, and happy New Year. I pray that you will grow closer to God in 2010. I pray for you to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33). I pray…

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New Opportunities in 2010

December 30, 2009

Friends, Eastside is launching many different small group Bible studies in January 2010. Click here to learn more about the various studies that are being offered. There is a small group for everyone. Click here to have your common questions about small group Bible studies answered. I hope to see you on Sunday as we…

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What One Change Do You Need to Make in 2010?

December 29, 2009

Dear Friends, As we approach a new year, and think about the changes we want to make in our lives, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Most of us feel like we need to make lots of changes, but I would challenge you to focus on one change. One small change, repeated day in and day…

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Going Deeper in 2010

December 28, 2009

“Going Deeper” is going to be our focus for 2010. Eastside seeks to go deeper as we fulfill our mission from God which is to LOVE GOD (worship), LOVE EACH OTHER (small groups), & LOVE OTHERS (serve or bless others)! Eastside seeks to go deeper in corporate and personal worship. Starting in 2010 we are…

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New Sermon Series & Prayer Requests

December 26, 2009

Eastside will begin a new sermon series on Sunday, January 3, 2010. As we begin the New Year I want to challenge us to “Resolve” to make worship a priority, relationships a priority, prayer priority, and following the promptings of the Holy Spirit a priority. Here are some updates on those we have been praying for:…

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Random Thoughts & Reflections From the Last Week

December 21, 2009

Dear Church Family: Here are some of my thoughts from the last week: Eastside has never experienced such grief and pain then we experienced last week with the passing of Baby Ty Lucas. I have been Eastside’s pastor for the last 20 years and I have never personally experienced anything like I experienced last week. Continue to…

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Eastside Baptist: A Generous Church

December 10, 2009

Dear Friends, There are a lot of different internet articles being written about creating a generous church culture. For example, Pastor Steve Furtick is doing a 4 part blog series on creating a culture of generosity. Click here to view part 1 and part of this series. Another quick example of internet articles dealing with…

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Christmas Thoughts

December 8, 2009

Dear Eastside Friends, I know your Christmas Season schedule is much like mine – BUSY, CRAZY, HECTIC, and OUT-OF-CONTROL. I would like to challenge you to keep CHRIST in CHRISTmas this year. Here are a couple suggestions on how to keep CHRIST at the fore front of everything you do: 1. Make it priority to be…

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