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Sermon Illustrations from “Free At Last” By Dr. Tony Evans

April 30, 2014

In May I am beginning a new sermon series titled, “Winning the Mind Wars.” I am going to be preaching on the spiritual warfare that takes place in the mind of believers and unbelievers. In preparation for this sermon series I recently read “Free at Last: Experiencing True Freedom Through Your Identity In Christ.” Here…

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Seven Values of Mission Trips

April 28, 2014

Since August 2010 I have been on 13 different mission trips to Prince of Peace Home for Girls in Guatemala where I also serve on the board of directors. Over approximately 4 years of leading mission teams I have come to recognize the value of international mission trips. Here are 7 values of engaging in…

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Shake It Off And Step UP

April 25, 2014

SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.  ROMANS 12:21 THE PARABLE IS TOLD OF an old dog that fell into a farmer’s well. After assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with the dog but decided that neither the dog nor the well were worth the…

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20 Quotes on Establishing Biblical Boundaries From The Book Boundaries

April 23, 2014

I have just finished reading Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend‘s classic book Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life. Boundaries define us. They define what is me and what is not me. A boundary shows me where I end and someone else begins, leading me to…

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Easter 2014 Reflections

April 21, 2014

Easter 2014 was a beautiful Sunday. According to all the posts I viewed on Facebook, Easter was a huge day in the life of many individuals, families, and churches. Here are a few of my reflections from Easter 2014: 1. Easter is still very much a family weekend. Yesterday I witnessed so many family pictures…

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What Is Your Summer Reading List?

April 18, 2014

What is your Summer reading list? What books are you reading or do you plan to read to help you grow as a leader? I have discovered reading with the intention of learning is a way for me to be the “best” me. With this new insight about myself, I have added reading into my daily schedule. Here are…

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LifePlan Experience

April 16, 2014

I recently spent two days working through my LifePlan Process with a facilitator.  I spent the first day gaining perspective on my life, then I spent the second day putting together a plan for the next twenty years of ministry. I found this process to be very beneficial and very helpful for me as a…

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6 Questions To Ask Before Showing Up This Easter

April 14, 2014

Here are six practical questions I’d like to ask you before showing up on Sunday at Eastside: 1. Are you making plans to bring someone to our “Easter Egg Drop” held at Irvine-McDowell Park on Saturday, April 19th?  We will be a major sponsor of this event. A helicopter will be dropping eggs from the…

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5 Kinds of Authority (You Can Possess)

April 11, 2014

Neil Cole is one of my favorite authors. I love his book Organic Church. Here is one of my learnings from Organic Church (or from Organic Leadership) that deals with different types of authorities which a leader can possess. This list can be found on pages 177-179  in his book. 5 Kinds of Authority  Positional Authority –…

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Eastside’s Spring Catalog of Upcoming Events

April 9, 2014

Welcome to Spring! Spring brings new opportunities and new beginnings. Eastside Community has some wonderful opportunities for you to begin afresh and anew. Take a few minutes and flip through our catalog which contains all of our upcoming events through July! If you prefer to download the PDF version, feel free to do so. View the…

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