New Sermon Series & Other Random Thoughts

January 20, 2010


Pastor Virgil will start a new sermon series on January 31, 2010: Ruth: A Love Story

January 31: The Mystery of Mercy
February 7: The Ministry of Mercy
February 21: The Risk of Love
February 28: The Story of Redemption

Haiti Relief Money Donated to Date: $3,059.25 + $1,000.00 from our mission fund = $4,059.25. Praise The Lord. Thank you for your generosity and kindness. Eastside’s Business Administration Team decided to give all the relief money to Franklin’s Graham Ministry –Samaritan’s Purse.

I want to express my appreciation to this church family for their vision and commitment to glorify God in all we do and say. May we cry out like the Psalmist did in Psalm 115:1, “Not to us, O Lord, not us but to your name be the GLORY.” My only goal is for God to show us His glory and for His glory to be declared to the nations (Exodus33:18). Our commtiment to glorifing God is stronger today then it has ever been. As our commitment continues to grow in this arena please don’t be deceived in thinking that every one is committed to this cause. They aren’t. 

These people whom Jesus called wolves dressed in sheep clothing still believes that the church is about promoting their cause, their ministry, or about what they do for Eastside and for God.  What I have come to realize is that about 100% these people are not living for God rather they are living for self.

What we have to remember is that our focus can’t be on those who are self-serving rather our focus has to be on THE GLORY OF GOD! God help us not to lose our focus on YOU!

Are you desperate for the Glory of God? Are you desperate for His Spirit? Are you desperate for Him to reveal Himself to us? I am absolutely desperate for God’s Spirit to ignite the Glory of God in our midst. Join me in praying to this end.  

I love each one of you. I am proud to be your pastor. Please continue to pray for one another.


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