Another Pastoral Epistle 10-18-17

Another Pastoral Epistle October 18, 2017   Hi Church, “When the church is seen to move straight from worship of the God we see in Jesus to making a difference and effecting much needed change in the real world…when people realize that those who pray for the Spirit to work …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 10-11-17

Another Pastoral Epistle October 11, 2017   Hi church family, I still remember when I was serving as a youth pastor years ago, having preached a sermon, when a leader in the church came up to me and said, “Someday, you will make a great pastor.” It was a well-intentioned …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 10-4-17

Another Pastoral Epistle October 4, 2017   Hi church family, What in the world is going on? Never before in my lifetime have such shocking news, distressing media coverage and chaotic events been so frequent. Through my day on Monday, I couldn’t quite put my finger on my moodiness. The …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 9-27-17

Another Pastoral Epistle September 27, 2017   Hi EBC family, Do you know why Cain didn’t bring God an acceptable gift? Because he wasn’t Abel. What kind of man was Boaz before he got married? Ruthless. At what time of day was Adam created? A little before Eve. Groan, groan, …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 9-20-17

Another Pastoral Epistle September 20, 2017   Hi Church, What an encouragement to see so many of you respond to the call to pray this past Sunday! If you missed it this time around, there will be another opportunity in the future. Don’t forget about Prayer Builders that meets the …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 9-13-17

Another Pastoral Epistle September 13, 2017   Hi EBC family, I recently joked, “If everyone was just like me, then there would be no problems.” God in His wisdom designed the church to be made up of individuals who are not alike in gifts, personalities, backgrounds, preferences, and tastes. Uniformity …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 9-6-17

Another Pastoral Epistle September 6, 2017   When I was still a teen back in the 90s there was a popular song on the radio, and the last phrase of that song rang out with the words, “every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” There’s a natural bell …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 8-30-17

Another Pastoral Epistle August 30, 2017   Hi church, If someone had said to me 34 years ago that getting married had more to do with my holiness than my happiness, I would have looked confused and wonder if that person had spent too much time in church. But having …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 8-23-17

Another Pastoral Epistle August 23, 2017   Hi church family, It has been said that, “Waking your kids up for school the first day after summer break is almost as much fun as birthing them was.” Oh! My mind flashes back to my childhood when a school year was about …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 8-9-17

Another Pastoral Epistle August 9, 2017   Hi EBC family, It is a good thing to be a friendly church, but it is even better to be a church that makes friends. Most churches tend to be friendly. I think only in rare instances might a visitor speak of a …

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