Another Pastoral Epistle 5-16-18

Another Pastoral Epistle May 16, 2018   Hi EBC Family, Why is it that when you buy a certain car you begin noticing how many of that same car are on the road?  I remember after buying a Toyota Camry back in 2007 how often I noticed Toyota Camrys everywhere.  …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 5-9-18

Another Pastoral Epistle May 9, 2018 Hi EBC Family, A pastor knows it’s a bad day when… His personal parking space gets relocated to the Denny’s parking lot three blocks away. The church votes to change his day off to Sunday. He preaches the same sermon two weeks in a …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 5-2-18

Another Pastoral Epistle May 2, 2018   Hi EBC Family, A man was on an elevator with Billy Graham and recognized him and said, “You’re Billy Graham, aren’t you?” “Yes,” Reverend Graham answered. “Well.” The man said, “you are truly a great man.” Mr. Graham immediately responded, “No, I’m not …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 4-18-18

Another Pastoral Epistle April 18, 2018   Hi EBC Family, It has been said, “If you chase two rabbits, they will both escape.”  In other words, we can’t be running around chasing so many things that we come away with nothing.  What are we chasing?  Didn’t Jesus speak of trying …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 4-11-18

April 11, 2018   Hi Church, I often return to Second Chronicles 20 for encouragement. There is a rich prayer that ends with the words, “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you” (verse 12). God then speaks through a prophet to remind Jehoshaphat and the people …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 4-4-18

Another Pastoral Epistle April 4, 2018   Hi EBC Family, It was Socrates that said, “An unexamined life is not worth living.” As we have just passed through Holy Week it afforded us the opportunity as God’s people to allow the Holy Spirit to guide us toward living an “examined …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 3-28-18

Another Pastoral Epistle March 28, 2018   Hi church family, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! This greeting also known as the Paschal Greeting is an Easter custom based on Luke 24:34, “The Lord has risen indeed!” It is unknown as to when that became a standard greeting in …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 3-21-18

Another Pastoral Epistle March 21, 2018   Hi Church, A little boy was sick on Palm Sunday and stayed home from church with his mother. After the service, the father returned from church holding a palm branch. The sick child asked, “Why do you have that palm branch, Dad?” Father …

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Another Pastoral Epistle 3-14-18

Another Pastoral Epistle March 14, 2018   Hi EBC family, I concur with the church sign that said, “Whoever is praying for snow, please stop.” On another church sign were the words, “Everything cancelled until snow is gone” (hopefully they are joking). Another sign in NH warned, “Wicked stawm comin’.” …

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