“Have Salt in Yourselves”

Odd command. Really. When was the last time you heard someone tell you to “have salt” in you? I asked my four-year-old if that meant she needed to eat a bunch of salt. Wisely, she shook her heard, though her face betrayed a lack of clarity on the issue. What in the world does...
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How to be an Enemy of God

Enemies despise one another. Enemies attempt to harm one another. Enemies see no reason for truce. Enemies come from diametrically opposing sides. The more powerful normally enforces its will on the less powerful. Becoming an enemy is not difficult. Just do something to another...
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Resolutions

What resolutions did you make yesterday? How many have you kept . . . or failed to keep today? The New Year provides a great opportunity for evaluating life. Making an arbitrary list of stuff to do or not do might give the sensation of accomplishing something grand. Or at least...
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New Year, New Church

New year, new church. What does that mean for you? Switching churches. Starting to go to church. Taking church seriously. At Eastside Community Bible Church, that phrase communicates what 2013 is all about. This year marks the inauguration of a church committed to taking church...
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Sharing the Gospel

What is the gospel? Very simply, it is the apostolic teaching that Jesus Christ died, was buried, rose again, ascended to heaven where He is now, and will return to judge the earth (1 Corinthians 15:1-11). And, that is the message Christ commands all His followers to proclaim...
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Maintaining Unified Fellowship

The New Testament emphasizes the unity of believers in Jesus Christ. Quickly, what unity is not. Unity is not an ecumenical group hug that encourages everyone to forget their differences of every kind and affirm everyone else’s views. Unity is not failing to address sinful...
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Giving Careful Attention to God’s Word

At ECBC we believe in the inerrancy (without error) and sufficiency of God’s Word. Only through the priority of giving attention to God’s Word will we be able to truly bring glory to God with our lives and learn how to please Him in all things. Therefore, this is our...
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Committed to glorifying God by worshiping and serving Christ

In 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12, Paul writes the words: 11 To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, 12 so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you,...
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