In the Lord’s way and in the Lord’s timing, He has blessed and is blessing Eastside Baptist Church with a generation of Children.
Never in the history of Eastside Baptist Church has there been a season quite like this one.
Five years ago Eastside asked God Almighty to forgive her of trusting in the methodologies of men and began a renewed path to trust in the Lord by trusting the sufficiency of Scripture as our primary instruction for training our children; meaning we stopped all age graded segregation of our children, we stopped providing ongoing systematic separation of children from parents when families gathered together on the Lord’s Day.
It felt strange at first, many were confused about what we were doing (and still are), some thought we don’t care about children and youth.
Today, God has has given us more children than we’ve ever had and more children than we could ever build facility for if we still segregated the children.
I want to share with you a short moment in yesterday’s (1/1/2017) gathering. We committed and recommitted ourselves to the duty God has given us, the church, and the family.
Here is a short clip from that gathering yesterday when we committed ourselves unto the Lord in our duty to obey Him.
Today, Eastside Baptist is committed to the Lord to obey him with respect to every child given to her duty both here and abroad. Locally, thirty-eight children belong to families of Eastside Baptist and forty-five children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Over eighty children under direct order of God to teach and instruct.
We can do it our way or God’s way. We are slaves of God, so we choose to do it God’s way regardless of the outcome.
May God help us to obey Him.