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The Upside Down Kingdom

Posted by Rose Anderson on

Tim Keller said that if our identity is wrapped up in our work, then our successes will go to our heads and our failures will go to our hearts.  As women, this work does not have to be employment outside the home.  It could be mothering, or being a wife, or homemaker, or it could be a...

There is Always Room for More in Community

Posted by Craig Harris on

Hello Faith Family of ECBC, As Community Groups get underway I want to give you a quick report on how it is going and how God is using CGs to impact lives. We had over 200 new folks join Community Groups as a result of LinkNight September 14. That brings our total involvement in Community...

Letter to a New Mom

Posted by Rose Anderson on

Dear New Mom, Congratulations!  You are somebody’s Mom!  What a high and holy calling!  This comes with a wide range of emotions, the first probably being exhaustion.  The verse that the Lord gave me when my first child was about to be born was Romans 12:1 ...

A Biblical Model for Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Posted by Dave B. on

A Biblical Model for Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Located just behind the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India, is a desperately poor slum called Arjun Camp.  The people were so poor that they could not even afford to send their children to the public schools.  We...

Podcasts I Listen to

Posted by Andy Boyer on

I have always been a listener.  As a boy I remember how excited I was to receive a tiny transistor AM only radio.  It opened up the world of mid sixties AM Top 40 radio and the games of my favorite sports teams.   I have fond recollections of regular tent camping trips to the...

The Lord Disciplines Those He Loves

Posted by Rose Anderson on

“Endure hardship as discipline;  God is treating you as sons.  For what son is not disciplined by his father? If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons.  Moreover, we have all had human fathers who...

A Global Story with Local Application

Posted by Dave B. on

Most of us bemoan our lack of evangelistic effort and genuinely want to do better.  So, when I read this Acts-like story from one of our global partners, I saw some lessons that could help all of us sow more abundantly and effectively.   I was visiting at an American friend’s...

On the Cusp of the Senior Year of My Oldest Child

Posted by Rose Anderson on

When I went to my very first appointment to see the nurse when I knew I was expecting my first child, she gave me a lot of literature to read, a vitamin prescription, and made an appointment for me to see the doctor. As I was walking out of the door, I asked her, “Aren’t you going to...

Are Mission Trips Worth the Cost?

Posted by Dave B. on

Each year you, the members of East Cooper Baptist Church, obey Christ’s command to make disciples of all nations.  Some go.  Some send by providing financial support.  And others pray.  Why do we make a big deal of this at ECBC?  What do they really accomplish in...

Thoughts on Mother's Day

Posted by Buster Brown on

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. It is a day to celebrate the faithfulness of our mothers who sacrificially love, care, serve, and believe – in the midst of joys and sorrows. This Sunday is also a Sunday when many parents grieve the fact that they have a “prodigal” child. A...

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