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April 5, 2019

How do you handle divisive doctrines?

Certain topics in Scripture seem juxtaposed to one another—for example: sovereignty and free will, suffering and prosperity, or church government and spiritual gifts—and such tensions have divided the Church over the ages. In this episode, Eric Ludy tackles the difficult topic of divisive doctrines.

Listen to Eric answer the question: How do you handle divisive doctrines?

» Want to take this topic even deeper? Check out Eric Ludy's sermon: The Just Balance 

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March 22, 2019

Is the Devil an Equal Power to God?

While it may seem like an obvious question, Christians must remember that not only is God more powerful, but the enemy has nothing (no authority, position, power, or control) over God. He has been defeated, and as Christians whose position is IN Christ, we too can walk in freedom and victory over the wiles and schemes of the enemy. In this video, Eric not only gives a succinct answer to the question but also gives several arguments from the Bible that refutes the claims and lies of the enemy.

Listen to Eric answer the question: Is the Devil an Equal Power to God?

 

 » Want to take this topic even deeper? Check out Eric Ludy's sermon: The Strategy of God

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March 1, 2019

Was Jesus Handsome?

The Gospels don't describe in detail our precious Messiah. What did Jesus look like? Was He tall? What color were His hair and eyes? While we don't know the answers to these specific questions, the Bible does give us a few clues.

Listen to Eric answer the question: Was Jesus Handsome?

 

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February 22, 2019

What is the Secret to Suffering Well?

All of us will face trials, difficulty, and problems – especially as Christians. The question is not how to do we get out of these situations as fast as possible, but rather how do we handle the circumstance that will bring the most glory to God. In short, we must discover how to suffer well.

Listen to Eric answer the question: What is the secret to suffering well?

 

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February 15, 2019

What are some of the most audacious moments in Scripture?

Audacious is defined as: "showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks." Throughout Scripture, numerous stories can be labeled as daring, bold, or audacious. But what are some of the most audacious moments?

Listen to Eric answer the question: What are some of the most audacious moments in Scripture?

 

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February 8, 2019

What is the Secret to a Faith that Works?

Christians know the word "faith" but many don't know how to practically live it.

Listen to Eric answer the question: What is the secret to a faith that works?

 

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February 1, 2019

Is inconvenience a good or bad thing?

Many of us have a distaste for life's problems, difficulties, or inconveniences … and thus avoid them whenever possible. But could there be a greater purpose to our inconveniences and how does God want to use those in the lives of ourselves and others?

Listen to Eric answer the question: Is inconvenience a good or bad thing?

 

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January 25, 2019

And the Winners Are . . . (Spring 2018)

We are giving away three full-ride scholarships for this upcoming spring semester starting March 2. And the winners are …

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January 22, 2019

Video: Be Exhorted and Encouraged by William Booth, AW Tozer, and Leonard Ravenhill

How did the voices of our Christian heroes sound like? In this fun video, we get to hear the voices of William Booth, AW Tozer, and Leonard Ravenhill in this special video by our friend Ben Price.

Also a reminder tomorrow is the last day to sign up for a full-ride scholarship to our Spring Semester.

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January 18, 2019

Interested in a FULL-RIDE Scholarship to our Spring Discipleship Training?

So, we are at it again. We decided that we want to keep a good thing going.

We are giving out 3 full-ride scholarships to this upcoming spring discipleship training.

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January 18, 2019

As a father, what are you training up your children to do?

While every parent has a vision for what they desire their children to do and become, as Christians there should be one central passion we desire to train our children with.

Listen to Eric answer the question: As a father, what are you training up your children to do?

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January 11, 2019

What is one of the greatest threats to the Church in America?

The Church has had to face a lot of threats throughout Christian history … so what is one of the greatest threats to the Church in this generation? Is it some outside force or something more insidious?

Listen to Eric answer the question: What is one of the greatest threats to the Church in America?

 

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January 4, 2019

Who REALLY created the heavens and the earth?

We know God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1), but the Bible actually gives us more details on the creation event.

Listen to Eric answer the question: Who REALLY created the heavens and the earth? 

 

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December 28, 2018

Can a church be healthy if it is packed full of immature believers?

QUESTION: Can a church be healthy if it is packed full of immature believers?

» Want to take this topic even deeper? Check out Eric Ludy's sermon: A Heart to Heart

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December 21, 2018

Is it okay to call Jesus … Jesus?

With so much confusion around the Name "Jesus" – is it okay to actually call the Son of God, Jesus?

QUESTION: Is it okay to call Jesus … Jesus?

» Check out the sermon: The Koine Jesus.

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December 15, 2018

Should Christians Seek the Gift of Tongues?

In this loaded question, Eric Ludy tackles the question of whether Christians should seek the gift of tongues as mentioned in 1 Corinthians. His answer might surprise you.

QUESTION: Should Christians Seek the Gift of Tongues?

» Check out the sermon The Happy Road.

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December 7, 2018

Is the Holy Spirit being neglected in the Church today?

When it comes to the Holy Spirit, many Christians tend to fall into one of two camps: either over-emphasize the Holy Spirit or ignore Him altogether. Here are Eric’s thoughts on the topic.

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November 30, 2018

What are three of the most awkward concepts in the New Testament?

There are a variety of awkward concepts and statements in the New Testament and Eric talks about his top three.

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November 23, 2018

Is it possible to be cheerful all the time?

During this season of Thanksgiving, Eric tackles the question if its possible for us to be cheerful all the time.

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November 16, 2018

What is the perfect that is to come?

Eric Ludy examines 1 Corinthians 13:10 and answers the controversial question of what is the perfect that is to come.

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October 5, 2018

Eric Ludy Discusses Heaven

I’ve always loved the topic of Heaven.  I used to sit around when I was young and dream about what it would be like to be with Him there.  And, I guess, you could say that I still kind of do that...

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September 7, 2018

The Crazy Business of Cross Swapping

No matter where you go on this earth, if you choose to grow a flower garden you will, undoubtedly, battle with weeds. The same is true with growing the Christian life. Along with the amazing Life you receive in Christ come the trials that strangely accompany that amazing Life. I guess it’s just a principle of both soil and souls in a fallen world...

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August 31, 2018

Why Do Purity Commitments Fail?

Both Leslie and I grew up in Christian youth groups at the height of the abstinence movement. During our young adult years, we were given many reasons for why we should choose purity, such as, “You’ll have a better marriage someday” or “You’ll avoid STD’s and teen pregnancy” or “You’ll have more respect for yourself” or “Abstinence is cool, come join all the others who have chosen to live this way!”...

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August 13, 2018

Ellerslie Students Speak Up

Many times over the years we have put graduates from our discipleship training program behind a camera and asked them fun and interesting questions. As a result, we have a lot of great interview footage that we have collected over the years, but, often, this footage just sits on our servers taking up space. So, the other day, I commissioned Josh Kinabrew (our film director) to make use of some of this footage and grab a few of these interviews so that we can throw them out to you via this blog. And, who knows, if you are alumni, maybe you will be in this video compilation. Wouldn’t that be fun?...

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August 3, 2018

And the Winners Are . . . (Fall 2018)

You may have missed the excitement from last Friday, but going into the weekend we announced that we were giving away 3 full-ride scholarships to our next Bravehearted Personal Discipleship program which is set to begin on September 22nd of this year. As a result, over the past couple days, we have been unburying ourselves from the mountain of responses in order to determine the winners. When something is free, people become very VERY interested...

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