Eric Ludy Sermon Podcast: Church at Ellerslie
Discover a Christianity that actually works. These powerful sermons delivered by Pastor Eric Ludy for the Church at Ellerslie will awaken you to the majesty of true Christianity. God designed Christianity not to be mere theory but a life empowered by His grace, built unshakable upon truth, centered upon Jesus Christ, and poured out for His glory. It is more than academic head-knowledge, it is practical living grounded in the Word of God. These sermons are delivered with soul-stirring passion that will ignite your spiritual fire.

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December 15, 2018

The Happy Road

The Gospel has two aspects to it—yet most of us only experience the first part. We are not only to receive the Gospel, we are also to give the Gospel. In this important message, Pastor Eric Ludy examines Paul’s statement in 1 Corinthians about desiring spiritual gifts, but especially that we may prophesy. Prophecy is the clear word about Jesus and contained within it is the secret to blessedness—giving the clear word about Jesus. Tongues and prophecy have often been a confusing and heated topic in the Church, but with kindness and a clear word on the matter, Pastor Ludy will explain the purpose of both, and in so doing, will lead you down a happy road of understanding.
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December 7, 2018

The Old Servant

Have you ever thought of the Old Servant as a character in the Bible? Because He is a behind-the-scenes kind of guy, many have paid Him little attention, but the Holy Spirit's work is evident throughout Scripture. His role focuses on revealing the Father and Jesus Christ instead of making Himself the focus. The modern Church frequently mishandles the Spirit of God, and this message attempts to give a clear and Biblical perspective on how we are to relate to Him.
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November 30, 2018

The Feast of Love

As the Israelites wandered the wilderness, they gathered, ground, prepared, and cooked manna on a daily basis—a daily feast which is an Old Testament pattern for us living in the reality of the New Testament. Addressing the necessity of expressing love for one another, Pastor Eric Ludy talks about the Love Feast in Jude 1:12 and explains the three different categories for edification and sharing within the Body of Christ. This continuing series on spiritual gifts points to Jesus Christ and reminds us that we individually must gather the life and love of Christ each day (like manna) so that we can prepare and share it with Body.
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November 16, 2018

The Shadow Kingdom

Prophecies, tongues, and spiritual gifts will cease when the perfect has come, according to 1 Corinthians 13:10. But what is the perfect that is to come? This question has caused confusion and misunderstanding within the Body of Christ today and as a result, has split the church. In this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy gives biblical understanding to this difficult topic and with graceful dexterity shows how the Shadow Kingdom all pointed toward one end—Jesus Christ. Whether you’re a declared cessationist or a charismatic (or have no idea what those words mean), this message on spiritual gifts and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit will embolden your faith and exhort you to keep your focus on Christ.
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November 11, 2018

Grape School

Too often we forget that in the Christian life suffering is a good thing. We are commanded to rejoice when faced with trials, to have exceeding gladness in the midst of suffering, and to endure tribulation and testings with endless joy. But the question we must ask ourselves is do we actually believe (and live) this? Using the “happy” story of a grape, Pastor Eric Ludy takes us to “Grape School” to discover the hidden secret in the training of a grape. Through these simple yet powerful lessons, you will understand the joy of embracing any hardships and difficulties in your life. This sermon was originally given on March 12, 2017.
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November 4, 2018

Pearl Farming

Just as a physical body has several systems that help it function and live (e.g.: respiratory, endocrine, digestive, etc) so too the Body of Christ has systems that help it live fully for the glory of God. In this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy compares the physical body to the Church and explains why each of us is necessary for its function and life—although we don’t all have the same gifting, function, or role. The difficulty of being a body is that we typically think in terms of our “system” while forgetting the others are just as important—thus allowing irritants and frustration from others to distract us from Christ. The heart of this message is Eric’s appeal to allow God to take every irritation and frustration and, just like an oyster, use the irritant to produce pearls.
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October 27, 2018

Incorrigibly Cheerful

The Christian is one who has a reason to smile. And this reason doesn't change . . . ever. The Christian possesses an indomitable joy, an impervious sense of gratitude, and an ever-present buoying grace that supplies, not just an endurance through difficulties, but shouts of joy in the midst of the darkest of life's turns.
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October 21, 2018

Every One of Us

In this straightforward and illuminating message, Pastor Eric Ludy addresses the often misunderstood concept of spiritual gifts and how they work together within the Body of Christ today. As a Body, we are called to function together and showcase Jesus Christ. As such, the Bible says He has given us different gifts in order to bring about that purpose. Rather than an intimidating sermon on a concept that can divide the Church, Pastor Ludy lays a biblical foundation for the gifts and reminds us that the chief gifts given by God are Himself and love.
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October 14, 2018

Thinking Like a King

In 1799, the French military leader Napoleon Bonaparte sized political power of France, soon becoming its emperor. During his coronation, in a display of pomp and arrogance, Napoleon took the crown from the Pope and crowned himself. This self-crowned king is a great picture of how the flesh works in our life—always seeking to rule, master, control, and wear the crown. But this is completely opposite as to how Christ works. In God’s “Upside Down Kingdom” the first become last, the least become greatest, and we discover life in the midst of death. Christians are called to think like a king—the True King—which means we must become humble, a lowly servant, and not seek our own gain. In this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy compares the thinking of two kings—Napoleon and Jesus Christ—and exhorts us to spurn the coronation of Napoleon (i.e.: flesh) and instead follow the six baffling secrets of Jesus’ coronation.
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October 7, 2018

The Noble Brow

The forehead, spiritually, is a determined position or declaration of defiance—either against God or against darkness. As Christians, we are biblically called to don a noble brow—a position of trust, reliance, and dependence upon Christ Jesus. We are to be immutable, fixed, unchanging, and unalterable in our position because we know Jesus and His character; or as Hebrews declares, God has promised and He cannot lie. In this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy declares Christians are people of freed foreheads—believers who have been freed from the mark of sin and who can now be marked by Christ—and therefore can live with noble brows.
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