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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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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September 23, 2018

The Necessity of Shade

We often look at the lives of heroic Christians like Apostle Paul, Charles Spurgeon, or others and forget the hardships and difficulties they faced. Mrs. Charles B. Cowman wrote that “Every flower, even the fairest, has its shadow beneath it as it swings in the sunlight. Where there is much light there is much shade.” Though lives like Paul and Spurgeon shown much light, their lives were also marked by much “shade.” In this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy encourages us to embrace the difficulties, trials, and hardships that come our way—as that is often a tool God uses to declare the power of the Gospel even more through our lives. For as Paul reminds us, “Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
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September 9, 2018

The Power of the Unremarkable

The process of growth and maturity takes time, even for a church. In this revealing sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy examines what it means for the church to function in a full-scale Biblical pattern of truth, love, obedience, holiness, and Holy-Spirit power. Though we often want our lives and churches to showcase the remarkable, Pastor Ludy reminds us that God often uses the mundane and unremarkable as His way to reveal the majesty, triumph, and glory of Jesus Christ. But this message is more than theory—Pastor Ludy gives practical thoughts of how we are to live as Christians if our lives are to showcase Jesus Christ … and they likely won’t be what you expect.
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