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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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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September 2, 2018

The Art of Shepherding

A shepherd, in the simplest sense, is one who keeps out wolves and comforts sheep (and knows the difference between the two). Good shepherds are willing to sacrifice their safety, comfort, and pleasure for the sake of those in their keep—the same should be true for anyone in leadership—fathers, husbands, pastors, etc. In this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy discusses the role and art of shepherding in the Bible and applies that challenging concept to everyone in a headship position. Pastor Ludy gives practical ideas on how to shepherd ourselves and others well, and also reminds those under headship that we must extend grace and mercy to those above us.
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August 26, 2018

Starting in Chapter Four

Too often as believers, we attempt to fulfill the calling, commands, and commission of the Christian life in our own strength, resource, and power. We rush to the practical living aspects of Christianity and forget those aspects must be built upon the foundation of Jesus Christ and His work within our lives. As Pastor Eric Ludy says in reference to the book of Ephesians, we start in chapter four (living the Christian life) but forget the first three chapters (the power to do so). In this compelling sermon, Pastor Ludy reminds us that if we are going to live triumphant Christian lives that actually work, we must start in “chapter one” and let the outflow of our lives be from the resource, work, and power of Christ within.
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August 19, 2018

The Center of the Center

There is a vast difference between visiting somewhere and abiding there. When you visit, its a purposeful short-term stopover; but to abide means to move in, remain, and stay regardless of difficulty or trial. And this is certainly true in our spiritual lives—do we abide in Christ or do we merely show up for a short visit? In this message, Pastor Eric Ludy discusses the single most important thing ever: Jesus Christ and how He alone is to be the center, the preeminent, and the focus of the Christian life. As you learn about the four major earthquakes of the New Testament, you will discover that Christ is to be the epicenter of your life.
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August 12, 2018

The All Important Word

Every generation has had to face attack on the Word of God. Even in the Garden, the serpent questioned God’s word by asking, “Did God really say?” And this same assault rears its head in every generation—often attacking the God-ness of the text, the preservation of the text, and the sufficiency of the text. In this foundational sermon on the all important Word of God, Pastor Eric Ludy lifts high the preeminence of Jesus Christ and gives ten points of evidence to show the construction, preservation, and accuracy of the Bible. This message will supercharge your faith, give you greater confidence in the Word of God, and cause you to fall in love with Scripture all over again.
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August 5, 2018

His Beautiful Little Feet

The Apostle Paul reminds us in Romans 10 that “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” He continues a few verses later and declares “how beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace.” In this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy gives a special message dedicated to the His Little Feet International Children’s Choir and expounds upon Paul’s message in Romans 10 about declaring the Gospel to the world. Pastor Eric uses a simple picture anyone could replicate to walk through 27 incredible aspects of the Gospel, and in so doing, causes us to freshly reflect upon the amazing wonder of the cross and the depth of the Gospel we can experience in our lives.
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July 22, 2018

Preparing the Guest Room

“Greet one another with a holy kiss.” This passage from Paul is one that most Christians today are slightly nervous about. Kiss? How do we practically apply that as the body of Christ? In this slightly humorous (and awkward) message, Pastor Eric Ludy examines the book of Philemon and what it means for the Church to have purposeful affection for others in the Body of Christ and “prepare a guest room” for the brethren, thereby applying the phileo love of Christ.
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July 15, 2018

The Two Books

The study of the coming judgment is often a gloomy, negative topic. Yes, we should tremble before the holiness of God … and yet all the while yearn to approach. In this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy says that the coming judgment shouldn’t be a dread but, if we are in Christ, should be a delight. Examining the difference between the “two books” mentioned in Scripture—the Book of the Letter (the Law and the Prophets) and the Book of Life—Pastor Ludy asks if we are ready for the day of judgment and gives a series of helpful and pertinent questions to ask ourselves. If you’ve always seen the coming judgment as scary or frightful, you need to listen to this happy study on the topic.
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July 8, 2018

The Man of Smashed Head

Few people enjoy difficulty, trials, and hardship. So how should we respond to proverbial “thorns” in our lives? God allowed Paul to experience a thorn in his side—demonstrating God’s grace is sufficient, that His strength is made perfect in the midst of weakness. In this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy considers Paul’s thorn and discusses not only how to think about it biblically, but he also gives practical application on how to handle the thorns of our lives. We do not need to ask God for thorns, but we can receive and realize His amazing grace in the midst of any thorny experience.
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