Loving Church Members with Different Politics: A Brief Book Review

At ECF, we just finished preaching through the book of 1 Corinthians. DIvision plagued the Corinthian Church. And right now in the USA, not only is our society deeply polarized, so is the Church. And if there one dividing point … Continue reading

Ordination Service for Jim Luckey and Ben Zwickl

Reid A Ferguson Philippians 2:19–30 AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE   Ordination As I mentioned a few weeks ago, this morning is a very special morning for us at ECF, as we take this opportunity to ordain … Continue reading

Sermon notes: 1 Corinthians Pt. 6 – A “Spectacular” Ministry

1 Corinthians Pt. 6 Reid A Ferguson 1 Corinthians 4:8–21   This is now our 6th installment in this 1st letter of Paul to the greatly gifted but deeply divided Church at Corinth. And it might be worth a few … Continue reading

Margin notes: Have you prophesied lately?.

1 Chronicles 25:3 (ESV) — 3 Of Jeduthun, the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the direction of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with the lyre in thanksgiving and praise to the Lord. 1 … Continue reading

Margin notes: What’s in a word?

Acts 14:21–23 (ESV) — 21 When they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch, 22 strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue … Continue reading

As I was reading today: A Thought from Matthew 15

Matthew 15:32–33 (ESV) — 32 Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion on the crowd because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. And I am unwilling to send … Continue reading

Why go to Church? Part 1

AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE I saw it just this week in a Facebook post: “Does a Christian HAVE to go to church?” The debate raged hotly. And of course, we need to ask just what one … Continue reading

The Doctrine of Assurance Part 4

AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE No one builds a building all at once. You need a blueprint or at least a plan or goal in mind to start. Then you survey, dig, and begin to lay a … Continue reading

The Doctrine of Assurance – Part 2

The Doctrine of Assurance Pt. 2     AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE Am I “SAVED?” Last time we began looking at the doctrine of the assurance of salvation as it is addressed by John in this … Continue reading

Who are the REAL Millennials? Rev. 20 Pt. 1

Revelation 20:1-6 Revelation series part 34 AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE Who are the Millennials? The term millennials as we most often hear the word today, was most likely coined by William Strauss and Neil Howe in … Continue reading