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

Through the Word in 2020 – April 14 / Common Sense and the Unpardonable Sin

Find us on Breaker, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, Spotify or HERE We have before us today Joshua 23 through Judges 1; Mark 3:22-35 and 1 Corinthians 7:25-8:13. I wish we had time to dig into each one. Each … Continue reading

Corona and the “Vultures” – A Word for ECF

Matthew 24 captures Jesus’ most complete teaching on His return at the end of the age. But He does not address only the end times, He also discusses the fall of Jerusalem which would happen less than 40 years from … Continue reading

Through the Word in 2020 / Feb. 9

We are reading the Bible through together this year, using the Discipleship Journal Reading Plan published by the Navigators. You can download it free of charge from: https://www.navigators.org/resource/bible-reading-plans/ Today’s 4 readings are: Matthew 13:44-58; Acts 19:23-41; Psalm 32, Exodus 24-26.    … Continue reading

FMBRF: Tradition!

Colossians 2:8 (ESV) — 8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. The reading in our … Continue reading

The Book of Ruth Part 4

Ruth Part 4 Reid A Ferguson Audio for this sermon can be found here   This is our 4th and final visit to this little treasure of Ruth this morning, and I know it has been useful to me in … Continue reading

Margin notes: What is God’s will for my life?

Colossians 1:21–22 (ESV) — 21 And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22 he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and … Continue reading

Ruth: Part 2

Ruth Part 2 Reid A Ferguson Ruth 2; Romans 4:1–13; Galatians 3:7–9 AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE Last time we began our look at the book of Ruth with this idea in mind: It serves as a … Continue reading

The Book of Ruth – Part 1

Audio for this sermon can be found here As Al began to unfold for us some weeks back, Ruth is a wonderful and powerful account of the nature of “hesed” or kindness, blessedness and steadfast love. A love that obligates … Continue reading

Margin notes: Spirit-filled speech

Acts 4:8 (ESV) — 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders… Spirit-filled speech. What is it? What does it sound like? I don’t know about you but when I hear … Continue reading