Biting and Devouring One Another

Make no mistake, Christians are always on the front lines of battle. Scripture puts 3 main enemies before us – the World and its enticements, the Devil and his lies, and the Flesh with its self-idolatry. Personally, those keep me … Continue reading

Living in the Light of Eternity – Sermon from 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2

  VIDEO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE   It was a warm summer Sunday evening and I was asked to bring a message here. This was nearly 40 years ago. About 2/3 through some thoughts on the book … Continue reading

From “Why me?” to “Why me?” 2 Corinthians 1:1-11

  Video for this sermon can be found HERE 2 Corinthians Opening – From Why me? to Why Me? Reid A Ferguson   For those of you who are fans of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter or … Continue reading

1 Corinthians Pt. 23 – Spiritual Immaturity and Disunity in Christ’s Church

1 Corinthians Pt. 23 Reid A Ferguson 1 Corinthians 14:20–25 AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE Coming to a letter like this one to the Church at Corinth should always cause us both as individuals and as an … Continue reading

1 Corinthians 13 – The More Excellent Way

1 Corinthians Pt. 21 Reid A Ferguson 1 Corinthians / 1 Corinthians 13; Romans 8:28–30; Ephesians 4:10–16 It was a great joy for me while away, to be able to tune in to the continuing study in 1 Corinthians on … 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

1 Cor. Pt. 8 – Rights, Wrongs, and Higher Things. Living IN the World, as no longer OF the World.

1 Corinthians Part 8 Reid A Ferguson 1 Corinthians / 1 Corinthians 6:1–12; Luke 12:13–15 The more we study this letter of Paul to the Church at Corinth, the more I am struck by its timeliness for Christians today. As … 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: 1 Cor. 3, building into people’s lives and a recommendation.

Yesterday, Pastor Jim preached to us out of 1 Cor. 3. In doing so he helped us to see Paul’s diagnosis of the core Corinthian problem, and then Paul’s treatment for it. He gave us a central truth and then … Continue reading