Eric Ludy Sermons
Summary: President of Ellerslie Mission Society, Eric Ludy is the bestselling author of twelve books and shares his passion for the Bravehearted Gospel of Jesus Christ through thunderously-delivered sermons, passionately-penned books, and poignant video. Best known for his book, When God Writes Your Love Story and his short films, the Gospel and Depraved Indifference.
Christianity is not drab, dry, or dusty. In reality, Scripture tells us that Christians are to be incorrigibly cheerful and have a merry heart that does good like medicine and which gives a continual feast. Psalm 2 even declares that though the nations rage and come against God, He even sits in heaven and laughs. Isaiah writes that because God has clothed him with salvation and righteousness, he will greatly rejoice in the Lord and his soul shall be joyful in his God. Christians are to be full of joy and cheer. In this humorous and edifying sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy talks about the power of “being ticklish” and having holy laughter no matter the circumstance or situation you find yourself in.
Most of us realize that we desperately need God’s amazing grace in our lives on a daily basis—yet we often struggle with how to practically allow His grace to transform our lives and empower us for Godly living. In this sermon, Eric Ludy shares a recent personal family story and reveals how the transforming grace of God works. You will be introduced to a humorous band of characters and in the end you will discover that we all need to move from the dark “back porch living” into the bright warm house of God’s amazing, transforming grace.
Judgment is not a topic we usually enjoy pondering or meditating upon, but it is an important subject to understand as Scripture declares that we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ (Romans 14:10). In this straight-forward but hope-filled message, Pastor Eric Ludy examines the topic of judgment and, using an often overlooked story in the Old Testament, explains why we must be ready for judgment and how to do so. Judgment must begin in the house of God, the question is: is your name found in the Book of Life?
Pastor Eric Ludy often talks about how your position toward the Word of God determines your response to the Word of God. In this foundational sermon on the authenticity and accuracy of the Bible, Pastor Ludy not only explains how your position determines your response, but he also discusses how to rightly handle Scripture and gives ten incredible proving points of why the Bible is in fact God’s Word. If you’ve ever wondered if the Bible is true and why Christians are called to come under the authority of and obedience to Scripture—or if you’re a believer and want an incredible assurance of why we put our trust in God’s Word—this sermon will put a solid foundation beneath your feet.
Isaiah wrote that he lived in a time of weak hands and feeble knees, which is also a sad but accurate description of our culture today. What we need is strength to return to the stage of time, for a manly growl to return to the Church in this desperate hour. In this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy examines the strength of God and what it means for believers to be strong not in ourselves but in the power of the Lord. We are called to be strong in the power of His might—to stand firm in the One who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask or think. If you feel weak or are in need of having triumph and victory in your life, then this message is for you.
In this second sermon by Eric Ludy in a special series from the book of Acts, Pastor Ludy examines persecution and its benefits to the life of the Church and the spread of the Gospel. If you’ve ever wondered how to survive and thrive in the midst of persecution, this sermon will show how what the enemy means for destruction, God leverages to accomplish His ends. By its end, you will understand the importance of joy in the midst of persecution and the thirty defining marks (or attributes) of those amongst the “fellowship of the burning heart.” Don’t run from persecution, rather embrace the great chase.
#1 A Cult Leaders Worst Nightmare - July 30 In our countdown of the top ten most difficult sermons delivered by Eric Ludy, number one is a doozie. A CULT is a subject that most of us simply don't want to face, but face it we must. For if the saints lose their watchfulness and discernment, the enemy moves into the Church with speed and precision. This particular message is possibly one of the most important messages Eric Ludy has ever given at Ellerslie. It took guts to give it and it will take guts to listen to it. May it prove true that this message becomes a thorn in the side of every spiritual manipulator in the world.
#2 When A Pastor Lives a Double Life - July 17 We are counting down the top ten most difficult sermons delivered by Eric Ludy. Number two contains an important warning—WARNING: If there is any hypocrisy in you, this message will be like a heat-seeking missile ready to expose and root it out. We live in a generation where Truth is falling in the streets and those leading the Church are morally failing in the open square. In this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy declares that God desires to “clean house,” and we must allow Him to start with us. Though originally delivered in 2012, this message is still considered one of Pastor Eric’s most convicting sermons and is more relevant today than ever before. Is your life marked by any hint of hypocrisy or duplicity? If so, this sermon is for you.
Throughout the summer, the Church at Ellerslie went through a special sermon series in the book of Acts preached by various people. In this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy discusses the important role that signs and wonders played in the early church and their impact upon our lives today. Using the entire Bible as his backdrop, Pastor Ludy shows how God performed signs and wonders throughout the Old Testament, into the New, and all throughout Christian history. He shows that signs and wonders are not a bad thing, but in fact, a God thing—however, the emphasis in scripture is not upon the signs and wonders themselves but upon a second and greater work. If you’ve ever wanted to understand the importance of signs and wonders in the church and your life, this sermon is one you must listen to.
#3 The Sin of Silence - July 10 In WWII, there were two distinct churches within Germany, the Church that went silent and the Praying Confessing Church. Interestingly, these are the same two churches within every generation. In the height of persecution will we go silent or stand boldly? In the countdown of Eric Ludy’s most difficult sermons to deliver, number three uses WWII as the backdrop to commission the Church to not be silent but rather do something. Our modern age is aggressively becoming anti-Christian and every believer must make a choice of where to stand. Will you grow silent and sign upon the dotted line of the culture or will you stand for truth, becoming a part of the Praying Confessing Church?
#4 Craving the Second Sound - July 3 Number four in our countdown of the top ten most difficult sermons delivered by Eric Ludy is a topic that often causes controversy within the church today–the issue of tongues and prophecy. Whether you have a strong stance on tongues and prophecy or seek a Biblical foundation on the topics, this insightful sermon by Pastor Eric Ludy will give you a Biblical framework to reason from. More than prove a point, Pastor Ludy uses the concept that the first sound is to always lead us unto the second, showing how the importance of tongues and prophecy is not to make these the emphasis but are to point and lead us to Jesus Christ. Wherever you stand on the tongues and prophecy debate, this sermon will deepen your understanding and give you a clear picture of what is most important.
#5 The Position of the Woman - June 26 We are counting down the top ten most difficult sermons delivered by Eric Ludy. In position number five is on an oft debated topic today within the church—the position of the woman. With straightforward candor and insight, Pastor Ludy walks through Scripture revealing how God chose women from the most unlikely places to be used in bringing forth the Messiah—and in so doing, casts a vision for the beauty and function of femininity. While this message addresses the position of women, it also speaks to all Christians, as the Bride of Christ, showing how we are to be subject and submissive unto Christ.
Many of us gravitate away from conviction in our lives, but often that is because we have conviction and condemnation confused. Holy Spirit conviction is the work of truth in our soul, and as Christians, we should desire its work within us—exposing the wrong in our lives and laboring to help us rectify the problems by setting new patterns and behaviors in place. Though conviction brings a form of pain, it is the pain of a friend desiring to shape and form us into the likeness of Christ Jesus. In this convicting sermon on conviction, Eric Ludy addresses the difference between conviction and condemnation and reveals how embracing Holy Spirit conviction brings hope, joy, and life.
#6 The Fearlessly Happy - June 5 Number six in our countdown of the top ten most difficult sermons delivered by Eric Ludy is a message that hits our modern American culture square in the eyes. Our nation has shifted over the last several years to what could be called a post-Christian or anti-Christian culture. No longer do we reason from moral ethics, a Biblical framework, or a Gospel worldview—so how do we as American Christians respond to the events unfolding around us? In this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy reminds us of our position in Christ and gives eight principles of the fearlessly happy believer. If you are concerned for the nation, have been fretting or anxious over current events, or have wondered how to respond, you need to listen to these eight powerful reminders.
The epicenter of a man’s life can be prioritized as God, Wife, and Kids—and if a man is great with his God, then he will as a result, be great with his wife and kids. Yet how do we as Christians grow in our intimacy with Jesus Christ? In this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy explains the five arts of intimacy that keep the spiritual fires burning in our lives and then expands the concept to show how those five arts of intimacy can be applied to our marriages to make them extraordinary. Though originally given as the final session to the Bravehearted Men’s Conference, this powerful sermon gives hope, vision, and practical application to every Christian regardless of age.