Eric Ludy Sermon Podcast: Church at Ellerslie
Summary: Discover a Christianity that actually works. These powerful sermons delivered by Pastor Eric Ludy 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. Eric Ludy's sermons are a ministry outreach of Ellerslie Mission Society. If you have been blessed by these messages and would like to support this work with a gift, you can do so here.
Difficult circumstances are the seed bed for miracles. However, impossible circumstances are the stage for huge miracles. Most of us want to stay far and away from challenge. But, it is the narrow straits of life that offer us the clearest glimpses of God’s greatness, power, and sufficiency. Revival on the personal level and on the national level is desperately needed right now. But, it will only be found when we embrace the current challenges swirling about us instead of grumbling about them, and we turn toward God and say, “I want you to know, dear Lord, that even amidst this impossible situation, I trust You!"
It’s easy for the Church at present to forebode the portending difficulties ahead. But, as the saints of God, we were not built to forebode, to fret, to whine, or to grumble. We were built to rejoice. But, to rejoice as we were intended by God to rejoice, we need to swap out our perspective — change out of our earthly glasses for a pair of heavenly ones. When we view things through God’s perspective, even the darkest trials become glorious opportunities for the glory of God to shine forth.
Following the 2020 Presidential elections, the Church of Jesus Christ in America is recognizing its need for the Savior at a heightened level. Praise God for that! Prayers are ushering forth from the saints and God’s throne is currently being inundated with requests for deliverance — however, how many of these prayers are being followed with the statement, “Lord, here’s my life, for You to spend in order to see this deliverance happen!” Now is the time for not just prayer, but sacrifice!
Following the 2020 Presidential elections, the Church of Jesus Christ in America is being stirred to action. Lawlessness, murder, fear, and deception are making their move upon our land and many of us have been caught asleep in our world of self-satisfaction. The liberties that many of us have taken for granted in the past have suddenly become incredibly precious. But what are we willing to do to steward our sacred liberties before they are gone?
Following the 2020 Presidential elections, an evil foreboding is attempting to undermine the soul-stability of believers across this country. The question that is pressing itself with unrelenting force into the Christian’s psyche is, “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” This sermon is a fresh reminder that not only do we as believers have an answer to that question, but we have a victory dance to go with it.
Following the 2020 Presidential elections, a great uncertainty looms before the Church of Jesus Christ in America. Eric delivers a timely message of hearty encouragement to the Body of Christ. God WILL indeed prove Faithful and True.
A Post-Election Message. This is the ninth installment in Eric’s series entitled, The Shadow Nation Rises. Following the 2020 Presidential elections, a great uncertainty looms before the Church of Jesus Christ in America. Eric delivers a timely message of hearty encouragement to the Body of Christ. God WILL indeed prove Faithful and True.
This is the eighth installment in Eric’s series entitled, The Shadow Nation Rises. Right before this message began, the His Little Feet choir sang a few songs. Everyone present was deeply moved. Eric shares the Gospel message while creatively weaving the kids from the choir into his message. It’s a fun and powerful delivery that is sure to move your soul to action.
This is the seventh installment in Eric’s series entitled, The Shadow Nation Rises. In this message he discusses the Kingdom pattern for God’s intervention in the darkest hours of history. God always has a deliverance for His people, even though such deliverance seems utterly inconceivable at the time. When His people humble themselves and walk concurrent with His Word — He converts the machinations and movements of evil into the destruction of the evil itself and into a profound good for His people and for His purposes. And so it is right now in the year 2020. God has not abandoned His Church, He has not turned His back on His children — He is in anguish over the dismantling of righteousness, truth, and justice taking place in our world today. And He WILL have a response.
This is the sixth installment in Eric’s series entitled, The Shadow Nation Rises. In this message he digs into God’s pattern for taking the Land of Promise as enunciated in Deuteronomy chapter seven. God informs the Israelites that they will not be able to take the land quickly, but instead, He will enable them to take it little by little. This pattern of “little by little” is a foundational principle of the spiritual growth of the Christian life. Many trip over the idea that an all-powerful God does not do everything He does immediately. The thought is, "if He has the ability to do it immediately, why doesn’t He?” However, this "little by little” process is very much on-purpose and critical in the proper development of both individuals and nations.
This is the fifth installment in Eric’s series entitled, The Shadow Nation Rises. In this message he explores the prescription of Moses in Deuteronomy chapter six for the Israelites to not “test the Lord” in the Promised Land as they did at Meribah. This idea of “testing the Lord” is a crucial concept and one that can be easily be misunderstood in the Christian life. For there is a “testing" that flows out of unbelief and there is a “testing" that flows out of faith. The first form of testing has zero part in Promised Land living, whereas the second form of testing is the essence of Promised Land living.
This is the fourth installment in Eric’s series entitled, The Shadow Nation Rises. In this message he walks through the idea of putting off our sandals when we step upon God’s holy ground. Time and again in Scripture we see this “removal of sandals” happen, and each time it is when something new is unfolding. The book of Deuteronomy brings us to this same place of holy ground. It’s the transition from something old into something new. Could it be that the Church of Jesus Christ is needing to remove its sandals and follow God into a new, and more powerful work.
This is the third installment in Eric’s series entitled, The Shadow Nation Rises. In this message he explores the thrilling “giant conquering” phase of the Israelite's 40 years of wandering in the wilderness. When the final “fighting man” from the previous generation passes away in the 38th year of The Wandering, the time comes to seize the Land of the Giants. The victory over this heavily populated territory to the east of the Jordan River is extraordinary and wholly God-operated. But, the territory taken is NOT the Land of Promise. It’s merely the territory necessary in order to NOW take the Land of Promise to the west. So, when Reuben and Gad request this territory, on the east side of the Jordan River, as their inheritance, the sparks start flying. How often we do the same. We accept a cheap imitation in our spiritual lives instead of pressing forward into the uncomfortable to lay hold of the real thing.
This is the second installment in Eric’s series entitled, The Shadow Nation Rises. In this message he dives into the formation of the first godly national government. Ancient Israel, in 1445 B.C., will supply history with a governmental model that is still, in many facets, actively employed in today’s U.S. Constitution. It’s an amazing format for the governance of a large body of people. And yet, in and of itself, this wonderful governmental model is unable to save the people of Israel (then) or the people of America (now) from their sinful propensities. However, another government, a “second” government, was ratified on this Earth two thousand years ago by God’s own Son, Jesus. This “second” government is able to perform on behalf of its citizens, what the first government was powerless to accomplish.
Deuteronomy means “second law”. Many scholars believe that this book title is a mistake from an improper translation in the Latin Vulgate. However, Eric Ludy presses the point that this unusual title (Deuteronomy), though it could very well be a mistaken translation, perfectly matches this extraordinary and supernatural book. This book is about the “second” — it is a second invite to a second generation to follow a second leader. It is a brilliant shadow of the glorious Gospel invite found in the New Testament. This message marks the first episode in Eric’s new series which walks through the profound textual landscape of Deuteronomy in order to showcase the profound Man, Jesus Christ.