Our Real ID series continues as Dan Waugh speaks on the Beauty of Holiness. The caricatures of holiness that masquerade as the real thing make it hard for us to conceive of holiness as beautiful, but through the Word we can see how essential and attractive holiness is.
When a man named Bartimaeus encountered Jesus his life was changed forever – he was healed of blindness. His words, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me” are the starting point for any meaningful relationship with God.
Our Real ID series will continues as we consider together what it means for us to be people who find our fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Join us as we dig into truth from scripture that offers us hope and direction in navigating the challenges of life.
From Mark 10:17-31. When the rich young man encountered Jesus he asked a sincere question from the heart. Jesus gave him an honest answer. Certainly this is a story about the power of wealth, but there is much more to this encounter with Jesus. It’s not really about money; it’s about the heart.
We jumped back into our Real ID series as Josiah shares a message from Ephesians 1:7-8 on Redemption & Forgiveness. Listen as we consider together the way in which these immense blessings God has given us in Christ make us who we are!
Ryan O’Dowd of Cornell University’s Chesterton House Christian Study Center is our fall missions conference speaker and will help us consider the ways in which wisdom can be spoken into the university context.
This is Missions Conference weekend at ECC! In addition to special programs on Saturday evening and Sunday morning (see below for details), Josiah will share a message at Connexion called “Thinking BIG about Missions.”
From Luke 7:36-50. Jesus’ openness to sinners has always made the self-righteous cringe. At the same time, it moves sinners to faith, opens the door to forgiveness, and engenders beautifully extravagant acts of love and devotion. Come see what God has for us in the heart-stirring gospel story.
From Mark 2:1-12. This paralyzed man was brought to Jesus and as such was completely dependent on the persistent faith of his friends. They loved their friend, they believed in Jesus, and the paralyzed man was the beneficiary of their faith. It is often true that we serve as the “faith link” between others and Jesus.
Josiah Leuenberger takes a look at the doctrine of election and its connection to mission, going all the way back to Abraham who was chosen and blesses so that he would be a blessing to the nations.