Acts 16:11, 16-34. In every circumstance, we have the same choice: how to respond. Will we believe that God is good, that his sovereign grace is present with us even in the difficulties of life? Are we willing to believe this in spite of our circumstance, or will our circumstances determine what we believe? Don’t answer this question too quickly–let it trouble you for a few days as you consider your response.
Acts 15:1-21. A defining characteristic of the church in the book of Acts was that they were a community of Christ-followers who were led by the Spirit. How often do we think of ourselves that way? Shouldn’t this be true of us today as much as it was for the church in the first century?
Acts 12:1-16. This message is a look at Peter’s situation in prison and the people praying for him. Do we really have faith that our prayers matter?
Josiah brings the semester series on Wisdom to a close with this message from Ecclesiastes 12:1-15.
Acts 10:9-23. Diversity in the body of Christ (mentioned even in ECC’s Values Statement) is not something we created–it is something we inherited from Scripture and the history of the church. It all started in Acts 10, our text for this Sunday morning. Let’s think about the implications of this text together!
Acts 6:1-7. The dramatic growth of the church early in Acts led to the appointing of assistants who would take care of physical needs and help others “find their place” in the body of Christ. Are you on that path of spiritual formation, contributing to life in the body of Christ? What is your role?
Josiah delves into the neglected book of Ecclesiastes in the ongoing series on wisdom in the Bible.
Joe Farrell, our guest speaker for ECC’s 2014 Missions Conference, spoke to us about the work of International Justice Mission around the world to fight sex trafficking, slavery, sexual violence, property grabbing, police abuse of power, and citizenship rights abuse through rescuing victims, bringing criminals to justice, restoring survivors, and strengthening justice systems. He challenged us to make a difference, corporately and individually.
Guest speaker Joe Farrell of International Justice Mission speaks on the importance of doing justice and the remarkable work of IJM.
The universal truth concerning Jesus Christ does not change, but perhaps the message is different when it is delivered in a variety of contexts. For instance, the evangelistic message of Peter at Pentecost (Acts 2) was different than the message of Paul at Mars Hill (Acts 17). Please think with us about how the Gospel is both universally true and culturally diverse.