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.
The topic of headship—whether it be in the church, a business, a marriage, or the family—is a challenging issue to address. Though the modern culture often balks at the concept of submission, headship is nonetheless a biblical concept that must be understood. With a pastoral heart, Eric Ludy uses the imagery of a shepherd and a loving father to reveal the importance of submitting to authority as well as how to lead if you are in a headship position. Whichever side you find yourself on, this sermon will encourage you to foremost keep Jesus Christ in the “head position” of your life and will help you handle the topic of headship with biblical grace and understanding.
Coming off the heels of the presidential election in America, Pastor Eric Ludy examines the historic election—not of presidential canadites but one of the most divisive chapters in Scripture: Romans nine. With candid insight, Pastor Ludy tackles this challenging chapter and explains how God’s election in Scripture is centered upon one crucial subject—and if we get this wrong, we will misinterpret the entire passage. Using Paul’s reasoning and context throughout Romans 3-8, Pastor Ludy explains how we must approach and understand Romans 9. Wherever you side doctrinally, this study in Romans nine, will challenge and encourage you to keep your focus on what’s most important.
Does God really say “No”? Scripture tells us that whatever we ask in His Name, He will do; and as a result, many of us presume that we serve a “yes God” who always responds in the affirmative. Yet a “no” from God is actually an expression of love, respect, and priority. If you’ve ever struggled with receiving a “no” from God or presume He only answers with “yes,” this sermon by Pastor Eric Ludy will reveal God’s character, nature, and intent in answering prayer while reminding you that a “no” from God is just His way of saying “yes” to something exceedingly abundantly beyond all you could ask or think.
In this fascinating study of cherubim in Scripture, Pastor Eric Ludy introduces us to the intense focus and purpose of these heavenly creatures and shows how we too are to be the single-focused carrying device for the glory of God. Using the first few chapters in the book of Ezekiel, this sermon will cast vision for your life as well as challenge you to respond and obey the New Testament call of God upon your life.
How does the Christian life work and what is the Biblical secret to action? In this sermon, Eric Ludy examines the reality that Christians are called to action—to do something. But more than give an encouragement toward activity, Pastor Ludy reveals the great secret to Christian action and shows how it is the working of the Holy Spirit in our lives that makes Christianity actually work.
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?