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.
#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.
#7 Does God Still Heal? - June 12 It took Eric Ludy four years of spiritual wrestling before he was ready to deliver this super-charged message back in 2010—yet its message is just as relevant today as it was a few years ago. Number seven in our countdown of the top ten most difficult sermons delivered by Eric Ludy is a message few in the “Biblically conservative” camp want to touch. In the midst of controversy of whether God still heals today, it’s high-time the Church gain a Biblical and sound answer to this important issue of healing. Was healing merely an outward seal upon the ministry of the Jesus and His apostles, or is it something that God intends to be evident today?
#8 The Proving of the 300 - June 5 Often listed as one of Ellerslie’s “most convicting sermons,” The Proving of the 300 comes in at number eight in our countdown of the top ten most difficult sermons delivered by Eric Ludy. In this sermon you will freshly discover that just as athletes remove every hindrance in order to win, so too Christians must be willing to cast off everything that distracts and press forward with endurance the race set before us. God desires to make us fit and ready for what lies ahead, not hindered by self-satisfaction or weighed down by our appetites. Allow the Holy Spirit to reveal any area of comfort or indulgence hiding in your life. Will you be one of the proven 300?
#9. A Pastor’s Dilemma - May 29 Number nine in our countdown of the top ten most difficult sermons delivered by Eric Ludy includes an investigation of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. There are certain passages in Scripture that prove difficult for most pastors and teachers and the book of First Corinthians is no exception. Paul’s epistle often becomes divisive in the areas of liberty, law, marriage, prophecy, women’s role within the church, head coverings, and speaking in tongues. What are we as believers to do with such passages? In this revealing study on First Corinthians, Pastor Eric Ludy tackles these subjects and talks about the key to unlocking and understanding the text.
#10. Betrayed with a Kiss - March 6 We are excited to announce a special ten-part series counting down Eric Ludy’s most difficult messages to deliver. Over the next ten weeks we will be sharing some of the toughest and controversial sermons Eric has given throughout the past seven years (a couple which has never been released publicly before). So what sermon starts us out at #10? Let’s just say that when it was delivered in 2011 we put a warning in the description due to the intensity of the topic—wolves in sheep’s clothing within the modern church. While this sermon was certainly difficult to deliver, the message is more relevant today than ever before.
The current culture proclaims “live for today!” yet Scripture declares the opposite and says our priority is eternal: “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26). We as Christians must be willing to exchange the pursuit of the world for the epic adventure of willingly laying down our lives for the purpose of the King and His Kingdom. You have an invitation to count the cost and enter the cave of suffering—to join His band of mighties, to embrace hardship and difficulty, and experience the privilege of being where He is. You are invited. Are you willing to enter?
In this Resurrection Sunday sermon, Eric Ludy declares we too are to have a brave calm and a steadfast courage even in the face of death—just like Jesus. The early apostles all died heroic deaths and remained immovable in their focus and faith. As Christians we are called to be defiers of sin, fear, bitterness, and yes, even death. Exploring a story and sign from the Old Testament that Jesus declared was a picture of what He was about to endure upon the cross, this sermon will be an edification to your soul and give you a picture for what death and life is to look like as a Christian.
We admit the sermon title is a bit awkward, but as Christians, our lives must be marked by love, unity, and affection. In this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy talks about the essence of brotherly love and how the Body of Christ is to be purposeful in our affection for one another. Not only will you discover how Christ demonstrated such love for us, but Eric gives 12 ways you can practically implement brotherly love for others in your life. Are you ready to become incorrigibly affectionate and known as the guy (or lady) that kisses?
How do we handle weakness in others? Do we expose it, gossip about it, or as Pastor Eric Ludy suggests, carry a blanket backwards and cover it? It sounds a bit odd, sure, but in this fascinating and convicting message from Genesis 9, Pastor Ludy discusses two options for handling the weaknesses in others. Using a story from Noah’s life, we discover a biblical principle for dealing with weakness, and a profound insight into how Jesus approaches and covers our weaknesses. If you have been struggling with the problems, weaknesses, and frustrations in other people, this is a message you need to hear.
We believe the Word of God is in fact God’s Word—yet many of us don’t know how Scripture was constructed and put together or why it is important to our lives. We don’t know how to have a rock-solid confidence in the truth and authority of the Bible. We say we believe in Scripture but we don’t lean our full weight and confidence upon it. In this illuminating message, Pastor Eric Ludy walks through how Scripture was constructed, showing the incredible preservation, authority, and divine perfection of the Bible and how it all ultimately points us unto Jesus Christ. Using thirteen key truth points about God’s Word, this message will give you greater confidence in the reliability of Scripture and the reason we as Christians build our lives upon it.
Does your life demonstrate God’s bewildering love in every circumstance? Our attitude, even in the face of those who persecute, hate, and despise us, is to demonstrate His love. In this sermon, Eric Ludy uses Scripture and several powerful stories from Christian history to show how believers are to “love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you” (Matthew 5:44). Exploring four principles of real Christianity, Pastor Ludy shows that God’s call upon our lives is to aggressively go into all the world with a bewildering love that only He can produce.