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.
God’s great work in our lives is to rescue us from eternal punishment. His mercy, forgiveness, and salvation are an incredible reality for the Christian. Yet He is not content to merely rescue us—God is desirous to shape us ever more into the likeness of Jesus Christ. His life is to be our life. His character, mind, attitude, focus, purity, and joy is to be the same within us. This ever progressing work of sanctification is a necessary part of the Christian life. Sanctification is not about “arriving” or “Christian perfectionism,” rather it is the process of allowing the Holy Spirit to remove anything and everything within our lives that is unholy, impure, and unlike Himself. In this sermon about God’s work of sanctification within our lives, Eric Ludy explains that God loves us too much to leave us the way He found us. Discover the five degrees of sanctification that God is anxious to work within your life.
“Now the works of the flesh are evident,” declares Paul in Galatians 5. And interestingly of the seventeen fleshly works, seven of them deal with the issue of strife, contention, and division. As Christians we might mentally agree that such things should not be within the body of Christ, and yet it is often these issues that we allow to run rampant within the Church and our lives. In this illuminating sermon on one of the hidden issues within the Church, Pastor Eric Ludy explains why we must understand jurisdiction and be willing to allow the Spirit of God to do a work within us and the Church. Jesus Christ must become evident in all our interactions, words, and motives. If you or your church struggle with pride, criticism, accusation, revelry, hatred, resentment, jealousy, strife, or division, this sermon will cast a vision of what our lives and the Church is to look like.
The Hebrew word “Amen” means far more than a closing statement at the end of a prayer. Contained within this short word is a confidence in the faithfulness, the truth, and the surety of God Himself. He is the Amen God and calls us to amen lives—lives marked by integrity without duplicity or doubt. Using the fickleness of our modern age as a backdrop, Eric Ludy explains the amen life and provides a test to see if we live fickle or amen lives. While this message is guaranteed to convict and bring to light hidden areas that we often overlook as trivial, it also has the potential to radically change your life as the Spirit of God uses the message and questions to bring you to a place of radical-blazing integrity.
Eric Ludy defines the “Spirit of the Age” as the current reigning behavior, compulsion, and attitude of the world’s system. It is living according to the course, the pattern, the mindset of the world rather than living Biblically, according to the nature and mindset of God. Though this “spirit of the age” has permeated every generation, it appears to be invading the modern Church at ever increasing rates. In this powerful and convicting sermon, Pastor Ludy uses the story of Absalom in the Old Testament to showcase what happens when we justify our sin and allow it to remain in our lives. This is a sermon for everyone who is concerned for where the Church is heading as well as for those struggling with personal sin.
In the previous sermon The Gospel Delivery – Part One, Pastor Eric Ludy shared the ten “P’s” of Gospelteering and what it means to aggressively sow, relentlessly love, and boldly reap in sharing the Gospel. In this second sermon on the same topic, Pastor Ludy helps you share the Good News of the Gospel by providing ten questions to ask when you deal with someone’s soul. These questions will help you understand where a person is spiritually and how to lead them from death unto life. As a Christian it’s important to remember that we are not the ones who save a soul, Christ alone is, but we are used as a mouthpiece by the Holy Spirit to declare the way of salvation. For those who have struggled with the practical aspect of evangelism, this sermon will be a great help to you.
The American 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. And while many Christians have lived in similar cultures throughout history, 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 reminders.
As Christians we know we should be a witness and share the Gospel with the people around us; however, many of us also have a tremendous fear in doing so. Regardless of our insecurities or lack of training, do we agonize over the fact that our lives are barren and lack spiritual fruit? Every Christian is called to be a true Gospelteer and we must allow the Spirit of God to transform us into willing vessels that He can use to share Truth with the world. In this much needed message, Pastor Eric Ludy talks about the ten “P’s” of Gospelteering and what it means to aggressively sow, relentlessly love, and boldly reap in this Gospel Pursuit. You have a call upon your life to proclaim the Gospel, will you listen and obey?
Exercise, though uncomfortable and painful, is good and needful in the human life. Yet Paul tells Timothy that bodily exercise profits little in comparison to exercising godliness which is profitable for all things. In this ongoing series about the praying and confession Church, Eric Ludy expounds upon the difference between the sluggard and the Gospel Athlete. Too often in the Christian life we embrace laziness, hitting the snooze button of our soul. But Christians are called to action and must be trained athletes, ready for any situation. We must not merely flex in front of a mirror but prepare ourselves for the spiritual battle that lies before us. If you have ever wanted a bootcamp sergeant to yell at your soul to tell you to embrace spiritual exercise, this sermon is for you.
The North American Church is dying and dwindling. We are inclined toward comfort, ease, and self-satisfaction. We presume that someone else is accomplishing the very thing we are called to do—speaking truth and proclaiming the Gospel to the lost. In short we are passive; which is the exact opposite of what the early church was. In this powerful, hold-nothing-back sermon by Eric Ludy, you will hear the battle cry for the Church to return to relentless Christianity. A Christianity where Christians are in fact…Christians. Our mission is relentless love. Are you willing to say yes to the Great Commission and boldly go into all the world in pursuit of lost souls?
As Christians we are called to preach the Good News. We are not to quietly sit indifferent upon the sidelines but rather have a heart for the lost and a willingness to share the Gospel with everyone we meet. Yet for many of us we lack confidence, courage, boldness, and power. In short, we need unction. “Without this unction,” writes E.M. Bounds, “there are no true spiritual results accomplished.” In this sermon, Eric Ludy explains what unction is and why it’s absolutely essential in the life of a believer. If you are lacking power in your Christian life or if you need an infusion of boldness in sharing the Gospel, this stirring sermon is for you.
Throughout history there have been two churches: the silent church and the confessing church. To become the confessing Church we must live, move, speak, and come in perfect alignment with the Word of God—which means, in part, that we must be willing to receive the heart, anguish, and Gethsemane of Jesus Christ. In this sermon, Eric Ludy discusses Pentecost, a dead bunny, the loss of a dinosaur, and the need for tears in the Church. You will discover that to be confessors we must have substance and action in our Christian lives rather than religious deadness. Are you willing for your eyes to be opened and for God to show you that which grieves his heart? Tears are powerful, and God desires to use them for His glory.
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? Using WWII as the backdrop for this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy commissions 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?
We live in a culture that consistently strives to be cool. How we dress, talk, and behave is often a result of trying to fit in and exude an attitude of coolness. As Christians we must make a choice of whether we want to be cool in the eyes of the world or burn with passion for Christ, for we can’t do both. In this convicting message, Pastor Eric Ludy declares that to side with Christ is to wear a brand of foolishness upon us. It’s time we make a decision—are we willing to bear the stigma of Christ?
We live in a time when anything and everything has access to our minds. There is often no boundary or guard and thus we lack purity of heart and mind. Beginning with what the world declares as two of its greatest ideas, Eric Ludy shows the difference between an evolutionary or freudian thought process and what the Word of God says. We all consume food for our minds, the question is what type and quality we allow access into our lives? Scripture commands us to be and think pure—if you’ve ever struggled with purity or have noticed your mind thinking from a worldly perspective, this sermon is for you.
History is an excellent teacher and this sermon by Eric Ludy weaves Scriptural truth with historical narrative to explain how faith is to function. Cotton fields, the boll weevil, and a bowl of peanuts come together from America’s past to illustrate the biblical idea of grace and the difference between the work of the law and the work of faith in our lives. If you’ve had a hard time understanding faith, this sermon will explain it in a simple and straightforward manner that will leave you knowing how the Christian life is to properly function.