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.
Certain topics in Scripture seem juxtaposed to one another—for example: sovereignty and free will, suffering and prosperity, or church government and spiritual gifts—and such tensions have divided the Church over the ages. In each of these cases (and others mentioned in the message), biblical truth is found in holding the two sides in balance. In this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy talks about how we often put more emphasis on our favorite doctrines but fail to balance it with the entirety of Scripture. While examining the contentions in Corinth and Paul’s exhortation to the believers there, Pastor Ludy reminds us that love is the missing ingredient and that everything in Scripture works together in beautiful harmony.
We are in a spiritual battle and we must have a strategy if we expect to not only survive but thrive. In this powerful and life-changing message, Pastor Eric Ludy discusses the basics of spiritual warfare, our defense and armor, and explains practically how we can stand against the lies, tactics, and wiles of the enemy. While this can be an unsettling topic for many Christians, understanding the Word of God and our position in Christ is paramount to walking in victory and triumph down that Narrow Way of the Cross. If you are used to hearing lies from the enemy, this message will give you powerful reminders from Scripture to battle the boasts of the devil.
Isaiah 53:2 speaks of the Messiah declaring, “He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him.” What a striking description considering Jesus not only has but is perfect beauty as the King of kings and Lord of lords. And yet this Perfect One was marred upon the cross for us. In this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy describes the majestic radiance and beauty of Christ and how He laid it downed became marred more than any man. By its end, you will not only behold the beauty of Christ afresh but also that of the Cross.
Everything the enemy means for evil, God desires to convert for good. While we quote passages like Romans 8:28, we often don’t live in its triumphant reality. In this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy declares that when we are faced with lies, accusations, unfairness, injustice, hatred, selfishness, contempt, or any other host of problems, we must remember that God truly does delight in using the Cross of Christ to convert all bad things into good. If you have been facing difficulty, trials, or painful circumstances, this message will turn your gave upon Jesus and freshly call you to trust in the One Whom can take the instruments of evil and make them instruments used for His purpose and plan.
According to the official Ludy Dictionary, audacity is “Absolute, ridiculous trust that when you step out and do crazy things for the Glory of the Almighty King, God will come through for you. For instance—when you stand up against 9-foot tall giants without any armor on your skinny little vulnerable body and you walk out in the field of battle without a sword to fight him with, God helps you make an absolute fool of the growling, mocking man-beast warrior.” In this powerfully stirring and inspiring message, Pastor Eric Ludy uses his list of the ten most audacious moments in Scripture, and not only exhorts us as believers to pray bold-audacious prayers but also explains how we should ask.
As Christians, we often need to be reminded of the foundational truths, otherwise, we can quickly forget and become distracted with something other than Christ. In this inspirational and important message, Pastor Eric Ludy reminds us what faith is and how it works. Using the powerful story of Mary of Bethany pouring forth her spikenard, Pastor Ludy uplifts the glory and grandeur of Christ and the fact that He deserves our all. If you desire to live a Christian life of triumphant victory and faith, this message will give you a practical step forward.
How do you approach the inconveniences of life? Do you shy away and try to diminish the problems or do you fully embrace and rejoice in the disruption and difficulty? In this sermon, Pastor Eric discusses the blessedness of inconveniences and how God leverages those in our lives for His purpose and for the sake of others. God desires to use the inconveniences of life to build you strong and then to pour out that strength on behalf of the weak, downtrodden, helpless, and less fortunate. Throughout this message, you will be reminded that the key to spiritual strength and growth is to embrace the inconveniences of life.
Imagine receiving an unspeakable gift—a gold mine guaranteed to yield a bounty of nuggets. Yet clutched within your grasp is a handful of worthless pebbles you refuse to lay down. For too many of us, we refuse to let go of our self-effort (pebbles) so we can seize the limitless treasure God has offered us. In this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy reminds us that if we desire to experience the richness of God’s grace and life, we must exchange our worthless pebbles of self-effort for godliness and His amazing grace. Jesus truly is El Shaddai—the God who is enough and all-sufficient.
This is one of the most intimate messages Eric Ludy has given. It's a painful reflection upon a generation of fathers that have fallen short and a passionate challenge to the fathers of today to rise up and do it right. Including a moving tribute to Eric's own father, this message is sure to stir you.
We are running a heavenly race, and there is a crown to be won. But the way we run often suggests that the prize is not worth everything to us. No one promised that running the race would be easy. God desires to make us ready and fit to obtain the reward, and yet we are quick to justify pockets of "me time.” This message reminds us that we are not here to live for the satisfaction of our appetites but that, as soldiers, we must be sharp and self-controlled for the task before us. Let the Spirit of God search you through this message for any comfort or indulgence that would weigh you down while running the race with endurance.
The Name of Jesus is above all other names—and the preeminence and centrality of Jesus Christ should be the declaration of our lives. In this grand meditation of Jesus, Pastor Eric Ludy shares ten building blocks of awe regarding Jesus Christ. Traversing the entirety of Scripture, Eric reminds us who Jesus is and what the Word of God says about Him. This powerful meditation will draw your gaze higher to look afresh upon Jesus as the One who IS.
In this intimate sermon with the Church at Ellerslie, Pastor Eric Ludy reflects on his previous series of messages on spiritual gifts and discusses why this subject is so difficult to navigate. Though this is a sermon specifically to the Church at Ellerslie, we invite you to listen in as Eric reminds this local church about our focus, our desire, and our purpose – which is centered upon lifting high Jesus Christ. Throughout this message, Eric not only gives the church leaders three solemn reminders, but he also gives the congregation three crucial rules of thumbs we must keep in mind as we progress forward.
The Gospel has two aspects to it—yet most of us only experience the first part. We are not only to receive the Gospel, we are also to give the Gospel. In this important message, Pastor Eric Ludy examines Paul’s statement in 1 Corinthians about desiring spiritual gifts, but especially that we may prophesy. Prophecy is the clear word about Jesus and contained within it is the secret to blessedness—giving the clear word about Jesus. Tongues and prophecy have often been a confusing and heated topic in the Church, but with kindness and a clear word on the matter, Pastor Ludy will explain the purpose of both, and in so doing, will lead you down a happy road of understanding.
Have you ever thought of the Old Servant as a character in the Bible? Because He is a behind-the-scenes kind of guy, many have paid Him little attention, but the Holy Spirit's work is evident throughout Scripture. His role focuses on revealing the Father and Jesus Christ instead of making Himself the focus. The modern Church frequently mishandles the Spirit of God, and this message attempts to give a clear and Biblical perspective on how we are to relate to Him.
As the Israelites wandered the wilderness, they gathered, ground, prepared, and cooked manna on a daily basis—a daily feast which is an Old Testament pattern for us living in the reality of the New Testament. Addressing the necessity of expressing love for one another, Pastor Eric Ludy talks about the Love Feast in Jude 1:12 and explains the three different categories for edification and sharing within the Body of Christ. This continuing series on spiritual gifts points to Jesus Christ and reminds us that we individually must gather the life and love of Christ each day (like manna) so that we can prepare and share it with Body.