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.
In this continued series on revival and renewal, Pastor Eric Ludy talks about a third element essential in every movement of God—a full surrender to Christ and living on purpose. It is the declaration of “Yes, Lord!” as we give access to the Holy Spirit to come into our bodies and master us. We yield the control position and we become His bond-slave. Our time is no longer our own. Our gifts and abilities are no longer our own. Our money is no longer our own. Our lives are no longer our own. In short, we have a new purpose under the mastery of the Holy Spirit. This isn’t a mystical or mysterious thing, but a call to live “on bread and water.” If you seek a freshness, renewal, or revival in your own life, this series of sermons is a “must listen.”
Last week Pastor Eric Ludy preached on our desperate need for revival. In this follow up message, Eric gives the second step toward changing the world—what he calls the “test of Mt. Carmel.” Examining the story of Elijah and Mount Carmel, Pastor Ludy gives the steps to becoming “carmelized” and the key to greater focus and intimacy with Jesus Christ. How far would you be willing to go, what would you be willing to set aside, and what is too great a sacrifice to seek Christ and see revival stir in our midst once again? May we set aside every diversion and run with endurance, looking unto Jesus, the Author and finisher of our faith.
With a deep passion for revival in our nation, our church, and his personal life, Pastor Eric gives a stirring message on revival and how we can go after it. Using the principle and illustration of farming, Eric not only addresses what revival is but he reveals how revival comes about. Yet before revival can happen in our nation or churches, it must start with us—as such, Pastor Eric calls the church to heed Hosea 10:12 and “break up your fallow ground” by listing a series of sins, behaviors, attitudes, and motives that must be rooted from our lives. This list to break up the fallow ground itself is worth listening to the entire message for—but in so doing, may God stir the embers of your heart and awaken you to your need of revival.
In 2 Corinthians 12:9, Jesus told Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Yet how many of us want to only focus on our strength, rather than His? In this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy expounds on the four mindsets of the triumphant—using the story of King Jehoshaphat at one of his weakest times, to remind us that God is not afraid of our weaknesses and He Himself must become our sole solution. And at the end of the sermon, Eric gives a series of repentance points that can be used to press you toward Christ even more.
Are you willing to be numbered amongst the foolish? It is something most people shy away from, yet something we must pursue. Using the story of Jonathan and his armor-bearer, Pastor Eric Ludy reveals in this sermon how choosing what the world deems foolish is actually the key to audacious faith. Learn the five elements of “pulling a Jonathan” and then choose to walk the narrow, foolish, way.
Tireless. Even hearing the word makes most eyelids heavy. But spiritually, we are called to have no “down time” in our souls—we are to be always ready, always alert, always and constantly moving forward in our spiritual lives. The Bible has a lot to say about the sluggard, both physically and spiritually, and in this stirring sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy gives a study in spiritual constancy and calls believers to pick up the tent sakes and exercise godliness. As Christians we are to be built for anything and everything, are you?
Health is a hot topic in our modern culture. Fads, diets, and books fight for our attention and acceptance. Yet amidst all the “noise” how are Christians supposed to think and behave biblically in the area of health? In this sermon, Eric Ludy talks about the necessity of knowing the difference between the “New Man” and an “Old Body” and gives three secrets to bodily health—but be forewarned, the secrets might not be what you are expecting.
In a continuation from last week’s sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy gives another intimate message for the Church at Ellerslie, casting a vision for how God desires to shape and use this particular church body. Using a picture given in Isaiah 3, Pastor Ludy talks about the loss of the eleven strengths of ancient Israel and shows how these strengths are needed today in this generation—it is a call for godly men and wise to rise and return to the “desiderio domini”—the ache for the return of Jesus Christ.
In this intimate message for the Church at Ellerslie, Pastor Eric Ludy casts a vision of eleven things the Church at Ellerslie should become and grow into. While all eleven statements are grand in scope, some may think the eleventh is perhaps an oddity in the mix—to be the happiest church in the world. This isn’t a commission to put on fake smiles but rather to be a church which showcase the full grandeur and greatness of God Himself.
There is a tension in Scripture—Christians are supposed to be constant and consistent (ie: without change), but they are also supposed to grow, mature, and … yes … change. In this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy examines change from a Biblical perspective and argues that there are two kinds of change, one of which is necessary for the Christian’s life. It is true that God does not change, and yet He seeks to change us.
You are in a spiritual battle and there is a real enemy seeking to destroy you. Yet in Christ, we need not fear for He has given us the ability to stand valiant and victorious in His power and might. And Paul wrote, “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds…” (2 Corinthians 10:4). In this practical and equipping sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy talks about the spiritual battle, our war chest of tools to fight and stand immovable, and gives practical examples of how to handle the enemy’s attacks in our lives. If you seek greater strength and triumph in your spiritual life, listening to this sermon is a must.
Paul writes in 1 Timothy that God is the “King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light.” Using the illustration of light, Pastor Eric Ludy shows the grand contrast of judgment, hell, and eternal punishment with God’s overwhelming mercy, grace, and love. There is a choice—will you choose the “cave of hell” or enter into the cave of our Beloved? In this stirring and convicting sermon that leaves you with an astounding twist, you will discover that though there is a literal hell reserved for judgment and punishment, there is hope, freedom, salvation, and mercy that triumphs over judgment.
Popular culture may call it the “butterfly effect”—but regardless of what you call it, God uses people’s lives to influence others who in turn are used to transform many others. In this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy shares two stories of people’s lives who created ripples resulting in the transformation of countless others; and then shares his own personal “ripple effect of heavenly love.” If you’ve ever had a desire to be used by God to transform the world, we must first be willing to do something small—and it’s often these seemingly unimportant acts that result in big change.
During creation God breathed life into man, and humanity shared breath with its Creator. Yet in the fall, we were cut off and divorced from God—a separation from the shared breath and from intimate fellowship with God Almighty. In this sermon, Pastor Eric Ludy discusses the two degrees of “divorce” and God’s relentless pursuit to draw humanity back into relationship with Himself. Stand in awe as we examine God’s desire to extend mercy and return humanity to a shared breath with the perfect-righteousness Man, Jesus Christ.
In this special Father’s Day sermon, Pastor (and father) Eric Ludy talks about the difference between God being our Father (capital F) and the role of the earthly father (lowercase f). In short, the earthly father is supposed to be a picture and reflection of the Heavenly Father—and Pastor Ludy not only gives great insight into fatherhood but gives practical steps on how to be a good and godly father.