Boundless Grace – Matthew 8:1-17

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg launches us into our new series, “Passport.” Understanding who you are is vital to knowing your purpose and mission. When it comes to our faith, our identity as disciples of Christ shapes our everyday actions. In Matthew 8:1-17 Jesus’ identity as an expression of God’s boundless grace leads us forward in our own identity and missional calling in His …

Rise Up! (Easter Sunday, 2024)

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg preaches on Easter morning. The faithful disciple of Jesus Christ knows that Easter is an important day for our faith. It is the reminder and celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. Why is Jesus’ sinless life and sacrificial death not enough? Why is it so crucial for us that Jesus rose from the dead? In this Easter …

Fans or Followers – John 6

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Pastor Ron Eckberg brings a special Palm Sunday message to EEFC. We celebrate as Palm Sunday when Jesus entered Jerusalem and was met by a multitude of adoring fans. A few days later he faced the cross—mostly alone, abandoned, and denied. Will we be those adoring, fickle fans that run when the story doesn’t go our way or will we …

Raising the Bar – Matthew 5:17-48

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues our study of Matthew as we look at the next section of the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus begins the Sermon on the Mount by reminding his disciples of their calling to and blessing in His alternate kingdom. But how, then, does this change His disciples lives? In the next section of His teaching, Jesus raises …

The Challenge of Worship – John 6, 12, & 18

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Lay preacher Aaron Thede brings us a special message on the challenges and value of worship. The Christian life is very simple, but it’s not easy. The challenges of walking faithfully with Jesus through our day-to-day lives requires that we live in constant recognition of our opposition so that we might overcome them by the power of God’s Word, Christ’s …

Simple Christmas #4 – From Attendance to Deliverance

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg leads us through the 4th message in our 2023 Christmas series, “Simple Christmas”. In the past three weeks we have discussed simplifying our minds, hands, and hearts around Christmas. But even so, how do we reject these as just another course of action and, instead, allow the truth and beauty of Christmas to transform us? The answer …

Simple Christmas #3 – From Participation to Preparation

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches the third message in our 2023 Christmas series, “Simple Christmas.” As we approach Christmas day, the seasonal celebrations begin to pick up steam. As they do, the question remains: In the flurry of activity, how do we avoid falling into mindless participation and tradition? This week we discuss how we can walk through the activities of …

Temperature Check – 2 Timothy 2:20-26

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg leads us back into our study of the book of 2 Timothy. It’s usually pretty easy to know where we need to go, but along the way we face distractions from outside and within. So how do we know we’re on the right track? In 2 Timothy 2:20-26, Paul offers Timothy three questions to make sure his …