Boundless Authority – Matthew 8:18-34

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches week #2 in our study, “Passport”. It’s a very “Christian” thing to say that Jesus has all authority in our lives? But does He? Matthew 8:18-34 shows the magnificent power and boundless reach of the authority of Jesus as it challenges us to decide whether or not we are willing to submit fully to that authority.

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 …

A Different Look – Matthew 5:1-16

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg preaches the second week of series, “The King and His Kingdom.” Last week, Matthew introduced the call to the Kingdom of Heaven through Jesus’ ministry. But what does it look like for us to live in and for such a kingdom? We see Jesus begin to clearly define the life of a Kingdom disciple in the opening …

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 …