Religion vs. Worship – Ecclesiastes 5:1-7

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues our series in Ecclesiastes. Our lives and our culture are full of religious icons, events, and reminders. Yet, we live in a world where God holds little importance or relevance in most people’s lives. How do we reconcile these two realities? What’s more, how do we avoid the trap of being religious people who fail to …

The Heart of Worship (Part 2)

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Pastor Ron Eckberg preaches the second week of a two-part message on worship. In just a few short words, “Come, let us worship and bow down”, God invites his children to come before His throne. But what exactly does that mean? How do we define “worship”? How do we prepare, participate, and respond to such a holy calling?

The Heart of Worship – John 4:21-24

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Pastor Ron Eckberg begins a two-week miniseries on the life of worship. “We are saved,” wrote A.W. Tozer, “to worship God.” As simple as that sounds worship is still something that the church struggles with and even divides over. This week, we gain a greater understanding of our ultimate calling.

The Pursuit of Worship – Leviticus 17-18

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg begins our final series in the Book of Leviticus by teaching from Leviticus 17-18. In Leviticus 1-16 we have seen a very clear picture of God’s perfect, holy nature. But how go about pursuing a life lived in light of God’s holiness? The rest of Leviticus gives us that answer and it begins in chapters 17 and …

Strange Fire and Pure Worship – Leviticus 10

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches from Leviticus 10 in the next message of our series, “Come to the Altar.” Information is good, but sometimes we need to “live out” the information to truly understand it. In Leviticus 10, Aaron and his sons live out the truths God has been teaching them about approaching His holiness in worship. The lessons learned by …

Building a Worshipper – Leviticus 9

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues our study, “Come to the Altar,” by teaching from Chapter 9 of Leviticus. Whether it’s a meeting at work, paying our taxes, or doing house chores we all are faced with tasks that we would rather not do but that we know must be done – so we do them. Our worship of our God is …

The Power of Praise – Isaiah 6

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Pastor Ron Eckberg continues our series on why we do what we do at EEFC. We are creatures of habit and as such we run the risk of forgetting why we do the things we do. This is especially true in our corporate worship experience. We are in the midst of our DNA series – exploring the “why” behind our …

Two Responses to Jesus – Mark 14:1-11

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg begins our series, “The End is the Beginning.” Over the course of the next several weeks we will see Jesus take on the culmination of His earthly ministry. But before that, we’ll find a scene that reveals the two responses we have to choose from when encountered by Jesus’ sacrifice and how each response changes every aspect …