Alien Characteristics – 1 Peter 1:13-25

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues our series “Alien Hope,” by teaching from 1 Peter 1:13-25. Last week we laid out the foundations for alien life: the living hope of salvation in Jesus Christ. But what does it look like to live in such hope? Here we find four distinct characteristics of the alien life that reflect our living hope.

Hope for the Alien – 1 Peter 1:3-12

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches week 2 of our series in 1 Peter. How to deal with suffering has been a central question of human existence since… well, the beginning of human existence. This week, as we study Peter’s writing, we find the foundations necessary to respond in God-honoring ways to the trials and suffering we endure as aliens in our …

The Alien Life – 1 Peter 1:1-2

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg kicks-off our new series in 1 Peter entitled, “Alien Hope.” As followers of Jesus we know that we don’t (or at least shouldn’t) fit the mold of the world. As outsiders, this can lead us to feel rejected, awkward, even persecuted. How then are we expected to live a full and purposeful life? 1 Peter offers us …

The Foundations of Gratitude

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Pastor Ron Eckberg teaches on the need and joy of gratitude in our lives. Do you know any truly grumpy, ungrateful people? You probably do and perhaps that describes you. There are too many ungrateful people in the world, and, sadly enough, in the church. Fortunately, we can change that. Join us Sunday as we dive into the Scriptures and …

Practical Sabbath – Mark 2:23-28

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Pastor Jonathan closes our back-to-school series, “Recess” by looking at Mark 2:23-28. We have discussed what Sabbath is and why we reject it. But, how do we actually implement a biblical Sabbath rest into our lives? This Sunday we see Jesus confronted about His “work” on the Sabbath. From this we draw four foundations for Sabbath practice in our own …

Sabbath Diagnostics – Why We Reject Rest

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues our back-to-school series on God’s Sabbath rest. Last week we discussed the gift of Sabbath and why it is valuable for our lives. But why then do we so often reject it? This week we will look at reasons we reject Sabbath, the idols that lie behind them, and how we can overcome them to embrace …

Rest For the Restless – Exodus 20:8-11

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg kicks off our back to school series, “Recess,” by teaching on the beauty and blessing of God’s Sabbath rest. Our world moves FAST! It often feels like we have to work harder and harder to keep up. This, inevitably, leaves us all feeling worn out. But this is not the way we were created to live. This …

Generous Hearts – 2 Corinthians 8-9

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Pastor Jonathan concludes our series, “DNA”. We serve a generous God. One who gives us His unmerited love, forgiveness, and blessings. Understanding this, we respond to Him and to those around us with generosity of our own. We give not because we have to, but because we get to. This week we see how this plays out as part of …

The Needed Conversation – Mark 1:35-39

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues our DNA series by discussing why we must be a people and a church of prayer. Few would argue against the importance of prayer in the Christian faith. But many of us struggle to understand WHY it is important. This week we look at why prayer is a vital part of our time together and why …

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 …