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Making the most of web technologies to encourage people to be disciples. Visits to his Blog number in the thousands. This is a World Christian Website delivering Blogs and Videos. A place for growth to love a new life. Lived in the Seatlle area of Washington since 1960. Acts 5:21 Go, stand in the temple courts, he said, and tell the people all about this new life. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Will There Be Oceans On The New Earth?


Randy discusses what the landscape of the New Earth will be like. Though Revelation 21 says that there will no longer be any sea, Ezekiel 47 describes the river flowing from the temple which makes the salt water fresh. And life will be abundant in the river. So there will no longer be poisonous salt water seas, but there will be large bodies of water that promote life. This video clip was excerpted from Randy’s Eternity 101 DVD class

available at epm.org/store/product/eternity-101/.

The Voice of God


People and cultures throughout the ages have sought to hear the voice of God. Some have sought to hear God through weird transcendental meditative states. Some have sacrificed unto idols and the sun, moon and stars hoping that “the gods” would be pleased and communicate with them and bless them. Some have gone off to some cave, and come out proclaiming to have heard from God, and thus we have Islam, Mormonism and other such religions. It seems like we as humans have tried anything and everything to hear God’s voice. So, how does the Christian hear God’s voice? Are we left to rely on some inner train of spontaneous thoughts, and hope that one of them is actually God’s voice leading us? Do we over-spiritualize our words and just say “thus saith the Lord” even if we’re not sure that the Lord has thus said?! Here’s the miraculous reality, God has been and is always speaking to His people! How? Well, that’s what this message is all about!

Americanized


This is a study in the forceful and terrorizing grip that unmitigated self-appetite can have on both an individual life and the life of a society. To be American used to carry with it (whether it was deserving or not) the Puritan ideals of integrity, chastity, prudence, temperance, goodwill, generosity, and mercy. But times have certainly changed. Now, it appears that around the world today, the “American” is often known instead for their bizarre sense of entitlement and their strange brand of religion (oft misunderstood to be Christianity) that gives them a so-called “liberty” to live in a constant state of excess and self-seeking pleasure. And thusly, the once noble and honorable word “American,” has become a synonym for “Glutton.” Oh, for the Church of Jesus Christ to come out from among this and be separate.

The Gospel – Sermon Edition


If you are familiar with the Ellerslie Short Film entitled, The Gospel, then you will be duly prepped for this message, which is the full-blown sermon edition (thunder and all). At Ellerslie we are not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God unto Salvation! Praise God for such a message of resounding victory, redemption, and grace.

THE SHORT GOSPEL VIDEO

Questions and Answers about the Sanctity of Human Life


This deals with questions and answers about abortion. There is much guilt for man and woman about abortion Dan Franklin, Randy Alcorn, and Diane Meyer at Good Shepherd Community Church.

About Face Prayer


This is a message that unlocks the art of praying in a very unique and stirring way. The answer for the Church is not in brainstorming solutions and in novel marketing campaigns – it’s in prayer. And prayer is enabled and empowered when one finds the “face of God.” This message is about seeking the face of God as a primary work and not as a last resort.

Intercession


Why would someone who does not believe in GOD or THE GOSPEL be watching this video??? Something inside your heart tells you that you are in need of such a loving God. In need of an Intercessor for your sins….. ONE DAY YOU ALL WHO DO NOT BELIEVE WILL KNOW HOW GOO IT FEELS TO SAY WITH A LOUD VOICE THANK YOU JESUS MY LORD FOR RESCUING ME!!!!. Ask yourself the tough question, what moves you in this life?, You choose. Luke 12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Do you really trust him and are you willing to lay your life on the line and prove God faithful or are you to busy. There are lost are you saying God send me! or are you going to let someone else get the job description God designed for you? Maybe you say I’ll only follow God so far, anything beyond this point is extreme. Don’t you realize he purchased your body and you belong to Jesus Christ? Don’t define the terms of how he uses you. Are you willing to go if he asks without the comforts of life for Jesus Christ your King? Are you willing do suffer and die for Christ if he calls you. Put your life for him to be willing to let go. Jesus was described as a worm and no man you don’t need to be noticed. Go do his work. James 5:3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.

Eric Ludy – The Gospel


The Gospel – http://www.ellerslie.com – May we be unashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Romans 1:16) Please note that this is a metaphorical take on the Gospel. It presumes a knowledge of the historic framework of the Cross, Burial, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus Christ. Though certain elements of the Cross-work are not fully explained herein (i.e. – Jesus’s fulfillment of all righteousness, His perfect match with all the Old Testament Messianic prophecy, and His bearing of the outpoured wrath of God in our stead), we in no way wish to diminish their significance and importance in the Gospel landscape.

If you are interested in learning more about this great work of Jesus Christ, then please visit our website (http://ellerslie.com) and view one of the following suggested sermons:

Who is this Jesus? – a message about the God-ness and Greatness of the Person of Jesus Christ. http://bit.ly/Vkm46N

Christophany – a message about making Jesus Christ and His Astounding Cross-Work the focus of our lives. http://bit.ly/UvYS5K

In Christ – a message about the practicalities of how Jesus Christ saves. http://bit.ly/10ohtnq

The Carpet Bag Gospel – a message that creatively articulates the power of the Gospel. http://bit.ly/W41GmC

If you would be interested in reading Eric Ludy’s response to the theological question, “Does the Enemy Really Have Legal Right?” – then visit http://bit.ly/VDxwWO
Eric Ludy – The Gospel (by setapartlife)

People Like to Steal


Hands on a globe

 There is no perfect culture, so people will steal from others. The countries of this world need good laws. Every culture will have dishonest people. People steal for many reasons.There needs to be laws that protect the people. The courts need good laws and honest Judges. The Judges need truth in the heart. God knows best so we can know this law. Leviticus 25:18 Follow my decrees and be careful to obey my laws, and you will live safely in the land.If two people go to a Judge. The Judge must have good knowledge of the law and be honest in the way the case is handled. The problem is this. The countries don’t have a good law or the Judge is corrupt.The cure is this. We need the Bible as the foundation for are law and Judges that fear God. Job 21:22 “Can anyone teach knowledge to God, since he judges even the highest?

In our lives, we need the same idea. We need to know the Bible and apply the Bible in our lives. We need honest hearts towards Jesus. The Holy Spirit will conform our sinful nature to His will. This will work in the countries of the world to and every person that submits to the Bible and God. 2 Chronicles 1:10

Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?”

 

 

DEPRAVED INDIFERENCE


http://youtu.be/UWHJ6-Yh

“We say thank you god for being a father to the fatherless. But he says remember you call yourself my body, I’m not there except through you, your hands are my hands, your feet are my feet, that heart is my heart. I work through my body, I’m a father to the fatherless through my body”. God is looking for more than the money of the saints. He’s looking for the entirety of their lives to be spent for the weak. Psalm 41:1 Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.

ASKING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS, GOLD OR GOD


ASKING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS GOLD OR GOD

Ask yourself the tough question, what moves you in this life?, You choose.Luke 12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.Do you really trust him and are you willing to lay your life on the line and prove God faithful or are you to busy. There are lost are you saying God send me! or are you going to let someone else get the job description God designed for you. Maybe you say I’ll only follow God so far, anything beyond this point is extreme. Don’t you realized he purchased your body and you belong to Jesus Christ. You Don’t define the terms of how he uses you. Are you willing to go if he asks without the comforts of life for Jesus Christ your King. Are you willing do suffer and die for Christ if he calls you. Put your life for him be willing to let go. Jesus was described as a worm and no man you don’t need to be noticed. Go do his work.James 5:3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.

Does God Still Heal?


It has taken Eric Ludy four years of spiritual wrestling before he was ready to deliver this super-charged message.  After all, within a modern Christian system that has been greatly undermined by the “Health, Wealth, and Prosperity Gospel,” no one in the “Biblically Conservative” camp really wants to touch this issue which lies right smack in the middle of the “Charismatic” and “Faith Movement” controversy. It’s high-time that the Church of Jesus Christ gain a Biblical and sound answer to this important issue of healing without blindly throwing the blanket answer of “cessation” over it.  Was healing merely an outward seal upon the ministry of the Messiah and His apostles, or is it something that is intended by God to be included in our understanding of the Atonement? The answer to that question has far-reaching ramifications.