While it is clear that we are living in an increasingly secular age, it is actually quite religious. More and more people desire a spiritual identity that gives them purpose and meaning in this life, and seek to fill the void left by religion with a host of idols such as entertainment, self-expression, romance, wellness, […]

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A Desert and a Garden (Isaiah 34-35)

Though chapters 13-35 of Isaiah can sound foreign to many of us, and are often neglected by the 21st century church, Isaiah actually addresses the very issues our world is facing today. The concluding chapters of this section reveal once again that there are only two kingdoms—the kingdom of God and the kingdom of this […]

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In this sermon from Isaiah’s oracles against the nations, Pastor Matt reminds us that the glory of this world is a fading glory that will pass away, and that were created to behold the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Note: This sermon was delivered during the COVID-19 pandemic, when our Lord’s […]

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Over the last few weeks, we’ve been preaching through chapters 13-20 from the book of Isaiah. In this message, Pastor Matt reviews the oracles to the nations that we’ve seen so far and encourages us to trust in and fear the Lord. Note: This sermon was delivered during the COVID-19 pandemic, when our Lord’s Day […]

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Looking to the Lord (Isaiah 17-18)

God’s people were constantly tempted to either fear the surrounding nations, or to trust them for security and prosperity. Ultimately, they were tempted to forget the Lord. For this reason, God gave messages through his prophets to reveal the judgment in store for these godless nations. In this section of Isaiah (chaps. 13-27), he takes […]

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Shining Like Stars (Philippians 2:14-16)

Isaiah foretold that the people who lived in darkness would one day see a great light. We didn’t ask for it; we couldn’t have imagined it; and we did not deserve it. And yet, unto us a child was born, and a Son was given. Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who came […]

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On the evening before his crucifixion, the true Passover Lamb was surrounded by the most wretched and pathetic of company. One of his disciples was about to betray him; another would deny him three times before morning; and all of them, his friends, would abandon him. Jesus nevertheless continues to love them, encouraging and preparing […]

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God or Money (Luke 16:1-15)

One of the major themes of Jesus’ teaching, as well as the rest of Scripture, is the sharp distinction between the kingdom of this world and the kingdom of God. You either belong to the kingdom of light or the kingdom of darkness. Your values are informed either by the world or by the truths of […]

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Here at ECC, we are committed to connecting our community to Christ. While we certainly do this as individuals by preaching the gospel and loving our neighbors, making disciples of all nations is to happen through, and in the context of, the local church! Jesus said that he would build his church—a church of those who not […]

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