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Discover a Christianity that actually works. These powerful sermons delivered by Pastor Eric Ludy will awaken you to the majesty of true Christianity. God designed Christianity not to be mere theory but a life empowered by His grace, built unshakable upon truth, centered upon Jesus Christ, and poured out for His glory. It is more than academic head-knowledge, it is practical living grounded in the Word of God. These sermons are delivered with soul-stirring passion that will ignite your spiri ...
 
With a passionate heart for Christian discipleship, the majesty and centrality of Jesus Christ, and the life-changing power of the Gospel, the Daily Thunder podcast is a daily teaching series from the Bible to exhort, equip, and encourage Christians down the Narrow Way of the Cross. Taught by Eric Ludy, Nathan Johnson, and other guests – now you can have a little of the Ellerslie Discipleship boom, grit, and oomph thundering daily in your earbuds.
 
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This is the first part of a five-part sermon series on Spiritual Gifts. Unfortunately, this topic is barnacled with controversy and many Christians would prefer just to ignore it altogether. However, the Biblical function of the Body of Christ together as one unit is essential to it actually succeeding in its purpose. And for that to happen, this t…
 
In their new special series, Eric Ludy and Nathan Johnson discuss some of their favorite heroic moments in Christian history. In this second episode, Eric and Nathan talk about dauntless love as seen in two missionaries who risked their lives to bring the Gospel to a dangerous jungle tribe.By Eric Ludy + Nathan Johnson
 
Ben Price is our special guest on Daily Thunder. Known as Australia's Best Impersonator, Ben is a comedian with a passion for Jesus Christ. In this special series, Ben discusses the importance of laughing amidst difficulty, trials, and adversity. In this episode, Ben reminds us that God is greater than any fear or difficulty we may face … and as su…
 
This is the second installment in Eric Ludy's winter Daily Thunder series, 1940, which follows the epic storyline of Hitler's rise to power in Europe in the the '30's and Great Britain's unexpected stand to thwart his progress. In this episode, Eric travels back to the Versailles Treaty in 1919 and shows how victory can be gained only to be lost th…
 
In their new special series, Eric Ludy and Nathan Johnson discuss some of their favorite heroic moments in Christian history. Christianity is a heroic journey, a decision to walk in agreement with God's defined reality, even when that goes against public opinion, natural law, or human wisdom. Believers are called to … believe and trust their God. I…
 
Ben Price is once again our special guest on Daily Thunder. Known as Australia's Best Impersonator, Ben is a comedian with a penchant for Jesus Christ. In this special series, Ben discusses the importance of laughing amidst difficulty, trials, and adversity. This will be a series you won't want to miss. For more information about Daily Thunder and …
 
This is the first installment in Eric Ludy's winter Daily Thunder series, 1940, which follows the epic storyline of Hitler's rise to power in Europe in the the '30's and Great Britain's unexpected stand to thwart his progress. In this inaugural episode of the series, Eric goes right to the heart of this series and takes us into the seeming impossib…
 
This message is all about identity. In today’s world it’s all too easy to passively accept cultural or sinful labels for ourselves and find our identity in those specific propensities. But as Christians, our identity is not meant to be defined by our proclivity, but by our position…in Christ! The “proclivity movement” is creeping into the Body of C…
 
The human propensity is to approach matters of the soul in an upside-down and backward fashion. Our instinct is wrong—there is something off in our understanding of spiritual matters. We believe that since it was human mistakes that created our problem, human good works will be our solution. And, in a distorted sense, we are correct. But, it’s not …
 
At Ellerslie, we love reading about the men and women God has used throughout history to turn the world upside down. In this new series, Eric and Nathan discuss their seven top Christian biographies. Join in as they count backward and discuss each book, its impact on their lives, and a key character trait of the individual. In this episode, they ex…
 
The King is returning soon! In this study we examine what it means to live in light of Christ’s return and what Scripture commands us to do as we wait. The day is drawing near and this message encourages all of us to have an excitement and hope in our souls for that long-awaited day. » Take this concept even deeper by joining Nathan in the Deeper C…
 
This is the seventh and final installment in Eric Ludy’s series entitled The Muscular Christian. In this episode he explores the inherent awkwardness associated with following Christ in an anti-Christ culture. The muscular Christian doesn't attempt to wish this phenomenon away, but rather embraces it as a secret to growing strong in and through the…
 
At Ellerslie, we love reading about the men and women God has used throughout history to turn the world upside down. In this new series, Eric and Nathan discuss their seven top Christian biographies. Join in as they count backward and discuss each book, its impact on their lives, and a key character trait of the individual. In this episode, they ex…
 
Before Jesus ascended, He gave the Church a mission—to preach the Gospel and make disciples of all the nations. This mission from our King has not changed, yet many of us prefer to be passive in our faith, rather than be bold and risk everything for the King and His Kingdom. In this session, we examine the King’s mission and our call to live empowe…
 
This is the sixth installment in Eric Ludy’s series entitled The Muscular Christian. In this episode he unpacks the idea of self-control. God has entrusted each of us with a body (a boxing ring), but without the aid of the Holy Spirit we are unable to master this body and subject it to the priority of Jesus Christ. However, at the Cross and via His…
 
Many people view difficulty as the antithesis of pleasure, happiness, and beauty. When in fact it is the catalyst for the most refined and exquisite version of all three. And this is what God explains in His Word. He reveals how He purposely leverages difficulty (trials, tribulations, and sufferings) in the construction of His saints. Just as fire …
 
At Ellerslie, we love reading about the men and women God has used throughout history to turn the world upside down. In this new series, Eric and Nathan discuss their seven top Christian biographies. Join in as they count backward and discuss each book, its impact on their lives, and a key character trait of the individual. In this episode, they ex…
 
All of Scripture leads us to the pinnacle of the King and His birth, ministry, death, resurrection, and ascension. In this study, we examine how the Gospels declare forth the beauty and blessing of God coming in the flesh. To miss this, is to miss everything we need for life and godliness. » Take this concept even deeper by joining Nathan in the De…
 
This is the fifth installment in Eric Ludy’s series entitled The Muscular Christian. In this episode he explores the concept of fearlessness. Many Christians today have accepted anxiety and fear in their life as if it were a necessary evil. However, God's Word enunciates a very different way of living. The question is: are we going to believe the m…
 
At Ellerslie, we love reading about the men and women God has used throughout history to turn the world upside down. In this new series, Eric and Nathan discuss their seven top Christian biographies. Join in as they count backward and discuss each book, its impact on their lives, and a key character trait of the individual. In this episode, they ex…
 
Our modern culture dislikes waiting for anything. Yet we see the incredible patience of God and His people as they waited a millennium for the coming King. Through the time of kings and prophets, there was a yearning for the fullness of the King and Kingdom. In this session, we examine the overarching time period of waiting from the time of Joshua,…
 
God gave us a grip. And with that grip we have to ability to grab ahold of things and not let go. It’s an amazing quality that God vested into His creation, but, when sin entered the picture, it corrupted this gripping ability and turned it into something that can lead to our destruction. For God designed us to use our grip to grab ahold of Life, T…
 
At Ellerslie, we love reading about the men and women God has used throughout history to turn the world upside down. In this new series, Eric and Nathan discuss their seven top Christian biographies. Join in as they count backward and discuss each book, its impact on their lives, and a key character trait of the individual. In this episode, they ex…
 
God has an eternal purpose and plan which is fulfilled in Christ Jesus. Yet 1500 years before God became flesh, God wove the story of Scripture into the everyday life of Israel. In short, they were rehearsing and foreshadowing the Kingdom and coming King in the Law, feasts, Tabernacle, and everyday life of Israel. In this session, we examine how Is…
 
This is the third installment in Eric Ludy’s series entitled The Muscular Christian. In this episode he relays the stunning history and achievements of the ancient English bowmen. What built the unstoppable military machine of the 14th century is the same thing that builds the unstoppable Church in our modern day.…
 
God has supplied us with everything we need to maintain the intellectual and emotional security of our souls. Oftentimes, it’s not knowledge of the Truth that the Christian is missing, but the wherewithal to practically implement that knowledge. This is a message about implementation—specifically in regards to taking every thought captive to the wi…
 
At Ellerslie, we love reading about the men and women God has used throughout history to turn the world upside down. In this new series, Eric and Nathan discuss their seven top Christian biographies. Join in as they count backward and discuss each book, its impact on their lives, and a key character trait of the individual. In this episode, they ex…
 
In the midst of a world that rejected God and His Kingdom, God had a plan to choose for Himself a people so that through them He might come and save the world. We see in Genesis 12 that God called Abraham and gave him a promise; a promise that was ultimately fulfilled in Jesus Christ. In this session of the Storyline of Scripture, we examine the Ki…
 
This is the second installment in Eric Ludy’s series entitled The Muscular Christian. In this episode he explains the history of the ancient war cry of the Israelites and how that very war cry is meant to be, even today, a centerpiece of the daily practice of the Church of Jesus Christ.By Eric Ludy + Nathan Johnson
 
There are a lot of things in this world to grab our attention and claim center stage in our thoughts and meditations. A successful Christian life is one that doesn’t allow the world to define the focus of the believer, but energetically and proactively exerts mental focus on things true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and prai…
 
At Ellerslie, we love reading about the men and women God has used throughout history to turn the world upside down. In this new series, Eric and Nathan discuss their seven top Christian biographies. Join in as they count backward to the book they both thought was one of the best Christian biographies of all time. In each episode, they discuss the …
 
Everything in Scripture focuses on Jesus Christ and His redemptive work at the Cross. And you're invited to join Nathan over the next seven episodes as we examine the Storyline of Scripture and how all of the Bible points to and is fulfilled in Jesus. As we begin the new series, this first episode examines the creation and rejection of the Kingdom …
 
This is the first installment in Eric Ludy’s series entitled The Muscular Christian. In this episode he unpacks two key ideas that help form the basis of strength in the Christian life, 1) the spiritual fortification found in Christ, and 2) the spiritual sufficiency found in Christ. When the Christian builds on these very practical foundation stone…
 
When Jesus first declared Himself the Messiah in his hometown, He did so by reading Isaiah chapter 61. And this passage powerfully revealed His mission. It showed, along with many other things, that He had come to bring beauty out of ashes. In history, “Ashy" moments are quite common to the human experience. But the cultivation of triumphant faith …
 
A long-distance runner knows the oddly satisfying rush of a second wind. When it appears the athlete’s body can’t continue another step, suddenly and surprisingly, an upsurge of strength courses into the body and rejuvenates the runner. God seems to have built this "second wind” phenomenon into the human body to help explain a spiritual phenomenon …
 
We are busy remodeling our campus, including our new film studio! Join Eric and Nathan in this special Daily Thunder episode as they give a sneak peek of the new studio and talk about the three new series coming up in Daily Thunder, all launching November 7th. Click here to watch the video version of the sneak peek. --------- For more information a…
 
With use, pencils grow dull. And the same is true with Christians. And, in the Christian soul, deliberate attention must be paid to the art of keeping the soul sharp, ready, and able to perform at peak levels. As a result of this “dulling” phenomenon, messages like this can prove significant and important in our spiritual pursuits. They remind us w…
 
This is the fifth installment in Eric’s series Ingredients of Intimacy. In this episode he addresses the important feature of “stepping into someone else’s shoes” and how that totally transforms relationships — both God-ward and man-ward. --------- For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit:…
 
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