My Lord and my God: Thomas' Confession Bible Study

My Lord and My God: Thomas’s Confession

Gerald Borchert’s commentary on John’s Gospel provides an excellent discussion of Thomas’ confession upon seeing the resurrected Jesus (John 20:28): Thomas’s response forms the high point of confession in the Gospel. What it does is bring the Gospel full circle

Posted on October 13, 2017
The Spiritually Blind Disciples Bible Study

The Spiritually Blind Disciples

The two-stage healing recorded in Mark 8:22-26 is the only miracle in the gospels where a full recovery was not immediate. After leading the blind man out of the village, Jesus spits on his eyes, lays hands on him, and

Posted on October 4, 2017
Idolatry and Worship: Form Matters Bible Study, Christian Living

Idolatry and Worship: Form Matters

It’s very easy for hypocrisy to creep into our churches and turn us into unrepentant, distracted, and apathetic worshipers. We may appear to be honoring God with our words and actions while simply going through the motions in order to

Posted on September 29, 2017
The Trinitarian Hymns of Frederick Faber Songs

The Trinitarian Hymns of Frederick Faber

Frederick Faber (1814-1863) was English theologian and hymn writer whose work was characterized by both theological depth and heartfelt devotion. He wrote many hymns and poems for the church, including several magnificent hymns about the Trinity.

Posted on August 29, 2017
Christian Living

Word vs. Spirit

A few years ago, I came across a statement made by a pastor commenting on the verse, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God”

Posted on August 17, 2017
our core values Life at ECC

Our Core Values and Culture

Through the songs sung, sermons preached, and things taught, every church is creating a certain culture whether they know it or not. 

Posted on August 3, 2017
Commentary on Jude Doxology Bible Study

Jared Wilson on Jude’s Doxology

At the end of Jude’s letter, one of the smallest books in the Bible, we find one of the largest and most beautiful doxologies in all of Scripture:

Posted on December 1, 2016
How We Ought to Speak Christian Living

How We Ought to Speak

The book of Colossians has much to say regarding the speech of those who are now in Christ. As God’s chosen people, there is a clear and biblical manner in which we ought to speak.

Posted on December 1, 2016