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What Defines EBC?

Is there that “one thing” you are known for?  If you say you like zebra stripes do you all of a sudden begin receiving items that are zebra stripped? Or you are identified as the person who likes zebra stripes? What defines you, or what are you known for?  An even broader question is what defines EBC?  How do you want it defined?  What does the community say about it,...
Sermon series: A King's story

Facing Impossible Situations, Part II

We are learning from Elisha as he faces impossible situations.  Then, as now, going through difficult times is an indication that only God can meet your needs.  Today we learn what tools are available to help, what should we do? – Relate it to God, bring it to God in prayer. Acknowledge that god is in control.  We are not praying to change the situation, but to surrender it to...
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A Prayer for America

Our founding fathers had an appreciative reverence for who God is and the principles they wanted to lay down to govern our country. Psalm 80 is a prayer for restoration and we can make an application of this prayer to America today. When it comes to ethics and morality in our world today – we need to turn back to God.

A Woman Who Prayed

You don’t have to be a mother, or even married, in order for God to be able to use you in a very powerful way. However, motherhood is one of the those vocations that God uniquely designed women to fulfill.  Hannah understood that very well and desired to become a mother. In 1 Samuel 1 we learn three important points about Hannah. First, she and her husband had a loving...
Sermon series: A King's story

We are not called to Predictability, Part 1

As we learned last week, we need to be people of prayer. We need to pray effectively and earnestly, like Elijah. We live in a dark time and we need to shine brightly for the Lord. We also need to obey. In 1 Kings 17, God told Elijah where to go and what to do, and Elijah just did it! Obeying is important even when it doesn’t make sense to...
Sermon series: A King's story

Living for God in an Evil Day

Elijah was a simple man, but God sent him to Ahab. We can learn many things from Elijah. The very first mention of him in 1 Kings 17 is that he prayed. Prayer is necessary, we need to be people in prayer. If you want to stand for the Lord with courage, as Elijah did, then go humbly before the Lord. If you want to be strong, be strong in prayer....