Author: Ecclesia Hollywood

February 24th, 2017

Shaped by Suffering

Overview Before one can truly celebrate the resurrection of Jesus at Easter, one must take the long 40-day lenten journey to the foot of the cross of Jesus. In our next series, we are studying the Psalms of Lament as a window into the soul of suffering. The Book of Psalms captures some of the […]

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January 17th, 2017

I Dream of Fish and The Batman Lego Movie

According to the United Nations, 805 million people are malnourished. One in every nine people on our planet go to bed hungry each night. One out of six children — roughly 101 million — in developing countries is underweight. Learning these facts inspired Ecclesian youth, Miles Lin in 2014 to start his own foundation, I […]

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January 7th, 2017

Flourishing: Overview and Study Guide

Overview Traditionally at Ecclesia, the Sunday morning services examine a portion of God’s Word and invite us to apply the ideas to our lives as individuals and as a community. For our first series in 2017, we are going to flip that format. We are inviting Ecclesia each week to explore one passage of God’s […]

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November 22nd, 2016

Advent Teaching Series: The Nativity Scene

Our Advent teaching series, The Nativity Scene, looks at the Christmas story as it was first seen and experienced from the unique perspectives of Mary, Joseph, the Shepherds, the Magi, and Jesus himself.  A different Ecclesian will teach each week to bring the five perspectives to life for us as modern readers.  During each service we will light […]

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September 19th, 2016

Sent: Rediscovering the Priorities of Jesus

For the next 8 weeks, we will study the life of Jesus from passages in the four Gospels in our Fall teaching series Sent: Rediscovering the Priorities of Jesus.  Much is made of the profound teachings and the powerful miracles of Jesus, but what were the underlying priorities of his life that determined how he invested […]

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September 8th, 2016

Fostering a Loving Heart

This post was submitted by “Raquel” (an Ecclesian and foster mother) in response to the conclusion of our sermon series The Others. One of the hardest parts of fostering/adopting is reconciliation with the birth family. Whether your child is reunified with that family or officially becomes part of yours, you have to emotionally and mentally […]

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July 30th, 2016

The Others: Learning from the Book of Jonah

It seems this summer has seen a categorical escalation in anger and resentment towards people who are not like “us”.  Whether it is our country’s racial tensions, the discourse around the presidential election or ongoing global terrorism, the news is filled with people who are suspicious, fearful or antagonistic towards others because of their differences.  […]

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June 18th, 2016

Kingdom Come – Summer Experience

Our next series is titled Kingdom Come. During this 6-week summer experience, we will participate in some new forms of large group worship beyond our regular liturgy of music, teaching and giving. The activities will help us explore a theme present in God’s reign in Heaven that we are called to live out here on […]

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June 9th, 2016

We Met at Ecclesia: Amy and Rachel

Ecclesia is a place where people can form Godly, life-changing relationships. Amy Duchene and Rachel Dik met at Ecclesia. Independently they were asked to write about their relationship. This is their story.// RACHEL DIK: I met Amy on the shuttle from the parking lot to the church building on a typical Sunday  a few years […]

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May 29th, 2016

Sermon Notes and Quotes, May 29th

Ernest Hemingway short story he writes about an estranged father and son living in Madrid, One day the Father takes out an ad in the paper that says, “Paco meet me at Hotel Montana Noon Tuesday, all is forgiven, papa.”  When dad gets to the square, he finds 800 young men named Paco waiting there. […]

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