May 5th, 2017

Good News for Los Angeles

Every Sunday in May, we will hear from a speaker hailing from a different part of Los Angeles. Each will share about how God is bringing good news to the neighborhoods and social or professional networks where they live. We hope to get to know our city better and learn how different leaders are determining […]

Read More
April 27th, 2017

Lessons Learned from a Pencil

An example of why Ecclesia cultivates spirit-filled community.   I recently learned a simple but astounding fact. To some it may be a seemingly unimportant bit of trivia but on the night I first learned this fact it struck me as profound wisdom. Not one single person can make a pencil.   As the story […]

Read More
April 12th, 2017

There Will Always Be Three Brothers

During our Shaped by Suffering series in this Lent season Derek Johnson shares a personal story from earlier this year: David Eagleman, writer and neuroscientist, once stated, “There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
January 11th, 2017

Five Keys to Unlocking Any Passage of Scripture

January 8th, 2017 kicked off the Flourishing series. These are notes and quotes from my sermon for your reference. Hear the full sermon here. Notes and Quotes “Our greatest need today is an enlarged vision of Jesus Christ. We need to see Him as the One in whom alone the fullness of God dwells and […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More