September 6th, 2017

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

This past Sunday after the Ecclesia service we handed out prayer cards as part of our Collaborative Church series. These cards are a guide for us to pray through the spiritual gifts listed in Ephesians 4 and an invitation for us to grow in these gifts as individuals and as a community. I thought I’d […]

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May 30th, 2017

Beloved

Beloved: A Community Study of the Book of Hosea Deep in the heart of many resides a fear that if our true selves were discovered by the world around us, we would be deemed unlovable. Plagued by insecurities and beset by our own inadequacies, we are tempted to pose and preen for a world that […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 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 […]

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