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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: 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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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 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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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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August 23rd, 2016

The Others Week 3: Notes and Quotes

Notes and Quotes from Week 3 “Our tribal identity is today asserting itself as a powerful force, especially in cases where cultural heterogeneity is combined with extreme imbalances of power and wealth. It may not be too much to claim that the future of our world will depend on how we deal with identify and […]

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