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Periodically we like to recommend some helpful links to our church family. Some are related to the “what’s” (practical church functions) and others are related to the “why’s” (Biblical philosophy).

We often share helpful, practical, timely and informative articles on our Facebook page. For some of you that aren’t facebookers or don’t check it often, we thought we would share some links periodically on this blog. These are meant to benefit you, equip our membership, and foster a biblical worldview.

Disclaimer: We do not endorse everything in each of these articles, nor everything from each organization they represent. 

Recommended Sermons & Podcast Episodes:

Here are a couple sermons that God has used in my life recently that I would commend to you.

Commended Articles:

Videos:

On June 25, almost 600,000 believers representing 67 countries joined in singing the hymn “For the Cause” in their worship gatherings as an act of solidarity for Global Missions. EBC was part of it. Here’s the montage video.

Illustrations:

Story: A member of the church, who previously had been attending services regularly, stopped going. After a few  weeks, the pastor decided to visit him.

It was a chilly evening. The pastor found the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire. Guessing the reason
for his pastor’s visit, the man welcomed him, led him to a comfortable chair near the fireplace and waited.The pastor made himself at home but said nothing. In the grave silence, he contemplated the dance of the flames around the burning logs. After some minutes, the pastor took the fire tongs, carefully picked up a
brightly burning ember and placed it to one side of the hearth all alone then he sat back in his chair, still silent.The host watched all this in quiet contemplation. As the one lone ember’s flame flickered and diminished, there was a momentary glow and then its fire was no more. Soon it was cold and dead.Not a word had been spoken since the initial greeting.The pastor glanced at his watch and realized it was time to leave. He slowly stood up, picked up the cold, dead ember and placed it back in the middle of the fire. Immediately it began to glow, once more with the light and warmth of the burning coals around it.As the pastor reached the door to leave, his host said with a tear running down his cheek, ‘Thank you so much for your visit and especially for the fiery sermon. I will be back in church next Sunday.’