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Sermons by Ed Shaw

Is ECC a place of… Unity?

11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)— 12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13 But…

Is ECC a place of… Diversity?

I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon[a][b] of the church in Cenchreae. 2 I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of his people and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been the benefactor of many people, including me. 3 Greet Priscilla[c] and Aquila, my co-workers in Christ Jesus. 4 They risked…

His Kingdom Shall Not Fail: Daniel 11

1 And in the first year of Darius the Mede, I took my stand to support and protect him.) 2 “Now then, I tell you the truth: Three more kings will arise in Persia, and then a fourth, who will be far richer than all the others. When he has gained power by his wealth, he will stir up…

His Kingdom Shall Not Fail: Daniel 10

Daniel’s Vision of a Man 10 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia, a revelation was given to Daniel (who was called Belteshazzar). Its message was true and it concerned a great war.[a] The understanding of the message came to him in a vision. 2 At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. 3 I ate no choice food; no meat…

His Kingdom Shall Not Fail: Daniel 2

2 In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his mind was troubled and he could not sleep. 2 So the king summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers and astrologers[a] to tell him what he had dreamed. When they came in and stood before the king, 3 he said to them, “I have had a dream that troubles me and I want to know what it…

His Kingdom Shall Not Fail: Daniel 1

 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. 2 And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the articles from the temple of God. These he carried off to the temple of his god in Babylonia[a] and put in the treasure…

From Frustration to Faith: Habakkuk 3:1-19

 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet. On shigionoth.[a] 2 Lord, I have heard of your fame;     I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day,     in our time make them known;     in wrath remember mercy. 3 God came from Teman,     the Holy One from Mount Paran.[b] His glory covered the heavens     and his praise filled the earth. 4 His splendour…

From Frustration to Faith: Habakkuk 1:12-2:20

Habakkuk’s Second Complaint 12 Lord, are you not from everlasting?     My God, my Holy One, you[a] will never die. You, Lord, have appointed them to execute judgment;     you, my Rock, have ordained them to punish. 13 Your eyes are too pure to look on evil;     you cannot tolerate wrongdoing. Why then do you tolerate the treacherous?     Why are you silent while the wicked     swallow…

From Frustration to Faith: Habakkuk 1:1-11

The prophecy that Habakkuk the prophet received. Habakkuk’s Complaint 2 How long, Lord, must I call for help,     but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!”     but you do not save? 3 Why do you make me look at injustice?     Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me;     there is strife, and conflict abounds. 4 Therefore the…