Sunday Sermon // At The Movies :: You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling

At The Movies // You've Lost That Loving Feeling

[ECC Lead Pastor, Scott Moore, Covington Campus]


What does Eastridge believe about marriage?

Here is Eastridge's doctrine on marriage:

We believe that God created and approves of marriage between one man and one woman by joining them in a “one flesh” union, which reflects Christ’s relationship with His Church.

(Genesis 2:18-25; 1 Corinthians 7:2; Ephesians 5:22-33)

“Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” So the LORD God formed from the ground all the wild animals and all the birds of the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would call them, and the man chose a name for each one. He gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild animals. But still there was no helper just right for him.

So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. While the man slept, the LORD God took out one of the man’s ribs and closed up the opening. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man.

“At last!” the man exclaimed. “This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken from ‘man.’”

This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.

Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.”

‭(Genesis‬ ‭2:18-25‬ ‭NLT)‬‬


“But because there is so much sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman should have her own husband.” (‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭7:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬)


“For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church. As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything.

For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church. And we are members of his body.

As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.” This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one. So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” (Ephesians‬ ‭5:22-33‬ ‭NLT‬‬)


Everything we need to know about being a husband we can learn from the cross.

Is our marriage a true reflection of Christ and his love for the church?


How/Why do we lose that loving feeling?

  • Life
  • Finances
  • Children
  • Life seasons change


What if we apply the “golden rule” to our marriage?

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” (‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬)


Three things to keep in mind:

  • You are not your spouse.
  • Your spouses needs and likes may not be the same as yours.
  • You have to know your spouse.

In nearly all successful marriages,

  • Women feel PURSUED.. (Husbands are you still chasing after her and wooing her?)
  • Men feel RESPECTED.. (Wives are you showing your husband that he is the most important person on the planet and that you believe in him?)
  • and both feel SECURE.. (Do you both know that the other is faithful and will see this out till death do us part.)


God wants our marriages to be a reflection of the Gospel.


Sunday Sermon // When Life Is A Hot Mess :: Overwhelmed

When Life Is A Hot Mess // Overwhelmed

[ECC Lead Pastor, Scott Moore, Covington Campus]


What causes the feeling of stress and overwhelmed?

  • Job
  • Money/bills/debt
  • Messy house/disorganization
  • School
  • Sickness
  • My past
  • Fear
  • Kids
  • Guilt

Overwhelmed – to be buried underneath; the feeling of drowning

Upon a promise by Jezebel to kill him, Elijah flees in fear.

Elijah was afraid and fled for his life. He went to Beersheba, a town in Judah, and he left his servant there. Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, LORD,” he said. “Take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors who have already died.” (‭1 Kings‬ ‭19‬:‭3-4‬ NLT)

Panic is a response to fear. And even if you have nothing to fear..panic is still possible.

Elijah had not been in sin. No, he had just witnessed God do many amazing miracles. But he was still afraid. He might’ve been weary from his recent ministry and battles against the enemy.

Four signs that you may be overwhelmed:

  1. You are afraid. (verse 3)
  2. You are running from something. (verse 3)
  3. You are alone. (verse 4)
  4. You want to die. (verse 4)

Then he lay down and slept under the broom tree. But as he was sleeping, an angel touched him and told him, “Get up and eat!” (‭1 Kings‬ ‭19‬:‭5‬ NLT)

Sometimes the most spiritual thing you can do is take a nap.

You might wake up rested and with more clarity.

So he got up and ate and drank, and the food gave him enough strength to travel forty days and forty nights to Mount Sinai, the mountain of God. (‭1 Kings‬ ‭19‬:‭8‬ NLT)

Elijah ran to God. And God turned to God.

There he came to a cave, where he spent the night. But the LORD said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” Elijah replied, “I have zealously served the LORD God Almighty. But the people of Israel have broken their covenant with you, torn down your altars, and killed every one of your prophets. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me, too.” “Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the LORD told him. And as Elijah stood there, the LORD passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave.” (‭1 Kings‬ ‭19‬:‭9-13‬ NLT)

Things looked hopeless for Elijah.

He was overwhelmed.

But God spoke to him in a tiny whisper, “Elijah, it’s going to be ok. I’ve got this.”

And God can whisper that same encouragement and reassurance to us too.

Let’s run to God.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. (‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭6-7‬ NLT)

Sunday Sermon // The Last 24 :: Last Moment Alone

The Last 24 // Last Moment Alone

[ECC Lead Pastor, Scott Moore, Covington Campus]

What would you do if you knew you only had 24 hours left to live?

Jesus knew he was dying and he stopped and prayed. Not some normal “thank you, God” prayer but a prayer that caused him to sweat drops of blood. In anguish and anxiety he speaks to the Father.

Jesus prayed for me.

“I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. (‭John‬ ‭17‬:‭20-21‬ NLT)

Jesus didn’t pray for us to have magical gifts to heal people or the ability to speak eloquently and save he simply prayed that we would be ONE. And our oneness/unity is what will prove to the world that Jesus is real.

Jesus healed an enemy.

But even as Jesus said this, a crowd approached, led by Judas, one of the twelve disciples. Judas walked over to Jesus to greet him with a kiss. But Jesus said, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?” When the other disciples saw what was about to happen, they exclaimed, “Lord, should we fight? We brought the swords!” And one of them struck at the high priest’s slave, slashing off his right ear. But Jesus said, “No more of this.” And he touched the man’s ear and healed him. (‭Luke‬ ‭22‬:‭47-51‬ NLT)

Maybe you feel like an enemy to God. Maybe you too have some part of you needs healing too (relationally, emotionally, physically, spiritually). Jesus wants to heal you.

Jesus restored a friend.

At that moment the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Suddenly, the Lord’s words flashed through Peter’s mind: “Before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me.” And Peter left the courtyard, weeping bitterly. (‭Luke‬ ‭22‬:‭61-62‬ NLT)

Jesus “looked at Peter” not with scorn or indignation but with compassion. And this look of mercy and forgiveness brought Peter to his knees. Later when Jesus appears to the disciples Peter jumps out of the boat to get to Jesus as fast as possible. Peter knew he had been forgiven and he couldn’t wait to embrace his savior.

When we act with a selfless love toward others it leaves a lasting impact on their lives.

Selfless love leaves a lasting impact.


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