a study in the breakdown that follows putting “self” at the center
Sunday, May 2, 2021
America is an amazing country, with an amazing heritage. And yet, somewhere along the journey it lost its compass. America’s north star used to be God’s glory. Now it’s self-entitlement. Modern America is now officially ruled by its stomach, its appetites, and its desires. And we are baiting the rest of the world to follow suit. How does a country so set-apart and different in its origins — so godly and good natured in its disposition, become like all the rest?
The sad tale of America’s fall from grace is not supposed to be our sad tale, too. This message was originally given nine years ago, but, Ellerslie is re-releasing it now in hopes that its timely and salient message will hearten the Body of Christ in this hour and encourage us to remember the value of self-relinquishment and throw overboard these toxic notions of self-entitlement . . . before it is too late.
Monday, May 3, 2021
Refusing Defeat // Americanized – Part 1 of 5 (Eric Ludy)
This particular episode contrasts the self-justifying behavior that squelches spiritual growth and the self-relinquishing behavior that amplifies intimacy with Christ.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Surrendering Our Yieldedness // Americanized – Part 2 of 5 (Nathan Johnson)
This particular episode explores the concept of yielding our lives unto God and the necessity of moment-by-moment surrender to Him.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Laying Down Idols – Part 1 // Americanized – Part 3 of 5 (Philip H)
This particular episode explores idolatry, especially in the western world, and gives a call to lay down our idols to embrace the truth and Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Citizenship of Another Realm // Americanized – Part 4 of 5 (Nathan Johnson)
In particular episode, Nathan Johnson discusses the concept that while we may be citizens of a particular nation, we as Christians are actually citizens of a heavenly “country” and therefore should be marked by the lifestyle and “culture” of that realm.
Friday, May 7, 2021
Laying Down Idols Continued // Americanized – Part 5 of 5 (Dan McConnaughey)
In particular episode, Dan McConnaughey further discusses idolatry and our need as believers to lay down every idol in our lives.