A Daily Thunder Series with Eric Ludy
The Muscular Christian
The Church today is in desperate need of an infusion of strength, courage, boldness, daring, and unction. The Bible calls it grace. And we need it. The Church is weak, back on its haunches, mealy-mouthed, and vulnerable to caving into social correctness. This series is a vision statement for what the Church ought to be, should be, could be, and will be when Jesus regains His rightful position in our midst. Long and short, it’s a very impressive rendition of Christianity that is certain to change the world. In this seven-part series, Eric Ludy unpacks the pithiest of the pithy ingredients that make Christianity an unstoppable force in any generation when it truly gets its game on.
Part 1: Impermeable
This is the first installment in Eric Ludy’s series entitled The Muscular Christian. In this episode he unpacks two key ideas that help form the basis of strength in the Christian life, 1) the spiritual fortification found in Christ, and 2) the spiritual sufficiency found in Christ. When the Christian builds on these very practical foundation stones, spiritual muscle is the guaranteed outcome.
Part 2: Andrizomai
In this episode Eric Ludy explains the history of the ancient war cry of the Israelites and how that very war cry is meant to be, even today, a centerpiece of the daily practice of the Church of Jesus Christ.
Part 3: Spiritual Athletics
In this episode Eric Ludy relays the stunning history and achievements of the ancient English bowmen. What built the unstoppable military machine of the 14th century is the same thing that builds the unstoppable Church in our modern day.
Part 4: No More Chocolate Soldiers
In this episode Eric Ludy dives into the idea of “spiritual grit” and how it can once again be recovered in the practice of today’s Christian.
Part 5: Intrepid
In this episode Eric explores the concept of fearlessness. Many Christians today have accepted anxiety and fear in their life as if it were a necessary evil. However, God’s Word enunciates a very different way of living. The question is: are we going to believe the mediocre patterns of modern Christianity or the clear Word of Scripture?
Part 6: The Boxing Ring
In this episode Eric unpacks the idea of self-control. God has entrusted each of us with a body (a boxing ring), but without the aid of the Holy Spirit we are unable to master this body and subject it to the priority of Jesus Christ. However, at the Cross and via His resurrection and ascension, Jesus has supplied us with everything we need for life and godliness. He has given us precisely what we need to control the ring.
Part 7: The awkward zone
In this episode Eric explores the inherent awkwardness associated with following Christ in an anti-Christ culture. The muscular Christian doesn’t attempt to wish this phenomenon away, but rather embraces it as a secret to growing strong in and through the awkardness.