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"What Really Satisfies?"
7/16/17 - Pastor Timothy R. Howard Jr.

We continue this week in Pastor Timothy R. Howard's "That You May Believe" series in the Gospel of John. This week, we make progress in chapter 6 with the story of Jesus explaining the difference between earthly and eternal satisfaction, which leads us to this timeless truth — nothing in this life will be able to satisfy you like Jesus can. (July 16, 2017)

"It Is I, Do Not Be Afraid"
7/9/17 - Pastor Timothy R. Howard Jr.

Pastor Timothy Howard's "That You May Believe" series continues this week in the Gospel of John, as we step further into chapter 6, and the story of Jesus leading His disciples out onto the stormy seas, in a stunning display of His sovereignty. In this story, we can see that although He leads us into the storms of our lives, we have no reason to be afraid — for if we believe in Jesus, we can also trust in His plan for us! (July 9, 2017)

Powerfully Providential Provisions
7/2/17 - Pastor Timothy R. Howard Jr.

Pastor Timothy Howard's "That You May Believe" series in the Gospel of John continues this week, as we begin chapter 6! In this week's sermon, we take a close look at the story of Jesus' miraculous feeding of the multitudes, and we are reminded that no matter what need we find ourselves in, God is powerful enough to provide! (July, 2, 2017)

Defeating Discontentment
6/25/17 - Rev. David DeJong

Taking a break from our current sermon series, EBC missionaries Rev. David DeJong and his wife, Sylvia, visit EBC to share about their current work in Kenya! Bringing the Word, David shares an encouraging message from Philippians 4 about being content no matter what, and not being anxious about anything. We can trust Jesus, and stand firm in Him, the one who grants us peace beyond all understanding! (June 25, 2017)

How Did Jesus Teach the Bible?
6/18/17 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Pastor Timothy Howard's "That You May Believe" series in the Gospel of John continues this week, as we linger at the end of John 5, where Jesus Himself explains His teaching on the importance of the Scriptures, God's Word, that reveals to us God's character, love and plan! Are you living according to God's Word? Do you have the love of God in you? (June 18, 2017)

Why We Should Measure Our Days
6/11/17 - Pastor Timothy Howard

It's Children's Day at EBC! On this special day where we celebrate the accomplishments of our youth, Pastor Timothy Howard brings a message suited for all ages — a reminder that life is short, and to treat every day as a gift from God to serve Him, love Him and love others in His name. It's a message for the young and old alike! (June 11, 2017)

The Four Witnesses of Christ's Deity
6/4/17 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Pastor Timothy Howard continues in his "That You May Believe" series in the Gospel of John. This week, we finish out John 5, with Jesus "taking the stand" in the defense of HIs deity, rolling out four "witnesses" that attest to Him being the one and only true God! (June 4, 2017)

The Mission
5/28/17 - Alex Chen

On this Sunday before Memorial Day, missionary Alex Chen, of Campus Outreach in Washington, D.C., brings the Word at EBC! This week, we look at Luke 24:44-53, the account of the ascension of Jesus Christ — and remember the urgency and importance of proclaiming the Gospel to the nations! (May 28, 2017)

"Matters of Life and Death"
5/21/17 - Pastor Timothy Howard

In this week's installment of Pastor Timothy Howard's "That You May Believe" series in the Gospel of John, we take a look at John 5:25-29, in which Jesus speaks of physical and spiritual life and death, and warns that there is coming a day where all men will stand before God and give an account of their lives, and they will face either eternal life or eternal judgment. Which side will you be on? (May 21, 2017) To watch the video from this sermon on YouTube, click here!

"Like Father, Like Son"
5/14/17 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Pastor Timothy Howard Jr. continues in his "That You May Believe" series in the Gospel of John. This week, we continue in John 5:19-24, where Jesus Christ explains in detail His relationship with God the Father in one of the most telling pieces of Scripture that deals with the deity of Christ. The hope of your eternal life and salvation is founded in the fact that Jesus Christ is God the Son! (May 14, 2017) To watch the video from this sermon on YouTube, click here!

"The God of the Sabbath"
5/7/17 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Pastor Timothy Howard's "That You May Believe" series continues in John 5, picking up in the aftermath of Jesus healing the paralyzed man at the pool, and the reaction of the Jewish leaders because it was the Sabbath day. What is the Sabbath? What is God's intent behind it? How has it been misconstrued? What does it really mean to find true "Sabbath rest" in Jesus Christ? (May 7, 2017) To watch the video of this sermon on YouTube, click here!

"Do You Want To Be Healed?"
4/30/17 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Continuing in his "That You May Believe" series in the Gospel of John, Pastor Timothy Howard Jr. kicks off chapter 5 this week with the story of Jesus' healing of the paralytic man at the pool in Bethesda, a perfect symbol of Christ's power to save us from the paralyzing condition of sin! The question that remains, then, is — do you want to be healed? (April 30, 2017) To view the video of this sermon on YouTube, click here!

"What Is True Faith?"
4/23/17 - Pastor Timothy Howard

We continue in Pastor Timothy Howard's "That You May Believe" series in the Gospel of John, this week taking a look at John 4:43:54, the story of the official whose faith in Jesus healed his son, giving us an awesome example of the kind of faith that truly matters — not in miracles and wonders, but in the One whose word makes them possible, Jesus Christ! (April 23, 2017) To watch the video of this sermon on YouTube, click here!

"What If the Stone Remained?"
4/16/17 - Pastor Timothy Howard

It's Resurrection Sunday, and Pastor Timothy Howard brings the Gospel in all its glory as we celebrate our risen Savior! On the third day after His crucifixion, He rose again from the tomb, defeating death and opening the way to heaven for all who believe! The question, however, remains — do you believe this? (April 16, 2017) To watch the video of the sermon on YouTube, click here!

"Living in Light of the Return of the King"
4/9/17 - Pastor Timothy Howard

On this Palm Sunday — in which we commemorate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem at the end of His earthly ministry — we look ahead to a greater, promised return prophesied by the prophet Zechariah, inspiring hope in those that place their trust in Him. Today, let us renew our anticipation to see our Savior face to face when He returns! (April 9, 2017)

"Why Do You Call Me Good?"
4/2/17 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Taking a break from his "That You May Believe" series, Pastor Timothy Howard diverts to a familiar story in Matthew, Mark and Luke about the "rich, young ruler" and his interaction with Jesus Christ. From this story, we learn what is truly "good" in this life — and spoiler alert — it's not earthly possessions. It's the promise of eternal life in Christ Jesus! (April 2, 2017)

"The Humanity and Deity of Jesus Christ Explained"
3/26/17 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Taking a step back to further analyze the text of John 4, Pastor Timothy Howard Jr. continues his "That You May Believe" series by tackling a difficult concept that is a stumbling block for many — Jesus Christ's full humanity, and simultaneously, His full deity. Understanding this doctrine will lead to a deeper love and appreciation of our Savior! A must listen! (March 26, 2017) To view this week's sermon on YouTube, click here!

"Sharing Christ With Samaritans"
3/19/17 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Continuing on in Pastor Timothy Howard's "That You May Believe" series, we take a preliminary look at John 4:1-42, which tells the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman. From it, we learn the importance of witnessing to everyone around you, regardless of social status, ethnicity or gender! Everyone needs Jesus! (March 19, 2017) To view this week's sermon on YouTube, click here!

"He Must Increase and I Must Decrease"
3/12/17 - Pastor Timothy Howard

We continue in Pastor Timothy Howard's "That You May Believe" series! This week, we conclude chapter 3 in John, where we read about John's humble reaction to the decrease of his ministry, and the increase of the ministry of the One who sent him. As we learn this week, Christ must be on the increase and we must be on the decrease during life's ever-changing circumstances! (March 12, 2017) To watch the video of this week's sermon on YouTube, click here!

"The Outcome of True Belief"
3/5/17 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Pastor Timothy Howard's "That You May Believe" series continues in John 3, where Jesus explains to Nicodemus the problem of unbelief, which ultimately leads to eternal punishment apart from God, and that true saving faith - because God so loved the world - is the gift of God! Jesus is the only way! (March 5, 2017) To watch the video of this week's sermon on YouTube, click here!

"The Origins of True Belief: The Miracle of the Second Birth"
2/26/17 - Pastor Timothy Howard

As we continue in Pastor Timothy Howard's "That You May Believe" series, we start chapter 3 with the story of Nicodemus, and Jesus' explanation of the amazing miracle and matchless grace of truly being born again in the Lord. "How can it be?" (Feb. 26, 2017) For video of this sermon, click here.

"Inadequate Belief"
2/19/17 - Pastor Timothy Howard

We continue on in Pastor Timothy Howard's "That You May Believe" series, this week finishing chapter 2, in a passage of scripture that may seem scary to some, which describes a shallow type of belief that relies on signs and wonders, rather than saving faith in the name of Jesus Christ. Our omniscient God knows all hearts. Which kind of belief do you have? (Feb. 19, 2017)

"The True Temple"
2/12/17 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Pastor Timothy Howard's "That You May Believe" series continues, as this week we witness the fallout and reaction of Jesus entering the Jewish temple and clearing it out, declaring His deity and establishing Himself as "the true temple." (Feb. 12, 2017)

"The True Lamb"
2/5/17 - Pastor Timothy Howard

We are back in Pastor Timothy Howard's "That You May Believe" series in the Gospel of John, this week, taking a closer look in the chapter 2 story of Jesus' arrival and clearing out of the Temple, an event that signified that the old ways were insufficient, and that the true solution to man's sin problem had arrived, Jesus Christ Himself! (Feb. 5, 2017)

"Are You Sure, God? (Part II)
1/29/17 - Adam Minor

Olympians administrator Adam Minor returns for the personal and challenging conclusion of his "Are You Sure, God?" message, a bold declaration that God is faithful to keep His promises, and that we can trust Him, no matter how uncertain our future may be! (Jan. 29, 2017)

"Are You Sure, God? (Part I)
1/22/17 - Adam Minor

With Pastor Timothy Howard away this week, Olympians administrator Adam Minor steps behind the pulpit for the first time, sharing the familiar story of Moses and the burning bush, the struggle Moses felt with such an important mission, and an urgent call for God's people to trust Him fully! (Jan. 22, 2017)

"The First Miracle"
1/15/17 - Pastor Timothy Howard

We are back in Pastor Timothy Howard's "That You May Believe" series in the Gospel of John. Today, we begin chapter 2 with the story of Jesus' first recorded miracle, the turning of water into wine, a miraculous display of power that set the stage for what was to come! (Jan. 15, 2017)

"Three Questions About Christian Weakness"
1/8/17 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Feeling a little under the weather this week, Pastor Timothy Howard switches gears from his "That You May Believe" series, to shine a light on 2 Corinthians 12:9, a reminder that even in our weaknesses, it is God who is in control and working all things out for our good! (Jan. 8, 2017)

"Greater Things Than These"
1/1/17 - Pastor Timothy Howard

It's a New Year at EBC, and Pastor Timothy Howard's "That You May Believe" series in the Gospel of John continues. This week, we finish up chapter 1 with the story of the calling of Nathaneal, and his transition from cynicism to faith. (Jan. 1, 2017)

"Christmas Day: A Day of Joy"
12/25/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

It's Christmas Day! It's a day of celebration as we honor the birth of our Savior! Join us as Pastor Timothy Howard reminds us all that above all else this Christmas, today is a day that we can have permanent joy if we love and honor Jesus Christ! Merry Christmas! (Dec. 25, 2016)

"Philip: Certainty in the Face of Cynicism"
12/18/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

We continue on in Pastor Timothy Howard's "That You May Believe" series in the Gospel of John, this week focusing on the call of the disciple Philip, a man who was sure from the first moment of his call from God, even in the face of a cynical and doubting age. Sound familiar? (Dec. 18, 2016)

"Simon's Submission to the Savior"
12/11/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Pastor Timothy Howard's "That You May Believe" series continues on, as we witness the conversion of the unstable Simon to the "rock" known as Peter. As it applies to us, we must be willing to submit to God before He can work in our lives and live the life He has destined for us! Are you submitting to God? (Dec. 11, 2016)

"The Apprenticeship of Andrew"
12/4/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

We continue in Pastor Timothy Howard's "That You May Believe" series! This week, we focus on the humble Andrew, a disciple often overlooked in the shadow of his older brother Peter, but a great example of an ordinary man made extraordinary in Christ! A great example we all can follow! (Dec. 4, 2016)

"A Voice of Witness"
11/27/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Who is Jesus Christ? As we delve deeper into Pastor Timothy Howard's "That You May Believe" series in the Gospel of John, we cut through all the false appearances that mankind has attempted to portray Jesus as, and we see Him as John writes: "The Son of God"! (Nov. 27, 2016)

BONUS MESSAGE: "Grace = Gratefulness"
11/23/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

It's the day before Thanksgiving, and as we gather to share with each other just how many blessings God has given us, we remember the grace that made those blessings possible. What is the proper response to that grace? Gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving! (Nov. 23, 2016)

"A Voice of Humility"
11/20/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

We continue in Pastor Timothy Howard's "That You May Believe" series! This week, we listen to the humble voice of John the Baptist, the "voice in the wilderness" crying out to make the path straight for the Messiah, Jesus Christ. By emulating his humility, we too can make our lives less about us, and more about Christ! (Nov. 20, 2016)

"Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land"
11/13/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Change. It's inevitable, whether it's nationally, or even in the life of our church. This week, we step back from Pastor Timothy Howard's "That You May Believe" series in the Gospel of John, and receive a welcome reminder that change should never stop us from praising God! The Gospel of Jesus Christ should always be the source of our joy and praise, no matter what! (Nov. 13, 2016)

"The Fullness of Grace and Truth"
11/6/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

We continue in Pastor Timothy Howard's "That You May Believe" series in the Gospel of John with a reminder of the wonderful, matchless "grace upon grace upon grace" of our wonderful Savior, Jesus Christ, the inexhaustible fullness of which has saved us! Amazing grace, indeed! (Nov. 6, 2016)

"Understanding Believer's Baptism"
10/30/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Continuing in his "That You May Believe" series in the Gospel of John, Pastor Timothy focuses on John 1:14, and the unbelievable, amazing and mind-blowing fact that the God of the universe Himself condescended to our level to become a man in the form of Jesus Christ - for the grand purpose of saving us all. Hallelujah! (Oct. 23, 2016)

"The Connection of the Condescension of Christ"
10/23/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Continuing in his "That You May Believe" series in the Gospel of John, Pastor Timothy focuses on John 1:14, and the unbelievable, amazing and mind-blowing fact that the God of the universe Himself condescended to our level to become a man in the form of Jesus Christ - for the grand purpose of saving us all. Hallelujah! (Oct. 23, 2016)

"Turning on the Light Bulb: The Revelation, Rejection and Reception of the Light"
10/16/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Pastor Timothy Howard's "That You May Believe" series through the Gospel of John continues with an introduction to the ministry of John the Baptist, and discussion on "the light" of the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. How will you respond to the light? (Oct. 16,2016)

"Before the Manger"
10/9/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

As we begin our journey through the Gospel of John, Pastor Timothy Howard starts with a look at the way things were before the beginnings of the world. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (Oct. 9, 2016)

"That You May Believe: A Study Through the Gospel of John (Introduction)"
10/2/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Starting a brand new series on the Gospel of John, Pastor Timothy Howard sets the table for the journey to come with an introductory sermon that covers the authorship, the date and the purpose of the fourth Gospel of Jesus Christ! (Oct. 2, 2016)

"The Wonderful Church"
9/25/16 - Pastor Mike Moran

It's Pulpit Swap Sunday! While EBC Pastor Timothy Howard is visiting at the Congregational Church of Eastford, CCE Pastor Mike Moran is with us, in the unity of Jesus Christ. And speaking of unity, Pastor Moran brings our attention to 2 Corinthians 13, commands to God's people, His Church, to live in peace with one another! (Sept. 25, 2016)

"Don't Give Up"
9/18/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Taking his cue this week from Hebrews 12:2, Pastor Timothy Howard stresses the importance of having your motivation be set clearly on Jesus Christ, so that when those tough times come, we will see clearly that Jesus is in control and providing strength to get through. Christian - never give up! (Sept. 18, 2016)

"Galatian Prayers"
9/11/16 - Pastor Jordan Brown

Pastor Tim is away this week, so in his stead, Associate Pastor Jordan Brown of Baptist Fellowship in Columbia, Conn., pays us a visit to share with us some lessons in prayer gleaned from Galatians 4! (Sept. 11, 2016)

"Fishing for People"
9/4/16 - Dave Knight

EBC-supported missionary Dave Knight, of Teach & Tell Ministries in Australia, visits us this week to give us an update on his ministry, and bring the Word! He explores the concept of being "fishers of men," doing what we have to do to follow the Great Commission, making disciples! (Sept. 4, 2016)

"Being the Bride"
8/28/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Pastor Timothy Howard's "The Bride" series comes to a conclusion with a call to action to the congregation of Eastford Baptist Church. As "the bride," are we committed to Jesus Christ, as well each other? (Aug. 28, 2016)

"Church Leadership: Deacons (Part II)
8/21/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

In the second part of his discussion on deacons in his "The Bride" series, Pastor Timothy Howard explores the often argued topic of deaconesses, their role in the church, and biblical and historical examples of the position, as well as practical applications for deaconesses in the church. (Aug. 21, 2016)

"Church Leadership: Deacons (Part I)
8/14/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

"The Bride" series marches on with another message focusing on church leadership in a healthy church. This week, Pastor Timothy Howard focuses on the office of deacon - what it is, what it is not, and the confusion that many churches face when distinguishing between deacons and elders. (Aug. 14, 2016)

"Church Leadership: Elders (Part II)
8/7/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Continuing where he left off last week in discussing the biblical application of elders in church leadership, Pastor Timothy Howard dives into the practical application of why elders are necessary for a healthy church to function properly. A very important sermon in the life of Eastford Baptist Church! (Aug. 7, 2016)

"Church Leadership: Elders (Part I)
7/31/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

"The Bride" series continues, and Pastor Timothy Howard addresses the biblical concept of elders in church leadership, and how a church should be elder-led, deacon-served and congregationally ruled. (July 31, 2016)

"Reflecting the Servitude of Christ"
7/24/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Taking a short break from his "The Bride" series, Pastor Timothy Howard examines the humble leadership of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who set the example for us by coming not to be served, but to serve others! (July 24, 2016)

"What Is Church Discipline?"
7/17/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

"The Bride" series continues, as Pastor Timothy Howard addresses the concept of church discipline, a notion that often runs counter to society's norms. What does real church accountability look like for a healthy congregation? And why is it so important? (July 17, 2016)

"Church Membership: Part II"
7/10/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Continuing where he left off last week in his "The Bride" series, Pastor Timothy Howard dives deeper into the importance of meaningful and active church membership, asking the all-important question: "Where is your commitment, and where is your passion?" (July 10, 2016)

"Church Membership: Part I"
7/3/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

"The Bride" series continues with Pastor Timothy Howard's message on the importance of active church membership. What does being a member of a church mean? Why is it important? And why is it so crucial for a church to have a healthy membership? Find out in this week's message. (July 3, 2016)

"A Brief History of the Church"
6/26/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Pastor Timothy Howard continues his "The Bride" series with a fascinating look at the history of the Church, starting in the age of the Apostles and journeying straight through today. It's an awesome glimpse into the saints who came before us who endured and sacrificed so much for God, but it's also a warning of how the Church is to survive in the future - mainly, keeping the Gospel at the forefront! (June 26, 2016)

"What Is the Church?"
6/19/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Continuing in his "The Bride" series, Pastor Timothy Howard dives deep into the definition of what we know as the biblical "Church," which is all founded on the chief cornerstone, Jesus Christ! (June 19, 2016)

"The Bride: A Study of the Church"
6/5/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Starting his new series on the identity of "The Church," Pastor Timothy Howard introduces us to the topics which are to come - church history, discipline and leadership - among others, and encourages us to prepare our hearts to learn, and if necessary, to change! (June 5, 2016)

"David and Goliath: What's the Point?"
5/29/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

It's a familiar story - a young, inexperienced shepherd steps up to an evil, over-confident giant with nothing but a sling and a handful of stones. The story of David and Goliath is burned into our memory as the "ultimate underdog story," but as Pastor Timothy Howard explains, it isn't about that at all, as the story, like all of Scripture is meant to point us to one thing - Jesus Christ. A must listen. (May 29, 2016)

"A Final Call for Gospel Joy"
5/22/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

It's Pastor Timothy Howard's final installment in his "Gospel Joy," series in the book of Philippians. As we finish the study this week, we are called to remember that in all things, God's grace abounds. No matter what toils and snares we may face, God's grace is sufficient to remedy it all. Go in His grace this week! (May 22, 2016)

"The Gospel Proofs of Generosity"
5/15/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Generosity is a staple to anyone who claims to know Jesus Christ, and as we wind down on Pastor Timothy Howard's "Gospel Joy" series in the book of Philippians, we learn this week that generosity toward others will be a natural byproduct of genuine faith as we seek to serve Jesus Christ.

"The Results of Gospel Joy"
5/8/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

As we move closer to the end of Pastor Timothy Howard's "Gospel Joy" series, we zero in on key verses in chapter 4 that reveal to us the results of true "Gospel Joy" - Gospel gratitude and graciousness, gospel contentment and Gospel strength. (May 8, 2016)

"Think, Learn, Practice: The Only Way to Know the 'God of Peace'"
5/1/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Pastor Timothy continues on in his "Gospel Joy" series with a message out of chapter 4 dealing with "thinking" on things that are true, taking the time to study God's Word meticulously and have deep, fruitful meditation on God's Word. Don't fall into a trap of lazy Christianity with its cheap cliches and shallow faith. Dig in, and enjoy the meat of God's Word with thought, learn the Scriptures, and practice what it says! (May 1, 2016)

"How to Experience 'The Peace That Passes All Understanding'"
4/24/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

We're back in Pastor Timothy Howard's "Gospel Joy" series, and as we enter the homestretch in chapter 4, we learn of the ways to achieve that supernatural peace - striving for reconciliation, praying instead of worrying, always rejoicing and being reasonable with one another! (April 24, 2016)

"Declaring His Glory to All the Nations"
4/17/16 - Randy Smyth

It's the second day of the EBC Missions Conference, and guest speaker Randy Smyth, from New Tribes Mission, shares the Word from his experiences a missionary pilot in Papua New Guinea, and relays the importance of spreading God's Word across the entire world! (April 17, 2016)

"The Source of Our Confidence"
4/10/16 - Brian Vinal

Guest speaker Brian Vinal returns to Eastford Baptist Church to deliver a powerful message of dependence on God. Using the example of King Hezekiah in the book of Isaiah, we see that God always has the back of the believers who call upon His name! (April 10, 2016)

"The Futility of Faith Apart from the Resurrection"
3/27/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

It's Resurrection Sunday! Watch as Pastor Timothy Howard re-emphasizes the importance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the faith we treasure! He is risen indeed! (March 27, 2016)

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"The Not-So-Triumphal Entry"
3/20/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Hosanna! It's Palm Sunday, and Pastor Timothy Howard takes a break from his "Gospel Joy" series to go over the events of Palm Sunday in the Gospel of John, and remind us that although His entry into Jerusalem wasn't very "triumphal," His second coming will be, indeed! (March 20, 2016)

"How to Joyfully Live as Citizens of Heaven"
3/13/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Pastor Timothy Howard's "Gospel Joy" series marches on, as we are reminded that we have dual citizenship as believers. We are in this world, but our true home is Heaven. With this in mind, we are encouraged to have an eternal perspective in all things as we grow in the Lord, Jesus Christ! (March 13, 2016)

"The Goal of Spiritual Maturity: Gospel Joy"
3/6/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

We press on in Pastor Timothy Howard's "Gospel Joy" series, as we discuss the subject of spiritual maturity, how it all is found in Jesus Christ and what He has done, and how it will ultimately lead to perseverance, knowing that this life is but a precursor to the eternal one to come. (March 6, 2016)

"The Opposite of Gospel Joy: Legalistic Misery"
2/28/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

What happens when we place all our confidence in ourselves instead of our Holy Father? The opposite of Gospel Joy - legalistic misery. As we continue in Pastor Timothy Howard's "Gospel Joy" series, we see in Paul's own life that while the Gospel is the only thing that can bring true joy, the opposite is also true, placing trust in yourself alone will only bring you misery. (Feb. 28, 2016)

"Answers to Your Questions Regarding Prayer"
2/21/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

In the final part in his series on prayer, Pastor Timothy Howard answers questions submitted last week by the congregation concerning various aspects of prayer. Tough questions abound, but our God is sovereign! (Feb. 21, 2016)

"Pastoral Advice for Improving Your Prayer Life"
2/14/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Continuing in his series on prayer, Pastor Tim Howard takes a practical look at how we can improve our prayer lives, with tips from theologians, and straight from Scripture, on how we can be better in this all-important part of our spiritual lives! (Feb. 14, 2016)

"Lord, Teach Us to Pray (Part 2)"
2/7/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

In the second part of Pastor Timothy Howard's series on prayer, we dive deeper into the Lord's Prayer, focusing on praying in light of our circumstances, praying for God's provision, pardon and protection, and praying in the light of the sovereignty of God. (Feb. 7, 2016)

"Lord, Teach Us to Pray (Part 1)"
1/31/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Taking a break from his "Gospel Joy" series in Philippians, Pastor Timothy Howard brings an important message to the congregation as he explores the topic of prayer, and in particular, putting into perspective the God we are praying to when we kneel before Him. A must listen! (Jan. 31, 2016)

"Rejoicing in the Safety of the Gospel"
1/24/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Pastor Timothy Howard's "Gospel Joy" series continues through the book of Philippians with the start of chapter 3, a "safety manual" of sorts, as Paul outlines certain precautions we need to take as we look to have "gospel joy" in Jesus Christ!(Jan. 24, 2016)

"Don't Forget Epaphroditus"
1/17/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Continuing in his "Gospel Joy" series through the book of Philippians, Pastor Timothy Howard takes some time to study the life of the often forgotten Epaphroditus, a fellow worker, solider and minister with Paul during his ministry. His work, just like many lay workers in today's church, is often overlooked. His example can serve as a reminder to us to not forget about the many who often work for the Lord under the radar! (Jan. 17, 2016)

"Honoring God: The Example of Timothy"
1/10/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Pastor Timothy Howard's "Gospel Joy" series in the Book of Philippians continues with a look at the life of Timothy, one of the most important figures in Paul's ministry to the early Church. See his genuine spirit, his love for God and his passion to serve others, and let his example motivate you to grow closer to God yourself! (Jan. 10, 2016)

"The How and Why of 'Working Out Your Salvation'"
1/3/16 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Continuing in his "Gospel Joy" series, Pastor Timothy Howard explains the "how" and the "why" behind the phrase "working out your salvation - by not complaining, being an example to others and holding forth the Word of Life, for the joy of your leaders as well as yourself! (Jan. 3, 2016)

"The New Life"
12/27/15 - Pastor Timothy Howard

As 2015 draws to a close, it's commonly a time for "New Year's resolutions." Pastor Tim Howard breaks down what we need to do to break out of that "spiritual slump" in the New Year, developing that spiritual hunger and thirst again, ditching the old self, putting on the new self, and living the "new life!" (Dec. 27, 2015)

"The Gift of the Incarnation"
12/20/15 - Pastor Timothy Howard

On the Sunday before Christmas, Pastor Timothy Howard takes a break from his "Gospel Joy" series to reveal the most amazing present ever given to mankind - the incarnation of Jesus Christ, born of the virgin Mary, fully God and fully man, given as a sacrifice for all our sins! Hallelujah! (Dec. 20, 2015)

"The God Who Works In You"
12/13/15 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Pastor Timothy Howard's "Gospel Joy" series continues in Philippians 2:13, as we explore the role of God in our salvation, that it is all for His glory alone that He works in us, both to will and to work for "His good pleasure"! (Dec. 13, 2015)

"Obedience: The Very Best Way to Show That You Believe"
12/6/15 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Pastor Timothy Howard continues in his "Gospel Joy" series by taking a week to focus on Philippians 2:12, which hones in on the concept of obedience, which as the old Sunday School song says, "is the very best way to show that you believe!" (Dec. 6, 2015)

"The Humbly Exalted Christ: Part 2"
11/29/15 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Picking up where he left off last week, Pastor Timothy Howard focuses in on the exaltation of Jesus Christ as "the name above all names," as a result of His humility, and as such, the importance of keeping Jesus at the center of everything we do, for He alone is LORD! (Nov. 29, 2015)

"The Humbly Exalted Christ: Part 1"
11/22/15 - Pastor Timothy Howard

In what Pastor Timothy Howard calls "the summit of the mountain" of our "Gospel Joy" series in Philippians, we pitch our tents in chapter 2, verses 5-8, meditating on the example of Jesus Christ's humility. (Nov. 22, 2015)

"A Recipe for Joyful Unity in the Church"
11/15/15 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Continuing in his "Gospel Joy" series in the book of Philippians, Pastor Timothy Howard dives into chapter 2 with a message of the importance of unity within the church, and the "recipe" of how to achieve it! (Nov. 15, 2015)

"The Joy of Worthy Citizenship"
11/8/15 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Concluding the first chapter in Corinthians in his "Gospel Joy" series, Pastor Timothy Howard takes a look at some of the characteristics that make up a "worthy citizen" of God's kingdom, and the joy we can have no matter what is thrown our way! (Nov. 8, 2015)

"The Joy of Living and Dying in the Gospel"
11/1/15 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Pastor Timothy Howard continues in Philippians with a reminder that we can rejoice in remembering that the true purpose of living and dying as that Jesus Christ be exalted. We know the reward that awaits us in Heaven, but don't take your mind off the joyful labor we have here on Earth for the glory of God! (Nov. 1, 2015)

"Joy in the Advancement of the Gospel"
10/25/15 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Pastor Timothy Howard's "Gospel Joy" series in Philippians continues with verses 12-18. In this passage, we discover that the Gospel of Jesus Christ will advance despite our circumstances and intentions, will bring confidence and boldness, and bring joy to every believer! Hallelujah! (Oct. 25, 2015)

"The Joy of Proper Affections"
10/18/15 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Continuing in his sermon series in Philippians, Pastor Tim Howard examines verses 9-11 of chapter 1, which reveals how our reception of the Gospel will determine how we show our affections with others, all while giving us that important Gospel Joy! (Oct. 18, 2015)

"Unified Gospel Joy Through Persecution"
10/11/15 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Continuing in his sermon series in the book of Philippians, Pastor Tim Howard examines verses 7-8, which talks about being united in the Gospel through persecution for one's faith. (Oct. 11, 2015)

"Gospel-Saturated Joyful Partnership"
9/27/15 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Continuing in his "Gospel Joy" series in the Book of Philippians, Pastor Timothy Howard explores how God should be glorified in all things, even in the way we give thanks for the work of the Gospel in others. (Sept. 27, 2015)

"The Contagious Joy of Being a Servant for Christ"
9/20/15 - Pastor Timothy Howard

Continuing in his series in Philippians, Pastor Timothy Howard dissects the first two verses of chapter 1, an often overlooked greeting that holds deeper meaning on how we take joy in whom we are serving, why we are serving, where we are serving, and how we serve. (Sept. 20, 2015)

"Gospel Joy"
9/13/15 - Pastor Timothy Howard

In the first sermon in a series in the book of Philippians, Pastor Timothy Howard sets the stage for the Scripture to be studied in the next weeks and months, providing background for a book rich with messages about the joy we can find in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (Sept. 13, 2015)

"The Preeminence of Christ in All Things"
9/6/15 - Pastor Timothy Howard

It's Pastor Timothy Howard's first Sunday at EBC! In his very first sermon, Pastor Timothy turns the congregation's attention where it needs to be, to Jesus Christ, and His role in our lives, which for the Christian, means becoming less of yourself, and more of Him! (Sept. 6, 2015)