Posts by Tyler Dirks

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A Guy Near 10101

by Tyler Dirks

There is a guy who lives within walking distance to 10101, and this guy recently shared this prayer with me: Friends and readers, today I share about the Gospel, the rescuing message for man from God, and about how I pray the Gospel back to God. For reliving the Gospel should be the repeating story […]

Opinion VRS Emotion

by Tyler Dirks

I came across this excerpt from Neil Postman’s book “Amusing Ourselves to Death,” and it gave me a boost of sanity! I figured there might be others who are hungry for a sanity-boost, so I wanted to share the following paragraph from Postman’s book with you… “In America, everyone is entitled to an opinion, and […]

Joy

by Tyler Dirks

Joy comes from looking at Jesus [Looking to Jesus, the Founder and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. *Hebrews 12:2] Joy comes from desperately depending upon Jesus [For thus says […]

Remember The Poor

by Tyler Dirks

Only, they asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do. [Gal.2:10] [LOVE] 1 John 4:19 – We love because He first loved us. The secret of life & love is RECEIVING God’s love for us. We must crucify our arrogantly absurd beliefs that we are ‘above charity’ and ‘better […]

Tithe: Part III

by Tyler Dirks

Let’s take a closer look at how God has designed tithing to be manifestly helpful to the bride and body of Christ. People NEED the Gospel How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how […]

Tithe: Part II

by Tyler Dirks

When I was nine years old I wanted to give my mom a present.  It wasn’t out of a sense of compulsion.  It wasn’t her birthday.  It wasn’t Mother’s Day.  I simply wanted to give her a present because I loved her.  I was thankful for who she was, and how she loved me.  Both […]

Tithe: Part I

by Tyler Dirks

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. […]

Officer Nominations: Who Do You Want to Follow?

by Tyler Dirks

As we gear up for a new year it’s good to reassess and reinforce our commitment to follow certain men as leaders worthy of imitation, and recipients of our diehard voluntary submission. In February 2021, ECPC will invite people to nominate men for the offices of elder and deacon. As you consider which men you […]

Exult in Monotony & Excommunicate Ignorant Controversies That Breed Quarrels

by Tyler Dirks

“Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough […]

What’s Next for ECPC (2021)?

by Tyler Dirks

The best thing about ECPC has always been fellowship (with God, and with one another). The foundation, framework, and wholistic flavoring of our fellowship with God is found in simply sitting on the floor at Jesus’ feet and listening to Him tell stories (Luke 10:39, 42). And our shared obsession with the stories of Jesus […]