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Pen Pals With Prisoners

by Tyler Dirks

1/18/2021         Dear David, We received your letter back on 9-28-2020. And at long last, we are writing you back! Tell us more about yourself (where you’re from, the best and worse part of life for you at present, favorite book [besides the Bible], favorite film, best birthday gift you ever got, etc.). The best way […]

Whatever He Pleases, He Does

by Tyler Dirks

And Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in the Lord;    my horn is exalted in the Lord.My mouth derides my enemies,    because I rejoice in your salvation. [*What does your heart exult in? What do you deride BECAUSE of the joy of your salvation?] “There is none holy like the Lord:    for there is none besides you;    there […]

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 […]