Ekklesia Christian Life Fellowship

The list below contain the outlines of Pastor McCowan's sermons. For viewing the videos are listed separately.


Sermon List
Date Title Sermons

Jan. 7, 2012

The Secret of the Unweary - Pastor McCowan shared how the tired and weary can renew their strength like eagles and once and for all kick the “Red Bull” and “Five Hour Energy” habit for good. Yes, God promises us that if we “wait” upon Him we will run and not grow weary, we will walk and not be faint. Bulletin, Outline
Jan. 14, 2012 Fighting Temptation - Pastor McCowan shared againon the subject of “Waiting on God” and how we can successfully overcome the temptation to give up and stop serving the Lord. Bulletin, Outline. Bulletin, Outline.
Jan. 21, 2012 Invasion of The Stink Bugs! - Pastor McCowan warned us of the coming invasion of the stink bugs and how these insidious creatures are on their way to Kentucky. Not only do they destroy fruit trees, they love to hibernate in homes—especially people’s beds. Did we say these bugs stink? Boy do they! If only we had Moses around where he could lift up a symbol of this curse so we could be safe from this terrible pestilence. (We should also watch out for the Chinese Mitten Crab, Asian Emerald Ash Borer, and the Asian Bighead Carp, just to name a few.) Bulletin, Outline.
Feb. 4, 2012 Putting on Heirs - Pastor McCowan shared a “Rags to Riches” story on how a Street Person became rich when a close relative gave him their entire estate. Can the same thing happen to us? Or has it already happened and for some reason we’re not aware of it? Bulletin, Outline.
Feb. 18, 2012 Fatal Fixation - Pastor McCowan shared a sermon on a particular disorder that not only can be a big problem where we do things that go against common sense, but can also result in death as well. Bulletin, Outline.
Feb 25, 2012 Mixed Signals - Pastor McCowan shared a sermon on Signs and how they don’t always communicate clear signals. In fact, they can be contradictory. So then, how should we respond to the scriptures where Jesus talks about the sign of His coming? Is it all doom and gloom, or is there hope and encouragement as well? Bulletin, Outline.
Mar 3, 2012 Take Up Your Cross - Pastor McCowan shared a sermon on discipleship and how our assumptions on growth and spiritual transformation don’t always help us to grow and be mature disciples. Bulletin, Outline.
Mar 10, 2012 The Importance of Image - Pastor McCowan shared a sermon on how our society looks to the “outward appearances” of a person to determine their worth. Not only is this a problem in our society, but Israel had the same kind of problem as well. If only we knew God’s opinion on this matter. Bulletin, Outline.
Mar 17, 2012 Counter Culture Christian - It’s not easy being a Christian in Hollywood. But is it easy being a Christian anywhere? In Pastor McCowan’s sermon he suggested that signing up to follow Jesus could be hazardous to one's career, as well as one's health. Bulletin, Outline.
Mar 24, 2012 Show Me the Money - Death and taxes have been two of life’s certainties, at least since the time of Jesus. But so is the freedom we have in the management of money. Pastor McCowan shared how our wants can interfere with our real needs, which in turn will complicate our relationship with God. Bulletin, Outline.
Mar 31, 2012 Donkey One - Transporting the president of the United States involves a fleet of aircraft, a small army of security and support personnel, armored limousines and big bucks. So, was it a logistical nightmare to bring the King of Kings to town? Bulletin, Outline.
April 7, 2012 Did Jesus Die a Digital Death? - What happens to all your online stuff when you die? Will someone bury it? Does it go to digital purgatory? Certainly it doesn't float around in limbo or cyberspace forever, does it? Even the Internet cannot guarantee forever. If that is true, then what can be done about "forever"? Bulletin, Outline.
April 14, 2012 A Titanic Lie - The Titanic sank 100 years ago after hyping the "Big Lie" -- that it was unsinkable. Pastor McCowan took a look at this tragic event, and will then moved to the epistle reading where we learned about another "Big Lie." Bulletin, Outline.
April 21, 2012 50 Ways to be a Pharisees - The Pharisees were outstanding men of God. They regularly tithed, attended the temple and synagogue, fasted twice a week, ate only koshered food, wore a phylactery, and memorized the Torah. So why was Jesus so uptight with these men who were totally devoted to serving God? The answer may surprise you. Bulletin, Outline.
April 28, 2012 Walk in the Spirit - According to the Apostle Paul, there is a war going on inside each and every Christians. This war is over who is going to control our will. Will it be our base human nature or will it be God’s Spirit? The KEY is found in “Walking in the Spirit,” but what does “Walking in the Spirit” mean? Bulletin, Outline.
May 19, 2012 Hearing God and Recognizing His Voice - Computer technology is helping some people who are unable to speak, to speak again. The most famous example of this is film critic Roger Ebert, who was left speechless after numerous surgeries for thyroid cancer. This discussion leads us to consider how God speaks in the world and whether or not we're tuned to hear what God has to say. Bulletin, Outline.
May 27, 2012 The Spirit of Pentecost - This weekend is not only Memorial Day weekend, but also Pentecost—the birthday of the church when the Holy Spirit was poured out to all of those who were believers in Christ. This promise of the Father is also for today. All it takes is faith in the goodness of the Father and a surrendered heart toward Christ. Bulletin, Outline.
June 2, 2012 The Samoan Skip - If your day isn't going so well, you can be Samoan and just skip it. Or you can be Pauline and make the most of it. Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:15–16 NIV) Bulletin, Outline.
June 9, 2012 Spirit-Filled Life - There is no mystery to a “Spirit Filled Life.” God has given us clear instruction from His Holy Apostles and Prophets. If we consecrate our lives to the Lord and become vessels that are holy, there is no limit to what God can do through those who are fully committed to Him. Bulletin, Outline.
June 16, 2012 FAT-Tire Fathers - It has got all the gearhead guys gawking and talking. While it is a beefy vehicle for both the street and the trail, it is not a SUV or Hummer. In fact, it is making being a dad cool again. Nevertheless, spiritually speaking, you’re going to be more than cool to be a good father in God’s sight. Bulletin, Outline.
June 23, 2012 Juicy Fruit - In the Apostle Paul’s first epistle to the Corinthians, he describes a church that abounds in spiritual gifts, but is also referred to as worldly, completely defeated, and one whose services do more harm than good. Pastor McCowan addressed this problem in his sermon “Juicy Fruit.” Bulletin, Outline.
June 30, 2012 Juicy Fruit II - Pastor McCowan continued his series on the Holy Spirit and how the “Super Apostles” frustrated the work of the Apostle Paul with the Corinthian Church. Bulletin, Outline.
July 7, 2012 Why Ants Don't Sink? - Pastor McCowan spoke on how ants have a lot to teach us about church. Not only are they industrious, tenacious, and hard working insects, they can bodysurf and do so as an interconnected community. Simply amazing! Perhaps we as a church can do likewise. Bulletin, Outline.
July 28, 2012 Oympic Faith - The Summer Games in London invites us to return to our roots, embrace the people of faith who have gone before us, and carry forward the tradition of record-breaking reliance on God. Bulletin, Outline.
Aug 11, 2012 Think Again - Studies are now emerging that debunk some previously held beliefs about the human brain. One such mistaken belief is that we only use 10 percent of our brains and that the rest of our noggin is like an uncharted cranial wasteland. Not true. Pastor McCowan explained what the key is to being smart and the differences between the wisdom that is from above and the wisdom that is from below. Bulletin, Outline.
Aug 18, 2012 The Divine Secret: Part 1- There’s a divine secret that simply and clearly explains the meaning of life and exactly what’s intended for our personal future – and it’s far more sensational than you’ve ever imagined. Pastor McCowan examined this mystery and what this mystery means to whom God has revealed it to. As the Apostle Paul says, I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness — the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. (Col 1:25–26 NIV) Bulletin, Outline.
Sep 1, 2012 The Divine Secret: Part 2 - There’s a divine secret that simply and clearly explains the meaning of life and exactly what’s intended for our personal future – and it’s far more sensational than you’ve ever imagined. Pastor McCowan shared Part 2 of his series on “The Divine Secret.” Bulletin, Outline.
Sep 22, 2012 The Coming Apocalypse: Part 1 - Pastor McCowan started a new series on the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. In Part One, Pastor McCowan spoke on the various views of the Millennia (the 1,000 year rule of Christ) and how these views and the way we expect the events of Revelation to be fulfilled dictate a lot in how we prepare for the Second Coming of Christ. Pastor McCowan also shared his views on this subject matter and how we all should be students of Bible prophecy. Bulletin, Outline.
Oct 6, 2012 The Coming Apocalyspe: Part 2 - Pastor McCowan resumed his series on the Second Coming of Christ by outlining how the fall Jewish feast of Trumpets, Yom Kippur, and Tabernacles will play in the redemption of not only Israel but Christians as well. Bulletin, Outline.
Oct 13, 2012 Discredited Substances - It was once thought (not so long ago) that "orgone" was a form of energy that could be collected for medicinal purposes. Psychic energy in a bottle for instant Libido. Well, today we know better. Orgone is not the only discredited substance we find in the files of history. And some say that "faith" is just such a "substance." Really? Bulletin, Outline.
Oct 27, 2012 90 Minutes in Heaven - Pastor McCowan will shared a preview of a new video series that has been started in one of our Men’s Groups. The title of the video series is "90 Minutes in Heaven" is about the true life story of Don Piper who was killed in a car accident, but later came back to life. However, what is significant about this story is not just about the ecstasy of seeing heaven he had, but the character building trials he went through during recovery. Bulletin, Outline.
Nov 3, 2012 Five Thoughts for the Election - In three days, the nation goes to the polls.
The country has been badgered and battered by attack ads, polls and policy-mongering for almost two years. This Tuesday, it all comes to an end, until the next go around.
Tonight, Pastor McCowan offered his thoughts about the election, which can be offered to the congregation without threatening the church's tax-exempt status. Bulletin, Outline.
Nov 10, 2012 The Value of Tragedy - No one wants to go through something tragic and horrifying, but many people enjoy watching a tragedy on film or reading about it in novels or plays. This is something we probably know instinctively, but it's been confirmed by a recent study. So why is this true? Pastor McCowan relates this to the "value" of Christ's death on the cross. Bulletin, Outline.
Nov 24, 2012 Common Cents - Pastor McCowan spoke on the question of “What is Common Cents?,” and whether or not we should get in on the latest investment craze and hoard pennies. Or should we like the poor widow woman of Mark 12, do something with them that impresses God. Bulletin, Outline.
Dec 1, 2012 The Mayan Apocalypse - Pastor McCowan spoke on what some are saying will be the end of the world on December 21, 2012. This dire prediction comes from the ancient Mayan Calendar that ends one of its 5,125 year cycles, which so happens to be when our solar system lines up with the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Wow, pretty spooky don’t you think? Or is all of this blown way out of proportion? Bulletin, Outline.
Dec 8, 2012 A Prophetic Understanding of Life - Pastor McCowan spoke on the topic of the prophetic and how we can each be a prophet, if we will incorporate the message of a prophet. So what is the message a true prophet of God always contains? Bulletin, Outline.
Dec 15, 2012 How to find a Thin Place? Pastor McCowan spoke on the topic of the “Thin Places. ”A thin place, according to the ancients, was the small space between heaven and Earth, and if you could find such a space, you were indeed blessed. However, do we really have to find a mystical holy place to come in contact with the divine? Bulletin, Outline.
Dec 22, 2012 Away from the Manger - It's a familiar scene that we see everywhere at Christmas -- a loving mother and a slightly bewildered father, a group of awestruck shepherds, some regal wise men, a few assorted barn animals and, perhaps, a decked out camel all gathered in a stable to gaze with holy countenance upon a manger and the little one who's laid there. One would hope. However, there is something sinister going on that very well might take Jesus out of Christmas. Oh, say it isn’t so! Bulletin, Outline.
Dec 29, 2012 Tightrope Walking Skills - In June 2012, Nik Wallenda of the "Flying Wallendas" tippy-toed across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. Millions watched. As he walked along the cable, he prayed and asked God for help. In fact, he prayed parts of Isaiah 43, where God promises us his presence and help when we pass through the floods of life’s problems. So then, as we face a new year with its potential for problems and challenges, what advice can we learn from a tightrope walker who placed his faith in God. Bulletin, Outline.