Ekklesia Christian Life Fellowship

The list below contain the outlines of Pastor McCowan's sermons.


Sermon List
Date Title Sermons
Jan. 3, 2015
Kintsukuroi: the art of putting things back together. Pastor McCowan spoke on the subject of kintsukuroi (keen-tsoo-koo-roy) art and how it not only repairs shattered pottery, but also enhances and illuminates the cracks with a lacquer laced with gold. While life can often break us, God can make us stronger and more beautiful in the broken places as well. Outline, Bulletin.
Jan. 17, 2015 Rules of the Road - Weird traffic laws have always been a part of American culture, but, in John's gospel, the best rules of the road are those that lead us straight to Jesus. Outline, Bulletin.
Jan. 24, 2015 El Shaddai - Pastor McCowan began with the idea of promises and guarantees and what lasts and what doesn't. What would the world be like if there were no concept of binding promises and agreements? We then moved to the Genesis text in which we read about the promise, or covenant, God makes with Abram and Sarai. We learned that God is One who keeps covenants. Outline, Bulletin.
Jan. 31, 2015 Spiritual Shrinkage - Pastor McCowans spoke on the wisdom of taking inventory and how it is important for not only the retail business, but also for us. The important point of his sermon will on how God is for us and not against us! Outline, Bulletin.
  Pastor McCowan did a series on End-Time teachings for Highpoint Church in Lexington, Kentucky. For those who would like to see his presentations can view them at the following links. End-Time Reformation, Islam & The End-Times, Muhammad & the Rise of Islam, Myster Babylon Part 1, and Mystery Babylon Part 2.
Feb. 7, 2015 Blessed are the Placemakers - The Beatitudes are such a shock to the senses that you want to call in the services of a professional proofreader. “Blessed are the meek”? How can that be? Pastor McCowan took a look at this problem and helped us understand why this is no misprint. Outline, Bulletin.
Feb. 14, 2015 In Search of True Love - Pastor McCowan shared the history behind Valentine’s Day and how there was a person who united people in love and later was put to death because of his faith. Pastor McCowan also discuseds the various types of love and how “agape” love is the love that God has and how he wants those who love Him to share this type of love with others. Outline, Bulletin.
Feb. 28, 2015 Jesus, the Transformer - Pastor McCowan spoke on the subject of transformation. Not only did he share about the new Transformers 5 movie that will be out soon, but how Jesus is a transformer as well. The point of his lesson will be that not everything is as it appears—even us. Outline, Bulletin.
March 7, 2015 Ekklesia: Ministry Expansion & Development - Pastor McCowan shared a proposal on how Ekklesia can expand our ministry through the integration of more diversified ministries. This diversification will include the addition of workshops, conferences, retreats, Family Fun Nights, VBS, and many more. The purpose of this sermon was to show how we can expand the ministries of our church so that we can better fulfill our mission and purpose. Outline, Bulletin.
March 21, 2015 Face Like Flint - When Jesus was near the end of his ministry, the Bible says that he resolutely set out for Jerusalem. This was also a fulfillment of Isaiah 50, where the prophet describes that the coming Messiah would have a “face like flint,” and would not be afraid to face opposition. Pastor McCowan spoke on the power of promised vindication. Outline, Bulletin.
April 4, 2015 The Message that Endures - While God’s message to the world is timeless and enduring, people now send text messages that disappear after viewing. For example, the Snapchat app ensures that your note will self-destruct. Wut makes your message totally anonymous. These days you can send a message that’s temporary, ambiguous and totally untraceable. Thankfully, God wants nothing to do with it. Outline, Bulletin.
April 18, 2015 Buying Peace - Got stress? You can buy relief. Check out Deepak Chopra's Dream Weaver Light and Sound Machine. Or get yourself an Ostrich Pillow. Or, here's a thought: Save your money, and check out what the apostle John says about deep, abiding peace that comes to us as faithful children of God. Outline, Bulletin.
May 2, 2015 By Reason of Insanity - The insanity defense gets a lot of publicity, but it's rarely used, and when it is, it’s not always successfully. Pastor McCowan brings this up because in his sermon, Jesus is accused of being crazy. The question is why such a charge would be made, and whether there's some sense in which the church needs to get its crazy on as well and fulfill its mission. Outline, Bulletin.
June 20, 2015 Kairos Time - Pastor McCowan spoke on the subject of Kairos time. Kairos time is not necessarily a reference to the time on a clock, but those important moments of opportunity that come our way, which if taken advantage of can become for us places of major blessings. Outline, Bulletin.
July 18, 2015 Wearable Gadgets for Today - Last year was a great year for new gadgets, many of them wearable. These gadgets often address problems we don't even know we have. Paul offers a product solution that actually works, solving the ultimate problem of dealing with evil. Outline, Bulletin.
Aug. 1, 2015 Planted by Streams of Water - Pastor McCowan shared from Psalm 1 about the wisdom of godly living. Outline, Bulletin.
Aug. 15, 2015 Ransomware - Digital kidnappers are taking over personal computers through programs called "ransomware," and are demanding money in order to release the data back to the computer's owner. The ransom that Jesus paid on the cross redeems more than our data; it redeems our whole lives. Outline, Bulletin.
Sep. 5, 2015 The Prodigious Children of God - Some uniquely gifted children are called "child prodigies" because of their ability to produce amazing, adult-level work of art at a very young age. Jesus pulls a child onto his lap. Every child, for Jesus, is a prodigious child of God and as we minister to the least of them we open the way of God in our lives. Outline, Bulletin.
Sep. 19, 2015 Spatial Disorientation - Pastor McCowan's sermon topic for this weekend was on Divine providence and opportunity and focueds on the story of Esther. The title of his sermon was “Spatial Disorientation: the importance of attitude when we are in the fog. Outline, Bulletin.
Oct. 3, 2015 Effectual Prayer - Pastor McCowan shared how important it is to have "effectual prayers." Considering the evil days in which we live, it is very important that we not only understand our enemy, but how we can defeat him. As said in the very popular movie, War Room, "To win the fight, you're got to have the right strategy and the right resources, because victories don't come by accident." Outline, Bulletin.
Oct. 31, 2015 A New Test - Cabbies in New York City used to take a 80-question test before getting their hack licenses. Now, however, the exam has been reduced to 10 questions. What gives? Kind of sounds like Jesus who took 613 commandments in the Old Testament and reduced them to two. Outline, Bulletin.
Nov. 14, 2015 The Question Jesus Doesn't Answer - Parents expect questions from their children that defy an answer. "Why is the sky blue?" Yet, most of these questions do, indeed, have answers. In tonight's gospel reading, a Roman governor asks a question that has vexed philosophers, politicians and pastors for millennia: "What is truth?" Pastor McCowan addresses this issue and why those hungry for truth will always listen to Jesus. Outline, Bulletin.
Nov. 21, 2015 Kicking The Worry Habit - There is no doubt plenty of stuff to worry about in the world. Yet, often, we worry about the wrong things. Although it is important to be prepared and to be prudent in life, if we're smothered by chronic anxiety, we're going to find it hard to live a life of joy and significance. Pastor McCowan's sermon title was "Kicking the Worry Habit." Outline, Bulletin.
Dec. 12, 2015 The Force Awakens: Christmas & the Holy Spirit - More than 35 years ago, the first Star Wars film hit the screen, almost unnoticed. Next weekend, Friday, December 18, 2015, the first sequel will appear entitled, The Force Awakens. Tonight Pastor McCowan will share what the Force of the Universe is really all about and how Christmas plays an important part in the ministry of God’s Holy Spirit. Outline, Bulletin.