The majority of teaching at EDC happens here! Our podcasts are bi-monthly conversations between our pastors. They cover a range of spiritual and every day topics.

Our groups listen to these podcasts throughout the month and continue the conversation amongst themselves. 

Our blog is written by contributing members of EDC. 


PODCAST

Podcast 11: Blessed are the Poor and Mourning

Join us as we talk through the life of Jesus. 

 

In this podcast we discuss "The Beatitudes." Basically, it is a collection of sayings that seem a little backwards but promise blessing and happiness. 

 

Jesus says, "Blessed are the poor" and he also says, "Blessed are those who mourn..." What does he mean by that? Why is it important today? 


Podcast Questions and Bible Reference

Matthew 5:3-4, Luke 6:20-21

  1. Write down and discuss your inital thoughts on the first two Beatitudes. 

  2. What is the difference between Matthew's version and Luke's version? 
  3. What does it mean to be poor in spirit? What does it mean to mourn? 
  4. What promises does Jesus make in these passages? Who are the recipients of the promises? 
  5. What are the eternal and earthly significance of these passages?  
  6. Why does this matter today? 
  7. Who can you share this with? 

BLOG

Latest Blog: My Thankfulgivingness

Throughout November I have been documenting (on Facebook) what I am thankful for each day. I have missed some days because I am just kind of bad at following through on that kind of thing, and 30 days is a lot of days to remember. When I started out, I thought my list was going to be a lot more profound, but what ended up happening was that I began really asking myself...