Articles posted by Dennis Miller

Looking Back, Looking Forward
Looking Back, Looking Forward by Dennis Miller

It was May of 1989 and just about all of the adults from ECC (about 60 of us) attended a Dream Retreat near Shipshewanna with the purpose of determining our direction as a church.  After a day of ideas, we came up with, “We Learn It to Live It”.  Overnight, someone in our group thought of…

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You Might Be Religious If… by Dennis Miller

You Might Be Religious If . . . You care more about the RULES than meeting NEEDS of people. You MAJOR on the MINORS, caring more about what people think of you than what God thinks of you. You love to be RECOGNIZED as important. You have very little POSITIVE input into…

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Prioritize: Live a Worthy Life by Dennis Miller

Ephesians 4 (NIV) 4:1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of…

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Thoughts for ECC’s Future by Dennis Miller

Over the last 27 years at ECC, we have worked through six major building programs, and many remodeling projects (The Commons, Cafe, Clubhouse and Children’s Entrance have each been remodeled at least three times). So, now what? What happens next? Although we still have room to build a…

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Old Way and New Way? by Dennis Miller

THE HEART Understanding Jesus [Luke 5:33-39]  After Sunday’s study on “the old way and the new way,” a couple asked me to explain the difference between the old and new.  I thought that others might have the same question, so here is my basic answer. The Old Covenant was about keeping…

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Israel Trip: Jordan River by Dennis Miller

We’re having a great time with a fun group of people from ECC.  Yesterday we spent much of the day in Nazareth, and today spent our time around the Sea of Galilee. Whether has been good, and we are learning and growing.  This afternoon, 14 people were baptized in the Jordan River.

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The ONE THING I Do… by Dennis Miller

As we come to beginning of each new year, it is important to think about how we can become more effective as followers of Christ. We’ve all learned that we can’t change everything about ourselves at once, but, with a little intentionality, we can change ONE THING at a time. Marilyn…

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eNotes 04-12-13 by Dennis Miller

Friends: I've had lots of good conversations about prayer this week. Paul's focus on prayer gets us all thinking about our own prayer life and possibly, how selfish we sometimes are when we prey. My favorite experience this week was a man from our church who stopped me in the parking…

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eNotes 03-15-13 by Dennis Miller

It has been a big week with the election of a new pope for the Roman Catholic Church. It will be interesting to follow his story and particularly, to see his passion for the poor, and how that might become a much more focused issue within the catholic church. Last weekend, the Elders…

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The ECC Mishkan Photos by Dennis Miller

Below are photos from our full scale Mishkan at Emmanuel last weekend.

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