Daily Thunder Podcast

Eric Ludy + Nathan Johnson

With a passionate heart for Christian discipleship, the majesty and centrality of Jesus Christ, and the life-changing power of the Gospel, the Daily Thunder podcast is a daily teaching series from the Bible to exhort, equip, and encourage Christians down the Narrow Way of the Cross. Taught by Eric Ludy, Nathan Johnson, and other guests – now you can have a little of the Ellerslie Discipleship boom, grit, and oomph thundering daily in your earbuds.

All Episodes

In this special twelve-part series, Eric Ludy and Nathan Johnson release one episode a week in preparation for their new series starting January 17, 2022. Throughout these twelve episodes, they explore twelve key truths every Christian needs right now for the times in which we live. In episode seven, Eric and Nathan discuss the importance of being fortified in our lives. The enemy has many access points to harass us (sin, fear, unforgiveness, and bitterness, to name a few), but a Christian can be triumphant when they know the secret to a well kept life: fortification.  For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Dec 6

15 min 3 sec

In this special twelve-part series, Eric Ludy and Nathan Johnson release one episode a week in preparation for their new series starting January 17, 2022. Throughout these twelve episodes, they explore twelve key truths every Christian needs right now for the times in which we live. In episode six, Eric and Nathan discuss how fear is the “smell of the enemy kingdom” and how we as Christians should respond to it. In a culture that is locked in the grip of fear and anxiety, it is imperative that Christians not only stand immovable but are also given the tools to practically handle the circumstances and situations of our present day. For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Nov 29

15 min 43 sec

In this special twelve-part series, Eric Ludy and Nathan Johnson release one episode a week in preparation for their new series starting January 17, 2022. Throughout these twelve episodes, they explore twelve key truths every Christian needs right now for the times in which we live. In episode five, Eric and Nathan discuss the remedy for the culture’s bait of despair, discouragement, and fear. Many Christians are looking for the feelings of joy but forget they follow our obedience to God’s command to rejoice always. If you desire to withstand the onslaught of culture’s downward push, this episode will show you how.   For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Nov 22

16 min 36 sec

In this special twelve-part series, Eric Ludy and Nathan Johnson release one episode a week in preparation for their new series starting January 17, 2022. Throughout these twelve episodes, they explore twelve key truths every Christian needs right now for the times in which we live. In episode four, Eric and Nathan discuss the propensity within culture (and the church) to divide, push aside, and hate (or at least dislike) those who are not like us. Yet we are called to love and pursue those who need Christ in the same manner He pursued us. For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Nov 15

13 min 37 sec

In this special twelve-part series, Eric Ludy and Nathan Johnson release one episode a week in preparation for their new series starting January 17, 2022. Throughout these twelve episodes, they explore twelve key truths every Christian needs right now for the times in which we live. In episode three, Eric and Nathan discuss the importance of keeping our eyes and ears upon something greater than the news in these days of cultural chaos. There is an incredible hope and future for those in Christ Jesus, but we need to have eternity "stamped on our eyeballs." For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Nov 8

13 min 47 sec

In this new special twelve-part series, Eric Ludy and Nathan Johnson release one episode a week in preparation for their new series starting January 17, 2022. Throughout these twelve episodes, they explore twelve key truths every Christian needs right now for the times in which we live. In episode two, Eric and Nathan discuss one of the most profound pictures of triumphant trust unto death—a story that comes from Eric's summer series "Daring to do as Stanley Dale". As they discuss God's sufficient grace, we are reminded that we have what we need for no matter what we face. For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Nov 1

13 min 19 sec

In this new special twelve part series, Eric Ludy and Nathan Johnson release one episode a week in preparation for their new series starting January 17, 2022. Throughout these twelve episodes they explore twelve key truths every Christian needs right now for the times in which we live. In this first episode, Eric and Nathan discuss the symphony of the body—how the Church needs to walk in unity as the Body of Christ. For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Oct 25

24 min 58 sec

All glory and honor and praise belongs to our God! Yet for many Christians this reality is not reflected in their lives nor is declared from their lips. In this expositional message, Nathan Johnson examines the end of Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3:14-21, and explains Paul’s theology of doxology—for God to receive all glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever.  For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Oct 21

48 min 32 sec

In this episode Leslie Ludy shares historical and personal testimonies of answered prayer. These encouraging real-life stories are meant to build your faith and cause you to freshly remember the perfect faithfulness of our God. For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Oct 20

52 min 29 sec

Our lives as Christians are not to be lived from our own strength, wisdom, or resource; rather, our lives are to the vessels through which God can showcase His indescribable power and life through. In this expositional message from Ephesians 3:20, Nathan Johnson talks about God’s power which empowers us to live the impossible Christian life.  For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Oct 19

57 min 38 sec

This is the twenty-third and final episode in Eric Ludy’s epic fall Daily Thunder series drawing on the boldness and bravery of the fearless missionary ventures to Irian Jaya (Papua New Guinea) during the twenty-five years from WW2 up until the massive harvest of souls in the 1960’s. In this final episode he shows how God turns even the greatest tragedies into His greatest triumphs. For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Oct 18

1 hr

This is the twenty-second episode in Eric Ludy’s epic fall Daily Thunder series drawing on the boldness and bravery of the fearless missionary ventures to Irian Jaya (Papua New Guinea) during the twenty-five years from WW2 up until the massive harvest of souls in the 1960’s. In this momentous episode he explores the final moments of Stanley Dale’s earthly life up unto the moment he triumphantly died in 1968 for the sake of Christ. Stanley Dale’s martyrdom was an extraordinary catalyst to the winning of the Yali people. And it has been a dynamic catalyst to tens of thousands of believers to be built by the Holy Spirit to go and do the same.  For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Oct 15

1 hr 4 min

As believers, we often live as if God is incapable of handling our issues, problems, or trials. But God not only is able, He is abundantly able to go beyond your wildest thought or desire. In this expositional message from Ephesians 3:20, Nathan Johnson discusses how God loves impossibilities, how He is abundantly able, and yet we often view God as far too small. This message will be an injection of fresh vigor to your faith. For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Oct 14

38 min 29 sec

This is the twenty-first episode in the series Daring to Do as Stanley Dale. In this episode, Leslie Ludy highlights spiritual take-aways from Darlene Diebler and other missionaries to New Guinea during WW2. She shares several short but powerful moments from Darlene’s life and explores the Biblical truths we can glean from her example. For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Oct 13

48 min 44 sec

In what may be one of the most breathtaking and dumbfounding passages in Scripture, Paul declares he desires us to be “filled up to all the fullness of God.” But what does it mean to be filled with the “fullness of God” and how do we experience such an incredible reality? In this expositional message, Nathan expounds upon Ephesians 3:19 and gives three practical ideas you need to practice so you can experience the fullness of God in your life. For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Oct 12

51 min 6 sec

This is the twentieth episode in Eric Ludy’s epic fall Daily Thunder series drawing on the boldness and bravery of the fearless missionary ventures to Irian Jaya (Papua New Guinea) during the twenty-five years from WW2 up until the massive harvest of souls in the 1960’s. In this episode he shares the inspiring story of Stanley Dale’s bewildering and courageous response to being shot through with five man-killing arrows in the heart of the jungle — and surviving. Everyday people absent of the power of Christ Jesus would fall to pieces in such circumstances, but the Christian, the one indwelled by the power of the Almighty, is able to work exploits even in their most weakened moments.  For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Oct 11

58 min 7 sec

This message highlights several powerful moments from Darlene’s Deibler’s testimony and showcases how she was built by God into a woman of extraordinary courage. Leslie Ludy draws out four Biblical principles from Darlene’s example that can help us overcome fear, trust God completely, and be anxious for nothing. For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Oct 8

51 min 40 sec

The modern church has become obsessed with knowing about God rather than actually knowing God. Similarly, we talk about the love of God, but how often do we truly experience it? In this expositional message from Ephesians 3:18-19, Nathan Johnson talks about the unfathomable love of God and the paradox that Paul calls us to—to comprehend the incomprehensible.  For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Oct 7

50 min 4 sec

This is the eighteenth episode in Eric Ludy’s epic fall Daily Thunder series drawing on the boldness and bravery of the fearless missionary ventures to Irian Jaya (Papua New Guinea) during the twenty-five years from WW2 up until the massive harvest of souls in the 1960’s. In this episode he dives into the theme of perseverance in the Christian life. Stanley Dale had one quality that set him a part from most in his generation. He would simply never give up. It didn’t matter the level of difficulty or the degree of impossibility — he was tireless in his faith. If we are going to "dare to do as Stanley Dale”, this is a great place to start.  For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Oct 6

58 min 23 sec

There is one primary defining attribute for every Christian: love. According to Paul, our lives are to be rooted and grounded in the life of Christ so that we not only know the depths of love but are also known by this incredible characteristic. In this expositional message of Ephesians 3:17-19, Nathan Johnson talks about what it means to be defined by love and gives three practical outflows of a life of love as we are rooted and grounded in Christ. For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Oct 5

49 min 5 sec

This is the seventeenth installment in the DT fall series entitled Daring to Do as Stanley Dale. In this episode, special guest Dan McConnaughey weighs in on one of his key passion points — readiness.  For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Oct 4

45 min 3 sec

This session unpacks spiritual lessons from Darlene Deibler’s amazing experiences as a missionary and prisoner of war.  Using examples from Darlene’s story, Leslie explores what it means to cultivate an attitude of unconditional availability to God, experience the comfort of the Holy Spirit during our greatest trials, and the tap into God’s enabling grace to endure hardship as a good solider for Christ. For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Oct 1

55 min 24 sec

As Christians, our lives are to be rooted and grounded in love—not in an emotion but in God Himself, for He is love. But what does it mean for us to find our stability, security, and survival in Christ? In this expositional message, Nathan Johnson explores this concept and unpacks what Paul means in Ephesians 3:17—that we should be rooted and grounded in love.  For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Sep 30

45 min 54 sec

This is the fifteenth episode in Eric Ludy’s epic fall Daily Thunder series drawing on the boldness and bravery of the fearless missionary ventures to Irian Jaya (Papua New Guinea) during the twenty-five years from WW2 up until the massive harvest of souls in the 1960’s. In this episode he discusses the idea of the “stand-in” in Scripture. Someone who is willing to do the hard work though it ultimately be credited to someone else. This was the role of John the Baptist who famously stated, “I must decrease, that He would increase.” May this also be the declaration of our souls as Christians.  For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Sep 29

56 min 58 sec

Christ is to dwell in our hearts THROUGH FAITH. So what does it mean to walk by faith and live in light of eternity? In this expositional message of Ephesians 3:17, Nathan practically discusses the topic of faith and what it means to live as believers who trust God regardless of the evidence that surrounds us. For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Sep 28

56 min 55 sec

This is the fourteenth episode in Eric Ludy’s epic fall Daily Thunder series drawing on the boldness and bravery of the fearless missionary ventures to Irian Jaya (Papua New Guinea) during the twenty-five years from WW2 up until the massive harvest of souls in the 1960’s. In this episode he explores the idea of “spiritual showdowns” in Scripture and how that same “showdown” mentality must clothe the Christian in our era as well. This world must behold the God of the Bible—they must see His power. And, we, the Church, are the very ones commissioned to demonstrate it.  For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Sep 27

50 min 3 sec

This is the thirteenth episode in Eric Ludy’s epic fall Daily Thunder series drawing on the boldness and bravery of the fearless missionary ventures to Irian Jaya (Papua New Guinea) during the twenty-five years from WW2 up until the massive harvest of souls in the 1960’s. In this episode he explores the rough beginnings of the man, Stanley Albert Dale. And then he demonstrates how that very “roughness,” that nearly suffocated Stanley in his childhood, was the very same “roughness” that worked a very real wonder, glory, and awe forever in the hearts of the tribal inhabitants of the Dark Mountains of Irian Jaya in the 1960’s.  For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Sep 26

56 min 41 sec

This is the twelfth episode in Eric Ludy’s epic fall Daily Thunder series drawing on the boldness and bravery of the fearless missionary ventures to Irian Jaya (Papua New Guinea) during the twenty-five years from WW2 up until the massive harvest of souls in the 1960’s. In this episode he investigates the powerful training institute God raised up in this time to train, equip, and inspire a generation of missionaries with a passionate yearning to reach the unreached of this earth.  For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Sep 24

1 hr

Christ is to dwell in our hearts through faith, declares Paul in Ephesians 3:17. But this is not a call for salvation but for Christ to be central and preeminent in our lives. In this stirring expositional message, Nathan Johnson unpacks three things what Christ dwelling in our hearts does NOT mean, in order to help us understand what it does.  For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Sep 23

43 min 34 sec

This is the eleventh installment in the epic fall Daily Thunder series entitled Daring to Do as Stanley Dale, which draws on the boldness and bravery of the fearless missionary ventures to Irian Jaya (Papua New Guinea) during the twenty-five years from WW2 up until the massive harvest of souls in the 1960’s. Leslie Ludy joins as a special guest in this episode and unpacks the principle of developing a missionary-mindset wherever we are. This session expounds upon the many mission fields that are right in our own backyard, and shows us that Christ’s Gospel work is just as critical in our own country as on foreign soil. For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Sep 22

58 min 39 sec

The emphasis of Paul’s incredible prayer is the life and love of Jesus Christ demonstrated and experienced in the depths of every believer. The heart of the prayer is found in the phrase “strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man.” In this expositional message, Nathan Johnson explores this profound and essential concept of which the rest of the prayer flows from. As Christians, we must be strengthened and empowered by the Spirit of God in our inner being (our mind, heart, will, emotions, and conscience) if we desire to practically live the life of a Christian. For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Sep 21

54 min 36 sec

This is the tenth episode in Eric Ludy’s epic fall Daily Thunder series drawing on the boldness and bravery of the fearless missionary ventures to Irian Jaya (Papua New Guinea) during the twenty-five years from WW2 up until the massive harvest of souls in the 1960’s. In this episode he discusses the incredible ability of missionaries throughout history to move towards challenges as opposed to running from them. Of course, this ability isn’t derived from their own human gumption, but it is a gift of the Spirit of God. For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Sep 20

54 min 21 sec

This is the ninth episode in Eric Ludy’s epic fall Daily Thunder series drawing on the boldness and bravery of the fearless missionary ventures to Irian Jaya (Papua New Guinea) during the twenty-five years from WW2 up until the massive harvest of souls in the 1960’s. In this episode he investigates the astounding spiritual courage and boldness of men and women of God throughout these past 100 years. The series title, Daring to Do as Stanley Dale begins to really take shape in and through this particular message.  For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Sep 19

1 hr

This is the eighth episode in Eric Ludy’s epic fall Daily Thunder series drawing on the boldness and bravery of the fearless missionary ventures to Irian Jaya (Papua New Guinea) during the twenty-five years from WW2 up until the massive harvest of souls in the 1960’s. In this episode he discusses the ethics of foreign missions. Is it our job as Christians to poke our noses into the cultural and religious affairs of others? Should we just mind our own business? Or is our business the actual invading of foreign places where the Gospel has not yet been heard and delivering the Gospel in order to wholly alter that culture?  For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Sep 17

52 min 5 sec

In Ephesians 3:16, Paul declares that he prays “according to the riches of God’s glory.” While we know prayer is important, many of us don’t know the posture, position, or person of prayer like Paul did. In this expositional message, Nathan Johnson talks about what it means to pray according to the riches of God’s glory and gives you three important questions that have the potential to deepen and transform your prayer life. For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Sep 16

53 min 52 sec

This is the seventh installment in the Daring to Do as Stanley Dale series with special guest, Leslie Ludy. In this episode, Leslie shares some powerful audio excerpts from Darlene Diebler Rose’s testimony - a missionary in the interior of New Guinea for 46 years.  Leslie explores three spiritual lessons we can learn from Darlene's example of faithfulness, surrender, and long-suffering for the glory of God. For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Sep 15

56 min 31 sec

Paul tells us that every family in heaven and on earth derives its name from the Father. But what does it mean that we are “named” from the Father? In this expositional message, Nathan Johnson not only explores this incredible concept of “name” in Scripture but also gives the secret for how our lives can reflect the heart, character, and image of our God. For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Sep 14

53 min 46 sec

This is the sixth episode in Eric Ludy’s epic fall Daily Thunder series drawing on the boldness and bravery of the fearless missionary ventures to Irian Jaya (Papua New Guinea) during the twenty-five years from WW2 up until the massive harvest of souls in the 1960’s. In this episode he unpacks the theological mindset that the missionaries of this past century shared that led them to radical givenness and great risk on the mission field. And it’s a mindset that, for the most part, is no longer present in the modern Church. Simply put, the mindset was, “Bring back the King!” For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Sep 13

43 min 48 sec

This is the fifth episode in Eric Ludy’s epic fall Daily Thunder series drawing on the boldness and bravery of the fearless missionary ventures to Irian Jaya (Papua New Guinea) during the twenty-five years from WW2 up until the massive harvest of souls in the 1960’s. In this episode he unpacks the extraordinary providence of God as shown both throughout Biblical history and in Christian missionary history throughout the past 2,000 years. Using the story of famed missionaries Don and Carol Richardson and their work in the 1960’s with the head-hunting Sawi people as his muse for this message, he showcases the awe-striking way God works to provide light for a people that are seemingly lost in total darkness. It is deeply moving and truly astounding. For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Sep 12

1 hr

This is the fourth episode in Eric Ludy’s epic fall Daily Thunder series drawing on the boldness and bravery of the fearless missionary ventures to Irian Jaya (Papua New Guinea) during the twenty-five years from WW2 up until the massive harvest of souls in the 1960’s. In this episode he explores the unique enthusiasm and passion that missionaries of the past have had for heading out into the wild lands and doing difficult life-threatening things for Jesus —things that cause the modern North-American Christian to shrink back in fear. Is it possible for each of us as believers today to have the same excitement—the same daring—the same readiness in us?   For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Sep 10

59 min 54 sec

Paul’s second prayer in Ephesians (3:14-21) isn’t a causal or simple prayer—it is an intense and focused prayer for the fullness of Christ in the lives of Paul’s readers. While we often don’t place much significance on the posture of prayer, Paul emphasizes that this prayer is done on his knees before the Father. In this expositional message, Nathan Johnson talks about the biblical posture of prayer, why Paul is emphasizing bowing his knees, and what this practically means for our own prayer lives. For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/ If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast

Sep 9

50 min 10 sec

This is the third installment in Eric Ludy’s epic fall Daily Thunder series drawing on the boldness and bravery of the fearless missionary ventures to Irian Jaya (Papua New Guinea) during the twenty-five years from WW2 up until the massive harvest of souls in the 1960’s. In this episode he explores the concept of being spiritually readied and toughened by the Spirit of God for the calling that each of us as believers has received. A Christian has been supplied everything necessary to be fully prepared to face all the challenges ahead — the question is, does the Christian know that?   Support this podcast

Sep 8

52 min 48 sec

In this new series, Nathan Johnson explores Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3:14-21 and the abundant life made available to us in Christ Jesus. Paul begins his prayer by declaring “for this reason”—building upon what He has written so far in Ephesians. Join Nathan in this study where we review Ephesians 1-3 and what reason Paul is praying on behalf of believers. Support this podcast

Sep 7

40 min 25 sec

This is the second episode in Eric Ludy’s epic fall Daily Thunder series drawing on the boldness and bravery of the fearless missionary ventures to Irian Jaya (Papua New Guinea) during the twenty-five years from WW2 up until the massive harvest of souls in the 1960’s. In this episode he dives into the strange and perplexing concept of spiritual taste buds. When we enter the Kingdom of Heaven via faith in Jesus Christ, there is a process of being recalibrated in our desires, our drives, and our determinations. In a sense, God gives us new taste buds to appreciate the exquisite feast He has prepared for us — a feast that we would not appreciate or be able to stomach outside His supernatural enablement.    Support this podcast

Sep 6

49 min 44 sec

This is the very first episode in Eric Ludy’s epic fall Daily Thunder series drawing on the boldness and bravery of the fearless missionary ventures to Irian Jaya (Papua New Guinea) during the thirty-five years from WW2 up until the massive harvest of souls in the late 1960’s and 70’s. In this episode he explores the way God intentionally builds His men and women for the key swings in history — the key moments in the grand story.  But, God doesn’t just build His heroes to share the Gospel Truth, but He also prepares the lost to respond to the Gospel Truth. Support this podcast

Sep 5

54 min 59 sec

Bravehearted women in history are those who not only suffered willingly for Christ, but counted it a privilege to do so.  Women who understand the narrow path of the Cross — and that the Christian life is not meant to be easy — will be good soldiers for Christ, no matter what life brings.  Though modern culture tells us to self-protect, Christ invites us to join Him in demonstrating sacrificial love.  In this session, Leslie casts a life-giving vision for this beautiful and often overlooked aspect of godly femininity.  Support this podcast

Sep 3

27 min 31 sec

As women, we must surrender our feelings and emotions to the Spirit of God.  Our actions and decisions must be based on His Truth, not based on our feelings, whims, and desires. Unless we bring our emotions and feelings under the authority of God’s Spirit, we will be ineffective in our Christian life and unable to make a significant impact upon this world.  In this session, Leslie explores how to make the shift from emotion-led living to Truth-based living. Support this podcast

Sep 2

21 min 43 sec

Becoming a spiritual athlete is one of the primary qualities of every man or woman in Christian history who truly made an impact for God’s glory.  It is also the example set by the Apostle Paul, and the example of Jesus Christ.  Should we expect less for ourselves?  In this session Leslie explores the Biblical foundation of being a fortified, resilient woman  - not through self-effort, but through Christ’s strength alone. Support this podcast

Sep 1

22 min 31 sec

Christ’s amazing work on the Cross did not set us free to “be ourselves” or “follow our hearts.”  Rather, He gave His life to set you free from ourselves, so that we no longer need to be controlled by our selfish, fleshly whims.  Because of His work on the Cross, we are free to be completely and wholly His — and as Leslie explains in this session, this is the secret to true and lasting fulfillment. Support this podcast

Aug 31

23 min 12 sec

In this session Leslie shares how the secret to bravehearted womanhood is not found in striving, but surrender.  It’s not impressing the world with your own strengths - it’s getting out of the way so God’s amazing strength can be seen through your life. Support this podcast

Aug 30

29 min 18 sec