Qualified?

Dean Elliott explains that this part is an end of two different sections – The Sermon on the Mount, and then a field trip to see what Jesus was talking about in the sermon.  In this text, Matthew 9:27-10:1, we will see the important qualifications that Jesus places on His people...

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The Doctor Is In

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 9:9-17.  We are quick to recognize sin in the lives of others, but we are slow to see it in our own lives.  We often think “we’re okay.”  But all of us need a spiritual doctor – the Great Physician.  Last week, the section answered...

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Second Thoughts

David denhartog teaches from Matthew 8:23-9:8.  The subject that weaves itself through Matthew 8 is the power of the Lord Jesus Christ to work in you and through you to reach others.  Jesus is preparing a group of men to go forth into the world as his apostles and disciples...

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The Great Inhibition

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 8:18-22.  Jesus is showing his disciples what it means to follow him and shows them demonstrations of his power.  Jesus gives a command, then a warning, and then a rebuke.  Its all about following him.  He is always going to the other side and doesn’t...

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Blank Canvases?

Dean Elliott begins the section of Matthew after the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 8:1-17.  These three miracles are to be considered together and they tend to be blank canvases, in which people impose their own theology on the miracles and make them say whatever they want them to say....

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Prepare

David denHartog teaches the end of the Sermon on the Mount, found in Matthew 7:21-29.  How do you prepare for difficult days, hard trials, and circumstances beyond our control?  How do you do those days well?  How do you become strong enough to endure the difficult circumstances of life? Additional...

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Choices

David denHartog continues the Sermon on the Mount, with Matthew 7:13-20.  Every day we are faced with choices.  In reality, there are two major choices that we have in life.  Jesus describes these choices and then he gives us a warning about those that might lead us into the wrong...

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Praying, Eyes Wide Open

Dean Elliott teaches on Matthew 7:7-12, an oft quoted scripture section for praying for what you want.  But, in context, these verses actually convey the tactical approach for reaching people for the kingdom of God.  In verses 3-6, we learn that our story is a big tool for investing in...

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Pursuit

Kevin Sale teaches from Philippians 3:4-21, at the conclusion of the Disciple-Now weekend for the youth.  There are things in our past that we pursue because they are so important to us, but later on they just collect dust.  We can get caught up in pursing them and think that...

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Radical Love

God loves us tremendously!  When we understand and believe that, we act differently.  But just like hot coffee becomes lukewarm by one degree at a time, so our Christian life and our love for Jesus can cool off one degree at a time.  Don Hunt challenges us to increase one...

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