Becoming a Somebody

David denHartog teaches on Matthew 6:1-6 and 16-18.  We all have a desire for significance – to be somebody.  The question is: to WHOM do you want to be somebody?  Jesus tells us that to pass muster with God, even your motives are important, not just your actions or your heart.  He wants us to […]

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Looking Up

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 5:38-48, part of the Sermon on the Mount.  This section is correlated with Matthew 5:7, “Blessed are the merciful.”  There are two things to look at – a negative form of mercy and helping up your enemy (which looks crazy), and then we see why.

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Smoke Screens

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 5:33-37.  He takes a closer look at the flesh in order to remind ourselves of how we can have peace with God.  Dean also explains to us the third of three ways that people hide the flesh – using religious language. Additional Scriptures: Leviticus 19; Romans 7:18; 2 Corinthians 5; Titus 3:2 […]

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A Broken Heart

Dean Elliott continues teaching the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5:27-32.  The law’s purpose is to reveal where we are broken, it does not save.  Jesus wants us to know how to use the law to help us target the right problem.  And God wants to work from the inside out.  This passage shows the process […]

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God’s Answer For Anger

David denHartog continues explaining Jesus’ teachings from the Sermon on the Mount, here in Matthew 5:21-26.  The Bible indicates that anger itself is not sinful in other passages, but how you respond to anger can be sinful.  This passage helps us understand how we can deal with our anger in a Godly way. Additional Scripture […]

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The Greatest

David denHartog explains Matthew 5:17-20, the expansion of the Beatitude “pure in heart.”  God desires that we might be great in His kingdom, not greatness as the world believes it to be – with glitter, glamour and fame.  How can we achieve the greatness that this text talks about? Scripture References:  John 8; 1 Corinthians […]

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Where Do We Go From Here??

Wes Aldridge, a Hospitality House Director with Cadence International in Germany (along with his wife, Elaine), shares what God has done in his life and stories of what God is doing around the world with other missionaries.  He encourages us to consider going to another place – either short-term or long-term.  God is calling us all to […]

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The Salt and Light Company

David denHartog again picks up the message series on Matthew titled “Behold the King,”  continuing the Sermon on the Mount.  In Matthew 5:13-16, Jesus teaches that believers are to be salt and light.  Pastor Dave explains the principle, product and more behind these two metaphors.

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Dean Elliott continues the Together series; designed to convince you that you need community and entice you to go find it.  In Matthew 18, Jesus goes to great length to answer the question, “Who then will be great in the kingdom of God?”  Jesus explains three things that will prevent you from being great in the kingdom. […]

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Staying Together, Part 1

Dean Elliott continues the Together series by teaching about a key principle that is indispensable for a group to stay together.  From this principle comes a practice for dealing with a offense with a brother. One needs the principle for the practical to work in a community. Main Scripture Passage: Matthew 17:24 to 18:20 Scripture references:  I John 1:8-9; […]

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