Will It Work?

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 7:1-6, which begins the application portion of the Sermon on the Mount, after Jesus has finished expanding on the Beatitudes.  In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus is speaking to the disciples about how to fish for other people.  Prayer that works is an important necessity to fishing for people.  Your prayer works […]

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Did It Work?

Dean Elliott continues the Behold the King series with Matthew 6:25-34.  Fear will keep us from being generous and better stewards.  Jesus says three times in this passage, “Therefore do not worry.”   Our quiet time and our prayer time should connect us to the goodness of God, set our focus on the kingdom of God, and help […]

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Currency Exchange

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 6:19-24, a continuation of the Sermon on the Mount, helping us to gain an eternal perspective on money.  Once in heaven, we will no longer be able to use the currency that is here on earth.  The size and amount of what we have in heaven is based on how we […]

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David denHartog resumes the Behold The King series from Matthew.  Today, we learn from Matthew 6:6-16 what not to do and what to do when we pray.  Jesus also gives us a pattern to follow when we pray.  This pattern becomes the outline and we fill in the subpoints. Additional Scripture:  I Kings 18:42-46; James 5:17-18; I […]

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Son of Man

Dean Elliott explains the title Jesus most often used, Son of Man.  He was God, but he took on all aspects of humanity.  While this is very difficult to understand HOW this is possible, Dean explains WHY its necessary. Scripture References:  Isaiah 9:6-7; Matthew 8:1-3; Luke 19:1-10

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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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