Preach It From the Housetops

David denhartog teaches from Matthew 10:16-42, part of the Behold The King series.  Christians often don’t share their faith due to two fears: the fear of inadequacy and the fear of rejection.  Jesus knows this and gives reasons why we do not need to be afraid.  Will you preach the Gospel from the Housetops?

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Your Peace is Your Piece

Dean Elliott continues the “Behold the King” series from Matthew 10:2-15, 40-42.  We are here to share the Good News that God has provided a way of peace with him.  But we often don’t share because we don’t have to in order to survive in our daily lives, even though we are qualified to do […]

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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 before He gives them power. […]

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Between Now and Then

The very important metaphor of the relationship of a father and his daughter is also used by the prophets Ezekiel and Isaiah to describe the special relationship of Yahweh with the people of Israel.  Matthew 9:18-26 uses the metaphor in reference to two people whom Jesus will heal.  Dean Elliott also brings to light some […]

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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 the question: who can forgive […]

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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 to preach the Gospel.  God […]

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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 allow any excuses from doing […]

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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.  The key is to consider […]

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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 Scripture references: Proverbs 4:8; Psalm […]

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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 choice.  This is the Epilogue […]

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