Living on Purpose

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 21:23-46.  Some Seniors graduating from high school know what they want to do in life, and some struggle.  In the pandemic, it is difficult to know what our purpose is.  But, what is God’s intended purpose for our life?  There is one purpose that is far more important than occupation […]

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Oxymoron

Kevin Bentley teaches from Matthew 20:29 – 21:22.  An “oxymoron” is a word or phrase that uses two contradictory words together to describe something.  In these passages, we see Jesus as Humble King.  Success in the kingdom of God is an oxymoron – for the first shall be last and the last shall be first. […]

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So, What Do You Want?

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 20:17-28.  Instinctively, we as humans, want to be in charge.  This passage warns about the things we are willing to do for power or control.  However, in God’s kingdom, our reward doesn’t come now, it comes when Jesus returns to earth again. Additional Scripture references: Matthew 16:15-23, 17:11-13; Acts 1

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A Reversal of Fortunes

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 19:27 to 20:16, continuing the Behold the King series from Matthew.  While this message is not intended to be a “New Year’s Message,” this passage in Scripture does help us in evaluating the past year and evaluating the upcoming year for the possibilities that it holds.  This passage is mindful […]

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Test Case

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 19:1-12.  Often when one goes on a vacation, the place you arrive at is not nearly as nice looking as the brochures that one saw when choosing the place.  In a similar way, marriage is often much more difficult than one thought it was going to be when one was […]

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Antidote

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 18:21-35.  The Box Jellyfish is the most venomous animal on earth.  One needs the antidote in fifteen minutes in order to avoid permanent and life-threatening damage.  The same is true in our lives – we need an antidote to avoid the permanent and life-threatening damage that occurs when we come […]

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Rescue Mission

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 18:15-20, continuing the Behold the King series.  This is part of a larger section explaining how we are to conduct ourselves in the midst of the kingdom of God in its mystery form.  We are called to be on a rescue mission.  We are to tell others the Gospel message, but […]

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Breaking the Mold

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 18:1-14.  If we are to have success in this world for the kingdom of God, not only will be have to pray and fast and humble ourselves, but we will have to be like a little child.  What did Jesus mean by this?  Dean helps us to understand three tests […]

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Who’s On Hook For The Tab?

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 14:22-27.  On the journey of life, we encounter obstacles or offenses that separate us from God.  Sometimes they are the result of our own sins and choices and sometimes they are due to the sin and choices or others.  These obstacles have to be gotten through in order to walk […]

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