A House Divided

Dean Elliott shares that the most painful thing he sees in pastoral care is disharmony in the family – dissolution of a marriage or a break in relationship between parents and child.  Psalm 14 offers an explanation of a problem that we’ve all had experience with.  It also helps us understand how we can pass on […]

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Healthy Boundaries

Some of us really have difficulty understanding, accepting and owning our personal responsibility to take control of the stewardship that is our life; for what God has uniquely given to us to cultivate and care for.  Parents have been given the job of setting boundaries for their children.  Dean Elliott uses verses from Proverbs 22 […]

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R. Q.

Dean Elliott continues the Family Portrait series, speaking about how a family is the most important place where a child can learn the building blocks of redemption.  Like the Intelligent Quotient and the Emotional Quotient, numbers which determine the potential for a child’s success in life, so also the “R.Q.” can impact a child’s success in the […]

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The Best Name

Dean Elliott begins a new series, Necessaries.  When you go somewhere, you want to pack exactly what you need.  Some items are specific for the place you are going and some items you have to pack no matter where you are going.  What are the necessary things that everyone needs to pack for the Christian life? […]

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Thursday’s Child

Nursery rhymes are intended to help children learn about our world in fun and memorable ways.  The book of Proverbs is intended to help us learn the basics of a wise person.  In this sermon, Dean Elliott explains Proverbs 3, focusing on verses 9 and 10.  Do you know what it means to tithe?

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Weeping With Those Who Weep

David denHartog continues teaching on encouragement by defining and describing comfort in today’s message.  What does comfort look and feel like?  How do you show comfort to other people? Scripture passages: 2 Corinthians 1:3-7; Acts 9:26-28; John 14:15-18; Philippians 1:2; Romans 12:15; 1Thessalonians 4:18; Proverbs 15:4, 12:25, 25:11; Job 2:11, 21:34; Proverbs 25:20, 17:28, 18:13

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The Fine Art of Pitch and Catch

Dean Elliott mainly uses various verses in Proverbs to explain how our conversation in the midst of Dealing with Conflict is like a game of pitch and catch.  We have to be careful how we “pitch” our words, and how we catch them as we listen.

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Grip

Dean Elliott introduces his series on Dealing with Depression by taking a Biblical look at the root cause of depression, found in Proverbs 13:12a and Proverbs 18:14.   He explains how 1 Peter 1:13 gives us hope and a ‘rope for help.’

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