What’s In The Box?

Dean Elliott begins our Christmas mini-series, “What’s in the Box?”  We have all seen a child open a present and be disappointed with the gift, or perhaps remember opening one ourselves where we were disappointed with the contents.  Matthew 13:1-23 seeks to answer the questions:  If Jesus is the King, where’s the kingdom and why aren’t […]

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Heart of My Own Heart

Dean Elliott teaches from Psalm 36 and Romans 1:18-21.  If you don’t put the big thing you are dealing with into perspective, it can be all consuming and seem bigger than it really is.  But even perspective can be distorted and so you need reference points.  Distorting the size and goodness of God, leads to […]

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Against the Grain

Continuing the Behold the King series, Dean Elliott teaches on Matthew 12:1-14.  In this next section, Jesus illustrates “come to me and I will give you rest.”  God gave us a Sabbath rest so that we would stop and rest.  He has made promises that He will fulfill.

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Greater Expectations

Dean Elliott continues the Behold the King  series with Matthew 11:20-30.  When we encounter difficult circumstances and hardships, we can have peace and joy when we come before the Lord and say, “okay, your will be done,” instead of striving to make it though on our own.  Our problem comes from our expectations, not a lack […]

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All Dressed Up…Some Place to Go

Dean Elliott finishes the series, Connecting in Community,  by teaching from Ephesians 4:25-5:1.  In this passage, there are two basic strategies that are associated with our old man – instinctive to us.  The writer of Ephesians, Paul, identifies them at the the beginning of the passage, and then develops them in three ways.  Paul uses the metaphor […]

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All Dressed Up?

Dean Elliott continues the series, Connecting in Community.  We are dressed up with the righteousness of Christ, and have a new mindset about what will work.  Our mindset is an obstacle that will keep us from fitting in and experiencing true community.  Ephesians 4:17-24 contrasts the way the world thinks and the way the Christian thinks. […]

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Avoiding Malpractice

Dean Elliott teaches from 2 Timothy 1-2.  In church life,  and if we are successful with grace and truth, one will run into a lot of strange characters.  We can spend a lot of time and energy deciding who’s saved and who’s not.  But God says that that isn’t to be our focus.  He is […]

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4 to 6 of 12

Dean Elliott explains steps 4, 5, and 6 of the re:generation ministry.  He helps us understand the idea behind and the Biblical foundation of each step.

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Foundations: 1 to 3 of 12

Dean Elliott begins to explain the ministry of “re:generation.”  What does regeneration mean?  re:generation is a 12-step program designed to bring God back into the 12-step process, and give the church an opportunity to speak the healing of Jesus Christ into the lives of people.  What are the first three steps of the program?  What […]

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Cut, Reconnect, Redirect

Dean Elliott teaches from James 5:7-17, a continuation from last week.  We are all capable of being ticking time bomb – exploding when our wants are not met in the way we want them.  But God has provided a way for us to disarm the bomb of our flesh and to reconnect with Him.  Will […]

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