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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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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Praying, Eyes Wide Open

Dean Elliott teaches on Matthew 7:7-12, an oft quoted scripture section for praying for what you want.  But, in context, these verses actually convey the tactical approach for reaching people for the kingdom of God.  In verses 3-6, we learn that our story is a big tool for investing in people.  Specific prayer is your […]

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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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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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Son of God

Dean Elliott continues the Christmas series, And He Shall Be Called, explaining another title of Jesus. He is the Son of God.  Jesus is very God. Scripture Reference:  John 20:19-29

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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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