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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A Broken Heart

Dean Elliott continues teaching the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5:27-32.  The law’s purpose is to reveal where we are broken, it does not save.  Jesus wants us to know how to use the law to help us target the right problem.  And God wants to work from the inside out.  This passage shows the process […]

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Dean Elliott continues the Together series; designed to convince you that you need community and entice you to go find it.  In Matthew 18, Jesus goes to great length to answer the question, “Who then will be great in the kingdom of God?”  Jesus explains three things that will prevent you from being great in the kingdom. […]

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Staying Together, Part 1

Dean Elliott continues the Together series by teaching about a key principle that is indispensable for a group to stay together.  From this principle comes a practice for dealing with a offense with a brother. One needs the principle for the practical to work in a community. Main Scripture Passage: Matthew 17:24 to 18:20 Scripture references:  I John 1:8-9; […]

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Don’t Forget The Water

Dean Elliott continues the Together series by looking at the account of Jesus washing the Disciples’ feet in John 13:1-17.  This passage is not just about serving one another physically, but about serving one another spiritually, by dealing with sin together.  Dean explains two mistakes that need to be put away before we can be in community […]

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Get A Job…

Dean Elliott concludes the Coming with His Saints series based in II Thessalonians.  He address one of most insidious and universal problems of humanity: laziness.  We look at the problem, as found in II Thessalonians 3:6-15.  We also look at how the church is supposed to respond it and take away specific applications to our own lives.

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Get A Grip…

Dean Elliott continues the Coming with His Saints series, teaching from 2 Thessalonians 2:13 through 3:5.  What brings stability to our lives in this age?  What guards against distractions?  What do we need to hold on to?

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Making Peace

Dean Elliott concludes the Family Portrait series with “Making Peace.”  It is as difficult to find common ground in our families as it is to find common ground in our nation.  But it is important in our family to evangelize and lead our kids to Christ.  Dean uses the story found in I Samuel 25 to […]

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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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