Falling In Love With Christ

David denHartog teaches from Genesis 28 and John 1, in the first part of the Christmas series, “Portraits of Christ in the Old Testament.”  A picture, or knowing what someone looks like, is often the first step of an attraction to someone; leading to falling in love.  The Old Testament paints a picture of Christ […]

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Homeless

Home is more than just brick and mortar.  We can help to provide homes for others when we participate in a ministry like One:27.  And, as long as some do not share our eternal home, we as believers need to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Jesus so that others may come to […]

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I Can’t, He Can.

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 16:5-21.  Misdiagnosis of a disease or of termites can have disastrous effects.  Misdiagnosis of your spiritual condition can cost you your soul. In this section of Matthew, Jesus issues a warning about a particular kind of teaching that could potentially cause a lot of misdiagnosis in your life and subsequent […]

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Finding a Voice

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 15:29-16:4.  In the previous passage, a Gentile women found her voice Here, we learn the substance of the ministry that will take place among the Gentiles.  These three paragraphs parallel earlier passages about the faithful remnant of Israel, and we see how the ministry will be sustained.  We also learn […]

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Finding Courage

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 14:22-36.  There are those in history who have had great courage in the face of danger.  Courage is also needed to live out the Christian life.  Students need courage to resist peer pressure.  How do we find courage?  Where can we find courage? Additional Scripture references: 1 Peter 1:6-7; Hebrews […]

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YOU Give Them Something to Eat

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 14:13-2.  Many in our world are infected by the coronavirus but there is a bigger virus that effects everyone – the virus of sin.  We have the medicine that will heal them from their sin…the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  What factors are necessary for you […]

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Confrontation

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 14:1-12.  There is often intense pain and agony of being confronted when we’ve done something wrong, especially when the one confronting us is correct.  Most of the human race would like to hide or find fig leaves real fast in these situations.  How you handle confrontation?  How and when and through […]

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Contempt

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 13:53-58.  He begins by reflecting on the concept of a sinkhole — sometimes very important things disappear suddenly but it was caused by a very small shift happening over many years.  There are some people and churches who are wanting to move away from the accuracy, inerrancy, and authoritative Scriptures […]

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Justice and Mercy

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 25:31-46.  Jesus uses this parable to explain what will occur after the Tribulation period when Jesus judges the Gentile nations who lived through the Tribulation period. The parable applies to God’s call upon our lives to love our Savior by being merciful in our actions toward others. Additional Scripture references: […]

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Risk

Kevin Bentley teaches from Matthew 25:13-30 on the Parable of the Talents.  In the game of Risk, if you risk nothing then you’re probably going to gain nothing.  There is also an element of risk in our spiritual lives as well.  This parable is about how saving faith manifests itself in practical terms and eternal […]

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