God loves us tremendously! When we understand and believe that, we act differently. But just like hot coffee becomes lukewarm by one degree at a time, so our Christian life and our love for Jesus can cool off one degree at a time. Don Hunt challenges us to increase one area of our Christian walk […]
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 […]
David denHartog teaches from Matthew 6:19-24, a continuation of the Sermon on the Mount, helping us to gain an eternal perspective on money. Once in heaven, we will no longer be able to use the currency that is here on earth. The size and amount of what we have in heaven is based on how we […]
David denHartog resumes the Behold The King series from Matthew. Today, we learn from Matthew 6:6-16 what not to do and what to do when we pray. Jesus also gives us a pattern to follow when we pray. This pattern becomes the outline and we fill in the subpoints. Additional Scripture: I Kings 18:42-46; James 5:17-18; I […]
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
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 […]
Dean Elliott continues the teaching on the Beatitudes. He defines what “pure in heart” means and how we practically approach it. He also helps us understand the rewards that come from being pure in heart. This process is often a struggle…and the war is in our hearts. Scripture references: Matthew 5:8, Isaiah 11:1-9, James 4:1-10
David denHartog continues to walk us through the Beatitudes found in Matthew 5. Verse 7 speaks of mercy: “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. We all need mercy at one time or another – a helping hand, someone to come alongside, a meal brought when we are sick. We will also need […]
David denHartog teaches through Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” David answers these questions: What is righteousness? What does it mean to hunger and thirst? What is the result? And how do we cultivate that hunger and thirst?
Dean Elliott continues the Behold the King series, teaching through the book of Matthew. Dean explains the historical and contextual setting, and then shows us three ideas we need to understand from Matthew 4:12-25 about Jesus’ ministry. This section sets the stage for how you hear the Sermon on the Mount, in chapters 5-7.