The Way Up

David denHartog teaches through Mark 10:35-52.  Jesus asks a pair of brothers in this text, and he also asks a blind beggar: What do you want out of life?  We can learn much from their answers, and from Jesus’ responses to them.  How would you answer Jesus?  What do you want?

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Preach It From the Housetops

David denhartog teaches from Matthew 10:16-42, part of the Behold The King series.  Christians often don’t share their faith due to two fears: the fear of inadequacy and the fear of rejection.  Jesus knows this and gives reasons why we do not need to be afraid.  Will you preach the Gospel from the Housetops?

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Your Peace is Your Piece

Dean Elliott continues the “Behold the King” series from Matthew 10:2-15, 40-42.  We are here to share the Good News that God has provided a way of peace with him.  But we often don’t share because we don’t have to in order to survive in our daily lives, even though we are qualified to do […]

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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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Second Thoughts

David denhartog teaches from Matthew 8:23-9:8.  The subject that weaves itself through Matthew 8 is the power of the Lord Jesus Christ to work in you and through you to reach others.  Jesus is preparing a group of men to go forth into the world as his apostles and disciples to preach the Gospel.  God […]

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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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Prepare

David denHartog teaches the end of the Sermon on the Mount, found in Matthew 7:21-29.  How do you prepare for difficult days, hard trials, and circumstances beyond our control?  How do you do those days well?  How do you become strong enough to endure the difficult circumstances of life? Additional Scripture references: Proverbs 4:8; Psalm […]

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Choices

David denHartog continues the Sermon on the Mount, with Matthew 7:13-20.  Every day we are faced with choices.  In reality, there are two major choices that we have in life.  Jesus describes these choices and then he gives us a warning about those that might lead us into the wrong choice.  This is the Epilogue […]

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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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Radical Love

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 […]

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