Life Interrupted

Kevin Sale teaches from Luke 23:32-34.  There have been many interruptions to our life lately – covid and a snow storm being two wide spread examples.  Jesus also interrupts our lives individually.  Kevin began to think about how Jesus and the Gospel interrupted his life, how God continues to interrupt the culture, and the means […]

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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Kevin Bentley teaches from Matthew 23:1-19.  In the book, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, there is a struggle of right and wrong, of light and dark.  We even see this struggle in the Word of God in Romans 7, if you will. Matthew 23 begins Jesus’ last public sermon.  The woes […]

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Sandcastles

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 22: 34-46.  Building sandcastles is fun and there are some that build very elaborate structures, but all of that effort to what end?  The tide always comes in.  Much of what we do in this life is like that – it will be swept away in the tide of time. […]

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Hostility

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 22:15-33.  In this passage, we see the hostility of the religious leaders toward Jesus.  God’s kingdom is coming, like a charging rhino, and there will be nothing that stops it.  However, the religious leaders wish to stop Jesus and take the inheritance for themselves (Matthew 21:45-46).  They bring up three […]

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Invitation to Joy: RSVP

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 22:1-14.  This parable of the wedding banquet shows us five different responses to God’s invitation to join his kingdom.  How have you responded to God’s invitation?  How do others respond when you share the story of your faith? Additional Scripture references: Psalm 45; Hebrew 11:9-10; Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 6:19; Colossians […]

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Living on Purpose

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 21:23-46.  Some Seniors graduating from high school know what they want to do in life, and some struggle.  In the pandemic, it is difficult to know what our purpose is.  But, what is God’s intended purpose for our life?  There is one purpose that is far more important than occupation […]

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Oxymoron

Kevin Bentley teaches from Matthew 20:29 – 21:22.  An “oxymoron” is a word or phrase that uses two contradictory words together to describe something.  In these passages, we see Jesus as Humble King.  Success in the kingdom of God is an oxymoron – for the first shall be last and the last shall be first. […]

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So, What Do You Want?

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 20:17-28.  Instinctively, we as humans, want to be in charge.  This passage warns about the things we are willing to do for power or control.  However, in God’s kingdom, our reward doesn’t come now, it comes when Jesus returns to earth again. Additional Scripture references: Matthew 16:15-23, 17:11-13; Acts 1

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A Reversal of Fortunes

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 19:27 to 20:16, continuing the Behold the King series from Matthew.  While this message is not intended to be a “New Year’s Message,” this passage in Scripture does help us in evaluating the past year and evaluating the upcoming year for the possibilities that it holds.  This passage is mindful […]

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Where is the Ark?

Kevin Bentley teaches from Hebrews 9 and Luke 2:22-38.  The Ark of the Covenant was a place of atonement and fellowship with the Father, and lived in the Holy of Holies in the Jewish temple.  It is no longer there, but there are theories where it could be now.  However, Jesus is now our place […]

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