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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Known and Accepted

Kevin Sale, Youth Pastor, explains the foundational scripture, 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8, for Student Ministries and their top three priorities.  Student Ministries seeks for every Middle and High School student to be “known and accepted, taught about Jesus, and challenged to grow.”  He also challenges us to consider: who are you discipling?  What are you doing […]

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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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Do I Have What It Will Take?

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 25:1-13.  In this passage, Jesus uses the Parable of the Ten Virgins to explain to his disciples what it will be like during the end times for Jewish believers.  Pastor David helps us to understand who each of the characters in the parable represent, what the parable means, and how […]

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We Were Servants Once

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 24:45-51. At the time of the rapture, Jesus wants to catch us in the middle of faithfulness, not, as so many excusing themselves from a job by hating others and being distracted. There are three elements that are important to observe about the servant’s faithfulness described here. We too will […]

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Stolen

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 24:36-44, where Jesus answers the first of the disciples questions found in Matthew 24:3. There are three characteristics given to this time period in which the Rapture occurs.  This passage is less about the placement of the Rapture with regard to the Tribulation, and more about the obedience that is […]

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Setting the Table

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 24:15-35, where Jesus is teaching His Disciples about the Tribulation period.  Just as we set the table when preparing for dinner guests, so also now God is setting the table for the return of His Son, Jesus, to earth.  How is God doing that?  And, what do we see in […]

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Braxton Hicks Contractions

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 23:27 – 24:14.  Braxton Hicks Contractions are contractions that are not the real deal, but they are a reminder that the real deal of labor is coming.  We are currently in a time period that is a reminder that the real deal of the end times is coming.  Pastor David […]

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On the first Sunday in 6 weeks we have a public worship service, we want to commemorate this place in time.  God has done something very unusual in our time and we are all in – to do whatever it takes to spread the kingdom.  Pastors David and Dean discuss three questions reflecting on this […]

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