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 […]
There are three standards of evidence in our judicial system: preponderance of evidence; clear and convincing evidence; and evidence that is beyond reasonable doubt. When it comes to the resurrection of Jesus Christ, there are also three lines of evidence. Pastor David denHartog explains them and expounds on evidence that is beyond a reasonable doubt […]
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 teaches the third Beatitude, Matthew 5:5. It represents a change in the process of discipleship. When we reach a certain amount of unavoidable pain in our lives, we ask ourselves – Is there anything better? What are my alternatives? Other Scriptures: Psalm 37; James 4:3; Matthew 6:9-10; I Peter 3:1-7; Matthew 21:5
Dean Elliott teaches today from Matthew 5:4, helping us to better understand what it means to mourn and what we mourn for. He walks us through a proper response and what we can resolve to do about it all. Other Scripture references: Genesis 4:16-26; Isaiah 5:11, 28:14, 55, 67; 2 Corinthians 2:1; Proverbs 13:12
David denHartog begins teaching on the Beatitudes, with Matthew 5:3. The Sermon on the Mount is given by Jesus to teach us how to move from bankruptcy to riches, but we are not speaking of the bankruptcy or the riches of this world. The Beatitudes are a prelude to the rest of the sermon. They […]
Dean Elliott gives a summary of the Sermon on the Mount, found in Matthew 5 – 7. He helps us to understand three things about Jesus’ discourse: the process of discipleship, the product of discipleship, and a warning.
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.
Once a year, we take the opportunity to share the state of the church – where we have been and where we are going. Pastor David denHartog shares 2017 highlights from each of our ministries and the goals for 2018. The goals are based in Matthew 28:18-20. Jesus said “Go ye into all the world.” Will […]