It Takes A Family

David denHartog continues the Family Portrait series with a message on how the extended family, grandparents in particular, can play a role in raising a child.  He jumps through Psalm 71 to help us understand what we need to be and what we need to do to have impact on the next generation.

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People wear different hats in different places and for different purposes.  So also, people wear different ‘hats’ in their families and at different stages of their lives.  But the command to “Honor your father and mother,” from Deuteronomy 5:16, is given to all people.  David denHartog continues the Family Portrait series explaining what the command means and how […]

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Healthy Boundaries

Some of us really have difficulty understanding, accepting and owning our personal responsibility to take control of the stewardship that is our life; for what God has uniquely given to us to cultivate and care for.  Parents have been given the job of setting boundaries for their children.  Dean Elliott uses verses from Proverbs 22 […]

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R. Q.

Dean Elliott continues the Family Portrait series, speaking about how a family is the most important place where a child can learn the building blocks of redemption.  Like the Intelligent Quotient and the Emotional Quotient, numbers which determine the potential for a child’s success in life, so also the “R.Q.” can impact a child’s success in the […]

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Passing the Baton

Matt Krause teaches on Youth Sunday about the importance of passing the baton; about investing in the next generation.  Jesus models for us what it looks like to live a life of discipleship.  We can see a piece of this in Matthew 28:18-20 and Matthew 4:18-20.  Matt uses examples from our culture, his life, the […]

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It’s Never Been Harder

David denHartog begins a series on the home and parenting.  Nothing is easy about building a family, but it has never been harder in our world today.  John White, in Parents in Pain, lists 5 factors that influence how a child’s turns out.  Pastor David adds a sixth influence, and all of it together paints […]

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Tipping Point

David denHartog uses the life of Judah, found in Genesis 37-44, to help us understand an important tipping point that we all must go through in our spiritual lives.  A tipping point is an event in time that changes everything.  It completely changes the direction of your life.  This spiritual practice, done on a daily, […]

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Persecuted?

Don Hunt continues teaching about the Beatitudes with Matthew 5:10, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  Don defines persecution, explains the process and the rewards of persecution. Other Scripture references: John 16:1-4; 2 Timothy 3:12; John 15:20; Genesis 4; Galatians 6:7-8; I Peter 4:14-16; Romans 8:35; Acts 8:1-8; […]

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Peacemaker

Don Hunt continues the “Behold the King” series of Matthew, teaching on Matthew 5:9.  Don helps us to understand the privilege or the blessing, the mindset of reconciliation, and the position we have when we act as peacemakers.  Are you a peacemaker? Additional Scripture references: Matthew 8:23-27; Genesis 45; Romans 5:1; I Peter 2:4; Romans 8:5-8; Jeremiah 6:13-14; Colossians […]

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It’s War

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

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