Who’s On Hook For The Tab?

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 14:22-27.  On the journey of life, we encounter obstacles or offenses that separate us from God.  Sometimes they are the result of our own sins and choices and sometimes they are due to the sin and choices or others.  These obstacles have to be gotten through in order to walk […]

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Spinning Your Wheels Or Engaging His Power?

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 17:14-21.  In your life, do you ever feel like all you do is spin your wheels?  We want to make changes, be free from an addiction, see progress in our ministry, but we can’t change or don’t see any impact.  We feel powerless.  Real change in ourselves or in others […]

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Motivation for Christian Living

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 17:1-13.  Every General knows the importance of a battle plan when going into a battle, but its often his final charge that becomes the motivation for his troops as they engage the enemy.  And that General knows the importance of motivation.  Every coach knows the importance of a game plan, […]

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Homeless

Home is more than just brick and mortar.  We can help to provide homes for others when we participate in a ministry like One:27.  And, as long as some do not share our eternal home, we as believers need to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Jesus so that others may come to […]

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I Can’t, He Can.

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 16:5-21.  Misdiagnosis of a disease or of termites can have disastrous effects.  Misdiagnosis of your spiritual condition can cost you your soul. In this section of Matthew, Jesus issues a warning about a particular kind of teaching that could potentially cause a lot of misdiagnosis in your life and subsequent […]

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Finding a Voice

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 15:29-16:4.  In the previous passage, a Gentile women found her voice Here, we learn the substance of the ministry that will take place among the Gentiles.  These three paragraphs parallel earlier passages about the faithful remnant of Israel, and we see how the ministry will be sustained.  We also learn […]

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As One Door Closes, Another Opens

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 15:21-29.  The Jewish leadership and a large portion of the Jewish people have rejected Jesus as Messiah.  We see that as the door closes for the Jewish people, another door is opened – for those that are not Jewish, the Gentiles.  Dean helps us understand five realities of the Gentile […]

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The Root of the Problem

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 15:1-20.  Just like pulling grass up by the roots so it won’t come back, so we must also deal with the sin issues of life at the root.  But, how do we get to the root of the problem?  What do we do once we’ve gotten there? Additional Scripture references: […]

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Finding Courage

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 14:22-36.  There are those in history who have had great courage in the face of danger.  Courage is also needed to live out the Christian life.  Students need courage to resist peer pressure.  How do we find courage?  Where can we find courage? Additional Scripture references: 1 Peter 1:6-7; Hebrews […]

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YOU Give Them Something to Eat

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 14:13-2.  Many in our world are infected by the coronavirus but there is a bigger virus that effects everyone – the virus of sin.  We have the medicine that will heal them from their sin…the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  What factors are necessary for you […]

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