Great Expectations

David denHartog begins again the Behold the King series with Matthew 11:1-19.  We all live with expectations – in  marriage, with our family, in our community, for our church, of God.  They often show up in what we pray about.  And often, our expectations are dashed or broken.  This can bring doubt – about God or […]

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You Can Make A Difference

On Missions Awareness Sunday, David denHartog teaches from the book of Micah.  We make a difference by being imitators of God.  What is God like that we can imitate?  Micah is a book that tells us what God is like.  And Micah 6:8 tells us how we can imitate God.  You can make a difference…especially […]

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All Dressed Up…Some Place to Go

Dean Elliott finishes the series, Connecting in Community,  by teaching from Ephesians 4:25-5:1.  In this passage, there are two basic strategies that are associated with our old man – instinctive to us.  The writer of Ephesians, Paul, identifies them at the the beginning of the passage, and then develops them in three ways.  Paul uses the metaphor […]

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All Dressed Up?

Dean Elliott continues the series, Connecting in Community.  We are dressed up with the righteousness of Christ, and have a new mindset about what will work.  Our mindset is an obstacle that will keep us from fitting in and experiencing true community.  Ephesians 4:17-24 contrasts the way the world thinks and the way the Christian thinks. […]

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All Growed Up

David denHartog continues the series, Connecting in Community, teaching from Ephesians 4:7-16.  Children often want to be older than they actually are and be all growed up.  We all want to grow up physically.  Individuals also grow spiritually.  As individuals mature spiritually, so does the church they are a part of.  What are the characteristics of […]

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Balancing the Scales

David denHartog teaches from Ephesians 4:1-6 on “Balancing the Scales,” the first of a four part series, Connecting in Community.  Scales in Biblical times had one side for holding a standard unit of measurement, and the other side holding what needed to be weighed.  In Ephesians 4:1, Paul is beseeching us to balance the scales […]

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Avoiding Malpractice

Dean Elliott teaches from 2 Timothy 1-2.  In church life,  and if we are successful with grace and truth, one will run into a lot of strange characters.  We can spend a lot of time and energy deciding who’s saved and who’s not.  But God says that that isn’t to be our focus.  He is […]

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Hooked

David denHartog explains the last three steps of the re:generation ministry.  Its what you’re hooked to in life that makes all the difference.  Some are hooked to an addiction; some to the American dream; some to the daily treadmill of everyday living; some to sports.  The problem is that most of us won’t admit that […]

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Getting to the Root

David denHartog continues the series on the re:gen ministry, covering steps 7, 8, and 9.  When you pull weeds from the garden bed, you must also get the root – or the weed will grow right back.  The same is true of our sins and struggles – they must be dealt with at the root […]

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Dean Elliott explains steps 4, 5, and 6 of the re:generation ministry.  He helps us understand the idea behind and the Biblical foundation of each step.

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