Is It Worth the Price?

David denHartog continues the “What’s In the Box?” series from Matthew about the kingdom of God.  In Matthew 13: 44-50, we learn about the responsibilities of those that are part of kingdom of God.  How do we build and invest in the kingdom of God?  Is it worth the price?  Do we truly understand the […]

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A Field, A Tree, & Three Measures of Dough

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 13:24-43, part of the “What’s in the Box?” series.  The people of Israel were longing for and expecting a Messiah.  However, the Jesus that came wasn’t what they were expecting and so they rejected him and the offer of a physical kingdom was withdrawn.  Matthew 13 describes the new form of […]

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What’s In The Box?

Dean Elliott begins our Christmas mini-series, “What’s in the Box?”  We have all seen a child open a present and be disappointed with the gift, or perhaps remember opening one ourselves where we were disappointed with the contents.  Matthew 13:1-23 seeks to answer the questions:  If Jesus is the King, where’s the kingdom and why aren’t […]

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Heart of My Own Heart

Dean Elliott teaches from Psalm 36 and Romans 1:18-21.  If you don’t put the big thing you are dealing with into perspective, it can be all consuming and seem bigger than it really is.  But even perspective can be distorted and so you need reference points.  Distorting the size and goodness of God, leads to […]

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Keeping Your House From Being Haunted

David denHartog continues the Behold the King  series, teaching through Matthew 12:38-50.  He is often asked is it possible for a house to be haunted, but this metaphor is for the house of Israel.  We can also apply the 4 important responses to God found in this section of Scripture.  How do we keep the enemy […]

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Its a Matter of the Heart

David denHartog continues the Behold the King series from Matthew.  If the check engine light comes on in your car, then you know that there is a problem with the engine of the car.  At the end of Matthew 12:15-37, Jesus says, “for out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.”  The check […]

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Against the Grain

Continuing the Behold the King series, Dean Elliott teaches on Matthew 12:1-14.  In this next section, Jesus illustrates “come to me and I will give you rest.”  God gave us a Sabbath rest so that we would stop and rest.  He has made promises that He will fulfill.

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Greater Expectations

Dean Elliott continues the Behold the King  series with Matthew 11:20-30.  When we encounter difficult circumstances and hardships, we can have peace and joy when we come before the Lord and say, “okay, your will be done,” instead of striving to make it though on our own.  Our problem comes from our expectations, not a lack […]

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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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