Prepare

David denHartog teaches the end of the Sermon on the Mount, found in Matthew 7:21-29.  How do you prepare for difficult days, hard trials, and circumstances beyond our control?  How do you do those days well?  How do you become strong enough to endure the difficult circumstances of life? Additional Scripture references: Proverbs 4:8; Psalm […]

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Choices

David denHartog continues the Sermon on the Mount, with Matthew 7:13-20.  Every day we are faced with choices.  In reality, there are two major choices that we have in life.  Jesus describes these choices and then he gives us a warning about those that might lead us into the wrong choice.  This is the Epilogue […]

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Praying, Eyes Wide Open

Dean Elliott teaches on Matthew 7:7-12, an oft quoted scripture section for praying for what you want.  But, in context, these verses actually convey the tactical approach for reaching people for the kingdom of God.  In verses 3-6, we learn that our story is a big tool for investing in people.  Specific prayer is your […]

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Pursuit

Kevin Sale teaches from Philippians 3:4-21, at the conclusion of the Disciple-Now weekend for the youth.  There are things in our past that we pursue because they are so important to us, but later on they just collect dust.  We can get caught up in pursing them and think that they are our identity.  What […]

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Radical Love

God loves us tremendously!  When we understand and believe that, we act differently.  But just like hot coffee becomes lukewarm by one degree at a time, so our Christian life and our love for Jesus can cool off one degree at a time.  Don Hunt challenges us to increase one area of our Christian walk […]

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Will It Work?

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 7:1-6, which begins the application portion of the Sermon on the Mount, after Jesus has finished expanding on the Beatitudes.  In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus is speaking to the disciples about how to fish for other people.  Prayer that works is an important necessity to fishing for people.  Your prayer works […]

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Did It Work?

Dean Elliott continues the Behold the King series with Matthew 6:25-34.  Fear will keep us from being generous and better stewards.  Jesus says three times in this passage, “Therefore do not worry.”   Our quiet time and our prayer time should connect us to the goodness of God, set our focus on the kingdom of God, and help […]

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Currency Exchange

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 6:19-24, a continuation of the Sermon on the Mount, helping us to gain an eternal perspective on money.  Once in heaven, we will no longer be able to use the currency that is here on earth.  The size and amount of what we have in heaven is based on how we […]

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Prayer That God Will Always Answer

David denHartog resumes the Behold The King series from Matthew.  Today, we learn from Matthew 6:6-16 what not to do and what to do when we pray.  Jesus also gives us a pattern to follow when we pray.  This pattern becomes the outline and we fill in the subpoints. Additional Scripture:  I Kings 18:42-46; James 5:17-18; I […]

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Son of Man

Dean Elliott explains the title Jesus most often used, Son of Man.  He was God, but he took on all aspects of humanity.  While this is very difficult to understand HOW this is possible, Dean explains WHY its necessary. Scripture References:  Isaiah 9:6-7; Matthew 8:1-3; Luke 19:1-10

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