Something Better

Dean Elliott teaches the third Beatitude, Matthew 5:5.   It represents a change in the process of discipleship.  When we reach a certain amount of unavoidable pain in our lives, we ask ourselves – Is there anything better?  What are my alternatives? Other Scriptures:  Psalm 37; James 4:3; Matthew 6:9-10; I Peter 3:1-7; Matthew 21:5

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Blessed are Those Who Mourn

Dean Elliott teaches today from Matthew 5:4, helping us to better understand what it means to mourn and what we mourn for.  He walks us through a proper response and what we can resolve to do about it all. Other Scripture references: Genesis 4:16-26; Isaiah 5:11, 28:14, 55, 67; 2 Corinthians 2:1; Proverbs 13:12

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From Bankruptcy to Riches

David denHartog begins teaching on the Beatitudes, with Matthew 5:3.  The Sermon on the Mount is given by Jesus to teach us how to move from bankruptcy to riches, but we are not speaking of the bankruptcy or the riches of this world.  The Beatitudes are a prelude to the rest of the sermon.  They […]

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Building Materials

Dean Elliott gives a summary of the Sermon on the Mount, found in Matthew 5 – 7.  He helps us to understand three things about Jesus’ discourse: the process of discipleship, the product of discipleship, and a warning.

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Gone Fishin’

Dean Elliott continues the Behold the King series, teaching through the book of Matthew.  Dean explains the historical and contextual setting, and then shows us three ideas we need to understand from Matthew 4:12-25 about Jesus’ ministry.  This section sets the stage for how you hear the Sermon on the Mount, in chapters 5-7.

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State of the Church

Once a year, we take the opportunity to share the state of the church – where we have been and where we are going.  Pastor David denHartog shares 2017 highlights from each of our ministries and the goals for 2018.  The goals are based in Matthew 28:18-20.  Jesus said “Go ye into all the world.”  Will […]

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Qualified

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 4:1-11 which gives the last qualification of Jesus as King before He began ministry.  Many people have to qualify to participate in the Olympics.  We have a desire to be qualified by God’s use to build his kingdom here on earth, to minister to the hearts and lives of people.  We also […]

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Out of the Shadows: the Other 90%

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 3:13-17.  This is Jesus’ first step into public ministry.  God the Father voices His approval of the way that Jesus has already lived his life – the 90% that was not in the spotlight.

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Two Kings, Two Kingdoms

David denHartog gives us a challenge for our lives from Psalm 90:12, “So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.”  He gives us the example of two Kings and two kingdoms, both found in the book of Matthew: King Herod and the King of Kings, Jesus.  Whatever we invest […]

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