Justice?

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 26-27.  In these two chapters of Matthew, we look at the selection of the lamb for the sacrifice, which must be perfect and innocent.  We see Jesus stand trial in a religious court and a political court, and the pronouncement of innocence, even by his enemies.  We also see the determined […]

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Fail? Bail? or Betrayal?

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 26:31 – 27:10.  This section of Matthew deliberately uses the profiles of four men to give a demonstration of why it is necessary for Jesus to die on the cross.  Jesus’ death on the cross for our sins is becoming increasingly more offensive in our culture.  There is no good […]

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Sandcastles

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 22: 34-46.  Building sandcastles is fun and there are some that build very elaborate structures, but all of that effort to what end?  The tide always comes in.  Much of what we do in this life is like that – it will be swept away in the tide of time. […]

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Hostility

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 22:15-33.  In this passage, we see the hostility of the religious leaders toward Jesus.  God’s kingdom is coming, like a charging rhino, and there will be nothing that stops it.  However, the religious leaders wish to stop Jesus and take the inheritance for themselves (Matthew 21:45-46).  They bring up three […]

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So, What Do You Want?

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 20:17-28.  Instinctively, we as humans, want to be in charge.  This passage warns about the things we are willing to do for power or control.  However, in God’s kingdom, our reward doesn’t come now, it comes when Jesus returns to earth again. Additional Scripture references: Matthew 16:15-23, 17:11-13; Acts 1

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A Reversal of Fortunes

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 19:27 to 20:16, continuing the Behold the King series from Matthew.  While this message is not intended to be a “New Year’s Message,” this passage in Scripture does help us in evaluating the past year and evaluating the upcoming year for the possibilities that it holds.  This passage is mindful […]

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Test Case

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 19:1-12.  Often when one goes on a vacation, the place you arrive at is not nearly as nice looking as the brochures that one saw when choosing the place.  In a similar way, marriage is often much more difficult than one thought it was going to be when one was […]

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Antidote

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 18:21-35.  The Box Jellyfish is the most venomous animal on earth.  One needs the antidote in fifteen minutes in order to avoid permanent and life-threatening damage.  The same is true in our lives – we need an antidote to avoid the permanent and life-threatening damage that occurs when we come […]

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At the Epicenter

Dean Elliott preaches from  2 Kings 18:5; 2 Chronicles 29:10 & 32:31, with relevant reference to Isaiah 7 & 36. Revival involves the confrontation of our idols.  Idols are ANYthing that you love and trust more than you love and trust more than God.  God has a determination to find out the idols in our […]

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