David denHartog continues the Together series by asking the question: Why? Why are community groups important? Using I Corinthians 12:14-27, he makes two important points, answering the question: Why? Additional Scripture References: Acts 2:42; I Thessalonians 5:11; Romans 15:14; Romans 12:10-13 Recommended Reading: Come and See, by Todd Wagner
The mission of CBC is to make disciples, from Matthew 28:18-20. How do we get there? Acts 2:42 lists four elements of the early church that are vital to our becoming mature believers. David denHartog explains each briefly, but focuses on the aspect of fellowship. If you neglect fellowship, it will stunt your growth. What is […]
David denHartog completes the study of First Corinthians, teaching on Chapter 16 and focusing on verses 13-24. Here, Paul gives a final charge, calling the Corinthians to be battle ready. How are we to be battle ready?
David denHartog completes the Forever Young series from I Corinthians 15. In verses 50-58, Paul seeks to motivate us and show us the means that enables us, before he gives us the bottom line. Why does the resurrection make a difference?
Dean Elliott continues teaching from I Corinthians 15, in the third of the Forever Young series. We will be given another physical body after we die. Paul gives the Corinthians two reasons for why this is true. One, which he discussed last week, it was theologically necessary. The other, Dean teaches about this week.
Dean Elliott continues teaching from I Corinthians 15:20-34 about death and the importance of the resurrection – to awaken us to our destiny. Paul is answering the Corinthians question of “How do you say there is no resurrection?”
There are three standards of evidence in our judicial system: preponderance of evidence; clear and convincing evidence; and evidence that is beyond reasonable doubt. When it comes to the resurrection of Jesus Christ, there are also three lines of evidence. Pastor David denHartog explains them and expounds on evidence that is beyond a reasonable doubt […]
David denHartog teaches from I Corinthians 14 and explains the difference between the spiritual gifts of prophecy and speaking in tongues. We all come to church with deep needs. God uses others in the church to meet those needs, through spiritual gifts.
David denHartog begins with a question: What do you think of when you hear “church?” The church exists to make disciples – to become disciples and to make disciples. In other words, to build up the church. In I Corinthians 14, Paul gives three factors that are necessary for building up the people within the […]
Dean Elliott teaches from I Corinthians 13, explaining it within its context. God’s DNA is love, and this is what love looks like. It is better than any Spiritual gift. Dean also explains last week’s sermon title, “Fingerprints.” When the Holy Spirit picks you up, by the gifts of the Spirit, and carries you away, he […]
Dean Elliott continues teaching from I Corinthians. It seems as though the Corinthians have asked Paul, “How can we make ourselves more spiritual?” Paul answers the question in Chapter 12, emphasizing that no matter what your gift-mix, all of it is wasted if you do it just for you.
The focus of I Corinthians 11:17-34 is celebrating the Lord’s Supper. David denHartog hopes to give us a deeper appreciation and better understanding of the Lord’s Supper through today’s sermon.
Dean Elliott begins this series called “Well… It All Depends” with a look at how freedom gives us either the opportunity to chase after Jesus and love people radically, or to make choices that allow other things to take the place of God in our lives.
David denHartog concludes the mini-series on Sex and Spirituality with this passage in I Corinthians 7:1-7 about the Biblical sexual relationship between husband and wife within a marriage. It is a difficult subject to teach for many reasons and for many a difficult subject to listen to, but he seeks to give a Biblical perspective on […]
All of us have so many regrets in life; so many failures – and with the regret and failure often comes shame. This is most true of the sin that involves sexual morality. Is it too late to begin? What is God’s perspective on our sins of the past? Pastor Dave continues the mini-series “Sex […]
David denHartog continues the Same Page series, now in I Corinthians 6:9-14. In our culture, there is a disconnect between sex and spirituality. We don’t realize that our sexual morality choices have an impact on our connection with God. In this passage, Paul explains why sex outside of marriage is wrong. We begin with four negative […]
For many of us, there have been times after a dispute when we feel like we have gotten the short end of the stick. This is harder to bear when the other person is a professing Christian. First Corinthians 6:1-11 gives us 5 principles that should govern the Christian’s actions and they apply in all disputes – the […]
David denHartog continues teaching about church discipline. Motivation is huge when it comes to dealing with sin in the church. We must first judge the sin in our own hearts, then move into one another’s lives. This takes courage, and motivation from within. I Corinthians 5:6-13 gives us the reason for moving into the lives […]
David denHartog begins teaching I Corinthians 5 with a confession about an area of his leading in the church. We live in a culture today characterized by every sin and vice, and where those that claim to be Christians also participate in the same sins and look much like the world around them. The church […]
Dean Elliott continues his previous sermon about the rules of judgement in the body of Christ. In last week’s sermon, he explained that what we judge must begin with moral clarity – and that not going beyond what is written in the Bible. We also must have moral consistency. This week, Dean explains that we […]