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Kevin Bentley teaches from Acts 3:1-10.  What does caring authentically look like?  In this passage, Peter and John saw the need, felt the need, and Jesus worked through them to meet the need.  Jesus is the hero in this story.  There is no other name under heaven by which we might be saved.  

At Cleburne Bible Church, we are focusing on three things this year – service, community, and proclamation of the Gospel.  Our stories individually help others understand the Gospel.  Our story together as a church and as a group is also powerful in proclaiming the Gospel – that Jesus has paid for our sins and risen […]

David denHartog begins the “Reviving Evangelism” series, teaching from Acts 8:26-40.  We have heroes of our spiritual journeys, heroes in eveglism, Biblical heroes of evangelism, but the real hero of all the stories is the Holy Spirit.  He is working behind the scenes and moving in hearts.  David helps us understand who we are trying to […]

David denHartog continues the series, “Disagreements Without Division,” by looking at three vignettes in the book of Acts.  There were disagreements in the growing church and we can see the solutions that maintained the unity of the Spirit and the bond of peace.  We can use these equations for solution in our own lives and […]

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 […]

Matt Krause teaches on Youth Sunday about the importance of passing the baton; about investing in the next generation.  Jesus models for us what it looks like to live a life of discipleship.  We can see a piece of this in Matthew 28:18-20 and Matthew 4:18-20.  Matt uses examples from our culture, his life, the […]

Jesus desires our friendship.  And to have a true friendship, it must be reciprocated.  In John 15:13-16, Jesus calls his disciples his friends if they bear fruit.  How can you and I bear fruit in other peoples’ lives?  What does God provide for us so that we can bear fruit?  David denHartog teaches from Acts […]

Dean Elliott continues the Amber Alert: Lost in Johnson County series by looking at Paul sharing his story in Acts 26.  We are also called to become storytellers where Jesus is the hero.  Using Paul’s example, Dean explains how, when and where we are to share our story.

Charlie Bing, the founder and director of GraceLife Ministries, reminds us that Jesus instructed us to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth.

Just as a baker needs to know the ingredients to make a successful recipe, so also that when you have a mission in life, you have to know how to accomplish the mission.  The Church’s mission is to make disciples.  But how does the church do that?  What ingredients does a church need to successfully […]

Don Hunt teaches from Acts 4:1-20 about how Peter and John shared their faith and many came to believe.  There is a difference between sharing your faith and sharing your beliefs on how you think a Christian should live.  Peter and John shared despite their lack of formal training, and it was noted that they […]

David denHartog explains the Biblical basis for baptism in “Buried and Resurrected.”  What does the Bible say about Baptism?  Why get baptized?  Who should get baptized?  What does it mean?  How is one to be baptized?  When does one get baptized? Scripture references: Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 10:47-48; I Corinthians 10:1-2; Romans 6:4; Acts 8:36-39

David denHartog continues the “Designed For A Purpose” series with “Your Natural Wiring & Your Calling in Ministry” from Acts 7:17-36. We have many callings on our lives – as husbands/wives, as parents, as employees, etc.  There is also a calling for every believer to serve in the church, in and through ministry.  Some of our calling […]

Don Hunt dramatically retells the story of the Jailer and Paul, from the Jailer’s perspective, found in Acts 16:16-34.  In order to see the stars in the sky, it has to be dark outside.  In jail, Paul was in a dark situation and he chose to shine by worshiping. Do we shine like stars?  Are […]

David denHartog wants us to do an annual check-up of the church.  What is the purpose of the church?  What are we to be doing? Are we growing?  In looking at the life of the church, it gives us an opportunity for us to look at our individual lives for a church is not just a […]

Don Hunt teaches from Acts 16:11-31 about how love speaks when our life and actions match.  We need to live life so that we can win the opportunity to share Jesus.

In this message, Pastor David  begins a short prophetic series on the subject of “Blood Moons,” a relatively “hot” topic in many Christian circles today.  This message lays the foundation for the series and conclusions as it addresses three important positions people have with regard to the prophetic calendar and future events.  Two of those […]

The previous series was like an alarm clock – there is persecution for Christians on the horizon.  What are we to do?  Are we to hit the “snooze button” and hide?  The Scriptures offer great encouragement and a pattern for what to do next.  Dean teaches from the story found in Acts 3 & 4 […]

David denHartog teaches the last sermon in his “Encouragement: A Key to Caring” series.  Today’s sermon answers the question “How does God want us to respond to those who fail?”  Once again, we look at the life of Barnabas as an example, and the life of John Mark. Main Scripture passages: Galations 6:1-4; 2 Corinthians […]

David denHartog continues teaching on encouragement by defining and describing comfort in today’s message.  What does comfort look and feel like?  How do you show comfort to other people? Scripture passages: 2 Corinthians 1:3-7; Acts 9:26-28; John 14:15-18; Philippians 1:2; Romans 12:15; 1Thessalonians 4:18; Proverbs 15:4, 12:25, 25:11; Job 2:11, 21:34; Proverbs 25:20, 17:28, 18:13

David denHartog teaches the first in his series called “Encouragement: A Key to Caring,” the last for the year’s focus of “Loving Others.”  This message comes from Acts 4:32-37, 11:19-26 and looks at the character of an encourager.  Barnabas was a nickname given to Joseph from Cyprus that means “Son of Encouragement” and we look […]