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David denHartog teaches from Acts 4. Often times we find ourselves struggling with sharing the gospel to those closest to us. First there must be a desire within us which will then allow space for a supernatural boldness to work through us. This boldness comes from the power of the Holy Spirit and can be […]

Dean Elliott teaches from Acts 4. This will be the first trial of many, of the followers of Jesus. There are four observations  from this passage which includes: 1. Hostility roots towards the church, 2. Why the church does what it does, 3. Association with Christ Jesus, 4. CBC mission statement. Additional Scripture References: 2 […]

Kevin Bentley teaches from Acts 3. Peter is basically holding court in the temple, addressing the issue of sin. In this passage we will see contradictions, parallels, and prophecy. But importantly, we will also see practical truths that we can use in our day to day lives. Additional Scripture References: Numbers 35; Acts 4:4; Zachariah […]

Dean Elliott teaches from Acts 3. God is spreading the Gospel message through the twelve disciples, to the early church. Everything is changing among believers because of the Holy Spirit now indwelling in them. But not all those who are witnessing the signs and wonders are being filled with the Holy Spirit immediately. We will see […]

David denHartog teaches from the last portion of Acts 2. In early verses, Peter tells us that the Jewish people were caught in the act and guilty of putting the Son of God on the cross. He later gives an invitation to these same people. But what exactly does this invitation mean?

Dean Elliott teaches from Acts 2. The disciples now have power to be witnesses, after the coming of the Holy Spirit upon them. The Holy Spirit is the power of the engine. Peter addresses Israel for what they’ve done to Jesus. However Jesus has accomplished what He came to do and now with the power of […]

Kevin Bentley teaches from Acts chapter 2. The work of the Holy Spirit will always glorify Christ Jesus in the life of a believer. The work of the Holy Spirit was extremely pivotal at Pentecost since prior, He came and went but after, the Holy Spirit comes to stay with believers.  The Holy Spirit now […]

Pastor Dean teaches from the remaining scripture in Acts 1. We are to wait for the Holy Spirit as commanded by Jesus in the previous passage. But what are we to do while we wait? In this passage we will see that we are not to passively wait for the lord but rather actively wait.

David teaches from Acts 1. If we intend to be what Christ has called us to be, as Christians, there is one thing that is needed most. There are three parts in this passage that will reveal this. Through the intro, the instruction from Christ, and the ascension of Christ, we will see that it is […]

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.