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Dean Elliott teaches from Ephesians 4 and 5. In order to be spiritually successful, have victory over sin, and be everything that God designed us to be, we must surrounded ourselves with other Christians. Although relationships can be challenging, they are well worth it. The challenges we may face in our relationships with one another, […]

David denHartog teaches from Ephesians 5 and 6. When loving others through building our family intentionally, discipleship can first be defined by one’s marriage relationship. Marriage allows opportunity for refinement and growth, which is then a means and measurement for discipleship. Discipleship also occurs within the parent-child relationship, no matter how old the parents or […]

Suhkwant Bhatia, President and CEO of Seek Partners International, Inc., shares about the challenges of ministry being the same around the world and how pastoring a church is one of the most difficult jobs here and overseas. We see from the beginning of the Bible in Genesis, all the way to Revelation, that God wants to […]

Thanksgiving Devo by David denHartog Answer to Prayer Testimonies by CBC members and attenders, 1st Service

Thanksgiving Devo by David denHartog Answer to Prayer Testimonies by CBC members and attenders, 2nd Service (For the audio podcast for this Sunday, please see the first service posting:

Dean Elliott finishes the series, Connecting in Community,  by teaching from Ephesians 4:25-5:1.  In this passage, there are two basic strategies that are associated with our old man – instinctive to us.  The writer of Ephesians, Paul, identifies them at the the beginning of the passage, and then develops them in three ways.  Paul uses the metaphor […]

Dean Elliott continues the series, Connecting in Community.  We are dressed up with the righteousness of Christ, and have a new mindset about what will work.  Our mindset is an obstacle that will keep us from fitting in and experiencing true community.  Ephesians 4:17-24 contrasts the way the world thinks and the way the Christian thinks. […]

David denHartog continues the series, Connecting in Community, teaching from Ephesians 4:7-16.  Children often want to be older than they actually are and be all growed up.  We all want to grow up physically.  Individuals also grow spiritually.  As individuals mature spiritually, so does the church they are a part of.  What are the characteristics of […]

David denHartog teaches from Ephesians 4:1-6 on “Balancing the Scales,” the first of a four part series, Connecting in Community.  Scales in Biblical times had one side for holding a standard unit of measurement, and the other side holding what needed to be weighed.  In Ephesians 4:1, Paul is beseeching us to balance the scales […]

David denHartog continues the series on the re:gen ministry, covering steps 7, 8, and 9.  When you pull weeds from the garden bed, you must also get the root – or the weed will grow right back.  The same is true of our sins and struggles – they must be dealt with at the root […]

Dean Elliott begins to explain the ministry of “re:generation.”  What does regeneration mean?  re:generation is a 12-step program designed to bring God back into the 12-step process, and give the church an opportunity to speak the healing of Jesus Christ into the lives of people.  What are the first three steps of the program?  What […]

God loves us tremendously!  When we understand and believe that, we act differently.  But just like hot coffee becomes lukewarm by one degree at a time, so our Christian life and our love for Jesus can cool off one degree at a time.  Don Hunt challenges us to increase one area of our Christian walk […]

Don Hunt continues the Together series, looking at what happens when we serve together – specifically in light of Ephesians 4:7-16.  Just as God has made us all with different physical characteristics, so also has He given us all different gifts and abilities.  These different gifts are used to mend the body, just like fishermen mend their […]

People wear different hats in different places and for different purposes.  So also, people wear different ‘hats’ in their families and at different stages of their lives.  But the command to “Honor your father and mother,” from Deuteronomy 5:16, is given to all people.  David denHartog continues the Family Portrait series explaining what the command means and how […]

Don Hunt teaches through Ephesians 2:1-10, encouraging us to focus on God’s mercy – instead of Murphy’s laws.

David denHartog begins the “Designed For A Purpose” series with Psalm 139:13-16 and Ephesians 2:8-10.  God has designed each of with a specific set of abilities with a unique purpose for each of one our lives.

Pastors David denHartog, Dean Elliott, and Don Hunt give a picture of where Cleburne Bible Church has been in the past, where we are now, and our plans for 2015.  They share the stories of people in the church who have chosen to “Join the Team” in various ministries.  Will you join the team in […]

David denHartog teaches from Ephesians 2:1-10 and explains the meaning of the word “salvation,” in general and in context of today’s text.  The Christian life is like a race, and the starting point is one aspect of salvation as the New Testament defines it.