David denHartog begins the Christmas series teaching from Genesis 3:14-15, Luke 2:1-14, and Revelation 12:1-5. Like the beachhead on the Normandy coast that led to the victory of the Allies in World War II, so Jesus’ birth established a beachhead and victory for the heavenly realms. In Genesis 3:14-15, we see God’s declaration of war […]
Dean Elliott teaches from Genesis 18 and 19, and Jude 6-8. This sermon in the Fault Lines series takes a look at the Biblical view of homosexuality. “Strange flesh,” found in Jude 7 (NKJV), refers to anything outside the bounds of what God has set of one man and one woman together. Hermeneutics is the […]
David denHartog teaches from Genesis 28 and John 1, in the first part of the Christmas series, “Portraits of Christ in the Old Testament.” A picture, or knowing what someone looks like, is often the first step of an attraction to someone; leading to falling in love. The Old Testament paints a picture of Christ […]
Dean Elliott begins “The Language of Generosity” series by asking us to consider what is the language that God understands. We often use “yes, sir” and “yes, ma’am” when speaking to others out of respect. God understands the language of the hand and the language of the tithe in a similar fashion. What is the […]
Pride is the engine that drives all (or nearly all) sin. David denHartog teaches us how and when pride entered the universe, and then how it moved into the world of men and women. Pride and sin is now part of our lives. We also learn some of the symptoms of pride and how to […]
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 uses the life of Judah, found in Genesis 37-44, to help us understand an important tipping point that we all must go through in our spiritual lives. A tipping point is an event in time that changes everything. It completely changes the direction of your life. This spiritual practice, done on a daily, […]
Kevin Bentley, of Messianic Jewish Bible Institute and one of our CBC family members, gives a lot of background information about Israel, Jews, and why they are important. This video was played at the end of the sermon. Click on the picture to be taken to the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute website to watch the video. http://mjbi.org/2017/09/26/lemba-jewish-tribe/ […]
Marriage is hard, and often it feels like a mess. David denHartog begins a new series on Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage, leading to the next chapter in I Corinthians. In this first part, he teaches about marriage, using select passages in Genesis; helping us to understand 4 seeds that can be sown in your marriage that lead to […]
Dean Elliott finishes the “Basics…Part II” series from Genesis 3:23-4:26. We can consistently come into God’s presence and worship Him in order to gain the strength we need to overcome the evil one. When you come into God’s presence, you will always be confronted with the truth – that you are not God and He is […]
Dean Elliott continues the “Basics…Part 2” series from Genesis 3:16-24. We all live in a war zone and there is no spiritually neutral place. There are demonic powers seeking to destroy you and me, to dominate humans. This situation can only be remedied by Jesus himself. Today, we look at two more decrees from God. […]
We live in a world right now that has lots of problems…and we can’t even agree on what the problems are…but to apply the right solution, you have to know the right problem. God has subjected the world to futility that we might not forget the right problem. Dean Elliott uses Genesis 3:9-13, where we […]
Dean Elliott teaches the last in the “Basics” series on who man is and what our purpose is. Genesis 2:25 – 3:9 contains a fundamental crisis for humanity – that of shame. There are three important truths for us: how the crisis happened, why it happened, and the only solution.
Dean Elliott teaches the third in the “Basics” series. In Genesis 2:18-25, Adam is given a commission by God and how He intended for man to complete it. God’s intention for man is to show God’s glory to the world. Adam is also given two clear areas of responsibility.
Dean Elliott teaches the second in the “Basics” series from Genesis 2:4-25. This passage defines man – who he is and the purpose for which he was created. It explains how man was created, the provisions in the Garden, and the partnership which God intended between himself and man.
Dean Elliott uses Jacob’s prayer found in Genesis 32:22-32 to challenge our concept of prayer and blessing. Prayer is not like chisel and a hammer and carve out something that we like (like in the Greek myth Pygmalion). But rather, when you have a real encounter with God, He uses it to change you. Prayer […]
Dean Elliott teaches about work – what work is and how we were made for it. We can get satisfaction from our work, but it is not our the source of our satisfaction. Scripture references: Genesis 1:26-27, 2:1-17, 3:17b-19; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; John 6:26-35
Dean Elliott teaches in the last on his series on homosexuality by addressing what God’s purpose is for sex. If we are to carry on a conversation with those in the world, then we need to understand where our culture is coming from and what they believe about sex. We also need to know and […]