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David denHartog teaches the last of the “Let Down Your Nets” series on Luke 19:11-27.  Jesus tells a parable to explain that there is a delay of time before the coming of His kingdom, and our responsibility during the interval.  He also explains that what we do in life, with the Gospel, will determine what life […]

Dean Elliott teaches from Luke 18:35-19:10, explaining two stories and three things we can learn about faith – the faith that is required to follow Jesus.  This is part of the section in Luke where Jesus is teaching the disciples about increasing their faith, a request of theirs from Luke 17:5.

Dean Elliott reviews and explains five motivations for fishing for men given by Jesus as He instructs the disciples.  He also walks through Luke 16:14-31 and explains three characteristics that characterize the love of commitment.  The Pharisees were dead in their love of people because of their love of money.  Jesus explains the results of their dead […]

David den Hartog explains a parable that Jesus told to the Disciples about stewardship and investment.  The point of the parable is the wise investment of the money that God gives to each one of us.  How do we invest our money? Where can you invest your money to get the most bang for your […]

Dean Elliott begins teaching in Luke 14:25 where Jesus is explaining to the disciples the fine print of following Him – the cost of commitment.  But, the cost of commitment still takes place under the umbrella of the grace.  Following this are 3 parables that Jesus uses to explain how crazy God is for lost […]

Dean Elliott continues teaching about how to be a fisher of men in the “Let Down Your Nets” series.  He explains two problems, that when combined, become a poison that robs people of their compassion and makes them ineffective as fishers of men.

David den Hartog teaches the ninth in the “Let Down Your Nets” series.  In doing a work for God, there are some things that not everyone can do.  But, as fishers of men, there is one thing that everyone can do.

Dr. Larry Moyer explains Matthew 11:28-30 and answers the question “Why does anyone need religion when he already has so many other problems?”

David den Hartog summarizes Luke 8 and 9, and teaches from Luke 9:57-62.  In any endeavor, sales pitch, or presentation, we often want to just cut to the bottom line and learn the cost.  The same is true in discipleship.  What is the cost to us if God is going to use us to fish […]

Dean Elliott continues explaining about the Disciple’s internship with Jesus, who was teaching them how to seek and to save the lost.  For a fisher of men, how is the hook set?  How did Jesus catch you?  He uses four testimonies from Luke 7 to teach four truths about faith and why its so important.

Dean Elliott teaches from Luke 5:33 – 6:11.  The internship continues as Jesus teaches the Disciples about the three R’s – religion, rules, relationship – in a series of encounters with the Pharisees.  As fishers of men, we also need to know and understand the differences between the three.  What are we inviting people to join? […]

David den Hartog teaches from Luke 5:12-32.  The Disciples had heard Jesus teaching and seen healing, but now they needed to watch the Master himself reach people.  We can learn how to reach people as we enter the Internship of the Disciples.  

David den Hartog teaches the third in the “Let Down Your Nets” series on Luke 5:1-11.  Jesus calls some of the disciples to be fishers of men, instead of fishers of fish.  Do you want to learn how to fish?  Why do you hesitate to fish?  What does it take to be effective fishers of […]

Dean Elliott teaches the second in the “Let Down Your Nets” series from Luke 4:14-44 on what can NOT be missing in the church.  It was not left out as Jesus’ began his ministry.  In fact, it was His main focus!  What is indispensable?

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 4:1-11 which gives the last qualification of Jesus as King before He began ministry.  Many people have to qualify to participate in the Olympics.  We have a desire to be qualified by God’s use to build his kingdom here on earth, to minister to the hearts and lives of people.  We also […]