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David denHartog continues the Christmas story, from Luke 2:21-38.  There are times in life when we think we know someone, but think of them better than they actually are or think them worse than they actually are.  When it comes to our knowledge of our Jesus Christ, sometimes we think little when He is much, […]

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 […]

On Missions Sunday, David denhartog teaches from Luke 16:1-13.  We long for significance in our lives.  We can have significance in this world, and in eternity, by participating in the commission that God has given to believers.  We are seen as stewards of what God has given us.  We can have fruit from our labors. […]

Kevin Sale teaches from Luke 23:32-34.  There have been many interruptions to our life lately – covid and a snow storm being two wide spread examples.  Jesus also interrupts our lives individually.  Kevin began to think about how Jesus and the Gospel interrupted his life, how God continues to interrupt the culture, and the means […]

Kevin Bentley teaches from Hebrews 9 and Luke 2:22-38.  The Ark of the Covenant was a place of atonement and fellowship with the Father, and lived in the Holy of Holies in the Jewish temple.  It is no longer there, but there are theories where it could be now.  However, Jesus is now our place […]

Tom Worthley teaches from Luke 15:11-32, the parable commonly known as The Prodigal Son. Tom helps understand the audience who is listening to Jesus’ parable.  He brings to life the characters of the parable, and wants us to see the compassion of the father to both of his sons.  You are invited to come home; you […]

David denHartog relates the Christmas Story from the point of view of Zecharias.  His part of the story is found in Luke 1.  Will yours be a voice of disbelief or a voice of belief?

Don Hunt teaches from Exodus 4:1-12; looking at Moses and what was holding Moses back.  What are some of the things that stop us from sharing about Jesus and our faith?  How can we have confidence to speak?  How can we be an ambassador for God? Additional Scripture references: Luke 5:27-30; Acts 7:22; 2 Corinthians […]

David denHartog explains difficult truths from Luke 13:1-9.  There is a lesson to learn in the face of catastrophe such as we are seeing in our time. This is the blog post by Joel Rosenberg that Dave references: What in the World is Going On?

Don Hunt continues the Amber Alert: Lost in Johnson County series.  In life, we often evaluate where we are in our relationship with someone else.  Don calls this a DTR – determine the relationship – conversation.  There are several stories in the Bible where Jesus and Peter also have encounter that determines or changes their relationship.  In […]

This Palm Sunday, Dean Elliott teaches from Luke 19 about Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.  The careful preparation of the Lord allowed those who believed in Him to participate at the right time.  Remembering this time in history allows us an opportunity to remember in whom we trust.

Don Hunt expounds on the story of Zaccheaus from Luke 19:1-10, explaining details and perspectives.  How would you have treated Zaccheaus?  How can you reach those around you?

Don Hunt continues the Beyond Hallmark series with Luke 2:8-20.  It was just an ordinary night for the shepherds when God interrupted with the news of Jesus’ birth… and turned it extraordinary.

David denHartog begins the Christmas series, “Beyond Hallmark,” with a message titled “The Call.”  He tells the story of how Mary was called by God to be the mother of Jesus from Luke 1:26-38.  We are also called by God, to live a life set apart and to respond as Mary did. Scripture references: 1 […]

Don Hunt teaches from Luke 24:1-12 with a challenge to look at where you find life.  The Disciples went to look for Jesus at the tomb and were challenged, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?”

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.

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? […]