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The previous series was like an alarm clock – there is persecution for Christians on the horizon.  What are we to do?  Are we to hit the “snooze button” and hide?  The Scriptures offer great encouragement and a pattern for what to do next.  Dean teaches from the story found in Acts 3 & 4 […]

David den Hartog teaches from I Peter in the last of the Once Captive series on how Christians can live their lives in such a way as to have a brighter testimony.  

David denHartog teaches from Colossians 3:16 and Psalm 19 about how a Christian can ‘get better.’  Is there anything we can do to cooperate with God in the transformation process?  What does ‘better’ look like?  What do we need to know about the transformation process? Other Scripture references: Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Colossians 3:5-17; […]

Dean Elliott teaches from John 3:1-3 and various other scriptures in the fifth of the Once Captive series – how to not only survive, but to thrive in a culture that opposes what we believe.  There are 4 things we need to be aware of in order to go deeper and be able to thrive: […]

  Dean Elliott uses a fish in a bowl to explain certain aspects of culture and he reviews the truths learned in the previous three sermons.  Dean uses John 4:19-26 to explain why the majority of Christians are not living life as the Bible states they should.  Where is the breakdown between what we know and […]

David denHartog teaches from 1 John 2:12-21 about spiritual warfare.  How does spiritual warfare manifest itself in our everyday lives?  What are the weapons that Satan uses to destroy our lives?  But, God has given us everything we need for victory.

David denHartog teaches from 1 Peter 1:3-9 and 13-17 in the first of the Once Captive Series.  The church has often become imprisoned by the culture in which we live.  We are living our lives not in conformity to the word of God, but under the influence of the culture in which we live.  We […]