In Psalm 136, we see a recount of God’s loyal love through creation and the story of Israel. We are called to celebrate God’s loyal love, His “hesed.” Cleburne Bible is required by its constitution to share a ‘state of the church’ every year. David denHartog, Dean Elliott, Tom Worthley, Kevin Bentley, Kevin Sale, and […]
Dean Elliott teaches from Psalm 107:1-3, 10-22, 33-43. The mission of Cleburne Bible Church is to reach people wherever they are in their spiritual journey and nurture them toward a maturing relationship with Jesus Christ. What do those people look like? Who are we after? What do they see from where they sit? Additional Scripture […]
Dean Elliott teaches from Psalm 52 and Proverbs 26 on propaganda. The Bible doesn’t use the word ‘propaganda,’ but it does say a lot about foolish, futile, and/or unrighteous speech. What is propaganda and how can we recognize it? What can we do to gain “heard” immunity? What does the Bible say about our speech, […]
David denHartog continues the series, “Fault Lines.” Tsunamis are the result of an earthquake under the ocean floor. As we parent our children and grandchildren, how do we counteract the culture that surrounds them (and us) every day? What can we do to help make sure that Christian values are embraced by the teenagers and […]
David denHartog teaches from Psalm 11 in the first of of the series, Fault Lines. There are often tremors before an earthquake that give us warning as to its approach. In the same way, there are threats to our Christian freedoms that indicate… The purpose of this series is to educate and inform the church […]
Dean Elliott teaches from Psalm 23. It is a cradle to grave depiction of all that God promises to those who are His. In this time, when we are confronted with the same days and the same needs and not much to work with, it is good to remind ourselves of the fundamental essentials that […]
Dean Elliott teaches from Psalm 116. There are ways that we can worship God in crisis. He invited those who listened to “pay their vows” publicly. We wanted to give you one such avenue to do so. You have an opportunity to “pay your vows” in the comment section below the Facebook post. Click here […]
David denHartog teaches from Psalm 91, about how we can have calm in the midst of the fear surrounding the threat of this virus, or fear in any situation. We know that God is in control and that we can trust in Him, and call on Him. We remember that this is a great opportunity […]
David denHartog shares a short devotional from Members of the Cleburne Bible Church family share testimonies of Thanksgiving and Praise. (The video recording is of the 10:45 AM service. The audio recording is of the 9:00 AM service.)
Dean Elliott teaches from Psalm 36 and Romans 1:18-21. If you don’t put the big thing you are dealing with into perspective, it can be all consuming and seem bigger than it really is. But even perspective can be distorted and so you need reference points. Distorting the size and goodness of God, leads to […]
David denHartog explains the last three steps of the re:generation ministry. Its what you’re hooked to in life that makes all the difference. Some are hooked to an addiction; some to the American dream; some to the daily treadmill of everyday living; some to sports. The problem is that most of us won’t admit that […]
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 […]
Dean Elliott concludes the Family Portrait series with “Making Peace.” It is as difficult to find common ground in our families as it is to find common ground in our nation. But it is important in our family to evangelize and lead our kids to Christ. Dean uses the story found in I Samuel 25 to […]
Dean Elliott shares that the most painful thing he sees in pastoral care is disharmony in the family – dissolution of a marriage or a break in relationship between parents and child. Psalm 14 offers an explanation of a problem that we’ve all had experience with. It also helps us understand how we can pass on […]
David denHartog continues the Family Portrait series with a message on how the extended family, grandparents in particular, can play a role in raising a child. He jumps through Psalm 71 to help us understand what we need to be and what we need to do to have impact on the next generation.
David denHartog begins a series on the home and parenting. Nothing is easy about building a family, but it has never been harder in our world today. John White, in Parents in Pain, lists 5 factors that influence how a child’s turns out. Pastor David adds a sixth influence, and all of it together paints […]
Dean Elliott teaches on Psalm 37, the final sermon in the A Life God Blesses series. It is a favorite Psalm of a lot of people and it encapsulates the idea of how to obtain the greatest blessing now and in the future. It is designed to instruct people on how to live lives with wisdom.
David denHartog teaches through Psalm 136. There is a two-point truth that the Psalmist wants us to know and understand. He tells us that we are to be a people that give thanks to God, and explains why we give thanks. Pastor Dave challenges us to write out every little blessing that God has given us […]
Psalm 23 is like Old Faithful – it erupts into our lives on a regular basis. Many of us have memorized it with our minds, but not mastered it with our lives. David denHartog goes slowly through Psalm 23 and invites us to take a fresh look at it, and allow the words to sink deep […]
David denHartog addresses the question of WHY do people who are following God’s will suffer? They are walking in fellowship with God to the best of their ability, and when terrible things happen, they often ask, “What did I do wrong?” Psalm 44 addresses the question as well. Discover the progression of thoughts and the psalmists response […]
Dean Elliott explains Psalm 1, outlining four characteristics of the life that God blesses. What are you going to sing to yourself when times are good? When they are bad? Additional Scripture References: Matthew 5-7; Deuteronomy 10:12-16; Luke 24:25-27, 45-46; Psalm 32
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.