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Several CBC members/attenders open their hearts and share how God has been working in their lives in the past year. (Please note: the video includes the entire worship service, whereas the audio contains only the testimony portion.)

Dean Elliott teaches just a bit about why Christians should be thankful and why its critical to our spiritual health. Scripture references: Romans 1:21; Proverbs 29:25; Matthew 24:12 (Please note: the video includes the entire worship service, whereas the audio contains only the devotional and Communion portions.)

Evangelism, Spiritual Growth

When life gets rough or isn’t going your way, how do you respond?  Even if you initially flip out, the posture you take over time indicates your spiritual maturity.  Don Hunt teaches from various Bible passages about three characteristics that can be found in the spiritually mature Christian. Scripture references: Psalm 27:14, 37:7 & 34, […]

Don Hunt dramatically retells the story of the Jailer and Paul, from the Jailer’s perspective, found in Acts 16:16-34.  In order to see the stars in the sky, it has to be dark outside.  In jail, Paul was in a dark situation and he chose to shine by worshiping. Do we shine like stars?  Are […]

Don Hunt teaches from John 3:1-17.  It is the story of Nicodemus, a Pharisee who comes to Jesus with some questions.

Dean Elliott teaches the first in a series on Psalm 40 about learning to feed yourself, spiritually speaking.  Why is spiritual food important?  What does it mean to feed yourself?  What are your expectations?  Any church is only as strong as the devotional life of its individual people.

What is God’s answer to a world and individual lives that are in a mess? This Easter, David denHartog explains 3 important truths that are all connected to the resurrection.  Because Jesus Lives…

Pastors David denHartog, Dean Elliott, and Don Hunt give a picture of where Cleburne Bible Church has been in the past, where we are now, and our plans for 2015.  They share the stories of people in the church who have chosen to “Join the Team” in various ministries.  Will you join the team in […]

David denHartog wants us to do an annual check-up of the church.  What is the purpose of the church?  What are we to be doing? Are we growing?  In looking at the life of the church, it gives us an opportunity for us to look at our individual lives for a church is not just a […]

Guest teacher Gene Getz wants us to ask the questions: “To what extent do I appreciate that I have available to me, in my language, the entire Bible? And to what extent have I taken if for granted?”  God wants us to know His will.  And has given us His Word. For more information about […]

Dean Elliott talks about what kind of relationship God wants with each of His children and how we can go about getting that relationship.  Scripture based in Psalm 23 and Romans 5:1-5.

David denHartog gives an overview of Ecclesiastes, a book which helps to answer the questions we have when events seem needless or absurd or mundane.  Where is God in all of those?

Don Hunt teaches from John 20:19-23 about what its like to be ‘sent.’  To be effective, we really need to understand what it means to be sent and who you are sent to and really keep the end in mind.  We also need to follow Jesus and his example.

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 from Exodus 20:1-17 about the Ten Commandments and what God really, really wants from us.  God clearly identifies in the 10 Commandments as to what He wants and what it isn’t.

Baruch Lieberman shares his personal story, about his congregation in Jerusalem – Shemen Sasson – and about the Jewish people.  He teaches from Ezekiel 37 and Romans 11.  He also shares ways that we can be praying for him and Jerusalem.  God can find a key to unlock anyone’s heart, even those that seem like […]

Kevin Bentley teaches from Matthew 25:13-30 on the Parable of the Talents.  In the game of Risk, if you risk nothing then you’re probably going to gain nothing.  There is also an element of risk in our spiritual lives as well.  This parable is about how saving faith manifests itself in practical terms and eternal […]

Dean Elliott teaches through Psalm 26.  The Psalm is about integrity – what it is; what it isn’t; and what God does with it. In the Psalm, David is being honest about who he is and this honesty allows him to connect with God more intimately.

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?”

Dean Elliott teaches from Psalm 27 about allowing our weaknesses to be reminders to connect with God and allowing Him to complete you.  We should see our weaknesses as gifts instead of trying to compensate for them or get rid of them.  Weakness is not wickedness, but what you do with your weaknesses could turn […]

Dean Elliott teaches from Deuteronomy 8:1-6 about some things that Christians need to remember if we want to be blessed.  Moses offers an analysis of the mistakes of the first half of a particularly terrible game with Israel.  They saw a bunch of miracles, but there was no blessing because they were disobedient.  

David denHartog explains that narcissism is an over-inflated view of one’s self and seeing life as revolving around them. It is ultimate self-centerdness.  Not many people are clinically diagnosed with narcissism, but there is at least a bit of selfishness in each of us and in each of our children.  What can we do in our parenting […]

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