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Caring Authentically

Kevin Bentley teaches from Acts 3:1-10.  What does caring authentically look like?  In this passage, Peter and John saw the need, felt the need, and Jesus worked through them to meet the need.  Jesus is the hero in this story.  There is no other name under heaven by which we might be saved.  

All Dressed Up…Some Place to Go

Dean Elliott finishes the series, Connecting in Community,  by teaching from Ephesians 4:25-5:1.  In this passage, there are two basic strategies that are associated with our old man – instinctive to us.  The writer of Ephesians, Paul, identifies them at the the beginning of the passage, and then develops them in three ways.  Paul uses the metaphor […]

All Dressed Up?

Dean Elliott continues the series, Connecting in Community.  We are dressed up with the righteousness of Christ, and have a new mindset about what will work.  Our mindset is an obstacle that will keep us from fitting in and experiencing true community.  Ephesians 4:17-24 contrasts the way the world thinks and the way the Christian thinks. […]

All Growed Up

David denHartog continues the series, Connecting in Community, teaching from Ephesians 4:7-16.  Children often want to be older than they actually are and be all growed up.  We all want to grow up physically.  Individuals also grow spiritually.  As individuals mature spiritually, so does the church they are a part of.  What are the characteristics of […]

Balancing the Scales

David denHartog teaches from Ephesians 4:1-6 on “Balancing the Scales,” the first of a four part series, Connecting in Community.  Scales in Biblical times had one side for holding a standard unit of measurement, and the other side holding what needed to be weighed.  In Ephesians 4:1, Paul is beseeching us to balance the scales […]

Proceed With Caution! Children Present…

Dean Elliott continues the Together series; designed to convince you that you need community and entice you to go find it.  In Matthew 18, Jesus goes to great length to answer the question, “Who then will be great in the kingdom of God?”  Jesus explains three things that will prevent you from being great in the kingdom. […]

Don’t Forget The Water

Dean Elliott continues the Together series by looking at the account of Jesus washing the Disciples’ feet in John 13:1-17.  This passage is not just about serving one another physically, but about serving one another spiritually, by dealing with sin together.  Dean explains two mistakes that need to be put away before we can be in community […]

Building Each Other Up Together

David denHartog continues the Together series by asking the question: Why?  Why are community groups important?  Using I Corinthians 12:14-27, he makes two important points, answering the question: Why? Additional Scripture References:  Acts 2:42; I Thessalonians 5:11; Romans 15:14; Romans 12:10-13 Recommended Reading: Come and See, by Todd Wagner

Doing Life Together

The mission of CBC is to make disciples, from Matthew 28:18-20.  How do we get there?  Acts 2:42 lists four elements of the early church that are vital to our becoming mature believers.  David denHartog explains each briefly, but focuses on the aspect of fellowship.  If you neglect fellowship, it will stunt your growth.  What is […]

Salt and Light

Don Hunt expounds on Matthew 5:13-16.  Jesus teaching the disciples, and the crowd around them, about how they are to be salt and light.  As a church, we are also to be salt and light in our community.  Where do you need to be salt and light?