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God’s Message for a Messed Up World

David denhartog teaches from Matthew 18:1-20 on Easter Sunday.  What is God’s Message for a messed up world?  Is there any hope for change?  The answer to these questions are in the message of the Resurrection and the mission that Jesus gave to His followers before he left this world. Additional Scripture References: Matthew 27:45-61; […]

From the Mouths of Enemies

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 27:27-56 on Good Friday.  What did the Roman soldiers observe when Jesus dies?  Who were these Gentiles?

Christ, Our Passover

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 26:17-30.  Birthdays are important to celebrate.  As Christians, we also celebrate the birth of Jesus.  But, Christians are the only religion that celebrates the death of Jesus – at Easter and every time we participate in communion. The passage today is the account in the Gospel of Matthew where Jesus […]

Falling In Love With Christ

David denHartog teaches from Genesis 28 and John 1, in the first part of the Christmas series, “Portraits of Christ in the Old Testament.”  A picture, or knowing what someone looks like, is often the first step of an attraction to someone; leading to falling in love.  The Old Testament paints a picture of Christ […]


Home is more than just brick and mortar.  We can help to provide homes for others when we participate in a ministry like One:27.  And, as long as some do not share our eternal home, we as believers need to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Jesus so that others may come to […]

I Can’t, He Can.

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 16:5-21.  Misdiagnosis of a disease or of termites can have disastrous effects.  Misdiagnosis of your spiritual condition can cost you your soul. In this section of Matthew, Jesus issues a warning about a particular kind of teaching that could potentially cause a lot of misdiagnosis in your life and subsequent […]

Finding a Voice

Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 15:29-16:4.  In the previous passage, a Gentile women found her voice Here, we learn the substance of the ministry that will take place among the Gentiles.  These three paragraphs parallel earlier passages about the faithful remnant of Israel, and we see how the ministry will be sustained.  We also learn […]

Finding Courage

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 14:22-36.  There are those in history who have had great courage in the face of danger.  Courage is also needed to live out the Christian life.  Students need courage to resist peer pressure.  How do we find courage?  Where can we find courage? Additional Scripture references: 1 Peter 1:6-7; Hebrews […]

YOU Give Them Something to Eat

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 14:13-2.  Many in our world are infected by the coronavirus but there is a bigger virus that effects everyone – the virus of sin.  We have the medicine that will heal them from their sin…the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  What factors are necessary for you […]


Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 14:1-12.  There is often intense pain and agony of being confronted when we’ve done something wrong, especially when the one confronting us is correct.  Most of the human race would like to hide or find fig leaves real fast in these situations.  How you handle confrontation?  How and when and through […]