Dale MelenbergDale Melenberg

Dale Melenberg

Dale Melenberg is a second-career pastor. He received a theology degree through Calvin Theological Seminary and a doctorate of ministry degree at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is married to Gloria, and together they have raised three sons and are enjoying their four grandchildren. Growing up in an immigrant community shaped Dale’s view of family, church, and community in a profound way that continues to inform his life-view toward kingdom living with God, neighbors, and the creation.

February 28, 2019

A Kingdom and Priests

Revelation 1:4-7
[Jesus Christ] has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.

February 27, 2019

Follow Me

Luke 9:57-62
“Go and proclaim the kingdom of God... No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”

February 26, 2019

The Unknowing

Matthew 25:31-40
“The King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.’”

February 25, 2019

Come and Share

Matthew 25:14-28
“Again, [the kingdom of heaven] will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them.”

February 24, 2019

Prepared and Faithful

Matthew 25:1-13
“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.”

February 23, 2019

The Good and the Bad

Matthew 22:1-14
“The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.”

February 22, 2019

Head and Heart

Matthew 21:23-31
“Which of the two did what his father wanted?” 
“The first,” they answered.”

February 21, 2019

The Surprising Spirit

John 3:1-17
“I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again... No one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.”

February 20, 2019

God’s Free Gift

Matthew 19:30-20:16
“The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard.”

February 19, 2019

Attitude and Action

Matthew 18:23-35
“The kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle ­accounts with his servants.”

February 18, 2019

The Son of Man Coming

Matthew 16:24-28
“Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”

February 17, 2019

The Keys of the Kingdom

Matthew 16:13-20
“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

February 16, 2019

A Storeroom of Old and New Treasures

Matthew 13:51-52
“A disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”

February 15, 2019

The Net

Matthew 13:47-50
“The kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish.”

February 14, 2019

Great Value!

Matthew 13:45-46
“The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls.”

February 13, 2019


Matthew 13:44
“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.”

February 12, 2019

Mustard Seeds

Matthew 13:31-32
He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.”

February 11, 2019

Sower, Seeds, Weeds

Matthew 13:24-30
Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.”

February 10, 2019

Sower, Seeds, Soils

Matthew 13:3-9, 18-23
“When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart.”

February 9, 2019

But Not to Them

Matthew 13:10-17
“The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.”

February 8, 2019

Kingdom Contested

Matthew 12:22-30
“But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.”

February 7, 2019

Is the Kingdom Here?

Matthew 11:1-19
“From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence, and violent people have been raiding it.”

February 6, 2019

Surprise in the Kingdom of Heaven

Matthew 8:5-13
“Many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.”

February 5, 2019

Seek First His Kingdom

Matthew 6:25-34
“Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.”

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