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A Counselor for Chaotic Times

Scripture: Isaiah 9

Topic: Occasions > Christmas

Series: Titles for a Holy Child

A Counselor for Chaotic Times Isaiah 9:2-7 Dr. Jim Denison Today I have a secret to reveal: my middle name is Clarence. James Clarence Denison. Here’s the story. The oldest Denison male in every family was given the middle name of Irvin, without exception. My father hated that middle name. But he knew the only […]

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A Royal Inauguration

Scripture: Isaiah 9

Topic: Occasions > Christmas

Series: And he will be called…

A Royal Inauguration Isaiah 9:1-7 James C. Denison Christmas is the season for miracles. Someone with too much time on his hands has calculated that if Santa brought a Beanie Baby to every child on earth, his sleigh would weigh 333,333 tons. He needs 214,206 reindeer to pull that sleigh (plus Rudolph, of course). To […]

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Are You Jesus?

Scripture: Isaiah 58

Topic: The Church > Missions

Series: The God We Worship

Are You Jesus? Isaiah 58.1-14 Dr. Jim Denison A friend recently sent me this wonderful story. It seems that a group of salesmen were attending a regional sales convention in Chicago, and were rushing to their airport gate when one accidentally kicked over a display of apples in a basket. Apples flew everywhere. Without stopping […]

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Defined By A Cause

Scripture: Isaiah 54

Topic: The Church > Missions

Series: The God We Worship

Defined By a Cause Isaiah 54.1-3 Dr. Jim Denison The young preacher was shouted down. He had dared to suggest that the ministers in Nottingham, England discuss “The Duty of Christians to Attempt the Spread of the Gospel Among Heathen Nations.” The moderator of the meeting was greatly agitated: “Young man, sit down. When God […]

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Does God Work For You?

Scripture: Isaiah 6

Topic: God the Father > God

Series: Hard Questions About God

Does God Work For You? Isaiah 6:1-8 Dr. Jim Denison Henry Blackaby, the author of Experiencing God, tells of the time his church in Canada started their first mission. They had no money to move the mission pastor or pay him the $850 per month he would need, and no idea where to get such […]

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God On Trial

Scripture: Isaiah 40

Topic: God’s Sovereignty > God

Series: The God We Worship

God on Trial Isaiah 40:12-17, 21-26 Dr. Jim Denison A schoolteacher injured his back and had to wear a plaster cast around the upper part of his body. It fit under his shirt and was not noticeable at all. On the first day of the term, still with the cast under his shirt, he found […]

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Good News For Skeptics

Scripture: Isaiah 55

Topic: The Bible > Bible

Series: The God We Worship

Good News for Skeptics Isaiah 55:8-11 Dr. Jim Denison I read this week that no piece of paper can be folded more than seven times. Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes. Walt Disney, the inventor of Mickey Mouse, was afraid of mice. A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why. Women […]

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Grace Has a Name

Scripture: Isaiah 9

Topic: Occasions > Christmas

Series: And he will be called…

Grace Has a Name Isaiah 9:1-7 James C. Denison This past Thursday, the New York Post told the story of Joshua Persky, a man who was laid off by an investment bank in New York City a year ago. He has tried everything to get work, even handing out resumes to passers-by on Park Avenue. […]

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Holding On To Hope

Scripture: Isaiah 61

Topic: Occasions > Christmas

Series: A Season of Hope

Holding On To Hope Isaiah 61:1-7 Dr. Jim Denison We cannot live without hope. That’s not just a sentiment, but a proven fact. The American Psychological Association has found that people who have positive views on aging live 7.6 years longer than those who have negative views. Depression is fast becoming the second-leading cause of […]

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Holidays to Holy Days

Scripture: Isaiah 9

Topic: Occasions > Christmas

Series: Christ of Christmas

Holidays to Holy Days Isaiah 9:6-7 / Hebrews 4:14-16 Dr. Jim Denison As you know, our mission teams returned from Cuba this past Tuesday and Wednesday. The week was for me the best of my five trips to the island. We are now working with three sister churches, and have an opportunity to help the […]

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