Hard Questions in the Bible


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Why Did Abraham Sacrifice Isaac?

Scripture: Genesis 22

Topic: Trust > Spiritual Life

Series: Hard Questions in the Bible

Why Did Abraham Sacrifice Isaac? Genesis 22:1-19 Dr. Jim Denison The current issue of Fortune magazine carries this cover story: “God and business: the surprising quest for spiritual renewal in the American workplace.” In the article, Andre DelBecq, a management professor, says, “There were two things I thought I’d never see in my life, the […]

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Can I Lose My Salvation?

Scripture: 1 John 5

Topic: Human Experience > Doubt

Series: Hard Questions in the Bible

Can I Lose My Salvation? 1 John 5:9-13 Dr. Jim Denison On Sunday morning, September 9, 1973, I asked Jesus Christ to forgive my sins and become my Savior and Lord. But when I finished praying, nothing happened. I saw no lights; I felt no weight lift from my shoulders. My first thought was, “Is […]

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Did Jesus Go to Hell?

Scripture: 1 Peter 3

Topic: Spiritual Life > Commitment

Series: Hard Questions in the Bible

Did Jesus Go to Hell? 1 Peter 3.13-22 Dr. Jim Denison Today’s message can be the shortest you’ve ever heard, or the longest. Here’s the short version: “Did Jesus go to hell? No.” We’re done, and we can all beat the Methodists to lunch. If you’d like to know a little more about this incredible […]

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Where Did Cain Get His Wife?

Scripture: Genesis 4

Topic: Theology > Creation

Series: Hard Questions in the Bible

Where Did Cain Get His Wife? Genesis 4:17-18 Dr. Jim Denison Today we begin our summer preaching series, titled “Hard Questions in the Bible.” We’ll begin at Genesis and go through God’s word, asking such questions as What does God think of the Jews?, Did Jesus go to Hell?, and What is the unpardonable sin? […]

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What is the Unpardonable Sin?

Scripture: Matthew 12

Topic: Sin > Human Experience

Series: Hard Questions in the Bible

What is the Unpardonable Sin? Matthew 12:30-32 Dr. Jim Denison For three weeks during the presidential campaign of 1988, two California whales gained more global attention than candidates Bush and Dukakis. “Bonnett” and “Crossbeak,” as they were named by marine biologists, had become trapped in Alaska as an early winter iced them in. Eskimos were […]

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