Helping People Love Jesus


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On the Treadmill

Scripture: Matthew 4

Topic: Self-efficiency > Human Experience

Series: Helping People Love Jesus

On the Treadmill Matthew 4:5-7 Dr. Jim Denison Tiger Woods is now being called the greatest golfer in history, and with good reason. I’m not surprised—I got to watch him as he won his first major championship. It was an incredible day. One of the great privileges of being pastor of Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist […]

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What Was Jesus Thinking?

Scripture: Matthew 9

Topic: Theology > Salvation

Series: Helping People Love Jesus

What Was Jesus Thinking? Matthew 9.9-13 Dr. Jim Denison Several years ago President Bush visited a nursing home, where he began visiting with the residents. One elderly woman in a wheelchair seemed rather disinterested in his presence. He approached her, smiled, patted her shoulder, and gently squeezed her frail hand. She smiled back but said […]

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What About Faith Healers?

Scripture: Matthew 4

Topic: Theology > Suffering

Series: Helping People Love Jesus

What about Faith Healers? Matthew 4:23-25 Dr. Jim Denison This week I read one of the strangest stories I’ve seen in a long time. A woman, 23 years of age, was visiting her in-laws and drove to a nearby supermarket to pick up some groceries. Several people noticed her sitting in her car with the […]

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Seeing God Again for the First Time

Scripture: Matthew 17

Topic: Jesus > God

Series: Helping People Love Jesus

Seeing God Again for the First Time Matthew 17.1-8 Dr. Jim Denison Nearly forty years ago, one night around midnight, an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway in a drenching rainstorm. Her car had broken down and she was soaking wet as she tried to flag down a […]

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The $100,000 Coin

Scripture: Matthew 17

Topic: Jesus > God

Series: Helping People Love Jesus

The $100,000 Coin Matthew 17:24-27 Dr. Jim Denison Frank Wallis of Mountain Home, Arkansas was having a bad week. He had just declared personal bankruptcy, and wondered what his future held. He went to his bank to buy a roll of the new $1 coins, in hopes that they might be worth something one day. […]

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The Man Who Left Jesus Sad

Scripture: Matthew 19

Topic: Jesus > God

Series: Helping People Love Jesus

The Man Who Left Jesus Sad Matthew 19:16-26 Dr. Jim Denison As some of you know, I have a definite dislike of heights. Given that fact, I found this story especially interesting. On the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia in 1964, a confrontation between Malaysia and Indonesia threatened the security of the region. And […]

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The Angel Sat On The Stone

Scripture: Matthew 28

Topic: Human Experience > Death

Series: Helping People Love Jesus

The Angel Sat on the Stone Matthew 28:1-10 Dr. Jim Denison Murdo MacDonald was a prisoner of war in Germany and chaplain to American soldiers. After the war was over he told how he learned of the Normandy invasion. Early on D-Day, he was awakened and told that a Scotsman in the British prisoner-of-war camp […]

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What Jesus Doesn’t Know

Scripture: Matthew 24

Topic: Theology > Second Coming

Series: Helping People Love Jesus

What Jesus Doesn’t Know Matthew 24.36-44 Dr. Jim Denison This morning we begin with life-changing facts: the shortest war in history was fought between Zanzibar and England in 1896; Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes. Dueling is legal in Paraguay so long as both parties are registered blood donors. Donald Duck cartoons were banned in Finland […]

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