Relationships 101


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Playing Theological Scrabble

Scripture: Acts 13

Topic: Spiritual Life > Spiritual Growth

Series: Relationships 101

Playing Theological Scrabble Acts 13:16-23 Dr. Jim Denison I have an article written by someone with too much spare time. This person has played Scrabble in an unusual way: by rearranging the letters, “George Bush” becomes “He bugs Gore,” “dormitory” becomes “dirty room,” “the Morse code” spells “here come dots,” “slot machines” is “cash lost […]

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It Takes A Man To Be A Father

Scripture: 1 Kings 2

Topic: Relationships > Parenthood

Series: Relationships 101

It Takes a Man to Be a Father 1 Kings 2:1-4 Dr. Jim Denison I can prove that fathers need a day like today. Consider some school-age children’s’ answers to the following questions: What did your mom need to know about your dad before she married him? She had to know his background. Like is […]

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When A Child Dies

Scripture: 2 Samuel 12

Topic: Relationships > Children

Series: Relationships 101

When a Child Dies 2 Samuel 12:13-25 Dr. Jim Denison A little girl noticed some gray hair on her mother’s head and asked, “Why are some of your hairs white?” Her mother replied, “Every time you do something wrong, one of my hairs turns white.” The little girl thought about her answer for a moment […]

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A Cause Worth Its Cost

Scripture: 2 Samuel 5

Topic: Theology > Sacrifice

Series: Relationships 101

A Cause Worth Its Cost 2 Samuel 5:1-10 Dr. Jim Denison Red Rountree is a 91-year-old man who walks with a cane, is hard of hearing, and pled guilty recently to stealing nearly $2,000 from a bank. According to the Associated Press, this is his third such robbery in less than five years. He held […]

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Commencing Well

Scripture: 1 Samuel 20

Topic: Occasions > Graduation

Series: Relationships 101

Commencing Well 1 Samuel 20:35-42 Dr. Jim Denison Thursday evening we each had a second once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: the final episode of Friends aired, again. And in case you missed it, it will air again the following Thursday night. And probably each Thursday night for the next decade. More than 51 million people watched the episode […]

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on A Sling And A Prayer

Scripture: 1 Samuel 17

Topic: God’s Power > God

Series: Relationships 101

On a Sling and a Prayer 1 Samuel 17:41-50 Dr. Jim Denison A shipwrecked sailor spent three years on a deserted island. You can imagine his joy to see a ship drop anchor in the bay. A small boat came ashore, and an officer handed the man a bunch of newspapers. The survivor was confused. […]

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Measuring Success As God Does

Scripture: 2 Samuel 12

Topic: Spiritual Life > Obedience

Series: Relationships 101

Measuring Success As God Does 2 Samuel 12:24-25 Dr. Jim Denison The Pythagorean theorem in mathematics can be stated in 24 words. The Model Prayer takes 66 words to recite in English. Archimedes’ Principle requires 67 words. The Ten Commandments (in the King James Version) comprise 179 words. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was composed of 286 […]

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