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“You Can Shoot Me if You Want”

Scripture: John 21

Topic: Ministry > Church

Series: Changing a Changing World

“You Can Shoot Me if You Want” John 21:15-19 Dr. Jim Denison Jeremiah Neitz is a former football player who dropped out of high school, moved out of his parents’ home at age 18, and fell in with, to use his word, “gangstas.” He got his girlfriend pregnant and asked her to move in with […]

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A City on a Hill

Scripture: Matthew 16

Topic: The Church > Church

Series: These Things We Believe

A City on a Hill Matthew 16:13-20 Dr. Jim Denison The scene is one of the most dramatic in all of God’s word. The Galilean Carpenter stands on a massive outcropping of rock, 1150 feet above sea level, dwarfed by the gigantic cliff which towered above it. Just a short distance away stands the brilliant […]

3 pages

Better Than Pokeman

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8

Topic: Tithing > Church

Series: Changing a Changing World

Better Than Pokemon 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 Dr. Jim Denison Pokemon was invented in 1996 in Japan by Satoshi Tajiri. It was launched as a video game in the United States last year. Since that time, it has made $1 billion in America and $6 billion worldwide. This week it made headlines in USA Today, and […]

3 pages

God’s Power for God’s Purpose

Scripture: Acts 1

Topic: The Church > Church

Series: None

God’s Power for God’s Purpose Acts 1:1-8 James C. Denison Have you ever run out of gas? I don’t mean figuratively but literally. These days our cars tell us how many miles we have left in the tank, and all kinds of lights and bells go off when we get close. It wasn’t always that […]

2 pages

GPS for the Soul

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1

Topic: The Church > Church

Series: Images of the New Testament Church

GPS for the Soul 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 James C. Denison Have you ever been lost? Not just mildly displaced or momentarily disoriented, but truly lost? I have. On one level, it happens to me nearly every day. Janet says I’m directionally challenged–when I come to an intersection, I should decide which way I want to […]

3 pages

How You Can Change Your World

Scripture: Acts 3

Topic: Missions > Church

Series: Changing a Changing World

How You Can Change Your World Acts 3:1-10 Dr. Jim Denison A new series of New Testaments has just been released for evangelistic purposes. It profiles well-known athletes who talk openly about their faith in Jesus. For instance, the football issue profiles Dallas Cowboys tackle Chad Hennings, who says, “God showed his great love for […]

3 pages

How Your Church Can Change the World

Scripture: Acts 13

Topic: Missions > Church

Series: Changing a Changing World

How Your Church Can Change the World Acts 13:1-5 Dr. Jim Denison Stan Parks, son of Keith Parks, the former president of the International Mission Board, is a missionary to Indonesia for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. He is here today to share with us how what God is doing in Indonesia and how our church […]

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Making Room for the Gentiles

Scripture: Acts 11

Topic: Evangelism > Church

Series: Acts

God’s Power for God’s Purpose Making Room for the Gentiles Dr. Jim Denison Acts 11 Jacob Walker was a lighthouse keeper on Robbin’s Reef, off the rocky shore of New England. After years of faithfully minding the light, he became ill and died. His wife buried his body on the mainland, in view of the […]

3 pages

Married to God

Scripture: Revelation 21

Topic: The Church > Church

Series: Images of the New Testament Church

Married to God Revelation 21:1-5 James C. Denison This is the season for weddings. I’ve performed three in the last three weeks, with more to come. Fortunately, each of the grooms I’ve married knew that he was marrying over his head, as I did. Not all husbands are this wise. For instance, a friend sent […]

3 pages

Stones to Stand On

Scripture: Joshua 4

Topic: The Church > Church

Series: None

Stones to Stand On Joshua 4:1-9 Dr. Jim Denison Today we reenact a biblical scene given to us in Joshua 4. Here we discover the first Heritage Day in Scripture. I want simply to show you its relevance for our church and your life this morning. Stones from the river We are standing on the […]

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