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An Ark or an Army?

Scripture: Mark 1

Topic: The Church > Evangelism

Series: Becoming Fishers of Men

An Ark or an Army? Mark 1:14-20 James C. Denison It’s a tough world out there. There was a time when new airlines seemed to start every month, promising lower fares and more flights. Now airline mergers are the wave of the future, though we’ll likely see higher fares, fewer flights, and more crowded airplanes. […]

3 pages

Do Versus Done

Scripture: John 3

Topic: The Church > Evangelism

Series: Seed Initiative

Do Versus Done John 3.1-2, 16 Dr. Jim Denison I spent the summer before my senior year of college serving as a missionary in East Malaysia, on the southeast Asian island of Borneo. This was my first personal contact with other religions, and I was astonished by the sacrifices I saw. I watched Muslims walk […]

2 pages

Finding Joy in Strange Places

Scripture: Luke 10

Topic: The Church > Evangelism

Series: None

Finding Joy in Strange Places Luke 10:1-24 Dr. Jim Denison Americans lead the world in consumption of aspirin, and in physical problems caused by stress. Depression is a very real issue in our country and culture. More than 35 million Americans take Prozac. By 2020 depression will likely be the world’s second-most disabling disease, after […]

3 pages

Fish or Foul?

Scripture: Matthew 13

Topic: The Church > Evangelism

Series: Parables of Jesus

Fish or Foul? Matthew 13:47-50 James C. Denison Now that the Democratic presidential primaries are finally over, I can declare my allegiance. I am for Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton, and John McCain. At least that’s what their campaigns apparently believe. I am fascinated by politics. I’ve read biographies of at least 20 presidents, and […]

3 pages

Fishing With a Blackberry

Scripture: Mark 1

Topic: The Church > Evangelism

Series: Becoming Fishers of Men

Fishing With a BlackBerry Mark 1:14-20 James C. Denison Would you rather be paid cash or a compliment? An article in Wednesday’s news says that each activates the same reward center in the brain. In other words, you feel as good when people same something nice about you as when they give something nice to […]

3 pages

How to Find Your Heart

Scripture: Matthew 10

Topic: The Church > Evangelism

Series: Knowing Jesus Through Matthew

How to Find Your Heart Matthew 10:1-10 Dr. Jim Denison This past Tuesday, amid much ceremony and tradition, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected Pope Benedict XVI. I wish my experiences in church work could be so dignified. I should have known pastoral ministry was not all pomp and circumstance in my first pastorate, on the […]

2 pages

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

One Fish Can Change the World

Scripture: Matthew 4

Topic: The Church > Evangelism

Series: None

One Fish Can Change the World Matthew 4:18-22 Dr. Jim Denison Edward Kimball was determined to win his Sunday school class to Jesus. A teenager named Dwight Moody tended to fall asleep on Sundays, but Kimball, undeterred, went to see him at his shoe store. Kimball tried to lead Moody to Christ, but thought he […]

2 pages

Preach the Gospel, Then Use Words

Scripture: Matthew 5

Topic: The Church > Evangelism

Series: Seed Initiative

Preach the Gospel, Then Use Words Matthew 5:14-16 Dr. Jim Denison Last weekend, on the Saturday before Valentine’s Day, I bought Janet a red rose in a bud vase, along with some other things. Clinging to the vase was this cute little red bear. I was in a hurry, so I bought it without a […]

3 pages