Spiritual Life

Purpose

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Building On Purpose

Scripture: Luke 10

Topic: Spiritual Life > Purpose

Series: None

Building on Purpose Luke 10:38-42 Dr. Jim Denison I read this week an unusual list of instructions, purportedly written for those traveling the jungle regions of South America. The title: “What to Do If Attacked by an Anaconda.” The instructions are as follows: If an anaconda attacks you, do not run. The snake is faster […]

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Courage To Go On

Scripture: 2 Timothy 2

Topic: Spiritual Life > Purpose

Series: Living On Purpose

Courage to Go On 2 Timothy 2:1-13 Dr. Jim Denison A friend recently sent me some ads which needed proofreading: Nice parachute. Never opened. Used once. Nordic Track $300. Hardly used. Call Chubby. Semi-Annual after-Christmas Sale. Snowblower for sale. Only used on snowy days. Stock up and save. Limit one. Wanted: Man to take care […]

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Gaining What You Cannot Lose

Scripture: Colossians 1

Topic: Spiritual Life > Purpose

Series: Invest Eternally

Gaining What You Cannot Lose Colossians 1:24-29 Dr. Jim Denison “The End of the Spear” is the current movie which retells the 20th century’s most powerful missionary story. Fifty years ago, on January 8, 1956, Nate Saint, Jim Elliott, and three other American missionaries were killed by spear-wielding tribesmen in the Ecuadorian jungle. Nate Saint’s […]

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God Has a Dream

Scripture: Judges 13

Topic: Spiritual Life > Purpose

Series: Judges: Principles to Live By

Topical Scripture: Judges 13:1-7 “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork” (Psalm 19:1). Lately, the heavens have been especially eloquent. In recent days, the moon and Venus have been the brightest objects in the nighttime sky. Though they are millions of miles apart, they seemed to nearly touch […]

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How to Hear From God

Scripture: Matthew 2

Topic: Spiritual Life > Purpose

Series: Knowing Jesus Through Matthew

How to Hear From God Matthew 2:19-23 Dr. Jim Denison A friend recently sent me some questions I couldn’t answer: Why do we wash bath towels? Aren’t we clean when we use them? If not, what was the purpose of the bath? What is the point of brick wallpaper? Is there ever a day when […]

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If the Devil Can’t Make You Bad, He’ll Make You Busy

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3

Topic: Spiritual Life > Purpose

Series: Images of the New Testament Church

If the Devil Can’t Make You Bad, He’ll Make You Busy 1 Corinthians 3:1-15 James C. Denison On Friday, 108,000 Americans moved to a different home. The government issued 50 more pages of regulations. The Smithsonian added 2,500 things to its collection. We bought 45,000 new cars and trucks. 20,000 people wrote letters to the […]

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Live Your Blest Life

Scripture: Genesis 1

Topic: Spiritual Life > Purpose

Series: Live Your Blessed Life

Live Your Blest Life Genesis 1:26-31 Dr. Jim Denison Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he’ll believe you. Tell him a park bench has just been painted and he’ll have to touch it to be sure. We’re following the maxim: don’t ask God to bless what you are doing–ask […]

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Living with Both Hands

Scripture: Matthew 22

Topic: Spiritual Life > Purpose

Series: None

Living with Both Hands Matthew 22:34-40 Dr. Jim Denison “Happy New Year.” Those words, or their equivalents, were first heard in ancient Babylon 4000 years ago. They were the first to celebrate the new year; their party lasted for eleven days, if you can imagine. Today New Year’s Day is the most universal of all […]

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Marching Orders

Scripture: Joshua 1

Topic: Spiritual Life > Purpose

Series: Conquering Through Courage and Faith

Marching Orders Joshua1:1-18 Dr. Jim Denison Thesis: God calls us to fulfill his highest purposes by faith. Goal: Identify and embrace God’s highest calling for your life. Oswald Chambers lived one of the most extraordinary Christian pilgrimages of the 20th century. A native of Scotland, his ministry of preaching and teaching took him to the […]

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