Acts


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Persecution, Prayer, and Power

Scripture: Acts 4

Topic: Persecution > Human Experience

Series: Acts

God’s Power for God’s Purpose Persecution, Prayer, and Power Dr. Jim Denison Acts 4:5-31 My favorite story concerns a young man on his way home, late one dark, cloudy, moonless night. The hour was so late that he decided to take a shortcut through the local cemetery. We can see him picking his way from […]

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Peter’s Miracle Ministry

Scripture: Acts 9

Topic: Spiritual Life > Future

Series: Acts

God’s Power for God’s Purpose Peter’s Miracle Ministry Dr. Jim Denison Acts 9:32-10:48 A study in The New England Journal of Medicine reported that talking on a cell phone while driving increases the risk of accident fourfold, the same risk as driving while intoxicated. It doesn’t seem to matter if the phone is hands-free or […]

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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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Power from Heaven!

Scripture: Acts 2

Topic: Holy Spirit > God

Series: Acts

God’s Power for God’s Purpose Power from Heaven! Dr. Jim Denison Acts 2, Ephesians 5:18 Robert Louis Stevenson, then a child of six or seven years, was standing at his window one night watching a lamplighter at work. One by one, the man would light the streetlamps as he walked down the road. Young Stevenson […]

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Power from Heaven! (Part 2)

Scripture: Acts 2

Topic: Holy Spirit > God

Series: Acts

God’s Power for God’s Purpose Power From Heaven! (Part 2) Dr. Jim Denison Acts 2 In late 1966, Herb Kelleher, John Parker, and Rollin King met at San Antonio’s St. Anthony Club to talk about the need for an air carrier in Texas. Their idea was simple: to connect Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. The […]

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Stephen, the Man God Crowned

Scripture: Acts 6

Topic: The Church > Evangelism

Series: Acts

God’s Power for God’s Purpose Stephen, the Man God Crowned Dr. Jim Denison Acts 6:8-7:60 I recently taught a course titled, “The Faith of the Presidents.” Week three was devoted to Abraham Lincoln, the consensus choice of historians as the greatest president in our nation’s history. Many believe that his genius and courage were more […]

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Stepping From Success to Significance

Scripture: Acts 11

Topic: The Church > Missions

Series: None

Stepping From Success to Significance Acts 11.19-30 Dr. Jim Denison Nearly six million people voted for president in the state of Florida, and the margin between the candidates stood at 930 votes before the recounting by hand, and 537 after. That is a margin smaller than the number of people in this sanctuary, by far, […]

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Strength in Seismic Times

Scripture: Acts 4

Topic: Spiritual Life > Prayer

Series: God’s Power

Strength in Seismic Times Acts 4:23-31 James C. Denison These were the headlines one day last week: Pakistan quake kills 170, leaves thousands homeless Paterson calls for federal rescue package for states Fighting in Congo approaches Goma Suicide attacks kill dozens in Somalia China investigates tainted eggs in new food scare Boy is 23rd child […]

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The Courage For True Success

Scripture: Acts 14

Topic: Success > Human Experience

Series: The Secrets For True Success

The Courage for True Success Acts 14:19-20 Dr. Jim Denison Dr. Bill Austin, the former Baylor chaplain, enjoyed telling this story on himself. Years earlier in his ministry, God led him from one pastorate to another. An elderly lady in the church he was leaving came to him with great sadness. “We’ll never find another […]

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