Matthew

Chapter 5

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A City on a Hill Cannot Be Hidden

Scripture: Matthew 5

Topic: Culture > America

Series: None

Topical Scripture: Matthew 5:14-16 As surely everyone in America knows, the midterm elections are this Tuesday. Early voting is so high that one political scientist says, “We could be looking at a turnout rate that virtually no one has ever experienced.” Vitriol is high as well. When I voted last Wednesday, it was the twenty-fourth […]

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A Miracle In Your Hand

Scripture: Matthew 5

Topic: The Bible > Sermon On The Mount

Series: Living Well In The Kingdom

A Miracle in Your Hand Matthew 5:17-18 Dr. Jim Denison In our last study we discussed happiness; this week let’s talk about success. If you could have anything to make your life more successful, what would it be? Here are some technological options I found in the news recently. You’re listening to a song on […]

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A Miracle in Your Hand

Scripture: Matthew 5

Topic: The Bible > Sermon On The Mount

Series: The Path to True Success

Topical Scripture: Matthew 5:17-18 The Consumer Electronics Show gave an award to a Bluetooth-connected water bottle. Its built-in speaker plays music, takes and receives phone calls, and offers caller ID. It also recognized a countertop dishwasher that requires no plumbing connections; you load your dishes, add a gallon of water, and turn it on. And […]

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Authentic Happiness

Scripture: Matthew 5

Topic: The Bible > Sermon On The Mount

Series: Living Well In The Kingdom

Authentic Happiness Matthew 5:14-16 Dr. Jim Denison What will make you happy? Here are some options in the news recently. “Pocket Deities” are figurines of Francis of Assisi and the Virgin of Guadalupe. A press release says, “Tuck one of these … into your pocket or bag and take the protective spirit of these deities […]

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Changed People Can Change the World

Scripture: Matthew 5

Topic: Morality > Culture

Series: None

Changed People Can Change the World James C. Denison You and I are living in a day of unprecedented change. Sociologists tell us that 90% of all the changes which have occurred in human history have taken place in the last 100 years; 90% of these have occurred in the last ten years. For example: […]

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Does God Require Morality? Character and the Spirit Of God

Scripture: Matthew 5

Topic: Morality > Culture

Series: None

Does democracy require morality? Character and the Spirit of God James C. Denison Morality is much in the news these days. In November, 2009 Tiger Woods was injured in a car accident, hitting a fire hydrant and a tree in his driveway in Orlando, Florida. As the investigation unfolded in the news media, we found […]

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Finishing Well

Scripture: Matthew 5

Topic: The Bible > Sermon On The Mount

Series: Living Well In The Kingdom

Finishing Well Matthew 5:13 Dr. Jim Denison John Bisagno was for many years pastor of the historic First Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. When he was 20 years old and about to finish college, he was having dinner at his fiancée’s home one night. His future father-in-law, Dr. Paul Beck, had been in ministry for […]

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Grades Vs. Grace

Scripture: Matthew 5

Topic: The Bible > Sermon On The Mount

Series: Living Well In The Kingdom

Grades vs. Grace Matthew 5:1, Galatians 3:23-29 Dr. Jim Denison Do you remember the story of Prometheus, the god who gave fire to mortals? For his transgression he was chained and tortured by Might, Violence, and Hephaestus, servants of Zeus. And so the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus makes Hephaestus say to Prometheus, “Such is the […]

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