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Easter

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Another Nice Holiday

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15

Topic: Occasions > Easter

Series: None

Another Nice Holiday 1 Corinthians 15:1-20 Dr. Jim Denison I have been prepared all week to defend the relevance of Easter theologically. It bothers me that we ask Americans their favorite holiday, and Easter gets 2%. It bothers me that we ask non-Christians why Christians celebrate Easter, and 46% don’t know. And they don’t care. […]

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Don’t Join the Crowd

Scripture: John 12

Topic: Occasions > Easter

Series: How Jesus Prepared for Easter

Don’t Join the Crowd John 12:12-19 James C. Denison “March Madness” has consumed the nation. When our study group left for Greece, the NCAA basketball tournament had started. When we returned, it was still going on. 64 teams began; 63 will end their season with a loss. They will learn the difference between a friend […]

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Easter Is Not an Island

Scripture: John 20

Topic: Occasions > Easter

Series: None

Easter Is Not an Island John 20:1-9 Dr. Jim Denison On average, they stand thirteen feet high and weigh fourteen tons. The largest of them weighs as much as 165 tons. There are 887 of them on the island. And no one is sure why. In 1722 a Dutch explorer discovered their island. It happened […]

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From Good To Great

Scripture: Matthew 21

Topic: Occasions > Easter

Series: Faith In Time Of War

From Good to Great Acts 9:1-6 Dr. Jim Denison On April 17, AD 29, Jesus of Nazareth was crucified. On Easter Sunday he rose from the grave, and the rest is history. History we continue today. But so much has changed since then. I read this week about a car remote now available. It will […]

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God on a Donkey

Scripture: Matthew 21

Topic: Occasions > Easter

Series: None

God on a Donkey Matthew 21:1-11 Dr. Jim Denison Bruce McIver was pastor of Wilshire Baptist Church here in Dallas for thirty years. When he retired, he then published Stories I Couldn’t Tell While I Was A Pastor and a sequel. If you’ve not read them, you’ve missed a delightful blessing. Here’s my favorite story […]

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If God Is For Us

Scripture: Romans 8

Topic: Occasion > Easter

Series: Romans 8

If God Is For Us Romans 8:31-34 James C. Denison For years now, Starbucks has been featuring “The Way I See It” quotes on some of their cups. Since I don’t drink coffee, I see them when people give their used cups to me. Recently a friend gave me this cup with a quote from […]

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Is There Any Hope?

Scripture: Mark 16

Topic: Occasions > Easter

Series: Our King

Is There Any Hope? Mark 16:1-8 Dr. Jim Denison This is the 1,973rd Easter Sunday since the first one. Think how the world has changed. A population of 25 million is today 6,215,090,567. Most of them drive on Central Expressway. The world would wait seventeen centuries to discover electricity; today’s news is all about cloning, […]

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Joining the Unashamed

Scripture: 1 Peter 1

Topic: Occasions > Easter

Series: None

Joining the Unashamed 1 Peter 1:3-9 Dr. Jim Denison There is a Fifth Great Awakening sweeping the nations in these days. More people are coming to faith in Christ every day than ever before. David Barrett’s World Christian Encyclopedia documents 82,000 new Christians every day. More Muslims are becoming Christians than ever before, many of […]

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More Than Conquerors

Scripture: Romans 8

Topic: Occasions > Easter

Series: Romans 8

More Than Conquerors Romans 8:35-39 James C. Denison This week a dear friend told me a story which immediately became my Easter sermon introduction. It seems that a Middle Eastern sheik grew old and temperamental. One day, on an angry whim, he condemned his longtime personal servant to death. The man was led to the […]

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