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No Doubts About It

Scripture: Matthew 7

Topic: Human Experience > Doubt

Series: Life Lessons From The Sermon On The Mount

No Doubts About It Matthew 7:21-23 Dr. Jim Denison Sometimes God must wonder about the human race, and for good reason. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Compaq computer company is considering changing the command “press any key” to “press return key” because of the flood of calls asking where the “any” key is […]

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Nothing to Fear

Scripture: Romans 8

Topic: Human Experience > Fear

Series: Romans 8

Nothing to Fear Romans 8:12-17 James C. Denison On June 6 of last year, a 21-year-old man named Ben Carpenter had a day he’ll never forget. Ben has muscular dystrophy. On this day he was driving his electric-powered wheelchair down the sidewalk in Paw Paw, Michigan. He then crossed the street at the corner of […]

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On the Treadmill

Scripture: Matthew 4

Topic: Self-efficiency > Human Experience

Series: Helping People Love Jesus

On the Treadmill Matthew 4:5-7 Dr. Jim Denison Tiger Woods is now being called the greatest golfer in history, and with good reason. I’m not surprised—I got to watch him as he won his first major championship. It was an incredible day. One of the great privileges of being pastor of Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist […]

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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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Planting Trees You’ll Never Sit Under

Scripture: Matthew 13

Topic: Success > Human Experience

Series: The Parables of Jesus

Planting Trees You’ll Never Sit Under Dr. Jim Denison Matthew 13:1-23 Thesis: Your lasting success is defined by your spiritual effect on other lives Charles Spurgeon admonished his people: write your name on hearts, not headstones. Write your epitaph on the lives of those you influence. And your influence will be eternal. If you were […]

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Recognizing the Enemy’s Attacks

Scripture: Genesis 3

Topic: Temptation > Human Experience

Series: None

Topical Scripture: Genesis 3:1-7 Your focus usually becomes your reality. What you want to become, you usually become. In learning how to live your blest life, we’ve discovered the positives: daily commitment to Christ, and covenant with us. Now we’ll consider the negatives, the attack of the enemy, that which will keep us from lives […]

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Seeking a Pure Heart

Scripture: Psalm 51

Topic: Sin > Human Experience

Series: David’s Psalms for Souls Today

Seeking a pure heart: How to confess your sins Dr. Jim Denison Psalm 51 Why do we sin? Here’s the background of Psalm 51. King David had an affair with Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah. She became pregnant. To cover his sin, eventually he had Uriah killed and took the widow as his wife. But […]

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Spiritual Oncology

Scripture: Colossians 3

Topic: Sin > Human Experience

Series: Invest Eternally

Spiritual Oncology Colossians 3:5-11 Dr. Jim Denison The other day I got interested in domain names. There are some strange ones out there, like It’s just what the name implies, available to anyone with too much time on their hands. And I found some intriguing website names for sale, like and […]

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Staying Out Of Spiritual Ditches

Scripture: 2 Timothy 2

Topic: Sin > Human Experience

Series: Living On Purpose

Staying Out of Spiritual Ditches 2 Timothy 2:14-26 Dr. Jim Denison According to ESPN Magazine, Americans will bet $7 billion on today’s Super Bowl. We will go through 16 million pizza boxes, enough to construct 388,889 life-size cardboard statues of Rush Limbaugh; fans at the game will eat 5,000 pounds of hot dogs; 31 million […]

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