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How Jesus Spent “Labor Day”

Scripture: Mark 1

Topic: Jesus > God

Series: None

Topical Scripture: Mark 1:21-39 As you know, Monday is Labor Day. Where did the holiday come from? I did some checking and was surprised by what I discovered. The first Labor Day in America was celebrated on this day in 1882 in New York City, but this did not become a national holiday until 12 […]

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Making God Your King

Scripture: Mark 1

Topic: Jesus > God

Series: None

Making God Your King Mark 1:21-39 Dr. Jim Denison As you know, tomorrow is Labor Day. Where did the holiday come from? I did some checking and was surprised by what I discovered. The first Labor Day in America was celebrated on this day in 1882 in New York City, but this did not become […]

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Seeing God Again for the First Time

Scripture: Matthew 17

Topic: Jesus > God

Series: Helping People Love Jesus

Seeing God Again for the First Time Matthew 17.1-8 Dr. Jim Denison Nearly forty years ago, one night around midnight, an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway in a drenching rainstorm. Her car had broken down and she was soaking wet as she tried to flag down a […]

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The $100,000 Coin

Scripture: Matthew 17

Topic: Jesus > God

Series: Helping People Love Jesus

The $100,000 Coin Matthew 17:24-27 Dr. Jim Denison Frank Wallis of Mountain Home, Arkansas was having a bad week. He had just declared personal bankruptcy, and wondered what his future held. He went to his bank to buy a roll of the new $1 coins, in hopes that they might be worth something one day. […]

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The Man Who Left Jesus Sad

Scripture: Matthew 19

Topic: Jesus > God

Series: Helping People Love Jesus

The Man Who Left Jesus Sad Matthew 19:16-26 Dr. Jim Denison As some of you know, I have a definite dislike of heights. Given that fact, I found this story especially interesting. On the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia in 1964, a confrontation between Malaysia and Indonesia threatened the security of the region. And […]

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Why Jesus Had To Die

Scripture: None

Topic: Jesus > God

Series: None

Why Jesus Had to Die Dr. Jim Denison Jesus fulfilled all Old Testament prophecies about his death during Holy Week. Such fulfillment is a powerful argument for his divinity, and for the trustworthiness of Scripture. If any book makes promises it does not keep, we are justified in dismissing the rest of its truth claims. […]

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Why Was Jesus Born?

Scripture: Hebrews 4

Topic: Jesus > God

Series: Understanding the Whys of Easter

Topical Scripture: Hebrews 4:14–16 They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I’m not sure that’s always true. Here are some examples: “You know you’re old when you go to bed at the time you used to go out.” “If by ‘crunches’ you mean the sound potato chips make when you chew them, then […]

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