Theology

Salvation

Showing 1 - 10 of 13 resources

A Tale of Two Sermons

Scripture: Luke 16

Topic: Theology > Salvation

Series: Parables of Jesus

A Tale of Two Sermons Luke 16:19-31 James C. Denison I have been preaching for 32 years, but I’ve never done what I’m going to do today–preach two sermons in one service. I’m going to preach first the sermon I had planned before Tuesday’s Dallas Morning News was published, and then the sermon I need […]

3 pages

Branded By My Stupidity

Scripture: John 3

Topic: Theology > Salvation

Series: Know That You Know

Branded By My Stupidity John 3:9-16 Dr. Jim Denison What’s the last really dumb thing you did? Mine was just a week ago. I was playing tennis, straining for a backhand, and jammed the end of my racket into my knee. Here’s the funny part. I use a Wilson racket, with a “W” on the […]

3 pages

For Whom Should You Vote?

Scripture: John 3

Topic: Theology > Salvation

Series: Know That You Know

For Whom Should You Vote? John 3:1-8 Dr. Jim Denison My title may have caused some of you to wonder if I’m going to endorse a presidential candidate today. I could do that if I wanted our church to lose its non-profit status, and if I wanted to violate the church-state separation essential to Baptist […]

2 pages

How Can I Know That I Am A Christian?

Scripture: None

Topic: Theology > Salvation

Series: Hard Questions

How Can I Know That I Am A Christian? Dr. Jim Denison The most common question I have been asked in 20 years of pastoral ministry is, “How can I know that I am a Christian?” I struggled with assurance of salvation for more than a year after my own conversion. How can you know […]

2 pages

I Am the Good Shepherd

Scripture: John 10

Topic: Theology > Salvation

Series: Answering Faith Questions with the Great I Am

Topical Scripture: John 10:11-15 The 2018 NFL draft has dominated sports headlines this week. My favorite story involves a linebacker named Shaquem Griffin. He played at Central Florida, where he was named the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He ran for NFL scouts last month, posting the fastest forty-yard time by a […]

1 page

Is Jesus the Only Way to God?

Scripture: John 14

Topic: Theology > Salvation

Series: Y2K

Is Jesus the Only Way to God? John 14:1-6 Dr. Jim Denison A friend recently sent me this story by e-mail. It seems an elderly lady finished her shopping and walked out to her car, to find four males in it. She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at them […]

2 pages

It is Always Too Soon to Give Up on God

Scripture: John 3

Topic: Theology > Salvation

Series: None

Topical Scripture: John 3:1–8 Super Bowl LIV will be played this evening. To celebrate, Americans will eat 1.3 billion chicken wings and eight million pounds of guacamole. In fact, we will consume more food today than on any day of the year except Thanksgiving. But beware: antacid sales will increase by 20 percent tomorrow, and […]

1 page

The Cure For A Lost Soul

Scripture: John 14

Topic: Theology > Salvation

Series: Encountering Jesus, The “I AM”

The Cure for a Lost Soul John 14:1-9 Dr. Jim Denison Two weeks ago a dear friend told me this deeply spiritual story. It seems a lady phoned a Baptist pastor to say that she’d been visiting and wanted to join. “That’s wonderful,” he replied. “Yes, but first I’d like to ask you something. My […]

2 pages

The Man Who Left Jesus Sad

Scripture: Matthew 19

Topic: Theology > Salvation

Series: None

Topical Scripture: Matthew 19:16–26 National Pizza Day is today. Americans should celebrate this day, since we eat one hundred acres of pizza a day, 350 slices a second. In less fattening news, this morning we were treated to the first supermoon of 2020 as well. Native Americans called it the “snow” moon because it usually […]

1 page

  • 1
  • 2