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A Culture in Moral Crisis

Scripture: Nehemiah 1

Topic: Spiritual Life > Prayer

Series: A Culture In Crisis

A Culture in Moral Crisis A Study of Nehemiah Dr. Jim Denison Nehemiah 1:5-7 The Book of Nehemiah opens and closes with prayer. This is the first of 12 instances of prayer recorded in the Book of Nehemiah, and the most crucial. If God does not answer this prayer, the story of the Hebrew nation […]

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A Culture in Need Of Intercessors

Scripture: Nehemiah 1

Topic: Spiritual Life > Prayer

Series: A Culture In Crisis

A Culture in Need of Intercessors A Study of Nehemiah Dr. Jim Denison Nehemiah 1:4 The crisis: The walls to Jerusalem are down, the city is indefensible, and the king is at fault (Ezra 4:18-22). When the walls around us are tumbling down, what is our response? Let’s learn from Nehemiah. Nehemiah’s prayer Nehemiah’s first […]

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A Home in Your Microwave

Scripture: Luke 10

Topic: Spiritual Life > Priorities

Series: Relationships in God’s Eyes

A Home in Your Microwave Luke 10:25-37 Dr. Jim Denison The microwave oven for homes was first sold in America in 1952, and it’s changed our lives so much that sociologists call us the “microwave society.” I’m old enough to remember when popping popcorn meant getting out the popper, putting in the oil, stirring in […]

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Acres of Diamonds in a Day of Discouragement

Scripture: Luke 18

Topic: Spiritual Life > Prayer

Series: Hope for Hard Times

Topical Scripture: Luke 18:1–8 Temple University was founded in 1888 by Dr. Russell Conwell. He raised $7 million by traveling all over America and telling the following story more than 6,000 times. It is a true story he called “Acres of Diamonds.” There was once an African farmer who heard tales of settlers making millions […]

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All About Demons

Scripture: Mark 5

Topic: Spiritual Warfare > Spiritual Life

Series: Holy Spirit Power for Spiritual Warfare

All About Demons Mark 5:1-20 Dr. Jim Denison Halloween comes in nine days. Orange and pumpkins are everywhere. As you may know, “Hallowe’en” or “Hallowed Eve” is the eve of All Saints Day, the annual church holiday which honors the saints and heroes of Christian history. However, Halloween also has connections which are anything but […]

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Beware the Lure of Secondary Success

Scripture: Acts 9

Topic: Spiritual Life > Purpose

Series: None

Topical Scripture: Acts 9:1-6 Delivered: April 19, 2020 On the first Good Friday, Jesus of Nazareth was crucified. Two days later, he rose from the grave and the rest is history. History we continue today. But so much has changed since then. One expected result of the coronavirus pandemic is that more people than ever […]

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Building On Purpose

Scripture: Luke 10

Topic: Spiritual Life > Purpose

Series: None

Building on Purpose Luke 10:38-42 Dr. Jim Denison I read this week an unusual list of instructions, purportedly written for those traveling the jungle regions of South America. The title: “What to Do If Attacked by an Anaconda.” The instructions are as follows: If an anaconda attacks you, do not run. The snake is faster […]

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Courage To Go On

Scripture: 2 Timothy 2

Topic: Spiritual Life > Purpose

Series: Living On Purpose

Courage to Go On 2 Timothy 2:1-13 Dr. Jim Denison A friend recently sent me some ads which needed proofreading: Nice parachute. Never opened. Used once. Nordic Track $300. Hardly used. Call Chubby. Semi-Annual after-Christmas Sale. Snowblower for sale. Only used on snowy days. Stock up and save. Limit one. Wanted: Man to take care […]

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