Denny’s Blog 2016-10-29T15:10:43-05:00

Mindsets and Attitudes

You gently tip your skis over the brow of the hill. All of a sudden, gravity takes hold. Swoosh, down the slope you go. It’s a steep incline. You’re a novice. You don’t know how to stop. Trees fly by. Suddenly, a huge soft drift [...]

By | December 14th, 2020|Denny's Blog|

Never Good Enough

Pete, “How’s it going?” Max, “Not very well.” Pete, “What’s the problem?” Max, “Oh, I know I’m not a Mormon or a Muslim or an old Pharisee. I know doing good works does not save me. But I’m always coming up short, thinking that I’m [...]

By | November 16th, 2020|Denny's Blog|

Why is the one-point sermon such a hard sell?

"Well, I don't think a sermon must have one main point." That was the response of a well-respected senior pastor in our denomination. It immediately undercut all I had just said. We were speakers in a conference on sermon preparation and preaching. My first session [...]

By | November 9th, 2020|Denny's Blog|

Preaching is Prophesying

A large part of the work of Jesus was preaching (Mark 1:14). He often carried out His preaching ministry in the Synagogue. “They went into Capernaum; and immediately on the Sabbath He entered the synagogue and began to teach” (Mark 1:21). Jesus’ teaching was different. [...]

By | November 2nd, 2020|Denny's Blog|

The Goal of Our Instruction (1 Timothy 1:5, Part One)

“But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith” (1 Timothy 1:5). The apostle Paul writes the fledgling minister, Timothy. He has several concerns. Some have an interest in speculative matters, which have to [...]

By | October 12th, 2020|Denny's Blog|

God’s Picture Book

The Book of Revelation paints astonishing pictures. However, the images are not the actual realities they represent. For example, chapter 6 presents the four horsemen of the apocalypse. The first horseman is a picture of the gospel riding through history and to victory. Compare Psalm [...]

By | September 21st, 2020|Denny's Blog|