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Sermons, Bible Classes and Other Addresses by Denny Hartford, Director of Vital Signs Ministries


Behold Your Mother

John 19:25-30 This sermon covers just a brief text but the importance of its message is quite expansive: the service of just “being there,” Jesus’ loving obedience to the 5th Commandment, the new family of faith, the honoring of motherhood, and gratitude for our redemption won by Jesus through the cross.

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The Good Samaritan

Luke 10: 25-37 This sermon not only illuminates the need to honestly deal with sin and the responsibility to live as the good neighbor, it also gives counsel regarding evangelism techniques, hermeneutics and a dedication to pursue the Christian way of life.

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Never Did a Man Speak

John 7: 40-52 The “Temple police” were assigned the job of arresting Jesus and bringing Him before the officials. But they did not do so – because of the force, wisdom and authority of the Lord’s teaching. This passage tells us much about this remarkable action as well as the great differences in character and knowledge between Jesus and the Temple powers.

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A Liberating Sabbath

Luke 13: 10-17 This text gives us a fascinating look at how Jesus related to the Sabbath, to man-made religion, to Satan’s cruel torments of a woman, and of her complete, wonderful liberation by Jesus from the devil’s curse.

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Christmas of the Talking Animals

If a quiet 1/2 hour ever comes along in your hectic holiday schedule, you might enjoy this rural Christmas story I wrote several years ago. I think you'll find it a winsome, wholesome story with a very old-fashioned ingredient; namely, a spiritual moral. It's a story (not strict autobiography, by the way) about a 9-year old boy and his lively imagination spending a remarkable 1952 Christmas at his grandpa's Missouri farm.

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Living Beyond Politics

Denny gives here a basic overview of the Christian's responsibilities in the political arena. In this presentation, he talks about the citizenship of heaven, its connections to our life today and the expanded scope of services the believer owes (through and for his sovereign Lord) to the body politic.

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