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


Counting Sheep

In this final sermon in the Beasts of the Bible series, we'll be looking at just some of the over 500 references in the Bible to sheep.

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Psalm 61

One of the places where King David finds protection and security is "...in the shelter of Thy wings."

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Olly Olly Oxen Free

The oxen trample all over the Old Testament. We will look at a few important things about these animals, among them the sanctity of human life, the importance of social obligations, the blessings of God that are bestowed to fit very specific geographical and cultural purposes, and the virtue God requires of us to be kind to animals.

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Daniel, Darius and the Lions

In Daniel 6, we see that Daniel doesn't back down from worshiping the One True God. And because of his faithfulness and the political jealousy of others, Daniel meets the lions.

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Saved By Ravens

The text today reveals a miracle, a wonderful testimony of God's care for His own, insights into the cost of discipleship and the nature of judgment, the priority of life over law, etc. The animal that shows up is the raven and the text is I Kings 17: 1-6.

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Let the Dogs In

The key to fully appreciating Jesus' exit from Israel and His response to the Syrophonecian woman concerns a proper understanding of dogs.

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Beware of the Wolves

We're shown through multiple Scriptures how the characteristics of wolves parallel or contrast with the ways of men.

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Donkeys and Horses

This is a biblical survey of these two species which will lead to reflections of two specific and very important moments in the life of Christ.

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The Stampeding Swine

Jesus had just amazed the disciples in an encounter with a wild sea. They now see His power (and mercy) in an encounter with wild men!

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The Prodigal Prophet Meets the Great Fish

Jonah found out that doing it his way instead of depending on God was a bad move.

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