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


The Blasphemers and the Bears.

Another in the series of historical narratives set in Scripture where animals play an important role.

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The Talking Donkey

This is an exposition of Numbers 22 and a few other Scriptures and it was the first sermon in our "Beasts of the Bible" series over at Faith Bible Church.

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The Hornets' Nest

This sermon deals with the Battle of Shiloh in the American Civil War as well as several spiritual parallels of relevance to our own day.


This is truly a provocative sermon, one in which Denny shows how powerful (and personal) is Paul’s appeal for Christian liberty. The ground covered goes from the sovereignty of God to the radical brotherhood of the Church to American history’s Fugitive Slave Act.

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The Temptation of Christ

Matthew 4: 1-11 There are several important elements of this sermon including the crucial difference between tempting and testing, the importance of knowing the devil’s schemes, how knowledge of and obedience to the Word of God brings success, and the marvelous dependability of God.

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Serve God with a Willing Heart

I Peter 5 - "Serve God with a Willing Heart." There are two themes emphasized in these passages. One is the importance of living in Christ-like humility with one another. And the second is how humility yields not a passive spirit but one that is bold and courageous in its resistance to evil. A paradox? Not really; check out Denny's sermon to see how it all fits.

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Sharing the Sufferings of Christ

I Peter 4:7-19 - "Sharing the Sufferings of Christ." There are specific commands given to believers which underscore the path of happiness and meaning in all of life’s tests. And there’s probably no tougher test than the suffering that comes into our lives. Peter speaks here of how that test can be passed with flying colors - and how passing that test yields the most glorious of eternal results.

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Summing Up

I Peter 3:8-17 - "Summing Up." This passage gives several practical exhortations for a victorious and harmonic life in the Christian community. And remember this just isn't advice - it's Holy Scripture! That makes these exhortations a matter of royal command. It's a passage often gone over too quickly but we think you'll really enjoy its relevance to your life.

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Victorious Over Sin and Death

I Peter 3:17- 4:6 - "Victorious Over Sin and Death." In this sermon, Denny Hartford tackles some of those passages deemed controversial by some - and tough to obey by many more! The fact is this marvelous text contains incomparable counsel on arming ourselves with Christ’s power - power to effectively enact Christ's purposes.

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Marriage Management 101

I Peter 3:1-7 - "Marriage Management 101." Marriage is under attack on many fronts in our age and with an unprecedented furor too. Peter spells out his version of "Marriage Management 101" in this passage - terrific and timeless truths for everyone to embrace.

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