The power and relevance of first-century faith: Jim Denison on “Bold Faith”

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The power and relevance of first-century faith: Dr. Jim Denison discusses “Bold Faith” and the Book of Acts

October 9, 2023 -

Can our faith be as bold as the first Christians’ faith?

The Holy Spirit who moved through the first-century church is still the same today. God’s power is still just as powerful. So why aren’t most of us experiencing his power in our churches and in our personal lives? Dr. Jim Denison joins The Denison Forum Podcast to discuss Bold Faith: First-Century Lessons for Twenty-First-Century Christians, his biblical commentary on the Book of Acts.

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  • How should we discuss the book of Acts? | 02:28
  • How do we discern abiding truth within the narrative parts of the Bible? | 03:49
  • Who should read Bold Faith? | 09:05
  • What is the kingdom of God? Why does it matter? | 11:28
  • The beauty and joy of obeying Christ as king | 15:37
  • Why does the Bible offer macro and micro stories? | 19:44
  • Do you believe in a big God? | 22:23
  • Every Christian needs an Acts 1:8 strategy | 24:30
  • What are we getting right, or wrong, about the Holy Spirit? | 30:05
  • On being Pentecostal, evangelical, and sacramental | 34:00
  • How does Acts 8 show God turning evil to good? | 42:00
  • Why God is concerned about all of us—and each of us | 49:30
  • Why the book of Acts is still relevant today | 55:10


About Dr. Jim Denison

Jim Denison, PhD, is a cultural theologian and the founder and CEO of Denison Ministries. He speaks biblically into significant cultural issues at Denison Forum. He is the chief author of The Daily Article and has written more than 30 books, including The Coming Tsunami, the Biblical Insight to Tough Questions series, and The Fifth Great Awakening.

About Dr. Mark Turman

Dr. Mark Turman is the Executive Director of Denison Forum and Vice President of Denison Ministries. Among his many duties, Turman is most notably the host of The Denison Forum Podcast. He is also the chief strategist for DF Pastors, which equips pastors and church leaders to understand and transform today’s culture.

About Denison Forum

Denison Forum exists to thoughtfully engage the issues of the day from a biblical perspective through The Daily Article email newsletter and podcast, The Denison Forum Podcast, as well as many books and additional resources.

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