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Our expressions of distress

By Dave Henning / September 16, 2022

“Laughter is God’s gift to us.  So are our tears.  The call the rejoice in the Lord is not negated by our expressions of distress; it is honored and made complete by them. . . .  Our displays of distress, far from dishonoring God, honor him as our Creator and Redeemer, who ‘comes to make […]

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Wipe disingenuous smiles off our faces

By Dave Henning / September 15, 2022

“The Suffering Servant invites us, in our pain, to wipe disingenuous smiles off our faces and start living honestly concerning how damaged and hurt we feel.  He commands that we be righteously angry and that we hate what is evil, even as we cling to what is good.”- Scott Sauls “Let love be genuine.  Abhor […]

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Amplified in the presence of lament – joy

By Dave Henning / September 14, 2022

“The joy of the Lord is amplified in the presence of lament.  As my close friend and colleague Russ Ramsey once said in a sermon, lament is a necessary skill in the art of rejoicing.  Lament is a skill, and rejoicing is an art form.  I like how that sounds.  Don’t you?”- Scott Sauls Scott […]

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Fully known and deeply loved

By Dave Henning / September 13, 2022

“God knows everything — even the worst, most humiliating, most devastating things about us.  We are fully known by him and deeply loved in Christ. . . .  He cannot love you more and will not love you less, and there is nothing you will ever be able to do to change that.”- Scott Sauls […]

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Deep down every hurting heart knows

By Dave Henning / September 12, 2022

“Deep down every hurting heart knows/ We need the healer. / And only Jesus is the healer.” – Healer, Casting Crowns “The final coming of Christ . . . will be, in his own time, the final denouement of God, who is the blessed controller of all things.”- 1 Timothy 6:14-15 (PHILLIPS) My hometown of […]

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Live in a pretentious fairyland?

By Dave Henning / September 11, 2022

“Denying the pain and sorrow that come with being alive is a form of hypocrisy.  It is a choice we make to distance ourselves from the truth, or at least part of the truth, and live in a pretentious fairyland.  When we do this, we cut ourselves off from what we were made for — […]

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When sin ceases to be wretched

By Dave Henning / September 10, 2022

“When sin ceases to be wretched, grace ceases to be amazing.  And when grace ceases to be amazing, things like grace, forgiveness, and then subsequent truth, beauty, holiness, and virtue cease to move us.  When this happens, we become stuck in an insurmountable rut.”- Scott Sauls “But with you there is forgiveness, that you may […]

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Church basement honesty

By Dave Henning / September 9, 2022

“Coming clean improves our relationship with God, the people we serve, and ourselves.  Church basement honesty is much more empowering and fruitful than relying on false, wishful verdicts about ourselves as we nudge God out of the picture.”- Scott Sauls “In the beginning God created man in his own image, and man has been trying […]

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A broken hallelujah – a sweet sound

By Dave Henning / September 8, 2022

“A broken hallelujah is still a hallelujah.  In the ears of God, it is a sweet sound.  Through Jesus, . . God . . . welcomes sinners and eats with them, even as he tends gently to their weary cries for mercy.  And as he welcomes them, he also empowers them to participate in his […]

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A new song in our mouths

By Dave Henning / September 7, 2022

“Not only is it within [God’s] ability to awaken and restore us to our honored place, and not only is it within his ability to put a new song in your mouths, it is also within his very nature to do so.  With resolve, he gets out of his seat and tends to us on […]

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Redeeming the voices that weary us

By Dave Henning / September 6, 2022

“Redeeming the voices that weary us requires that that volume be turned down on lies that suggest God resents us, he is ambivalent toward our sorrows, and he will not come through for us in the end.  Turning the volume down on such lies requires turning the volume up on truths that put regret, fear, […]

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Mere fine motor skills – God’s fingers

By Dave Henning / September 5, 2022

“About the work of God’s fingers. . . .  God made [the glory of creation] happen with mere fine motor skills.  We use our fingers to make notes, brush hair out of our eyes, scratch an itch, floss teeth.  But God?  God uses his fingers to create, sustain, and govern square inches as well as […]

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