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The begats of the Bible

By Dave Henning / November 26, 2022

“The grace of God is so pervasive that even the begats of the Bible are dripping with God’s mercy.”- Timothy Keller “And Jesse begat David the king, and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Uriah.”- Matthew 1:6 (KJV) As Timothy Keller moves on in Chapter 2 of Hidden […]

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Grounding Jesus in history

By Dave Henning / November 25, 2022

“At first glance [the Christmas story] looks like the other legends. . . .  We read that and think, Another great fairy tale!  Indeed, it looks like the Christmas story is one more story pointing to these underlying realities.  But Matthew’s Gospel refutes that by grounding Jesus in history, not ‘once upon a time’. . […]

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Good advice or good news?

By Dave Henning / November 24, 2022

“The Christian Gospel . . . is first of all a message that you need to be saved . . . by what [Christ] has done. . . .  But if the biblical story begins ‘Once upon a time,’ if it is inspiring advice and not the declaration of the greatest events in history, then […]

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A God who truly understands you

By Dave Henning / November 23, 2022

“If God has really been born in a manger, then we have something no other religion even claims to have.  It’s a God who truly understands you, from the inside of your experience. . . .  Christmas shows he knows what you’re going through.  When you talk to him, he understands.”- Timothy Keller “For to […]

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A light has dawned at Christmas

By Dave Henning / November 22, 2022

“The Christmas message . . . doesn’t say from the world a light has sprung, but upon the world a light has dawned.  It has come from the outside.  There is a light outside of this world, and Jesus has brought that light to save us; indeed, he is that Light (John 8:12).”- Timothy Keller […]

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Unless Jesus is our Light

By Dave Henning / November 21, 2022

“Christmas contains many spiritual truths, but it will be hard to grasp the others unless we grasp this one first.  That is, that the world is a dark place, and we will never find our way or see reality unless Jesus is our Light.”- Timothy Keller “The people walking in darkness have seen a great […]

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Two different celebrations – Christmas

By Dave Henning / November 20, 2022

“Christmas is the only Christian holy day that is also a major secular holiday — arguably our culture’s biggest.  The result is two different celebrations. . . .  This brings some discomfort on both sides.  Many Christians can’t help but notice that more and more of the public festivities surrounding Christmas studiously avoid any references […]

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Kingdom Heroes: Building a Strong Faith. . .

By Dave Henning / November 19, 2022

Kingdom Heroes: Building a Strong Faith . . . Harvest House published Dr. Tony Evans’ book Kingdom Heroes: Building a Strong Faith That Endures in 2021.  Dr. Evans is the founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Fellowship in Dallas, Texas.  To live as a kingdom hero, Dr. Evans stresses, you need endurance based on […]

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Trusting God in the dark

By Dave Henning / November 18, 2022

“We can live out the fulfillment of [God’s] promises only when we choose to trust God, even if we have to do it in the dark.  Trusting God in the dark brings you and your present reality into the light.”- Dr. Tony Evans “And what more shall I say?  I do not have time to […]

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Choose Christ or choose the crowd

By Dave Henning / November 17, 2022

“Every serious kingdom follower eventually reaches the point where they have to choose Christ or choose the crowd.  You have to choose God or the group.  You must choose between the King or the culture. . . .  Whatever the case, your choice will reveal your faith because it will reveal your loyalty and allegiance.”- […]

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Obeying Him in the little things?

By Dave Henning / November 16, 2022

“You may be comfortable obeying Him in the little things, but you’ve never risked it all when you’ve been stuck between a rock and a hard place or he has you on the edge of a cliff.  God will show up and do miraculous things in your life if you step out in fah.”- Dr. […]

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Let my restless soul be still

By Dave Henning / November 15, 2022

“What a joy divine, / what a priceless gift, / God I’m yours and you are mine. / Let my restless soul / be still and know / I am leaning on your everlasting arms.”- Matt Maher and Lizzie Morgan, Leaning “I have said all this while I am still with you.  But the one […]

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