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The great dilemma

By Dave Henning / October 6, 2014

Authors Charles and Janet Morris begin Chapter 6 (“The Great Dilemma”) of Missing Jesus with a favorite story an avid golfing friend of theirs likes to tell.  One day, as the friend teed off, the ball went sailing into the rough.  The friend was startled to hear a loud, raspy voice behind him say, “Oh, […]

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The verdict before the performance

By Dave Henning / October 5, 2014

“They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.”- romans 2:15 “We’re in to stay because we’re in him to stay.”- Janet Morris As Charles and Janet Morris conclude Chapter 4 of Missing Jesus, they note that, […]

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The monster of uncertainty

By Dave Henning / October 4, 2014

“Even though I have become somebody, I still have to prove that I am somebody.  My struggle has never ended and I guess it never will.”- Madonna “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this […]

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From darkness to light

By Dave Henning / October 3, 2014

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined.”- Isaiah 9:2 In Chapter 3 (“The Work of One Who Lives”) of Missing Jesus, Charles and Janet Morris tell the story of their friend, Fletcher Matandika.  Fletcher was sent by […]

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More than meets the eye

By Dave Henning / October 2, 2014

“I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you.  Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me.  Because I live, you also will live.”- John 14:18-19 Authors Charles and Janet Morris begin Chapter 3 of Missing Jesus by discussing the drug addition death […]

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The Father’s Song

By Dave Henning / October 1, 2014

“And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.”- 2 Corinthians 3:3 “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”- […]

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It’s all about Jesus

By Dave Henning / September 30, 2014

In Chapter 2 (“Living in the Great Story”) of Missing Jesus, authors Charles and Janet Morris note that Charles Dickens used to release his novels chapter by chapter.  Each chapter functioned as a small magazine.  When  the last chapter was released, people would bind them together as a book. Charles and Janet add that Dickens […]

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Worship- the cure for small- worlditis

By Dave Henning / September 29, 2014

“He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for him who died for them and was raised again.”- 2 Corinthians 5:15 As authors Charles and Janet Morris continue Chapter 1 of Missing Jesus, they state that transforming our small, self-centered world into an “all about Jesus” universe requires […]

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Worthy is the Lamb

By Dave Henning / September 28, 2014

“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise.”- Revelation 5:12 As Charles and Janet Morris continue Chapter 1 (“Who is Worthy of My Life?”) of Missing Jesus, they tell of the time they were in a South Asian neighborhood of London, […]

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A small world after all

By Dave Henning / September 27, 2014

In the Introduction to Missing Jesus: Find Your Life in His Great Story, authors Charles and Janet Morris of Haven Ministries note that we decide to read a particular book based on our answer to one basic question: “What’s in it for me?”  What we don’t need, they emphasize, is another book that’s all about […]

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All In

By Dave Henning / September 26, 2014

All In (Zondervan, 2013) Prior to the September, 2014 publication of The Grave Robber, All In was Pastor Mark Batterson’s most recent book.  From the start, the author boldly asserts that “Jesus didn’t die to keep us safe.  He died to make us dangerous.”  In other words, we cannot live as if the purpose of […]

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Information or transformation?

By Dave Henning / September 25, 2014

“Grace is loving people for who they are, where they are.  It’s loving people before they change, not just after they change.  And that grace is the difference between holier and holier than thou.  Holiness, in its purest form, is irresistible.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 16 of All In by presenting an alternative […]

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