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And God sang

By Dave Henning / September 12, 2014

“It’s not about what you do.  It’s about why you do what you do.  Ultimately, it’s about who you do it for.”- Mark Batterson “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.”- Westminster Shorter Catechism Mark Batterson introduces Chapter 12 (“SDG- Soli Deo Gloria”) of All In with the observation that […]

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Enough is enough!

By Dave Henning / September 11, 2014

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”- Philippians 4:13 “A failed attempt is not failing.  Failing is not trying.  If you are trying, you are succeeding.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson continues Chapter 11 of All In by emphasizing that there comes a point in our lives when enough is enough.  We know […]

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Here am I

By Dave Henning / September 10, 2014

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send?  And who will go for us?”  And I said, “Here am I.  Send me.”- Isaiah 6:8 “Do the best you can with what you have where you are.”- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson continues Chapter 11 of All In, he stresses that […]

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Our faith glasses

By Dave Henning / September 9, 2014

In Chapter 11 (“Grab Your Oxgoad”) of All In, author Mark Batterson discusses Shamgar (Judges 3:31), who killed six hundred Philistines armed only with one farm implement- an oxgoad.  Even though Shamgar only had a long stick used by a farmer to prod his animals, that didn’t stop him from doing what he could.  Pastor […]

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Dress for the miracle

By Dave Henning / September 8, 2014

“Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.”- Genesis 6:8 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”- 2 Timothy 4:7 As Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 10 of All In, he states that during a time when great wickedness prevailed on the earth, Noah stood out […]

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Unprecedented faith

By Dave Henning / September 7, 2014

“Noah did everything just as God commanded him.”- Genesis 6:22 As Mark Batterson continues Chapter 10 of All In, he theorizes that Noah must have thought that God was kidding or crazy when He called Noah to build the ark.  Because this calling was totally unprecedented, Noah didn’t even have a cognitive category for processing […]

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An act of obedience

By Dave Henning / September 6, 2014

“When your life is over, the world will ask you only one question: ‘Did you do what you were supposed to do.’ “- Korczak Ziolkowski In Chapter 10 (“Build the Ark”) of All In, author Mark Batterson begins with the story of the monument to Crazy Horse being carved out of a mountain in South […]

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The risk spectrum

By Dave Henning / September 5, 2014

As Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 9 of All In, he states that it’s important to distinguish between personality issues and spiritual issues.  Although all of us land at different places on the risk spectrum, we’re not exempt from taking risks simply because we aren’t natural risk takers.  For example, in regard to spiritual gifts, even […]

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Choose a dictator

By Dave Henning / September 4, 2014

Author Mark Batterson continues Chapter 9 of All In by differentiating between two basic types of people- those who ask why and those who ask why not.  Why not people go all out and look for God-ordained opportunities.  Why people look for excuses and are afraid of making mistakes. Pastor Batterson believes we’ve conveniently forgotten […]

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Going all out

By Dave Henning / September 3, 2014

“Saul was staying on the outskirts of Gibeah under a pomegranate tree in Migron.  With him were about six hundred men.”- 1 Samuel 14:2 “Sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage.”- from the movie We Bought a Zoo Mark Batterson begins Chapter 9 (“Climb the Cliff”) of All In with the bold […]

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The Finch Whisperer

By Dave Henning / September 2, 2014

I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.”- Isaiah 49:16 “Put everything in God’s hand and eventually you’ll see God’s hand in everything.”- Author unknown After Erling Kjelland returned home to Chicago following his service in the U. S. Navy during World War II, his wife presented him with two blue parakeets.  That […]

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Rim huggers

By Dave Henning / September 1, 2014

“Eternity will not be long enough to learn all He is, or to praise Him for all He has done.”- A. W. Tozer (The Pursuit of God, 2008) In Chapter 8 (“Rim Huggers”) of All In, author Mark Batterson tells of the time he hiked the Grand Canyon rim to rim with his son, Parker.  […]

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