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Our defining moment

By Dave Henning / October 20, 2014

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.”- 2 Corinthians 7:10 “The experience of loss does not need to be the defining moment of the story.  Instead, the defining moment can be our response to the loss.  It is not what happens to us that matters […]

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A rude awakening

By Dave Henning / October 19, 2014

In Chapter 3 (“A Desperate Moment”) of AHA, Kyle Idleman discusses the subject of a rude awakening.  He notes that one thing is certain about a rude awakening- it’s highly effective.  You are sound asleep one moment and wide awake the next.  Similarly, Pastor Idleman adds, the challenges and hardships of life also have a […]

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Open our eyes

By Dave Henning / October 18, 2014

He (Elisha) said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”  Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.”- 2 Kings 6:16 Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 6 of AHA with the third and fourth Scriptural examples of how […]

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Rising up early

By Dave Henning / October 17, 2014

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry?  Why is your face downcast?  If you do what is right, will you not be accepted?  But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.”- Genesis 4:6-7 Kyle Idleman […]

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Sound the alarm!

By Dave Henning / October 16, 2014

“And the Lord God of their fathers sent warnings to them by his messengers, rising up early and sending them because He had compassion on His people.”- 2 Chronicles 36:15 (NKJV) In Chapter 2 (“Coming to Your Senses”) of AHA, Kyle Idleman begins by discussing alarm ring tones on cell phones.  Kyle states he’s discovered […]

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Created god or Creator God?

By Dave Henning / October 15, 2014

Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 1 of AHA by sharing his discovery that many travelers are driven to the Distant Country because they are running away from a god that doesn’t exist.  They are rejecting a god of their own creation rather than trusting the true God who created them.  The choice is created god or […]

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The Distant Country

By Dave Henning / October 14, 2014

“Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God . . .”- Isaiah 59:1-2 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”- Romans 3:23 As Kyle Idleman continues Chapter […]

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Self-help vs. God’s help

By Dave Henning / October 13, 2014

AHA: Awakening. Honesty. Action. is the most recent book by Kyle Idleman, teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY.  He states that we draw closer to God and change our lives for good by awakening to the reality of our true spiritual condition, assessing ourselves and our need for Jesus with raw honesty, […]

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At the foot of the Cross

By Dave Henning / October 12, 2014

In their conclusion to Chapter 11 of Missing Jesus, Charles and Janet Morris emphasize that just as Jesus personally opened up the Scriptures to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, He personally will open them up to us.  Both then and now, Jesus is the great truth-bearer, causing a realization in our hearts […]

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Come just as you are

By Dave Henning / October 11, 2014

Charles and Janet Morris continue their discussion of prayer in Chapter 11 of Missing Jesus by stating that Jesus not only promises to handle our problems, He also delivers us out of our small world of immediate concerns and brings us to a more expansive realm.  Our dark anti-gospel thoughts are brought into the light […]

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A conversation with Jesus

By Dave Henning / October 10, 2014

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”- Revelation 3:20 In Chapter 11 (“How Not to Miss Jesus”) , the concluding chapter of Missing Jesus, authors Charles and Janet Morris discuss the subject of […]

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Present sufferings- ultimate hope

By Dave Henning / October 9, 2014

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed in us.”- Romans 8:18 “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.”- Isaiah 60:1 Charles and Janet Morris begin Chapter 10 (“The Dawn of […]

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