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Inside out, not outside in

By Dave Henning / May 24, 2014

“Are you tired?  Worn out?  Burned out on religion?  Come to me.  Get away with me and you’ll recover your life.  I’ll show you how to take a real rest.  Walk with me and work with me- watch how I do it.  Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.  I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting […]

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Yada, yada, yada

By Dave Henning / May 23, 2014

“O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.  You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.  You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.  Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord.  You […]

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Knowledge vs. intimacy

By Dave Henning / May 22, 2014

“If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not know as he ought to know.  But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.”- 1 Corinthians 8:2-3 In Chapter 3 (“Knowledge about Him or Intimacy with Him”) of Not a Fan, author Kyle Idleman discusses Luke’s account of Jesus’ invitation to eat at […]

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From darkness to light

By Dave Henning / May 21, 2014

Nicodemus, who had gone to him (Jesus) before, and who was one of them (Sanhedrin), said to them, “Does our law first judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?”  They replied, “Are you from Galilee too?”- John 7:50-52 As Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 2 of Not a Fan, […]

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Belief and commitment- the heart and soul of faith

By Dave Henning / May 20, 2014

And he (Jesus) said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.  For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.”- Luke 9:23-24 In Chapter 2 (“A Decision or a Commitment?”) […]

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Thriving with Living Water

By Dave Henning / May 19, 2014

“He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when he heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”- Jeremiah 17:8 The most enduring memory I have of […]

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Accurately defining the relationship

By Dave Henning / May 18, 2014

“If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples.”- John 8:31 “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”- John 3:35 As Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 1 of Not a Fan, he asserts that it’s almost impossible to be objective when asked to […]

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Define the relationship

By Dave Henning / May 17, 2014

Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus is the first book written by Kyle Idleman, teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY.  His second book, Gods at War, previously was blogged and annotated on this site.  Pastor Idleman begins Chapter 1 (“D. T. R.”) of Not a Fan with what […]

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Grace

By Dave Henning / May 16, 2014

 Grace (Thomas Nelson, 2012) The full title of this book by Max Lucado is Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine.  Pastor Lucado begins with the assertion that God answers the messes of life with one word: grace.  He then defines grace as “the voice that calls us to change and then gives […]

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When hope flickers

By Dave Henning / May 15, 2014

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age.”- Titus 2:11-12 “Grace is the gift of feeling sure that our future, even our dying, is going to turn out more splendidly than […]

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The Sonshine of God’s Love

By Dave Henning / May 14, 2014

“In love he predestined us for adoption as sons, through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the beloved.”- Ephesians 1:5-6 “He meant us to see Him and live with Him and draw our life from His smile.”- A. […]

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Cascading grace

By Dave Henning / May 13, 2014

“Freely you have received, freely give.”- Mathew 10:8 (NIV) “Grace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace.”- Karl Barth In Chapter 9 (“Unscrooged Hearts”) of Grace, Max Lucado tells how bridal shop owner Amy Wells gave grace to a dying man.  That man, Jack Autry, had been hospitalized because he was in […]

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