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Sustaining grace

By Dave Henning / May 12, 2014

“Cry for help and you’ll find it’s grace and more grace.  The moment he hears, he’ll answer.”- Isaiah 30:19 (The Message) “[God] never gives a thorn without this added grace, He takes the thorn to pin aside the veil which hides His face.”- Martha Snell Nicholson Chapter 8 (“Fear Dethroned”) of Grace begins with the […]

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The shank of shame

By Dave Henning / May 11, 2014

“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”- 1 John 1:8-9 “The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.”- Augustine In […]

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Grace happens here

By Dave Henning / May 10, 2014

“Blessed be the Lord, who has not left you this day without a redeemer.”- Ruth 4:14 (ESV) “Lord, I crawled across the barrenness to you with my empty cup. . . . If I had only known you better, I’d have come running with a bucket.”- Nancy Spiegelberg Max Lucado bases Chapter 6 (“Grace on […]

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When turkeys cross our path

By Dave Henning / May 9, 2014

“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.  I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”- John 13:14-15 “If you do not transform your pain, you surely will transmit it.”- Richard Rohr In Chapter 5 (“Wet Feet”) […]

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Battle fatigue

By Dave Henning / May 8, 2014

“God’s promise arrives as a pure gift.  That’s the only way everyone can be sure to get in on it.”- Romans 4:16 (The Message) “A man whose hands are full of parcels can’t receive a gift.”- C. S. Lewis Max Lucado opens Chapter 4 (“You Can Rest Now”) of Grace with a commentary on how […]

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Take it personally

By Dave Henning / May 7, 2014

“We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”- Isaiah 53:6 “Christianity is not the sacrifice we make, but the sacrifice we trust.”- P T. Forsyth In Chapter 3 (“O Sweet Exchange”) of Grace, author Max […]

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Advocate vs. Accuser

By Dave Henning / May 6, 2014

“We will be confident when we stand before the Lord, even if our hearts condemn us.  For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.”- 1 John 3:19-20 (New Living Translation) ” . . . we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.”- 1 John 2:1 As Max Lucado concludes […]

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Heart and soul

By Dave Henning / May 5, 2014

“I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.  He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.  He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.”- Psalm […]

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Jesus stoops to conquer

By Dave Henning / May 4, 2014

“How great a God is He who gives God.”- Augustine “Grace is God loving, God stooping, God coming to the rescue, God giving himself generously in and through Jesus Christ.”- John Stott In Chapter 2 (“The God Who Stoops”) of Grace, author Max Lucado begins with the story of the woman caught in adultery (John […]

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The heart of the matter

By Dave Henning / May 3, 2014

“I’ll remove the stone heart from your body and replace it with a heart that’s God-willed, not self-willed.”- Ezekiel 36:26 (The Message) Should anyone knock at my heart and say, “Who lives here?” I should reply, “Not Martin Luther, but the Lord Jesus Christ.”- Martin Luther Max Lucado begins his book Grace: More Than We […]

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Wounded by God’s People

By Dave Henning / May 2, 2014

Wounded by God’s People (Zondervan, 2013) Author Anne Graham Lotz speaks from numerous personal experiences when she affirms that the wounds inflicted by God’s people are painful and devastating.  Even so, we can’t allow ourselves to reject the God of those who rejected us.  Basing her book on the Old Testament story of Hagar, Anne […]

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The beginning of the end?

By Dave Henning / May 1, 2014

“Don’t look back.  Something might be gaining on you.”- Satchel Paige “Love is not an affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the other person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”- C. S. Lewis, God in the Dock At the beginning of Chapter 15 (“Don’t Look Back: You Can’t Drive Forward by […]

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