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      Overcoming weakness

      By Dave Henning / July 28, 2012

      In Chapter 9 of Overcoming, Pastor Steve Mays, who has had multiple surgeries over the years with resultant agonizing pain, proclaims that when God desires to do something unbelievable in our life, He often will bring us to “a place of difficulty in which things do not make sense.”  In the time of transition following […]

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        Overcoming fear- Part 2

        By Dave Henning / July 27, 2012

        The second eternal perspective on overcoming fear presented by Pastor Mays is based on the very familiar words of Romans 8:28- “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Beset by adversity and in the midst of our […]

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          Overcoming fear

          By Dave Henning / July 27, 2012

          Pastor Steve Mays presents 3 eternal perspectives on conquering fear in Chapter 3 of his book Overcoming.  The first of the perspectives is that God will hold us together.  As a result of his Damascus Road experience, St. Paul knew with certainty that God had delivered him, always was with him and was working on his […]

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            Our Damascus Road experience

            By Dave Henning / July 25, 2012

            Past Steve Mays presents key principles to overcoming depression in Chapter 3 of Overcoming.  The first key is that God gives us a new start, just as He gave St. Paul on the Damascus Road. The author explains: “What is so exciting for me is that God has a marvelous plan for each of us […]

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              Broken Hallelujahs

              By Dave Henning / July 24, 2012

              It is a Saturday morning in the spring of 1979.  My course work for a master’s degree in learning disabilities complete, I enter a lecture hall at Chicago State University to take my written exams.  Three questions.  One hour allotted for each.  No clue what I’ll be asked.  I’m handed the first question and proceed […]

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                Best view of suffering- mirror or window?

                By Dave Henning / July 23, 2012

                In Chapter 2 (“Overcoming Suffering”) of Overcoming, Steve Mays contrasts the two responses we choose to suffering by using the analogies of a mirror and a window. With a mirror: 1.  all we see is ourselves 2.  we see our pain and problems as well as the corresponding offense 3.  we are oblivious to God […]

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                  Conquering discouragement and difficulty

                  By Dave Henning / July 22, 2012

                  Continuing his discussion of discouragement in Chapter 1 of Overcoming, Pastor Steve Mays presents 4 key truths that are enabled by walking in God’s light (a clear conscience): 1.  When our conscience is pure before God, we choose to believe that God is bigger than any problems we are experiencing. 2.  We have the flexibility […]

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                    Overcoming discouragement

                    By Dave Henning / July 22, 2012

                    In his introduction to Chapter 1 of Overcoming: Discover How to Rise Above and Beyond Overwhelming Circumstances in Life, Pastor Steve Mays notes that Joni Eareckson Tada describes discouragement as a handicap that no one sees.  Specifically, those who have not been through a ministry downsizing or position loss most likely cannot perceive our struggles […]

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                      Overcoming bitterness

                      By Dave Henning / July 20, 2012

                      In Total Forgiveness, R. T. Kendall tells the story of how Nelson Mandela emerged from his 27 years of imprisonment without becoming bitter.  Nelson Mandela realized that bitterness would only hurt himself, and then revealed the key to overcoming his negativity: “If you hate, you will give them your heart and mind.  Don’t give those […]

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                        Playing God

                        By Dave Henning / July 20, 2012

                        R. T. Kendall begins Chapter 4 of Total Forgiveness with a quote from William Perkins (1558-1602), an Elizabethan Puritan: “Don’t believe the devil, even when he tells the truth.”  Rev. Kendall then applies that quote to Jesus’ command not to judge (Luke 6:37).  When Jesus is telling us not to judge, he is not telling […]

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                          A sure sign of forgiveness

                          By Dave Henning / July 19, 2012

                          In Chapter 3 (“The Lord’s Prayer and Forgiveness”) of Total Forgiveness, R. T. Kendall describes the first step in the forgiveness process: “We must begin by not judging.  It is not for us to judge another’s motives.  Reserving judgment for God alone shows that we are already beginning to forgive.” Rev. Kendall goes on to […]

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                            What total forgiveness is

                            By Dave Henning / July 18, 2012

                            Rev. R. T. Kendall discusses what total forgiveness is and is not in Chapter 1 of his book Total Forgiveness, presenting 10 characteristics for each of the two aspects.  The 10 concepts describing what forgiveness is not are very similar to the true-false quiz assessing one’s forgiveness belief system discussed by Dr. David Stoops in […]

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                            About the author

                              Dave Henning

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                                Overcoming weakness

                                By Dave Henning / July 28, 2012

                                In Chapter 9 of Overcoming, Pastor Steve Mays, who has had multiple surgeries over the years with resultant agonizing pain, proclaims that when God desires to do something unbelievable in our life, He often will bring us to “a place of difficulty in which things do not make sense.”  In the time of transition following […]

                                Share

                                  Overcoming fear- Part 2

                                  By Dave Henning / July 27, 2012

                                  The second eternal perspective on overcoming fear presented by Pastor Mays is based on the very familiar words of Romans 8:28- “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Beset by adversity and in the midst of our […]

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                                    Overcoming fear

                                    By Dave Henning / July 27, 2012

                                    Pastor Steve Mays presents 3 eternal perspectives on conquering fear in Chapter 3 of his book Overcoming.  The first of the perspectives is that God will hold us together.  As a result of his Damascus Road experience, St. Paul knew with certainty that God had delivered him, always was with him and was working on his […]

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                                      Our Damascus Road experience

                                      By Dave Henning / July 25, 2012

                                      Past Steve Mays presents key principles to overcoming depression in Chapter 3 of Overcoming.  The first key is that God gives us a new start, just as He gave St. Paul on the Damascus Road. The author explains: “What is so exciting for me is that God has a marvelous plan for each of us […]

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                                        Broken Hallelujahs

                                        By Dave Henning / July 24, 2012

                                        It is a Saturday morning in the spring of 1979.  My course work for a master’s degree in learning disabilities complete, I enter a lecture hall at Chicago State University to take my written exams.  Three questions.  One hour allotted for each.  No clue what I’ll be asked.  I’m handed the first question and proceed […]

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                                          Best view of suffering- mirror or window?

                                          By Dave Henning / July 23, 2012

                                          In Chapter 2 (“Overcoming Suffering”) of Overcoming, Steve Mays contrasts the two responses we choose to suffering by using the analogies of a mirror and a window. With a mirror: 1.  all we see is ourselves 2.  we see our pain and problems as well as the corresponding offense 3.  we are oblivious to God […]

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                                            Conquering discouragement and difficulty

                                            By Dave Henning / July 22, 2012

                                            Continuing his discussion of discouragement in Chapter 1 of Overcoming, Pastor Steve Mays presents 4 key truths that are enabled by walking in God’s light (a clear conscience): 1.  When our conscience is pure before God, we choose to believe that God is bigger than any problems we are experiencing. 2.  We have the flexibility […]

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                                              Overcoming discouragement

                                              By Dave Henning / July 22, 2012

                                              In his introduction to Chapter 1 of Overcoming: Discover How to Rise Above and Beyond Overwhelming Circumstances in Life, Pastor Steve Mays notes that Joni Eareckson Tada describes discouragement as a handicap that no one sees.  Specifically, those who have not been through a ministry downsizing or position loss most likely cannot perceive our struggles […]

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                                                Overcoming bitterness

                                                By Dave Henning / July 20, 2012

                                                In Total Forgiveness, R. T. Kendall tells the story of how Nelson Mandela emerged from his 27 years of imprisonment without becoming bitter.  Nelson Mandela realized that bitterness would only hurt himself, and then revealed the key to overcoming his negativity: “If you hate, you will give them your heart and mind.  Don’t give those […]

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                                                  Playing God

                                                  By Dave Henning / July 20, 2012

                                                  R. T. Kendall begins Chapter 4 of Total Forgiveness with a quote from William Perkins (1558-1602), an Elizabethan Puritan: “Don’t believe the devil, even when he tells the truth.”  Rev. Kendall then applies that quote to Jesus’ command not to judge (Luke 6:37).  When Jesus is telling us not to judge, he is not telling […]

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                                                    A sure sign of forgiveness

                                                    By Dave Henning / July 19, 2012

                                                    In Chapter 3 (“The Lord’s Prayer and Forgiveness”) of Total Forgiveness, R. T. Kendall describes the first step in the forgiveness process: “We must begin by not judging.  It is not for us to judge another’s motives.  Reserving judgment for God alone shows that we are already beginning to forgive.” Rev. Kendall goes on to […]

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                                                      What total forgiveness is

                                                      By Dave Henning / July 18, 2012

                                                      Rev. R. T. Kendall discusses what total forgiveness is and is not in Chapter 1 of his book Total Forgiveness, presenting 10 characteristics for each of the two aspects.  The 10 concepts describing what forgiveness is not are very similar to the true-false quiz assessing one’s forgiveness belief system discussed by Dr. David Stoops in […]

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