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      The new life – not a destination

      By Dave Henning / November 2, 2019

      ” . . . the new life is not a destination, a place you can get to and say, ‘I’m finally here.’ . . .  The new life is really less of one thing and more of another.  Even in the face of our natural predisposition to sin, we can make progress — get better […]

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        Our chase – when we reach the end

        By Dave Henning / November 1, 2019

        “But when we reach the end of our chase, weighed down by our loneliness, exhaustion, or shame, Jesus doesn’t scold or shame us.  Rather, he sits by the well and says, ‘I can . . . give you a new kind of love, joy, peace, and happiness that you can’t get from any other person […]

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          Tension between the old and new lives

          By Dave Henning / October 31, 2019

          ” . . .. until heaven Christians will always face a certain amount of tension between the old and the new lives.  The reality is there’s a constant tug-of-war between our sinful nature and God’s Spirit.  We get pulled between these forces all day long, so it’s not uncommon to land in the middle.”- Bob […]

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            Masters at living in the middle

            By Dave Henning / October 30, 2019

            “We’re masters at living in the middle — between truth and dishonesty, generosity and selfishness, restraint and indulgence, new life and old life.  But we love the middle.  The middle sounds so nice, so accommodating . . .”- Bob Merritt In Chapter 7 (“The Middle is Miserable”) of Done With That, Bob Merritt reminds us […]

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              Faithfully realigns our desires – delight in the Lord

              By Dave Henning / October 29, 2019

              “When we delight ourselves in the Lord, He faithfully realigns our desires to be more in sync with His.  Then one day we’ll wake up and realize that what we once craved no longer satisfies.  Instead, we love what God loves.”- Bob Merritt “Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is then one […]

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                Purify the stream – block negative influences

                By Dave Henning / October 28, 2019

                ” . . . we have to purify the stream.  While we can’t completely block every negative influence bombarding our minds, we need a continual flow of biblical truth and goodness flooding into our lives to counter the negative.”- Bob Merritt And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing.  Fix your thoughts on what […]

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                  Life and peace – what people want

                  By Dave Henning / October 27, 2019

                  “People want life and peace. . . .  Those who thrive have their minds set on what the Spirit desires, and those who fail give attention to what the sinful nature desires.  One mind-set leads to life and peace, while the other leads to a kind of death in our relationships, families, and careers.”- Bob […]

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                    Cultivate discerning minds – capture every thought

                    By Dave Henning / October 26, 2019

                    “You and I must cultivate discerning minds.  Like warriors in a battle, we have to capture every thought – not just one or two thoughts but every thought — and bring each into alignment with the heart and mind of Jesus.”- Bob Merritt “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the […]

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                      Faultfinding – no solution to ongoing failures

                      By Dave Henning / October 25, 2019

                      ” . . . blaming or faultfinding will never solve our present problems and ongoing failures.  At some point we have to say, ‘What that person did was hurtful.  But I will not let that person steal one more minute of my life.’  As hard as that may be, we must own whatever life we […]

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                        Your signature sin – what is it?

                        By Dave Henning / October 24, 2019

                        “So what is your signature sin?  No matter how hard you try, no matter how many times you’ve said, ‘I’m never going to do that again,’ you still keep on doing it?  What’s the destructive behavior that, when you look in the mirror after doing it, makes you shake your head and wonder . . […]

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                          Reasons for success – and failure

                          By Dave Henning / October 23, 2019

                          “Just as there are reasons for success, there are reasons for failure. . . .  The problem isn’t out there somewhere; it’s in here.  You’re the common denominator in every scenario.  It’s time to be done with doing the same things and expecting different results.”- Bob Merritt As Bob Merritt concludes Chapter 4 of Done […]

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                            A valuable tool – pain (dull or sharp)

                            By Dave Henning / October 22, 2019

                            “Pain can be a valuable tool.  It’s the all-important message alerting us to pay attention so we don’t further damage ourselves or others.  Without pain, we could even cut, burn, or damage ourselves, and not know it.  So where do you feel some pain? . . .  Whatever the cause, pain can be sharp, sending […]

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