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Never lose a holy curiosity

By Dave Henning / April 18, 2019

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Curiosity has its own reason for existence.  One cannot help be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.  It is enough if one tries to merely comprehend a little of this mystery every day.  Never lose a […]

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True litmus test of spiritual maturity

By Dave Henning / April 17, 2019

“The true litmus test of spiritual maturity isn’t how much you know.  It’s knowing how much you don’t know.  It’s coming to terms with the fact that God is not an object of knowledge as much as He is a cause of wonder.  and that sanctified sense of wonder fuels a holy curiosity to keep […]

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Educated beyond the level of our obedience

By Dave Henning / April 16, 2019

“The truth is that most of us are already educated beyond the level of our obedience.  We learn more and do less, thinking all the while that we’re growing spiritually.”- Mark Batterson “Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says.”- James 1:22 (NIV) Mark Batterson concluded Chapter 5 […]

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And they believe in the Christ

By Dave Henning / April 15, 2019

“I came up poor.  My mother only had a fourth-grade education.  My dad didn’t have any education at all.  But they were very structured.  They worked hard.  You know, they didn’t complain.  They didn’t murmur.  And they believe in the Christ.”- Evander Holyfield “That (godliness) is why we labor and strive, because we have put […]

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Rediscovery – the dogma is the drama

By Dave Henning / April 14, 2019

“It is the neglect of dogma that makes for dullness.  The Christian faith is the most exciting drama that ever staggered the imagination of man — the dogma is the drama.”- Dorothy Sayers, Creed or Chaos? (1995) Mark Batterson continues Chapter 5 of Primal as he observes that we read familiar Bible stories with old […]

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Scripture in a single word: kaleidoscopic

By Dave Henning / April 13, 2019

“If I were to describe Scripture in a single word, it would be kaleidoscopic.  You can read the same verse on different occasions and it will speak to you in totally different ways. . . .  [The Holy Spirit’s] illumination of Scripture is based on His intimate knowledge of your personality, your circumstances, your dreams, […]

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Out of tune with God’s voice

By Dave Henning / April 13, 2019

“Until you hear the voice of God, you won’t be able to sing His song?  Why?  Because you’re out of  tune.  That’s how we get stuck in sinful habits and negative cycles and destructive patterns.  But when you open the Bible and really hear the voice of God . . . your life begins to […]

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Suffering from spiritual somnambulism

By Dave Henning / April 12, 2019

“I wonder how many of us suffer from some sort of spiritual somnambulism.  Our eyes are open, but the vacant look reveals an empty soul.  At best we’re half awake.  And just like the physical condition, we’re unaware of our spiritual condition until someone or something wakes us up.”- Mark Batterson “Your life is a […]

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Sit round it — pick blackberries

By Dave Henning / April 11, 2019

“Earth’s crammed with heaven,/ And every common bush afire with God;/ But only he who sees, takes off his shoes,/ The rest sit round it, and pluck blackberries.”- Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh “Ears that hear and eyes that see — the LORD has made them both.”- Proverbs 20:12 Mark Batterson continues Chapter 4 of […]

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Silence – one of the soul’s love languages

By Dave Henning / April 10, 2019

“We need those (thirty minutes of silence in heaven) moments of silence on this side of the space-time continuum too.  It’s one way we nurture a sense of wonder.  Blaise Pascal, the seventeenth-century French philosopher, went so far as to say, ‘All of man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a […]

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A soul that hallows God

By Dave Henning / April 9, 2019

“If loving God with all our heart means a heart that breaks for the things of God, then loving God with all our soul means a soul full of wonder, a soul flooded with the glory of God, a soul awed by beauty and majesty, a soul that hallows God above all else.”- Mark Batterson […]

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Our litmus test for worship

By Dave Henning / April 8, 2019

“What if  . . . our litmus test for worship was a heart that breaks for the things that break the heart of God?  What if we saw compassion as a form of worship?  Worship without words.  Worship beyond words?”- Mark Batterson “It’s more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor […]

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