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Pesky labels confront us at every turn

By Dave Henning / April 27, 2020

“I want us to reflect on how those pesky labels confront us at every turn.  No matter how prepared or prayed up we are, the enemy is like a roaring lion, seeking to devour us (1 Peter 5:8) with labels that lie.  The labels we fight don’t always come from our past; sometimes they prevent […]

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Restored after a season of loss

By Dave Henning / April 26, 2020

“Each of us needs to be restored after a season of loss. . . .  Our pain does not define us, nor is it meant to be a ball and chain that follows us until the day we die.  God is doing a new thing.  His new thing and your new name are meant to […]

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God births a beautiful new name in you

By Dave Henning / April 25, 2020

When God births a new name in you, it will be a beautiful process.  It may take time.  It may not look like you thought it would.  There my be pain along the way.  You will need helpers and encouragers.  But the birth of your new name is intensely beautiful, and the process is meant […]

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Left alone in our thoughts – a dangerous place

By Dave Henning / April 24, 2020

“Being left alone in our thoughts is a dangerous place to be.  We begin conspiring about how to manipulate people or circumstances to make our new name or calling come about instead of leaving it in God’s hands. . . .  If we’re walking with God in the newness of the Christian life, God will […]

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When people mess with our names

By Dave Henning / April 23, 2020

“When people mess with our names, they are messing with the core of who we are.  Our names are sacred identifiers.  So when others want to attack our names, they’ll have to take it up with the God who named us in the first place, and He will never back down.”- Esther Fleece Allen Esther […]

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Knowing and maintaining our new name

By Dave Henning / April 22, 2020

“Knowing and maintaining our new name is an important part of how God’s story continues for the next generation.  When we know our new name, it will help us withstand the culture that tries to rename us ‘Fools’.  We live out our new name when we listen to God and endure in a culture that […]

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Confession and repentance – a pivotal point

By Dave Henning / April 21, 2020

“It’s at the this point of confession and repentance that God gives us a new name. . . .  Many of us forget this important step in our walk with God.  We want our past to be over and done with, but God wants to give us a new name to live out of as […]

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The privilege of pursuing God for our new name

By Dave Henning / April 20, 2020

“We have the privilege of pursuing God for our new name, which comes with a responsibility to believe what He says about us.  He can give us the courage to live out of our new identity.”- Esther Fleece Allen “See, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up, do you not perceive it?  […]

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When people wrong you – defining by one action

By Dave Henning / April 19, 2020

“When people wrong us, its easy to talk about their sin as if it were their name — and a bad name at that. . . .  Yet, defining a person by a single action strips them of their person hood.  Can an entire human being — their history, fears, hopes, and future — be […]

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Create purity within our hearts

By Dave Henning / April 18, 2020

“If God can make something out of nothing and create purity within our hearts, surely He can give us a beautiful and noble new name without us performing correctly. . . .  Biblical name changes have everything to do with what God sees inside a person and the work that God does to change their […]

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Isolated incidents or the whole person?

By Dave Henning / April 17, 2020

“I struggled with David as a Bible character when I looked at his life in isolated incidents.  We tend to do this to people in our lives too.  We disqualify people because of one sin or one hurtful act instead of looking at them  as a whole person who deserves to be loved despite their […]

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A greater level of service, sacrifice

By Dave Henning / April 16, 2020

Our new names call us to a greater level of service, sacrifice, and faithfulness than our old names could handle.  It will require faith to lean into our new name even before we fully see it and understand it. . . .  Believe that God has a new name for you that is better than […]

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