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Our ordinary acts of love

By Dave Henning / May 8, 2022

“We don’t know and aren’t responsible for the results, but realizing the extraordinary things God can do with our ordinary acts of love, we need to always choose love.  We plant the seed and water the seed, but God makes it grow.”- Kyle Idleman Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 12 of One At a Time with […]

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Smacking you in the mouth – life

By Dave Henning / May 7, 2022

“When you decide you want to change, to make progress, to do something great, life has a way of smacking you in the mouth.  When it does, don’t forget that it happened to Jesus too, and remember what he did: he got alone so he could abide in the Father.”- Kyle Idleman “But the crowds […]

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Share one meal at a time

By Dave Henning / May 6, 2022

“In the Gospels . . . sharing a meal created opportunities for unity and connecting with people who are different.  There’s something that happens when we share one meal at a time with one person at a time.”- Kyle Idleman In Chapter 11 (“One Meal At a Time”) of One At a Time, Kyle Idleman […]

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Spiritual smokescreen – keep God distant

By Dave Henning / May 5, 2022

“Don’t be surprised if the person asks questions designed to take the focus off them.  Most of the time, those questions are a spiritual smokescreen.  It’s a way of keeping God at a distance.  When I hear those questions, I often think a breakthrough is coming.”- Kyle Idleman “Then, leaving her water jar, the woman […]

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Rabbit Hole Christianity

By Dave Henning / May 4, 2022

“Christians spend so much of their time with their Christian friends and at church events.  I’ve heard that called ‘Rabbit Hole Christianity’ because the only time Christians are around non-Christians is when they pop out of their Christian hole and make a mad dash to some other Christian event.  We need to get close to […]

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Influence comes through conversations

By Dave Henning / May 3, 2022

“Influence comes through conversations.  Jesus knew this.  The Bible records Jesus speaking to crowds only fifteen times, but having forty one-on-one conversations.  If we let fear stop us, we will miss out on the impact God intends for us to have.”- Kyle Idleman “Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the […]

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The greatest challenge of love

By Dave Henning / May 2, 2022

“Loving people who are hard to love is difficult because it’s true love; we unconditionally give, knowing we will receive nothing in exchange.  It’s love’s greatest challenge. but that’s exactly what Jesus asks of us.”- Kyle Idleman Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 9 of One At a Time with a wry observation about greeting cards.  Pastor […]

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What his heart felt, his hand touched

By Dave Henning / May 1, 2022

“Jesus could have healed [the leper] without touching him, but Jesus wasn’t just healing him of leprosy. . . .  He had to cure this leper of feeling unwanted, so he reached out and touched someone who was considered untouchable and unlovable.  What his heart felt, his hand touched.”- Kyle Idleman “Jesus reached out his […]

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Their point of deepest need

By Dave Henning / April 30, 2022

“Jesus loved with a limitless love.  He loved everyone, even — perhaps especially — those who were hard to love.  His love was conveyed through more than words.  He tangibly expressed his love by meeting people at their point of deepest need.”- Kyle Idleman “When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him.  […]

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Speak words of affection

By Dave Henning / April 29, 2022

“We need to speak words of affection. . . .  What comes out of your mouth is a reflection of what’s gone into your heart.  So, if you struggle to speak loving words of affection, focus on ingesting the loving words of affection God has spoken to you.”- Kyle Idleman “A good man brings good […]

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Speak words of life – like Jesus

By Dave Henning / April 28, 2022

“Our worlds are created by the words spoken to us, and with our words we create the world around us.  We have the power to speak life or death.  We need to be like Jesus and speak words of life.”- Kyle Idleman “Therefore, I tell you, her sins, which are many are forgiven — for […]

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God hardwired the power of words

By Dave Henning / April 27, 2022

“God spoke the universe into existence.  From the beginning, words had the power of life. . . .  Satan used words to bring death where there was life and darkness where there was light.  What’s interesting is that the serpent’s words weren’t true but that didn’t keep them from having power.  God hardwired the power […]

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