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    Admonishment = high-octane encouragement

    By Dave Henning / March 13, 2020

    “Admonishment is high-octane encouragement.  The word literally means ‘putting in mind.’  To admonish is to deposit truth into a person’s thoughts.  Above all, admonishment is truth spoken into a difficult circumstance.  It inserts the chlorine tablet of veracity into the algae of difficulty.”- Max Lucado “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching […]

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      Never called to redeem the world

      By Dave Henning / March 12, 2020

      “We are never called to redeem the world. ‘Savior of humanity’ is not on your job description or mine.  Encourage, correct, applaud, and admonish?  By all means.  But save the world?  In no way.  There is only one Messiah and one throne.  He isn’t you, and the throne isn’t yours.”- Max Lucado “Finally, you should […]

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        Jesus shared truth, offered grace

        By Dave Henning / March 11, 2020

        “Jesus shared truth but graciously.  Jesus offered grace but truthfully.  Grace and truth.  Acceptance seeks to offer both.”- Max Lucado “Then all of you can join together in one voice, giving grace and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that […]

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          Your Levi = your opposite you

          By Dave Henning / March 10, 2020

          “Your Levi is your ‘opposite you.’  ‘Opposite yous’ can drain your joy bank.  There is a tension, an awkwardness.  Anger — low grade or high flame — can flare.  Inability to manage the relationship can lead to isolation, prejudice, and bigotry.”- Max Lucado “Later, as Jesus left the town, he saw a tax collector named […]

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            UnScrooged from stinginess

            By Dave Henning / March 9, 2020

            “You’ve been UnScrooged from stinginess enough times to know the easiest way to make yourself smile is to make someone else smile first.”- Max Lucado “Whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.  And whoever desires to be first among you , let him be your slave — just as the […]

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              Quiet servants – the supporting cast

              By Dave Henning / March 8, 2020

              “Quiet servants.  The supporting cast of the kingdom of God.  They seek to do what is right. . . .  They embody this verse: ‘For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.’ (Galatians 5:13.”- Max Lucado In Chapter […]

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                Boomerang effect – the act of praying for others

                By Dave Henning / March 7, 2020

                “The act of praying for others has a boomerang effect.  It allows us to shift the burden we carry for others to the shoulders of God. . . .  Impossible burdens are made bearable because we pray about them. . . .  Don’t let the difficulties of life suck you under.  Give them to God […]

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                  Under attack – someone you know

                  By Dave Henning / March 6, 2020

                  “Someone you know is under attack.  You may not know what to say.  You may not have resources to help.  But you have this: you have prayer.”- Max Lucado “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.  The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great […]

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                    Greet one another for your sake – and theirs!

                    By Dave Henning / March 5, 2020

                    “Greet one another for your sake.  Experience the joy of showing people they matter.  Greet one another for their sake.  What is small to you may be large to them.  Most of all, greet one another for Jesus’ sake.”- Max Lucado Max Lucado concludes Chapter 5 of How Happiness Happens as he observes that a […]

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                      Social media – taking rage to a new level

                      By Dave Henning / March 4, 2020

                      “Social media takes rage to a new level.  The online banter blisters and bruises.  Words we might never say to a person’s face, we feel safe to post on the internet.  Rudeness has reached the point where we can all relate to the sign I saw in a medical lab: ‘If you are grouchy, rude, […]

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                        Gift to humanity from God – not us!

                        By Dave Henning / March 3, 2020

                        “We are not God’s gift to humanity.  He loves us and indwells us and has great plans for us.  God can use each of us, but he doesn’t need any of us.  We are valuable but not indispensable.  We are the ax, the saw, the rod, and the cane.”- Max Lucado “Can an ax boast […]

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                          A slippery slope = self-promotion

                          By Dave Henning / March 2, 2020

                          “It’s a slippery slope, this thing of self-promotion.  What begins as a desire to serve Christ metastasizes into an act of impressing people.  When this happens, gifted Marthas become miserable mumblers.”- Max Lucado As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha […]

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                            Admonishment = high-octane encouragement

                            By Dave Henning / March 13, 2020

                            “Admonishment is high-octane encouragement.  The word literally means ‘putting in mind.’  To admonish is to deposit truth into a person’s thoughts.  Above all, admonishment is truth spoken into a difficult circumstance.  It inserts the chlorine tablet of veracity into the algae of difficulty.”- Max Lucado “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching […]

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                              Never called to redeem the world

                              By Dave Henning / March 12, 2020

                              “We are never called to redeem the world. ‘Savior of humanity’ is not on your job description or mine.  Encourage, correct, applaud, and admonish?  By all means.  But save the world?  In no way.  There is only one Messiah and one throne.  He isn’t you, and the throne isn’t yours.”- Max Lucado “Finally, you should […]

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                                Jesus shared truth, offered grace

                                By Dave Henning / March 11, 2020

                                “Jesus shared truth but graciously.  Jesus offered grace but truthfully.  Grace and truth.  Acceptance seeks to offer both.”- Max Lucado “Then all of you can join together in one voice, giving grace and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that […]

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                                  Your Levi = your opposite you

                                  By Dave Henning / March 10, 2020

                                  “Your Levi is your ‘opposite you.’  ‘Opposite yous’ can drain your joy bank.  There is a tension, an awkwardness.  Anger — low grade or high flame — can flare.  Inability to manage the relationship can lead to isolation, prejudice, and bigotry.”- Max Lucado “Later, as Jesus left the town, he saw a tax collector named […]

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                                    UnScrooged from stinginess

                                    By Dave Henning / March 9, 2020

                                    “You’ve been UnScrooged from stinginess enough times to know the easiest way to make yourself smile is to make someone else smile first.”- Max Lucado “Whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.  And whoever desires to be first among you , let him be your slave — just as the […]

                                    Share

                                      Quiet servants – the supporting cast

                                      By Dave Henning / March 8, 2020

                                      “Quiet servants.  The supporting cast of the kingdom of God.  They seek to do what is right. . . .  They embody this verse: ‘For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.’ (Galatians 5:13.”- Max Lucado In Chapter […]

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                                        Boomerang effect – the act of praying for others

                                        By Dave Henning / March 7, 2020

                                        “The act of praying for others has a boomerang effect.  It allows us to shift the burden we carry for others to the shoulders of God. . . .  Impossible burdens are made bearable because we pray about them. . . .  Don’t let the difficulties of life suck you under.  Give them to God […]

                                        Share

                                          Under attack – someone you know

                                          By Dave Henning / March 6, 2020

                                          “Someone you know is under attack.  You may not know what to say.  You may not have resources to help.  But you have this: you have prayer.”- Max Lucado “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.  The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great […]

                                          Share

                                            Greet one another for your sake – and theirs!

                                            By Dave Henning / March 5, 2020

                                            “Greet one another for your sake.  Experience the joy of showing people they matter.  Greet one another for their sake.  What is small to you may be large to them.  Most of all, greet one another for Jesus’ sake.”- Max Lucado Max Lucado concludes Chapter 5 of How Happiness Happens as he observes that a […]

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                                              Social media – taking rage to a new level

                                              By Dave Henning / March 4, 2020

                                              “Social media takes rage to a new level.  The online banter blisters and bruises.  Words we might never say to a person’s face, we feel safe to post on the internet.  Rudeness has reached the point where we can all relate to the sign I saw in a medical lab: ‘If you are grouchy, rude, […]

                                              Share

                                                Gift to humanity from God – not us!

                                                By Dave Henning / March 3, 2020

                                                “We are not God’s gift to humanity.  He loves us and indwells us and has great plans for us.  God can use each of us, but he doesn’t need any of us.  We are valuable but not indispensable.  We are the ax, the saw, the rod, and the cane.”- Max Lucado “Can an ax boast […]

                                                Share

                                                  A slippery slope = self-promotion

                                                  By Dave Henning / March 2, 2020

                                                  “It’s a slippery slope, this thing of self-promotion.  What begins as a desire to serve Christ metastasizes into an act of impressing people.  When this happens, gifted Marthas become miserable mumblers.”- Max Lucado As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha […]

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