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Remember the resurrection

By Dave Henning / July 24, 2015

“Lord . . . if you had been here, my brother would not have died.  But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.”- John 11:21-22 Mark Batterson states in Chapter 23 of The Grave Robber that many Christians only remember Christ’s resurrection at Easter.  The other 364 days they live […]

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Good eye, bad eye

By Dave Henning / July 16, 2015

“Your eye is the lamp of your body.  When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light; but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness.”- Luke 11:34 In Chapter 19 (“Never Say Never”) of The Grave Robber, Mark Batterson begins his discussion of Jesus’ sixth miracle in the gospel […]

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Try the other side!

By Dave Henning / July 9, 2015

As Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 15 of The Grave Robber, he comments on an eighth miracle, the miraculous catch of fish (John 21:1-14) , tucked away at the end of John’s gospel.  This miracle followed Jesus’ resurrection. The disciples had been fishing all night without luck.  Then Jesus told them to try the other side […]

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Enduring dark times

By Dave Henning / June 2, 2015

Today Charles Stanley completes his presentation of five reasons why the Lord allow us to experience enduring dark times. 2.  To prepare you.  Dr. Stanley notes that throughout Joseph’s thirteen years of enduring dark times in Egypt, God positioned him perfectly and spiritually for what would come next.  Dr. Stanley explains that is true for […]

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Promises, promises!

By Dave Henning / May 24, 2015

“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises . . .”- 2 Peter 1:3-4 As Charles Stanley continues Chapter 5 of […]

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Actively expressing faith

By Dave Henning / May 23, 2015

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.  You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”- Hebrews 10:35-36 In Chapter 5 (“Claiming God’s Promises: Actively Expressing Faith in the Delays”) of Waiting on God, Charles Stanley emphatically states […]

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Strongholds in our lives

By Dave Henning / May 13, 2015

In Chapter 3 of Waiting on God, Charles Stanley builds on God’s testing of Abraham by asking the following question: Who or what is on the throne of your heart?  Idolatry is a stronghold that stealthily slips into our lives.  We may not even be aware it has taken hold.  Dr. Stanley asks three questions […]

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Anticipated blessing

By Dave Henning / May 12, 2015

Charles Stanley continues Chapter 3 of Waiting on God as he concludes his discussion of Abraham’s responses to God’s promises. 2.  The temptation to speed the plan along.  Especially when the anticipated blessing is important to us, time has a way of wearing on even the strongest faith.  The temptation to take matters into our […]

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When God sifts us

By Dave Henning / May 5, 2015

“Delay never thwarts God’s purpose; rather, it polishes His instrument.”- Victor Raymond Edman Today Charles Stanley concludes his discussion of five lessons we can learn while expectantly waiting on God. 2.  To value God’s timing.  Dr. Stanley defines God’s timing as “a tool God [uses] to effectively carry out His will and build dedication to […]

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Holding on

By Dave Henning / April 13, 2015

“So we must not tire of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up.  Therefore, as we have opportunity, we must work for the good of all, especially for those who belong to the household of faith.”- Galatians 6:9-10 In Chapter 6 of How Can I Possibly Forgive?, […]

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Big Hurts- Bigger God

By Dave Henning / April 5, 2015

“See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.”- Hebrews 12:15 As Sara Horn concludes Chapter 3 of How Can I Possibly Forgive?, she notes that Abraham had a heart change in his relationship with Lot.  Previously, when […]

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Training for gratitude

By Dave Henning / March 18, 2015

“For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.”- Romans 1:21 “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”- Thornton Wilder As John Ortberg concludes Chapter […]

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