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God satisfied every demand of justice

By Dave Henning / October 21, 2018

“God never compromised his standard.  He satisfied every demand of justice. Yet he also gratified the longing of love.  Too just to overlook our sin, too loving to dismiss us, he place our sin on his Son and punished it there.”- Max Lucado “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I […]

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A deep-down ache — made for more

By Dave Henning / January 13, 2018

“I . . . think . . . we all have a deep-down ache that we were made for more.  We yearn to be whole. . . . “- Ann Swindell “You who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our […]

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Do the next right thing – knowing what you ought to do

By Dave Henning / December 15, 2017

“Do the next right thing  you know you ought to do. . . . Nothing will drive you into the Kingdom of God like trying to do the next thing that is right. . . because you will need help, and you will get it, because that’s where God is (emphasis author’s).”- Dallas Willard John […]

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Let your faith change your circumstances

By Dave Henning / September 6, 2017

“Don’t let your circumstances change your faith; let your faith change your circumstances.  Remember, visions make leaders passionate, but thorns keep them authentic.”- Os Hillman Today Os Hillman concludes Chapter 11 of The Joseph Calling.  First, he stresses that, at some point, everyone comes to a place where they know and experience what they believe.  […]

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If you don’t pick up your cross

By Dave Henning / September 4, 2017

“If you don’t pick up your cross, you will be crushed by it.”- Jim Caviezal, actor, Passion of the Christ In Chapter 11 (“Stage Four: The Cross”) of The Joseph Calling, Os Hillman asserts that every leader must experience the cross through betrayal.  Specifically, Os refers to betrayal as God’s graduate course for leaders.  Yet, […]

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A personal encounter with the cross

By Dave Henning / December 20, 2016

“To be a follower of the Crucified means, sooner or later, a personal encounter with the cross.  And the cross always entails loss.”- Elisabeth Elliot, These Strange Ashes, 1998 “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place . . . And who know but […]

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Grace waits in broken places

By Dave Henning / December 19, 2016

“Grace waits in broken places. . . . Grace seeps through the broken places and seeps into the lowest places, a balm for wounds.”- Ann Voskamp Ann Voskamp concludes Chapter 14 of The Broken Way by observing that some wounds so twist and form us.  In the process, they become much more painful and deeper than […]

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Pick up your cross

By Dave Henning / December 6, 2016

“Pick up your cross.  It’s the only way you or anyone else can know a resurrection.”- Ann Voskamp Ann Voskamp complete Chapter 10 of The Broken Way by stating that suffering’s present around every corner.  Furthermore, suffering lurks in every act of love.  As a result, in order to bear love out into the world, […]

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How long, O Lord?

By Dave Henning / August 7, 2016

“How long, O Lord?  Will you forget me forever?”- Psalm 13:1 Dr. Wayne Stiles continues Chapter 2 of Waiting on God by noting that the psalmist’s question sounds almost heretical- except it came from King David.  Furthermore, Dr. Stiles stresses, “this is how David felt, but it isn’t what he believed.” We often feel this […]

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Scripture’s Rosetta Stone

By Dave Henning / June 26, 2016

Mark Batterson continues his discussion of Romans 8:28 in Chapter 21 of If by referring to that verse as Scripture’s Rosetta Stone: “The twenty-eighth verse of the eighth chapter of Romans is the Rosetta stone of Scripture.  Without it, much of life makes no sense whatsoever.  With it, we’re able to decipher our experiences.” In […]

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A new creation

By Dave Henning / May 27, 2016

“You are a new creation, but sometimes it takes time for your new nature to become second nature.”- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 3 of If, he offers encouragement that it is never too late for you to be what you might have been.  God still can roll away your if only regrets.  […]

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The cost of prayer

By Dave Henning / December 19, 2014

“To see the law by Christ fulfilled And hear his pard’ning voice Transforms a slave into a child And duty into choice.”- William Cowper, Olney Hymns Timothy Keller concludes Chapter 5 of Prayer by discussing the ground motive 0f Spirit-directed, Christ-mediated prayer: to simply know Him better and enjoy His presence.  Pastor Keller notes this […]

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