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    The devil – a real and present faith foe

    By Dave Henning / October 10, 2018

    “The Bible names a real and  present foe of our faith: the devil. . . .  The devil is a splitter, a divider, a wedge driver. . . .  He wants to take unbelievers to hell and make life hell for believers.”- Mas Lucado “Our fight is not against people on earth, but against rulers […]

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      The case for God’s dependability

      By Dave Henning / October 6, 2018

      “From the first chapter of Scripture, the Bible makes a case for the dependability of God.   Nine times the text reiterates ‘God said.’  And without exception when God spoke, something happened.  Something wonderful happened. . . .  The reader is left with one conclusion: God’s word is sure.  What he says happens.”- Max Lucado […]

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        When we stop pressing forward in faith

        By Dave Henning / June 29, 2018

        “When we pray and nothing changes, many times as believers we use the outcome as an occasion to alter our theology to match our experience.  When we do this, we stop pressing forward in faith to find out why the natural world didn’t line up with what we expected.”- Christa Black Gifford “I will give […]

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          Pregnant with a word from the Lord

          By Dave Henning / May 6, 2018

          “When you’re pregnant with a word from the Lord, it might be months, years, or decades before the word comes full term and you can deliver it, but you have a responsibility to carry that word until then.  How you carry that word matters greatly.”- Banning Liebscher “Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied. “I am […]

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            The God who raises the dead

            By Dave Henning / April 27, 2018

            “It’s one thing to say we believe God raised Jesus from the dead and that we have the hope of eternal life through faith in Him.  It’s another thing to put our faith in the God who raises the dead as He leads us into experiences of weakness.”- Banning Liebscher “By faith Abraham, when God […]

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              Step into greater faith and rest

              By Dave Henning / April 21, 2018

              “God is always going to be inviting, nudging, and challenging you to step into greater faith and rest.  The Enemy, however, is going to push you to step into fear and ungodly striving by trying to make things happen in your timing and through your own wisdom and effort rather than God’s.”- Banning Liebscher (emphasis […]

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                Faithfulness to build the wall

                By Dave Henning / April 14, 2018

                “Faithfulness to build the wall is not giving up on your dream; it’s trusting God with your dream.”- Banning Liebscher “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.”- Ecclesiastes 9:10 (NIV) Banning Liebscher continues Chapter 2 of Rooted as he observes why many people find it hard to focus on the task […]

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                  God – as near as our next breath

                  By Dave Henning / March 23, 2018

                  “We can calmly take our concerns to God because he is as near as our next breath.”- Max Lucado “The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.  What can mere mortals do to me?”- Psalm 118:6 (NIV) Max Lucado concludes Chapter 5 of Anxious for Nothing as he reinforces Paul’s point in Philippians […]

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                    Contending – harder than conceding

                    By Dave Henning / March 8, 2018

                    “Contending for what you believe in is harder than conceding to what you’re afraid of, but it’s the only option if you want to live by faith.”- Mark Batterson “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”- Psalm 32:7 (NIV) As Mark Batterson concludes Chapter […]

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                      All a work in progress – exercise your gifts

                      By Dave Henning / February 28, 2018

                      “I’m a work in progress, and so are you.  But don’t let inexperience keep you from exercising your gifts.  Don’t let doubt keep you from exercising your faith.  And don’t let the fear of people keep you from speaking into their lives, as God leads.”- Mark Batterson Today in Chapter 9 of Whisper, Mark Batterson […]

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                        Risk – the only way forward

                        By Dave Henning / January 21, 2018

                        “There are so many unknowns. . . . Risk is the only way forward.”- John Piper, Risk is Right: Better to Lose Your Life Than to Waste It (Crossway, 2013) In Chapter 8 (“When Waiting Is Risky”) of Still Waiting, Ann Swindell notes the consequences of her failure to risk.  First, Ann’s fear coerced he […]

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                          The genuine pain and sorrow in every heart

                          By Dave Henning / January 19, 2018

                          “Jesus knows the suffering that each of us carries, and he knows the genuine pain and sorrow in every heart.”- Ann Swindell “You keep track of all my sorrows.  You have collected all my tears in your bottle.”- Psalm 56:8 (NLT) In Chapter 7 (“When Waiting Feels Like Suffering”) of Still Waiting, Ann Swindell references […]

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