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    A reflection of what God is like

    By Dave Henning / February 8, 2017

    “What others most need to see in you is a reflection of what God is like.”- Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth “Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?  And who shall stand in his holy place?  He who has clean hands and a pure heart.”- Psalm 24:3-4 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth concludes Chapter 2 of Holiness with […]


      A posture of servanthood

      By Dave Henning / October 27, 2016

      “God won’t put you in a position of leadership until you take a posture of servanthood.”- Mark Batterson In Chapters 19 (“The Thirteenth Virtue”) and 20 (“A Hundred Years from Now”) of Chase the Lion, Mark Batterson discusses servanthood germinating seeds of faith.  The author notes that many of Scripture’s greatest leaders started out as […]


        Dream bigger dreams

        By Dave Henning / October 25, 2016

        “If you want to dream bigger dreams, get around dreamers.”- Mark Batterson In Chapter 17 (“The Rabbit Room”) of Chase the Lion, Pastor Mark Batterson observes that getting where God wants us to go involves a partnership.  Left to our own devices, we’ll fail to achieve our dreams.  Somewhere along the way, we find ourselves […]


          Your destiny predates you

          By Dave Henning / October 22, 2016

          “Your destiny predates you.  Before you were even conceived, God had a script for your life.”- Mark Batterson “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.”- Jeremiah 1:5 In Chapter 15 (“Double Destiny”) of Chase the Lion, author Mark Batterson writes that the prophet Jeremiah’s […]


            Cure for the fear of failure

            By Dave Henning / October 18, 2016

            “The cure for the fear of failure is failure in small enough doses that we build up an immunity to it.”- Mark Batterson “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.”- 1 John 4:18 Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 12 of Chase the Lion by offering his definition of faith: half of […]


              Accumulate experiences

              By Dave Henning / October 17, 2016

              “Don’t accumulate possessions; accumulate experiences.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson begins Chapter 12 (“Run to the Roar”) of Chase the Lion with a question.  Mark wonders: “Are you living your life in a way that is worth talking about?” Sadly, the author notes, most people spend their lives accumulating possessions.  Hence, when earthly goods become your […]


                Talk to your problems about God

                By Dave Henning / October 16, 2016

                It’s okay to talk to God about your problems, but at some point you need to talk to your problems about God.”- Mark Batterson In Chapter 11 (“Fight Club”) of Chase the Lion, Pastor Mark Batterson stresses that there comes a moment in every dream journey when you must fight for what you believe in.  […]


                  Taking the first step

                  By Dave Henning / October 12, 2016

                  “Faith is taking the first step before God reveals the second step.”- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 8 of Chase the Lion, he contrasts faith and doubt: “When we operate in faith, we aren’t risking our reputation.  We’re risking God’s reputation!  And God can handle Himself just fine, thank you.  You may doubt […]


                    God is in control

                    By Dave Henning / October 10, 2016

                    “When you accept the fact that sometimes seasons are dry and time are hard and that God is in control of both, you will discover a sense of divine refuge, because the hope is in God and not in yourself.”- Charles Swindoll “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is […]


                      The “Theology of Complacency”

                      By Dave Henning / September 27, 2016

                      “The remedy for the ‘theology of complacency’ is simple- fall in love with Jesus.”- Ron Luce In Chapter 4 (The “Theology of Complacency”) of Resilient, Ron Luce asserts that complacency dulls our spiritual senses.  As a result, complacency causes us to misunderstand the faith.  Most noteworthy, Ron explains, Christ then becomes more enabler than master: […]


                        Prayer- the hand of faith

                        By Dave Henning / September 18, 2016

                        “Prayer is the hand of faith on the door handle of your heart.  The willing pull.  The happy welcome to Jesus.”- Max Lucado In Chapter 1 (“The Pocket Prayer”) of Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer, Pastor Max Lucado states that “we all pray . . . some.”  However, Max asks, wouldn’t we […]


                          Understand God’s narrative

                          By Dave Henning / September 10, 2016

                          “We can’t understand God’s narrative without understanding Satan’s strategy.”- Max Lucado “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.”- James 1:2-3 Max Lucado begins Chapter 2 (“You Know Satan’s Next Move”) of More to Your Story by noting that […]

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