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Arrogance – stiffens the knee, hardens the heart

By Dave Henning / October 16, 2018

“How do we explain God’s abhorrence of the haughty heart?  Simple.  God resists the proud because the proud resist God.  Arrogance stiffens the knee so it will not kneel, hardens the heart so it will not admit to sin. . . .  Indeed, the arrogant never feel the need for forgiveness.   Pride is the […]

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The diligence of our own scrutiny

By Dave Henning / July 7, 2017

“This [self-] examination, however, should be peaceful and tranquil, and we should depend on God for the discovery and knowledge of our sins, rather than on the diligence of our own scrutiny.”- John Ortberg “He [Sampson] awoke from his sleep and thought, ‘I’ll go out as before and shake myself free.’  But he did not […]

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Worship language – or the living God?

By Dave Henning / May 30, 2017

“We do not worship language; we worship the living God, who assures us that his word to us is life (emphasis author’s).”- John Eldredge “The words I [Jesus] have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.”- John 6:63 As John Eldredge continues the Winter section of Walking with God, he advises that he […]

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The grace effect we experience

By Dave Henning / May 4, 2017

“God’s unconditional love is so transformative that the grace effect we experience will lead us to forgive even the worst of our worst enemies.”- Kyle Idleman In Chapter 7 (“More Reconciling Than Your Resentment”) of Grace Is Greater, Kyle Idleman reminds us the Bile says it’s possible to rid ourselves of bitterness, rage, and anger.  […]

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Pray for those who mistreat you

By Dave Henning / May 3, 2017

“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, pray for those who mistreat you.”- Luke 6:27-28 “I wasn’t talking to them [the protestors], I was praying for them.”- Ruby Bridges Today, Pastor Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 6 of Grace Is Greater with the final two steps on the journey of grace. 3.  Pray […]

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When we live in grace – releasing

By Dave Henning / April 30, 2017

“When we live in grace, releasing doesn’t mean giving up, it means giving it up to God. . . . You loosen your grip from the pain of what was done to you and you place it in God’s hands.”- Kyle Idleman As Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 5 of Grace Is Greater, he presents the […]

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The grace you have received

By Dave Henning / April 28, 2017

“The grace you have received is greater than the grace you are being asked to give.”- Kyle Idleman Then the master called the servant in.  ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I cancelled all that debt of yours because you begged me to.  Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had […]

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Grace is only grace if . . .

By Dave Henning / April 27, 2017

“Grace is only grace if it goes both ways . . . a two-way street.  Receiving it from God but refusing to give it to others isn’t an option.  Grace flows.”- Kyle Idleman “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.”- Ephesians 4:31 In Chapter 4 […]

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The biggest sinner you know

By Dave Henning / April 22, 2017

“If the biggest sinner you know isn’t you, then you don’t know yourself very well.”- Pastor Jean Larroux “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners — of whom I am the worst.”- 1 Timothy 1:15 As Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 1 of Grace Is […]

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When we minimize pain, we minimize forgiveness

By Dave Henning / April 13, 2017

“When we minimize pain, we also minimize forgiveness.  And when we minimize forgiveness, we minimize healing.”- Esther Fleece “The blood of Jesus doesn’t give you amnesia.  My past happened.  But Jesus gives you a life beyond your past.”- Christine Caine, author As Esther Fleece concludes Chapter 9 of No More Faking Fine, she asserts there’s […]

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Forgiveness- our invitation to process the pain

By Dave Henning / April 12, 2017

“But forgiveness is our invitation to process the pain so we can be authentically freed from it.”- Esther Fleece “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”- Matthew 6:14 In Chapter 9 (“Forgive Me”) of No More Faking Fine, Esther Fleece discusses the topic of […]

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Where you experienced the pain the most

By Dave Henning / March 10, 2017

“God has a way of blessing you exactly where you experienced the pain the most.”- Dr. Tony Evans Tony Evans concludes Chapter 10 of Detours as he provides three ways to know you’ve truly forgiven someone. 1.  You don’t bring other people into the situation that have nothing to do with the sin.  Dr. Evans […]

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