All posts in " God’s kingdom "

The currency of God’s kingdom

By Dave Henning / January 25, 2024

“The currency of God’s kingdom is faith.  That’s how you get things in His economy, whether it’s salvation, answers to prayer, a renewed mind, a changed heart, or anything else.  The key to activating His promises is to believe. . . .  Faith is always rooted in the promises of God, and God’s promises are […]


Place ourselves in reality – pray the Lord’s Prayer

By Dave Henning / July 30, 2021

“As we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we place ourselves in reality.  This is a prayer of faith and hope, where we seek to have faith and hope in what we are praying, even as we recognize ways that our lives may not conform with the words in full.”- Kyle Strobel Kyle Strobel concludes the Interlude […]


No standing still in God’s kingdom

By Dave Henning / May 6, 2021

“Don’t devalue the power of twenty-four hours! There’s no standing still in God’s kingdom.  Either we’re gaining ground or losing it.  Whatever we don’t count, we discount.  If you don’t win the day, guess what?  You lose the day!”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 12 of Win the Day as he observes that most […]


Our God-assigned mission, or shadow mission?

By Dave Henning / August 8, 2018

“If we do not pursue the mission for which God made us, we will find a substitute.   We cannot live in the absence of purpose.  If we do not  live our God-assigned mission, we will live what might be called a shadow mission, playing a game we were not meant to play.”- John Ortberg […]


Spending an entire day alone with God

By Dave Henning / July 31, 2018

“Spending an entire day alone with God may sound scary or difficult to pull off.  But think of not doing it.  Imagine reaching the age of seventy, having received more than 25,000 days as a gift from God, and not having given a single one back to him because you were ‘too busy.’ “- John […]


God’s kingdom – the speed of a seed

By Dave Henning / March 3, 2018

“Everything happens at the speed of light.  But in God’s kingdom, things happen at the speed of a seed planted in the ground that has to take root before it can bear fruit.”- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson continues Chapter 10 of Whisper, he stresses that we give up too easily, too quickly.  Rather than […]


Lion chasers step up

By Dave Henning / October 15, 2016

“But when others give up, lion chasers step up.”- Mark Batterson “Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the Lord your God.”- Leviticus 20:7 Mark Batterson begins Chapter 10 (“The Lion’s Den”) of Chase the Lion by observing that we celebrate Benaiah because he came out of the lion’s den alive.  However, while that’s […]


An inside job

By Dave Henning / November 14, 2015

In Chapter 1 of The End of Me, Kyle Idleman initiates his discussion of the Sermon on the Mount.  Pastor Idleman states Jesus begins to introduce us to the great paradox of God’s kingdom: “at the end of me, I find real life in him.” The new kingdom, Kyle adds, has new rules.  Many of […]


A crown that will last forever

By Dave Henning / November 3, 2015

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?  Run in such a way as to get the prize.  Everyone who competes in the game goes into strict training.  They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get […]

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