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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 […]


Confidence or fear?

By Dave Henning / December 17, 2014

“For we who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.  The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.  And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father.’  The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit […]


Unto us a child is born

By Dave Henning / December 15, 2014

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned.”- Isaiah 9:2-3 “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.”- Desmond Tutu For my sixteenth Christmas, my parents gave me the opportunity to select […]


Immersion in God’s Word

By Dave Henning / December 12, 2014

As Timothy Keller continues Chapter 4 of Prayer, he states that we get our vocabulary for prayer from the Bible.  He adds that this has parallels in the dynamic of human speech development. Because we learned language so early in life, we have no recall of the process.  Before we spoke, we all were spoken […]


An intelligent mysticism

By Dave Henning / December 1, 2014

“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.”- 1 Peter 1:8 As Timothy Keller concludes Chapter 1 of Prayer, he cites Scottish theologian John Murray (Redemption: Accomplished and Applied, 1955), who wrote […]


The heart experience

By Dave Henning / November 30, 2014

“The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.  And by him we cry,’Abba, Father.’  The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.”- Romans 8:15-16 In Chapter 1 (“The Necessity of Prayer”) of […]


Jesus has walked our streets

By Dave Henning / November 27, 2014

“Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.”- Romans 8:34 (NASB) In the Conclusion to Next Door Savior, Max Lucado mentions the time when he was among the religious leaders invited to come to the White House and pray […]


A wail of a time

By Dave Henning / November 26, 2014

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”- Isaiah 55:9 “We know in everything God works for the good of those who love him.”- Romans 8:28 (New Century Version) Max Lucado begins Chapter 20 (“Christ’s Coup de Grace: God- ordained Places”) […]


Waiting for us

By Dave Henning / November 14, 2014

Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 13 (the final chapter) of AHA by stating that both sons were in the wrong.  Both had the responsibility of seeking out their father.  Eventually the younger son did this- although the father ran to the younger son as soon as he saw him.  Most patriarchs of that day would have […]


A conversation with Jesus

By Dave Henning / October 10, 2014

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”- Revelation 3:20 In Chapter 11 (“How Not to Miss Jesus”) , the concluding chapter of Missing Jesus, authors Charles and Janet Morris discuss the subject of […]


Present sufferings- ultimate hope

By Dave Henning / October 9, 2014

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed in us.”- Romans 8:18 “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.”- Isaiah 60:1 Charles and Janet Morris begin Chapter 10 (“The Dawn of […]


Boast in the Lord

By Dave Henning / October 7, 2014

“Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am  the Lord . . .”- Jeremiah 9:23,24 […]

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