All posts in " Gospel "

The verdict before the performance

By Dave Henning / October 5, 2014

“They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.”- romans 2:15 “We’re in to stay because we’re in him to stay.”- Janet Morris As Charles and Janet Morris conclude Chapter 4 of Missing Jesus, they note that, […]


The monster of uncertainty

By Dave Henning / October 4, 2014

“Even though I have become somebody, I still have to prove that I am somebody.  My struggle has never ended and I guess it never will.”- Madonna “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this […]


Worship- the cure for small- worlditis

By Dave Henning / September 29, 2014

“He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for him who died for them and was raised again.”- 2 Corinthians 5:15 As authors Charles and Janet Morris continue Chapter 1 of Missing Jesus, they state that transforming our small, self-centered world into an “all about Jesus” universe requires […]


A small world after all

By Dave Henning / September 27, 2014

In the Introduction to Missing Jesus: Find Your Life in His Great Story, authors Charles and Janet Morris of Haven Ministries note that we decide to read a particular book based on our answer to one basic question: “What’s in it for me?”  What we don’t need, they emphasize, is another book that’s all about […]


Hidden rooms

By Dave Henning / September 24, 2014

As author Mark Batterson continues Chapter 16 of All In, he asks what idol provokes us to jealousy.  Pastor Batterson defines the idol that provokes to jealousy as “anything that diverts our attention from God, our affection for God, or our reliance on God.  It’s anything that consumes more time or money than our pursuit of […]



By Dave Henning / September 13, 2014

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”- Colossians 3:23 “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”- 1 Corinthians 10:31 Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 12 of All In with the comment that, as […]


And God sang

By Dave Henning / September 12, 2014

“It’s not about what you do.  It’s about why you do what you do.  Ultimately, it’s about who you do it for.”- Mark Batterson “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.”- Westminster Shorter Catechism Mark Batterson introduces Chapter 12 (“SDG- Soli Deo Gloria”) of All In with the observation that […]


Dress for the miracle

By Dave Henning / September 8, 2014

“Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.”- Genesis 6:8 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”- 2 Timothy 4:7 As Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 10 of All In, he states that during a time when great wickedness prevailed on the earth, Noah stood out […]


Choose a dictator

By Dave Henning / September 4, 2014

Author Mark Batterson continues Chapter 9 of All In by differentiating between two basic types of people- those who ask why and those who ask why not.  Why not people go all out and look for God-ordained opportunities.  Why people look for excuses and are afraid of making mistakes. Pastor Batterson believes we’ve conveniently forgotten […]


Going all out

By Dave Henning / September 3, 2014

“Saul was staying on the outskirts of Gibeah under a pomegranate tree in Migron.  With him were about six hundred men.”- 1 Samuel 14:2 “Sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage.”- from the movie We Bought a Zoo Mark Batterson begins Chapter 9 (“Climb the Cliff”) of All In with the bold […]


The Finch Whisperer

By Dave Henning / September 2, 2014

I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.”- Isaiah 49:16 “Put everything in God’s hand and eventually you’ll see God’s hand in everything.”- Author unknown After Erling Kjelland returned home to Chicago following his service in the U. S. Navy during World War II, his wife presented him with two blue parakeets.  That […]


Pharisees and Prophets

By Dave Henning / August 31, 2014

“Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is.  Treat a man as he can and should be, and he will become as he can and should be.”- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “Potential is God’s gift to us.  What we do with it is our gift to God.”- Mark Batterson As […]

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