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Let Jesus be Jesus

By Dave Henning / June 11, 2014

“I make a terrible Jesus.”- Mary Demuth’s friend Stacey In today’s post, Mary DeMuth (The Wall Around Your Heart) continues her discussion of ways to revere God in the way we handle adversity. 3.  Don’t make people or their opinions idols.  Mary notes that some people believe the fundamental point of life is for others […]

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Here comes the judge!

By Dave Henning / June 8, 2014

“Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or a sister is a liar.  For whoever does not love their brother or sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.”- 1 John 4:20 (NIV) In Chapter 3 (“May Your Name Be Kept Holy: Allow God to Be God”) of The Wall […]

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Our Father’s heart

By Dave Henning / June 7, 2014

“For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry ‘Abba!  Father.’ “- Romans 8:15 (ESV) “If I be his child, then I have a portion in his heart here, and I shall have a portion in […]

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Community relations

By Dave Henning / June 6, 2014

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’  But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.”- Matthew 5:43-45 In Chapter 2 (“Our Father in Heaven: Live in Your Father’s […]

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Open the eyes of my heart, Lord

By Dave Henning / June 4, 2014

As Mary DeMuth concludes Chapter 1 of The Wall Around Your Heart, she asserts that the most important thing we can do to help our relationships is to be obedient to God in whatever He asks of us.  There is power in obedience.  God often uses difficult people to shape and conform us to Jesus.  […]

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Begin with worship

By Dave Henning / June 3, 2014

”  . . . let us run with confidence the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfector of our faith . . .”- Hebrews 12:1-2 “Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”- Luke 6:25 In Chapter 1 of The Wall Around Your Heart, author Mary […]

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Who is Jesus?

By Dave Henning / June 1, 2014

“Now that we know what we have- Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God- let’s not let it slip through our fingers.  We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality.  He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all- all but the sin.  So let’s walk right […]

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You”ll never walk alone

By Dave Henning / May 31, 2014

“I’ve learned that prayer is not just about trying to get God to do what we want God to do but about getting ourselves to do what God wants us to do.  Training us to be the kind of people God wants us to be.”- Shane Claiborne (Red Letter Revolution, 2012) As Mary DeMuth begins […]

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A treasure map to freedom

By Dave Henning / May 30, 2014

“We love because he first loved us. . . . And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.”- 1 John 4:19,21 In her Introduction (The Fortress Heart”) to The Wall Around Your Heart, Mary DeMuth sates that there is a pathway through the devastation of painful situations: prayer.  […]

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Yada, yada, yada

By Dave Henning / May 23, 2014

“O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.  You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.  You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.  Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord.  You […]

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From darkness to light

By Dave Henning / May 21, 2014

Nicodemus, who had gone to him (Jesus) before, and who was one of them (Sanhedrin), said to them, “Does our law first judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?”  They replied, “Are you from Galilee too?”- John 7:50-52 As Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 2 of Not a Fan, […]

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Accurately defining the relationship

By Dave Henning / May 18, 2014

“If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples.”- John 8:31 “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”- John 3:35 As Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 1 of Not a Fan, he asserts that it’s almost impossible to be objective when asked to […]

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