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Enough grace to sustain us

By Dave Henning / December 20, 2023

“Ever and always, God allows enough challenges to keep us dependent, enough goodness to keep us encouraged, and enough grace to sustain us.”- Susie Larson “We cannot be too low at His feet if He is to cause the walls of our Jericho to fall.  He will have no difficulty with those walls if He […]


Make holiness formulaic?

By Dave Henning / October 20, 2022

“It’s easy to make holiness formulaic, something achieved.  But the distinct life God desires of us is not something based on humanity’s achievement or moralism.  Instead, it emerges in the relationship between God and us.  And such a relationship requires presence: God’s presence in our lives.”- Timothy D. Willard “Then the LORD came down in […]


Truth without love, love without truth

By Dave Henning / June 11, 2022

“Truth without love is brutality and love without truth is hypocrisy.”- Warren W. Wiersbe, On Being a Leader for God “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.”- Ephesians 4:15 (NIV) In Chapter 8 (“Why is It […]


Listening to God on behalf of another

By Dave Henning / May 27, 2017

“Listening to God on behalf of another may be one of the greatest gifts we can offer each other in the body of Christ.”- John Eldredge In the Fall section of Walking with God, John Eldredge states a really, really helpful place to begin prayer involves asking God what to pray.  Too many times, John […]


Our desire to have a nice little life

By Dave Henning / May 24, 2017

“The collision of our desire to live a nice little life and our need to remain in Jesus can bring about a sanctification of our will, where all things truly are subjected to Christ.”- John Eldredge “Remain in me, and I will remain in you.”- John 15:4 Today in the Fall section of Walking with […]


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 […]


Holiness: The Heart God Purifies

By Dave Henning / February 17, 2017

Holiness: The Heart God Purifies (Moody Publishers, 2004) Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth published Holiness: The Heart God Purifies in 2004.  The author rightly states that holiness and sin both matter to God.  As a result, the message of repentance and holiness needs to transform the way we think and live.  Thus, Nancy’s goal in writing this book focuses on […]


Day in, day out accountability

By Dave Henning / February 15, 2017

“No believer can afford to be without consistent, day in, day out accountability to other believers.”- Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth Nancy DeMoss concludes Chapter 6 of Holiness as she discusses the final four means God uses to draw us to Him. 3.  Communion.  Nancy stresses that Holy Communion provides “a regular opportunity and powerful incentive for […]


Put on the Lord Jesus Christ

By Dave Henning / February 13, 2017

“Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.”- Romans 13:14 (ESV) As Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth concludes Chapter 5 of Holiness, she notes that we need to guard against legalism.  Hence, we must guard against making absolutes out of personal standards not specified in Scripture.  In addition, […]


A pathway to sancification

By Dave Henning / February 12, 2017

“I think deep down we’d like to find a pathway to sanctification that is instant and effortless- no long process, no hard battle.”- Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth “Flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace.”- 2 Timothy 2:22 In Chapter 5 (“The Pathway to Holiness: Put Off”) of Holiness, Nancy DeMoss states no instant […]


Holiness with a face

By Dave Henning / February 11, 2017

“Jesus is holiness with a face.”- Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth “But we know that when [Christ] appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.”- 1 John 3:2 In Chapter 4 (“The Face of Holiness”) of Holiness, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth notes that holiness becomes a burden when we strive and struggle […]


The serene beauty of a holy life

By Dave Henning / February 5, 2017

“The serene beauty of a holy life is the most powerful influence in the world next to the power of God.”- Blaise Pascal In Chapter 2 (“The Motivation for Holiness”) of Holiness, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth admits she thinks about how hard it is to consistently maintain holiness.  After all, it seems so much easier to […]

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