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When God fashioned and created you

By Dave Henning / June 19, 2018

“The good news is, no matter how shaky your heart-foundation might be, every person is wired up for electricity at birth.  When God fashioned and created you, He wired Himself into the framework of your being . . .”- Christa Black Gifford Christa Black Gifford continues Chapter 1 of Heart Made Whole as she offers a […]

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The God who raises the dead

By Dave Henning / April 27, 2018

“It’s one thing to say we believe God raised Jesus from the dead and that we have the hope of eternal life through faith in Him.  It’s another thing to put our faith in the God who raises the dead as He leads us into experiences of weakness.”- Banning Liebscher “By faith Abraham, when God […]

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Discerning the will of God – knowing His heart

By Dave Henning / February 17, 2018

“Discerning the will of God is about so much more than doing His will.  Discerning His will is about knowing His heart, and that happens only when you get close enough to hear Him whisper.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson continues Chapter 7 of Whisper as he defines faith as “taking the first step before God […]

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We interpret signs via Scripture

By Dave Henning / February 16, 2018

“Let me remind you that we don’t interpret Scripture via signs; we interpret signs via Scripture.  And generally speaking, God uses signs to confirm His Word, His will.”- Mark Batterson “So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up to heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.  And they […]

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Get into God’s Word – so His Word gets into you

By Dave Henning / February 10, 2018

“One way or another, get into God’s Word so His Word gets into you.  Then the Holy Spirit can quicken it when and where and how He wants.”- Mark Batterson “My soul cleaveth unto the dust; quicken thou me according to they word.”- Psalm 119:25 (KJV) As Mark Batterson continues Chapter 5 of Whisper, he […]

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Surrender your will to Jesus

By Dave Henning / August 27, 2017

“If a crisis has come to you on any front, then let me encourage you to surrender your will to Jesus absolutely and irrevocably.”- Os Hillman “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”- Philippians 1:21 (ESV) Os Hillman concludes Chapter 8 of The Joseph Calling as he explains why a […]

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A God-implanted desire in us

By Dave Henning / June 22, 2017

“God’s plan is that every time we experience an authentic desire — a God-implanted desire in us — we come to understand more deeply what a good God he is.  We learn how God has wired us and what he wants us to do.”- John Ortberg “Every good and perfect gift comes from above, from […]

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In the flow of the Spirit – sin looks bad

By Dave Henning / June 13, 2017

“When I am in the flow of the Spirit, sin looks bad and God looks good.  When I experience gratitude, contentment, and satisfaction deep in my soul, there is a good chance it is the Spirit flowing within.”- John Ortberg “Do not quench the Spirit.”- 1 Thessalonians 5:19 (ESV) As John Ortberg concludes Chapter 3 […]

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Battle between a flourishing self and a languishing self

By Dave Henning / June 7, 2017

“Inside your soul there is a battle between a flourishing self — the person you were created to be — and a languishing self.”- John Ortberg As John Ortberg concludes Chapter 1 of The Me I Want to Be, he notes it’s humbling you can’t be anything you want.  In humility, accept yourself as God’s […]

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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 […]

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Holiness and sin both matter

By Dave Henning / February 1, 2017

“Holiness and sin both matter — more than we can imagine.  They matter to God, and the more we comprehend their true nature, the more they will matter to us.”- Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth “Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless […]

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The size of your dream

By Dave Henning / September 30, 2016

“The size of your dream may be the most accurate measure of the size of your God.”- Mark Batterson “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory . . .”- Ephesians 3:20-21 As […]

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