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Truth, or consequences?

By Dave Henning / November 1, 2014

Kyle Idleman continues his discussion of minimization in Chapter 9 of AHA by highlighting three phrases we often tell ourselves when we minimize the reality of a situation. 1.  I’m just having fun.  Pastor Idleman notes that this is a favorite saying of those in the Distant Country.  We rationalize that as long as we’re […]

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Minimization

By Dave Henning / October 31, 2014

“Sin will always take you farther than you want to go. Sin will always cost you more than you want to pay. Sin will always keep you longer than you want to stay.”- Old saying In Chapter 8 “Minimize- It’s Not That Big of a Deal”) of AHA, Kyle Idleman states that minimization takes denial […]

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Living in the pigpen

By Dave Henning / October 28, 2014

Kyle Idleman continues his discussion of denial in Chapter 6 of AHA by noting that what keeps a person in the pigpen, ala the Prodigal Son, is denial.  We keep living like everything is going to be okay.  While we may have had an awakening, we don’t have the courage to be brutally honest with […]

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Continued denial

By Dave Henning / October 27, 2014

In Chapter 6 (“Denial- If I Ignore It, Maybe It Will Go Away”) of AHA, Kyle Idleman references a recent news magazine show that featured a reporter, black light in hand, walking into hotel rooms to illuminate hidden germs and stains.  When the black light revealed a suspiciously large carpet stain in one such room, […]

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Turn around

By Dave Henning / October 26, 2014

“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight.  Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”- Hebrews 4:13 As Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 5 of AHA, he expands his discussion of honesty by stating that honesty is more than a simple acknowledgement.  It’s a kind of […]

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Brutal honesty

By Dave Henning / October 25, 2014

When he came to his senses, he said, “How many of my father’s hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death!  I will go to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.  I am no longer worthy to be called your son; […]

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