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    The centrality of prayer

    By Dave Henning / December 4, 2014

    In Chapter 2 of Prayer Timothy Keller focuses on the hardness (difficulty) and the centrality of prayer.  He cites The Still Hour, a classic book on prayer by nineteenth-century American theologian Austin Phelps.  Phelps began with the premise that “a consciousness of the absence of God is one of the standing incidents of religious life.” Pastor […]

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      Christ before me

      By Dave Henning / November 24, 2014

      “Be strong and courageous.  Do not fear or be in dread because of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes before you.  He will never leave you or forsake you.”- Deuteronomy 31:6 “God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.”- Isak Dinesen […]

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        The Second Adam

        By Dave Henning / November 22, 2014

        “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are- yet was without sin.”- Hebrews 4:15 Max Lucado concludes Chapter 16 of Next Door Savior by stressing that Jesus journeyed into the wilderness for […]

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          A hard day’s night

          By Dave Henning / November 19, 2014

          He (Jesus) said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”  And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing!  But at your word I will let down the nets.”- Luke 5:4-5 In Chapter 5 (“Try Again- Discouraged People”) of Next Door Savior, Max Lucado describes […]

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            The hand God loves to hold

            By Dave Henning / November 18, 2014

            Max Lucado references and discusses Mark’s account where Jesus heals a sick woman and Jairus’ daughter (Mark 5:25-34) in Chapter 4 (“The Hand God Loves to Hold- Desperate People”) of Next Door Savior.  Both the woman and Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue, find themselves on the same path in the village, even though they […]

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              Defeatism

              By Dave Henning / November 11, 2014

              And Jesus said,, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”- Luke 23:34 In Chapter 12 (“Defeatism- It’s Too Late Now”) of AHA, Kyle Idleman observes that “life can reach a point when it feels like things have gone too far.”  Like Humpty Dumpty, there are too many broken pieces to put together […]

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                Just be held

                By Dave Henning / October 21, 2014

                “He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather he lambs in his arms, he will carry them in his bosom.”- Isaiah 40:11 “Christianity is not about religion.  It’s about faith, about being held, about being forgiven.  It’s about finding joy and finding home.”- Bear Grylls My wife Vicki’s ninety-five year old aunt, […]

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                  Our defining moment

                  By Dave Henning / October 20, 2014

                  “Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.”- 2 Corinthians 7:10 “The experience of loss does not need to be the defining moment of the story.  Instead, the defining moment can be our response to the loss.  It is not what happens to us that matters […]

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                    Open our eyes

                    By Dave Henning / October 18, 2014

                    He (Elisha) said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”  Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.”- 2 Kings 6:16 Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 6 of AHA with the third and fourth Scriptural examples of how […]

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                      A conversation with Jesus

                      By Dave Henning / October 10, 2014

                      “Behold, I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”- Revelation 3:20 In Chapter 11 (“How Not to Miss Jesus”) , the concluding chapter of Missing Jesus, authors Charles and Janet Morris discuss the subject of […]

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                        More than meets the eye

                        By Dave Henning / October 2, 2014

                        “I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you.  Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me.  Because I live, you also will live.”- John 14:18-19 Authors Charles and Janet Morris begin Chapter 3 of Missing Jesus by discussing the drug addition death […]

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