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Gratitude fosters humility – be intentional

By Dave Henning / November 18, 2018

“Frankly, it’s (grace) easy to ignore unless I decide (intentionally) to never lose my gratitude. . . .  Gratitude fosters humility because it moves you out of the role of the star in your story.”- Carey Nieuwhof “If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works […]

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Taming the raging beast of pride

By Dave Henning / November 17, 2018

“How do you tame the raging beast of pride in all its forms?  Through humility.  Nothing kills pride like humility does.  Only humility can get you out of what pride got you into.”- Carey Nieuwhof In Chapter 10 (“Habits of the Humble”) of Didn’t See It Coming, Carey Nieuwhof talks about how to become more […]

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Pride inoculates you from other’s counsel

By Dave Henning / November 16, 2018

“Let pride run its course, and it will deaden your heart.  Pride inoculates you from the counsel of others and the stirrings of your conscience.  It makes you think that the rules don’t apply to you or that you can violate them without repercussion.”- Carey Nieuwhof Carey Nieuwhof concludes Chapter 9 of Didn’t See It […]

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The imperfect person God speaks through

By Dave Henning / May 18, 2018

“It’s amazing how many times we dismiss the voice of God because we don’t like the imperfect person He is speaking through. We have to be able to hear people, even when they’re not completely correct and may come with the wrong attitude.”- Banning Liebscher Banning Liebscher continues Chapter 12 of Rooted as he notes […]

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Called to make decisions in community

By Dave Henning / May 17, 2018

“We are called to make decisions in community.  The challenge with making decisions in community, however, is that it requires humility and submission.”- Banning Liebscher (emphasis author’s) “Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.”- Proverbs 11:14 (NKJV) In Chapter 12 (“It’s Messy, but It Works”), […]

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Exalting ourselves – the destructive effect

By Dave Henning / May 13, 2018

“Exalting ourselves is destructive because we’re trying to do what only God an do.”- Banning Liebscher “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.”- 1 Peter 5:5-6 (NKJV) Banning Liebscher concludes Chapter 10 of Rooted as he contrasts our job with God’s job.  First, Pastor Liebscher notes […]

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A posture of humility releases grace

By Dave Henning / May 11, 2018

“When you position your life to serve, you take a posture of humility, and humility releases grace into your life.”- Banning Liebscher “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.  Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, […]

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Greatness looks different than you think

By Dave Henning / May 9, 2018

“You are called to greatness.  But greatness looks different than you think.  If you really want to be great, here’s how you do it: become the least.”- Banning Liebscher ”  . . . whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.  And whoever desires to be first among you, let him […]

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In the beginning – exquisite vulnerability

By Dave Henning / December 21, 2017

“In the beginning, in Eden, human vulnerability was exquisite.  Then came the Fall, and hiding, and shame.  And it became excruciating.  Then Jesus entered into our vulnerability, so that one day it might become exquisite again.  That is our hope.”- John Ortberg John Ortberg concludes Chapter 9 of I’d Like You More . . . […]

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Impatience – confusion about control

By Dave Henning / October 7, 2017

“At its root, impatience is confusion about control.  Impatience is the rotten fruit of self-sovereignty.”- Jared C. Wilson Today, Jared Wilson covers Nine Irrefutable Laws of Followship #4-6, as found in Chapter 7 of The Imperfect Disciple. 4.  Be Ye Patient.  Our impatience, Pastor Wilson states, grows from our belief that people and circumstances must […]

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Where we place our hope and trust

By Dave Henning / September 30, 2017

“Our daily life communicates where our hope and trust is placed; we are actually ‘praying’ with our words and deeds every day.”- Jared C. Wilson As Jared Wilson concludes Chapter 5 of The Imperfect Disciple, he describes prayer as “spilling your guts.”  Therefore, prayer doesn’t have to be pretty, tidy, particularly eloquent, or even particularly […]

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Intent on reaching resolution

By Dave Henning / April 7, 2017

” . . . we risk missing out on knowing God when we are intent on reaching resolution rather than appreciating the relationship.  When we are too focused on outcomes, we. . . despise lament sessions and begin to question God’s heart toward us.”- Esther Fleece “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and […]

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