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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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      Where no one has gone before

      By Dave Henning / December 2, 2015

      Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 3 of The End of Me with four ideas he has found helpful in enabling us to take ownership of our humility. 1.  To humble myself, I voluntarily confess sin.  Pastor Idleman states God promises to exalt those who, like the tax collector, voluntarily confess their sins.  If we confess because […]

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        Taking ownership of our own humility

        By Dave Henning / December 1, 2015

        “And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death- even death on a cross!”- Philippians 2:8 In the final section of Chapter 3 (The End of Me), Kyle Idleman focuses our attention on four words from the end of the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector: […]

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          Your internal Pharisee

          By Dave Henning / November 26, 2015

          “God, I thank you that I am not like other people- robbers, evildoers, adulterers- or even like this tax collector.  I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I have.”- Luke 18:11-12 Kyle Idleman continues Chapter 3 of The End of Me with a discussion of The Parable of the Pharisee and […]

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            Red warning lights

            By Dave Henning / October 27, 2015

            Bill Hybels continues Chapter 7 of Simplify by encouraging you to take an assessment of your friendship circles.  This assessment is vital to simplifying your relational world.  It’s being a good steward of your life and taking a realistic look at the natural influence of others on you. In Proverbs 6:16-20, Solomon lists seven character […]

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              Sheep among wolves

              By Dave Henning / September 3, 2015

              “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves.  Therefore be shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.”- Matthew 10:16 In Chapter 6 of All the Places to Go, John Ortberg writes that the sheep is not an inspiring animal, so this is an unexpected metaphor.  While many sports teams have animal nicknames, no […]

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                Truths about myself

                By Dave Henning / August 6, 2015

                “When I walk through an open door, I often learn truths about myself that I would never have learned if I’d stayed on the other side.”- John Ortberg As John Ortberg continues Chapter 2 of All the Places to Go, he observes that when we go through open doors, we have to trust that God […]

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                  Critical realism

                  By Dave Henning / July 3, 2015

                  “Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know.”- 1 Corinthians 8:2 Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 12 of The Grave Robber with a discussion of a philosophical science concept known as critical realism.  Critical realism is defined as “the recognition that no matter how much we know, we don’t […]

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                    Conviction or condemnation?

                    By Dave Henning / April 22, 2015

                    “Therefore, there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.”- Romans 8:1-2 In Chapter 8 (“Forgiving Yourself”) of How Can I Possibly Forgive?, Sara Horn begins by distinguishing between conviction […]

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                      Draw near to God

                      By Dave Henning / April 19, 2015

                      “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.  Cleanse your hearts, you sinners,  and purify your hearts, you double-minded.  Be wretched and mourn and weep.  Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.   Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.”- James 4:8-10 Today Sara Horn completes […]

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                        Forgiveness

                        By Dave Henning / April 2, 2015

                        “So no one stayed withy him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers.  And he wept aloud, so that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it.”- Genesis 45:1-2 In Chapter 2 of How Can I Possibly Forgive?, Sara Horn notes that the Bible is replete with examples of resentment.  While […]

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                          Benefit of the doubt

                          By Dave Henning / March 30, 2015

                          Today Sara Horn concludes her study of the Seven Habits of Highly Forgiving People in Chapter 2 of How Can I Possibly Forgive?. 4.  A highly forgiving person lives by the Golden Rule.  By reminding ourselves that we fail God daily and need His forgiveness, we become cognizant of our need to offer that same […]

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