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Total dependence

By Dave Henning / November 13, 2014

“The bad son was lost in his badness, but the good son was lost in his goodness.”- Timothy Keller, The Prodigal God Kyle Idleman continues Chapter 13 of AHA with two descriptions of what an older brother is like, because older brothers have a difficult time seeing themselves as someone in need of AHA. 1.  […]

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The blame game

By Dave Henning / November 12, 2014

“For this my son was dead, and is alive again, he was lost, and is found.”  And they began to celebrate.  Now his older brother was in the field . . .- Luke 15:24-25 In Chapter 13 (“Lost in the Father’s House- The Final AHA”) of AHA, Kyle Idleman reminds us that the Parable of the […]

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Here and now

By Dave Henning / November 10, 2014

“Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow . . . have lighted fools/ The way to dusty death.”- William Shakespeare, Macbeth Zaccheus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord!  Here and now I give half my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times […]

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Lights! Camera! Inaction!

By Dave Henning / November 5, 2014

Kyle Idleman continues Chapter 9 of AHA by stating that when convicted hearts don’t lead to changed lives due to inaction, there are some consistent side effects.  Pastor Idleman presents and discusses three such side effects.  These side effects also can serve as symptoms or warnings that we need to take action. 1.  An underlying […]

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Nothing but the truth

By Dave Henning / November 2, 2014

“A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.”- Jonah 3:5 As Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 8 of AHA, he states that when Jonah confronted the people of Nineveh with nothing but the truth, they responded with brutal honesty.  Everyone in Nineveh, a great Assyrian city of […]

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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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The pigpen of projection

By Dave Henning / October 30, 2014

Kyle Idleman begins Chapter 7 (“Projection- It’s Not My Fault, So It’s Not My Responsibility”) of AHA with the statement that our society has mastered the art of blaming others for our foolish choices.  Hence these actual product warnings: 1.  “Caution: Coffee May Be Hot” 2.  “Warning: Remove infant before folding stroller for storage.” 3.  Warning on […]

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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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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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Flip the switch

By Dave Henning / October 24, 2014

But his (Naaman’s) servants came near and said to him, “My father, it is a great word the prophet (Elisha) has spoken to you; will you not do it?  Has he actually said to you, ‘Wash and be clean?’ “- 2 Kings 4:23 As Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 4 of AHA, he tells the story […]

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The sound of sheer silence

By Dave Henning / October 23, 2014

“And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire.  And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.”- 1 Kings 19:12 “Be still and know that I am God.”- Psalm 46:10 In Chapter 4 (“A Startling Realization”) of AHA, Kyle Idleman recalls that in the mid- 90s a certain […]

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Desperation reveals dependence

By Dave Henning / October 22, 2014

But Jonah had gone down into the inner part of the ship and had lain down and was fast asleep.  So the captain came and said to him, “What do you mean, you sleeper?  Arise, call out to your god!  Perhaps the god will give a thought to us, that we may not perish.”- Jonah […]

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