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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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      Self-help vs. God’s help

      By Dave Henning / October 13, 2014

      AHA: Awakening. Honesty. Action. is the most recent book by Kyle Idleman, teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY.  He states that we draw closer to God and change our lives for good by awakening to the reality of our true spiritual condition, assessing ourselves and our need for Jesus with raw honesty, […]

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        At the foot of the Cross

        By Dave Henning / October 12, 2014

        In their conclusion to Chapter 11 of Missing Jesus, Charles and Janet Morris emphasize that just as Jesus personally opened up the Scriptures to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, He personally will open them up to us.  Both then and now, Jesus is the great truth-bearer, causing a realization in our hearts […]

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          Come just as you are

          By Dave Henning / October 11, 2014

          Charles and Janet Morris continue their discussion of prayer in Chapter 11 of Missing Jesus by stating that Jesus not only promises to handle our problems, He also delivers us out of our small world of immediate concerns and brings us to a more expansive realm.  Our dark anti-gospel thoughts are brought into the light […]

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            Boast in the Lord

            By Dave Henning / October 7, 2014

            “Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am  the Lord . . .”- Jeremiah 9:23,24 […]

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              It’s all about Jesus

              By Dave Henning / September 30, 2014

              In Chapter 2 (“Living in the Great Story”) of Missing Jesus, authors Charles and Janet Morris note that Charles Dickens used to release his novels chapter by chapter.  Each chapter functioned as a small magazine.  When  the last chapter was released, people would bind them together as a book. Charles and Janet add that Dickens […]

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                A small world after all

                By Dave Henning / September 27, 2014

                In the Introduction to Missing Jesus: Find Your Life in His Great Story, authors Charles and Janet Morris of Haven Ministries note that we decide to read a particular book based on our answer to one basic question: “What’s in it for me?”  What we don’t need, they emphasize, is another book that’s all about […]

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                  Our Advocate

                  By Dave Henning / September 18, 2014

                  Chapter 14 (“Take a Stand”) of All In is based on the Old Testament account of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (Daniel 3), specifically their refusal to bow down to the ninety-foot-tall statue of King Nebuchadnezzar.  As author Mark Batterson notes, near-death experiences, especially in a literal fiery furnace, “often become defining moments in our lives.” […]

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                    Whatever!

                    By Dave Henning / September 13, 2014

                    “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”- Colossians 3:23 “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”- 1 Corinthians 10:31 Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 12 of All In with the comment that, as […]

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