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Intercession – one obvious mode of prayer?

By Dave Henning / August 10, 2021

“Intercession seems like the one obvious mode of prayer.  What could be simpler than asking God for good things for others?  Just do it!  What more could be said?  The sense that intercession is obvious, even if we find it difficult to do (or difficult to remember to do) points to our failure to focus […]

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Greater than our hearts – God

By Dave Henning / July 22, 2021

“[The apostle] John reminds us that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.  God is greater.  God knows.  Too often our sin and brokenness convince us that the places of our healing and help are dangerous and are the very places to avoid.  But God is greater.  Come to him.”- Kyle Strobel […]

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Applying your undeserved mercy

By Dave Henning / March 18, 2020

“Forgiveness is the act of applying your undeserved mercy to your undeserved hurts.  You didn’t deserve to be hurt, but neither did you deserve to be forgiven.  Being the recipient that you are of God’s great grace, does it not make sense to give your grace to others?”- Max Lucado “If I then, your Lord […]

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Christian blessing – intervention, intercession

By Dave Henning / August 5, 2019

“Christian blessing is . . . intervention and intercession.  When God blesses, he intervenes in our lives, communicating truth, sustaining us with good, saving us from harm.  When we bless one another, we’re interceding.”- Tina Boesch “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly […]

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Crashing quickly on the rocks of reality

By Dave Henning / October 18, 2018

“That expectation ( a storm-free life) crashes quickly on the rocks of reality.  The truth of the matter is this: life comes with storms.  Jesus assures us, ‘In this world you will have trouble'(John 16:33).  Storms will come to you, to me.  They even came to Jesus’ first disciples.”- Max Lucado “Immediately Jesus made the […]

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