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Grace

By Dave Henning / May 16, 2014

 Grace (Thomas Nelson, 2012) The full title of this book by Max Lucado is Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine.  Pastor Lucado begins with the assertion that God answers the messes of life with one word: grace.  He then defines grace as “the voice that calls us to change and then gives […]

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When hope flickers

By Dave Henning / May 15, 2014

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age.”- Titus 2:11-12 “Grace is the gift of feeling sure that our future, even our dying, is going to turn out more splendidly than […]

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The Sonshine of God’s Love

By Dave Henning / May 14, 2014

“In love he predestined us for adoption as sons, through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the beloved.”- Ephesians 1:5-6 “He meant us to see Him and live with Him and draw our life from His smile.”- A. […]

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Cascading grace

By Dave Henning / May 13, 2014

“Freely you have received, freely give.”- Mathew 10:8 (NIV) “Grace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace.”- Karl Barth In Chapter 9 (“Unscrooged Hearts”) of Grace, Max Lucado tells how bridal shop owner Amy Wells gave grace to a dying man.  That man, Jack Autry, had been hospitalized because he was in […]

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Sustaining grace

By Dave Henning / May 12, 2014

“Cry for help and you’ll find it’s grace and more grace.  The moment he hears, he’ll answer.”- Isaiah 30:19 (The Message) “[God] never gives a thorn without this added grace, He takes the thorn to pin aside the veil which hides His face.”- Martha Snell Nicholson Chapter 8 (“Fear Dethroned”) of Grace begins with the […]

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The shank of shame

By Dave Henning / May 11, 2014

“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”- 1 John 1:8-9 “The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.”- Augustine In […]

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When turkeys cross our path

By Dave Henning / May 9, 2014

“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.  I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”- John 13:14-15 “If you do not transform your pain, you surely will transmit it.”- Richard Rohr In Chapter 5 (“Wet Feet”) […]

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Battle fatigue

By Dave Henning / May 8, 2014

“God’s promise arrives as a pure gift.  That’s the only way everyone can be sure to get in on it.”- Romans 4:16 (The Message) “A man whose hands are full of parcels can’t receive a gift.”- C. S. Lewis Max Lucado opens Chapter 4 (“You Can Rest Now”) of Grace with a commentary on how […]

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Take it personally

By Dave Henning / May 7, 2014

“We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”- Isaiah 53:6 “Christianity is not the sacrifice we make, but the sacrifice we trust.”- P T. Forsyth In Chapter 3 (“O Sweet Exchange”) of Grace, author Max […]

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Advocate vs. Accuser

By Dave Henning / May 6, 2014

“We will be confident when we stand before the Lord, even if our hearts condemn us.  For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.”- 1 John 3:19-20 (New Living Translation) ” . . . we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.”- 1 John 2:1 As Max Lucado concludes […]

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Heart and soul

By Dave Henning / May 5, 2014

“I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.  He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.  He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.”- Psalm […]

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The beginning of the end?

By Dave Henning / May 1, 2014

“Don’t look back.  Something might be gaining on you.”- Satchel Paige “Love is not an affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the other person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”- C. S. Lewis, God in the Dock At the beginning of Chapter 15 (“Don’t Look Back: You Can’t Drive Forward by […]

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