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Greatness looks different than you think

By Dave Henning / May 9, 2018

“You are called to greatness.  But greatness looks different than you think.  If you really want to be great, here’s how you do it: become the least.”- Banning Liebscher ”  . . . whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.  And whoever desires to be first among you, let him […]

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Peace is within reach- rejoice in the Lord’s sovereignty

By Dave Henning / March 15, 2018

“Peace is within reach, not for lack of problems, but because of the presence of a sovereign Lord.  Rather than rehearse the chaos of the world, rejoice in the Lord’s sovereignty, as Paul did.”- Max Lucado “There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD.”- Proverbs 21:30 (NIV) As Max […]

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I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me

By Dave Henning / January 8, 2018

I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me (Tyndale, 2017) Pastor and author John Ortberg titles his latest book I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me: Getting Real About Getting Close.  Although we crave intimacy, it remains a scary concept for a lot of people.  Therefore, intimacy cannot be coerced.  […]

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Getting close – love and grace catch us unawares

By Dave Henning / January 3, 2018

“No one becomes real without getting close, without being loved.  And love, like grace, sneaks up on us mostly when we’re unaware.”- John Ortberg “This is real love — not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.”- 1 John 4:10 (NLT) […]

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Jesus doesn’t place efficiency above intimacy

By Dave Henning / November 26, 2017

“What we see in Jesus is a presence that doesn’t place efficiency above intimacy.  He was perfectly willing to accomplish his tasks more slowly if it meant being with his friends more deeply.”- John Ortberg John Ortberg concludes Chapter 1 of I’d Like You More . . . as he takes a look at some […]

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Love others sacrificially and boldly

By Dave Henning / October 6, 2017

“Only the gospel gives us the security (of union with Christ) to risk reputation and hurt in order to love others sacrificially and boldly.”- Jared C. Wilson “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”- Romans 12:12 Jared Wilson continues Chapter 7 of The Imperfect Disciple with the first three of Nine […]

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To neglect communion with God

By Dave Henning / July 21, 2017

“Some things may be neglected with but little loss to the spiritual life, but to neglect communion with God is to hurt ourselves where we cannot afford it.”- A. W. Tozer “May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully.  Then you will be made complete with all the […]

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Love — the resetting of broken bones

By Dave Henning / July 18, 2017

“As long as we are on earth, the love that unites us will bring us suffering by our very contact with one another, because this love is the resetting of a Body of broken bones.”- Thomas Merton John Ortberg concludes Chapter 21 of The Me I Want to Be as he talks about the final […]

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When we live in disconnectedness

By Dave Henning / July 11, 2017

“Not only do we suffer when we live in disconnectedness, but then other people whom God place around us get cheated out of the love God intended us to give them (emphasis author’s).”- John Ortberg “Anyone who does not love remains in death.”- 1 John 3:14 John Ortberg concludes Chapter 16 of The Me I […]

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Our capacity for connectedness

By Dave Henning / July 9, 2017

“Part of what it means to be made in God’s image is our capacity for connectedness, because god created human beings and then said, ‘It is not good for man to be alone (Genesis 2:18, TLB).’ “- John Ortberg In Chapter 16 (“Make Life-Giving Relationships a Top Priority”) of The Me I Want to Be, […]

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Never worry alone – defeating toxic anxiety

By Dave Henning / July 1, 2017

“Never worry alone.  One of the most powerful ways to stop the spiral of worry is simply to disclose my worry to a friend.”- John Ortberg “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”- Romans 12:2 John Ortberg concludes Chapter 10 of The Me I […]

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The reason to read the Bible

By Dave Henning / June 25, 2017

“The reason to read the Bible is not to fulfill a spiritual duty or to gain more knowledge.  It is to jump into the river.”- John Ortberg “Blessed is the one . . . whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.”- Psalm 1:1-2 In […]

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