All posts in " miracle "

The drop in the bucket effect

By Dave Henning / July 4, 2015

“Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”- John 6:9 In Chapter 13 (“Two Fish”) of The Grave Robber, Mark Batterson begins his discussion of Jesus’ fourth miracle, feeding the five thousand (John 6:1-13).  Pastor Batterson believes that the catalyst for […]


Second-order change

By Dave Henning / July 2, 2015

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were on when we created them.”- Albert Einstein “Vision starts with visualization.”- Mark Batterson In Chapter 12 (“The Rule Breaker”) of The Grave Robber, Mark Batterson observes that Jesus chose to heal the invalid by the Bethesda pool on the […]


Supernatural synchronicities

By Dave Henning / June 23, 2015

Mark Batterson states in Chapter 7 of The Grave Robber that it’s God’s job to set up supernatural synchronicities.  Our job is to see them and seize them.  In order to do this, we must love people when they least expect it and least deserve it.  We must be willing to do someone a favor […]


One nudge

By Dave Henning / June 20, 2015

In Chapter 6 (“One Nudge”) of The Grave Robber, Mark Batterson observes that in most instances we miss the miracle that is right at our fingertips because we’re too close to the situation.  Most miracles are initiated by a nudge, most effectively from someone with whom we have a relationship of trust.  Yet, it’s easier to […]


God’s anointing

By Dave Henning / June 19, 2015

“There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, ‘Mine!’”- Abraham Kuyper, Dutch theologian Referencing the all-encompassing anointing John speaks of in his first epistle (1 John 2:27), Mark Batterson states that “it doesn’t matter what you do, God […]


God ideas

By Dave Henning / June 18, 2015

“But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you.”- 1 John 2:27 Mark Batterson continues Chapter 5 of The Grave Robber with the story of Steve Stewart.  Steve was asked by the Water4Foundation to design a water pump that could work anywhere in […]


Miracle within a miracle

By Dave Henning / June 17, 2015

“Awake, awake!  Rise up Jerusalem, you who have drunk from the hand of the Lord the cup of his wrath, you who have drained to its dregs the goblet that makes people stagger.”- Isaiah 51:17 Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 5 of The Grave Robber by stating that every atom in our body or in the […]


Thank God for water

By Dave Henning / June 16, 2015

“Joy is not getting what you want.  It’s fully appreciating what you have.”- Mark Batterson In Chapter 5 (“Six Stone Jars”) of The Grave Robber, Mark Batterson begins with the observation that water is the most basic chemical compound on earth.  Yet it also is the most vital.  But when is the last time we […]


Catalyst for a miracle

By Dave Henning / June 14, 2015

“The right word at the right time can be the catalyst for someone else’s miracle.”- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson continues Chapter 4 of The Grave Robber, he reflects on another defining moment in the life of Jesus- His visit to the temple when He was twelve years old.  Luke 2:47 (ESV) states: “And all […]


The miracle of restraint

By Dave Henning / June 13, 2015

“There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.”- Graham Greene, English playwright In Chapter 4 (“The Wine Maker”) of The Grave Robber, Mark Batterson opens with this statement: “There are days.  Then there are days that define the rest of your life.”  Some days are ordinary or […]


The single greatest miracle

By Dave Henning / June 12, 2015

“Every now and then a man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.”- Oliver Wendell Holmes Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 3 of The Grave Robber by stating that the single greatest miracle is the forgiveness of our sins, made possible through the crucifixion and resurrection […]


Two trip wires

By Dave Henning / June 11, 2015

As Mark Batterson continues Chapter 3 of The Grave Robber, he wants his readers to clearly understand that only God can perform miracles.  God gets all the glory.  Yet, Mark adds that almost every miracle has a human element.  And while some miracles take a single step of faith, others require multiple attempts. Pastor Batterson […]

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