All posts in " new creation "

Pull down strongholds

By Dave Henning / February 5, 2024

“The early Church transformed a fractured and violent world, because people with radical differences began to grasp in their heads and hearts what it meant to be in this new family.  Like the early Church, we must pull down strongholds and replace them with truth.”- Chip Ingram “This mystery is that through the gospel the […]


A joint venture – transformation

By Dave Henning / January 18, 2024

“We are being transformed through a joint venture between the Holy Spirit and our own willingness to cooperate with Him.  Transformation is a process, and you will find that your relationship with God is determined by your relationship with His Word.”- Chip Ingram “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed […]


Security in all the wrong places

By Dave Henning / January 17, 2024

“If we don’t understand who God is and what He has done, we begin to look for security in all the wrong places and pain is multiplied in our lives.  God wants us to avoid all of that frustration and futility.”- Chip Ingram “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, neither angels or […]


The resurrection and new creation

By Dave Henning / February 3, 2022

“The resurrection and new creation, then, have a major influence on the Christian’s understanding of how to regard the various forms of decay we see around us in creation now.  One of the ways that nature ‘groans’ under decay is in unjust relationships.  Christians are not to be passive in the face of injustice. . […]


When perfect justice will be done

By Dave Henning / February 2, 2022

“To live in the light of that great day when perfect justice will be done and all things will be put right is to live a life free from the need to pay people back or hold grudges.”- Timothy Keller “If any of you has a dispute with one another, do you dare take it […]


The character of God – a paradigm

By Dave Henning / January 30, 2022

“Does the character of God serve as a paradigm for us?  It certainly does. . . .  When God came to earth in Jesus Christ, his character became visible to us in the life of a human being.  In the end, he saved us through death and resurrection. which became a master paradigm for our […]


Your authentic core – new creation in Christ

By Dave Henning / February 9, 2021

“Because you are a believer in Jesus Christ, your authentic core is a brand-new creation.  You have been re-created in Jesus Christ.  He . . . placed a brand-new essence inside you. . . .  But we can’t force it to come out, and we can’t use it to patch up or fix what we […]


Learning our new names – trusting God’s voice

By Dave Henning / March 24, 2020

“Learning our new names isn’t always about receiving a divine word through some mystical experience; rather it more often than not is about learning to trust the voice of God that has been speaking over our lives all along. . . .  We will be called many names here on earth, but it’s important to […]


You will always be you – healthy or languishing

By Dave Henning / June 6, 2017

“You will always be you — a growing, healthy you or a languishing you — but God did not create you to be anybody else.”- John Ortberg In Chapter 1 (“Learn Why God Made You”) of The Me I Want to Be, John Ortberg notes that specific achievements or experiences fail to define life.  Rather, […]


God, being rich in mercy

By Dave Henning / January 25, 2017

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together in Christ.”- Ephesians 2:4-5 Judah Smith concludes Chapter 8 of How’s Your Soul? as he discusses the third and fourth emphases of Ephesians that dramatically shape the […]


The ultimate as if

By Dave Henning / June 12, 2016

“Verse 3 [Romans 8] is the ultimate what if– ‘If God is for us, who can be against us?’  But the if in verse 10- ‘If Christ is in you’- is the ultimate as if.” Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 10 of If by noting that sports teams often memorialize a fallen comrade by putting that person’s […]

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