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During times of transition cede control

By Dave Henning / August 31, 2021

“Transition is a place where some of the details of our new season become a little clearer, but there is still a deep need to trust God’s plan, process, and commands.  During times of transition, it is easy to try to control this part of the process.  But if we do that, it could cause […]

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One phone call with God – no options

By Dave Henning / August 28, 2021

“Haven’t we all had those days when we wish we could have one phone call with God so He could tell us what to do?  We don’t want options . . . to figure this out.  We just want to know, God, what are you doing?“- Nicki Koziarz (emphasis author’s) “But the dove found no […]

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Usher us into obedience – a long wait?

By Dave Henning / August 24, 2021

“If we are waiting for someone to come alongside us and usher us into obedience, we might be waiting at the end of the aisle for a long time.  So the question becomes, Will you rise above the doubt that comes when doing this alone?”- Nicki Koziarz ” ‘For in seven days I will send […]

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The results of our obedience – immeasurable

By Dave Henning / October 10, 2020

“When truth is no longer deafened by the voice of apathy, the results of our obedience . . . are immeasurable.  What you believe and who you believe are crucial.  In the end, they will determine the quality of your earthly life along with your eternal resting place.  There is a truth, and, contrary to […]

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Mercies as sure as the sunrise

By Dave Henning / January 6, 2020

“If you are in Christ, you are under God’s covering.  That’s worth celebrating every single day — His mercies are as sure as the sunrise.  That said, we have to make a daily decision to stay under the umbrella of God’s blessing by walking in obedience.”- Mark Batterson “If you fully obey the LORD your […]

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Obedience requires actions – doing things!

By Dave Henning / November 4, 2019

” . . . obedience requires actions.  It’s not just having nice thoughts or having good intentions, or hoping something changes; obedience always involves doing things.”- Bob Merritt “Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear.  For God’s working in you, giving you the desire and the […]

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Entanglements of the old life – how to avoid

By Dave Henning / November 3, 2019

“We have everything we need to live in the flow of the new life and avoid the entanglements of the old.  It’s there, it’s available, and we have the power to be done with anything that holds us back.”- Bob Merritt “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through […]

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Tension between the old and new lives

By Dave Henning / October 31, 2019

” . . .. until heaven Christians will always face a certain amount of tension between the old and the new lives.  The reality is there’s a constant tug-of-war between our sinful nature and God’s Spirit.  We get pulled between these forces all day long, so it’s not uncommon to land in the middle.”- Bob […]

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Choose obedience and life, not the forbidden tree

By Dave Henning / October 19, 2019

“God always hope we choose obedience and life, but Adam and Eve did what we often do.  They ignored all the freedoms God gave . . . and focused on the one thing they didn’t have.  Sound familiar?”- Bob Merritt “For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the […]

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Faith, compassion – abstract or concrete?

By Dave Henning / April 7, 2019

“I think it’s easy to talk about things like faith and obedience and compassion in abstract terms.  The more abstract, the less convicting the truth is.  So let me get concrete.  Faith equals God-ordained risks in the face of fear.  Obedience equals God -honoring decisions in the face of temptation.  And compassion equals Spirit-prompted generosity […]

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A marked moment of trust

By Dave Henning / March 4, 2019

“Can you imagine how much less anxiety, fear, angst, and heartbreak we would have if we could truly trust in God?  I don’t mean just saying we trust God because it’s the Christian thing to say. . . .  I mean having a marked moment.  A real live moment we can point to and remind […]

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God’s grace and faithful presence

By Dave Henning / January 3, 2019

“You didn’t earn [God’s] faithful presence by your obedience, and your disobedience won’t take it away.  The central message of Scripture is that God is with us forever because of one thing and one thing only: his grace!”- Paul David Tripp “No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your […]

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