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Obedience to the truth

By Dave Henning / September 1, 2016

“Having purified your souls by obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart.”- 1 Peter 1:22 (ESV) Dr. Wayne Stiles concludes Chapter 9 of Waiting on God by explaining that Peter uses two different terms for love in verse 22.  Sincere brotherly love, Wayne states, refers […]


Arguments with God

By Dave Henning / January 25, 2016

“Here is what I learned about arguments with God: If you win the argument you actually lose, and if you lose the argument you actually win.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson continues Chapter 5 of The Circle Maker by conceding that circling the promises of God often seems risky.  However, he adds, circling the promises of […]


Voices, choices, and consequences

By Dave Henning / January 5, 2016

“Life comes with voices.  Voices lead to choices.  Choices lead to consequences.”- Max Lucado “Obedience is the key to all doors.”- C. S. Lewis (Yours, Jack: Spiritual Direction from C. S. Lewis) Max Lucado begins Chapter 11 (“Voices, Choices, and Consequences”) of Glory Days by discussing the Israelites’ pilgrimage to the Valley of Shechem following […]


Your point of disqualification

By Dave Henning / December 16, 2015

In Chapter 7 of The End of Me, Kyle Idleman concludes his discussion of five reasons we feel disqualified to be chosen, with a specific emphasis on your point of disqualification. 3. “They won’t forget.”  Pastor Idleman encourages us not to worry about how others see us.  Even if we don’t know where we stand with […]


Self-fulfilling prophecies

By Dave Henning / July 1, 2015

Mark Batterson ends Chapter 11 of The Grave Robber with a section on self-fulfilling prophecies.  He notes that it is no insignificant detail that the man by the Bethesda pool is called invalid.  The man is synonymous with his sickness.  Pastor Batterson states there is a lesson to be learned: don’t let what’s wrong with […]


The best is yet to come

By Dave Henning / June 6, 2015

“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived- the things God has prepared for those who love him- these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. . . . we have received the Spirit who is from God, so that we may […]


Faith, patience, and obedience

By Dave Henning / May 28, 2015

“It is resting in the Lord, in His will, His promise, His faithfulness, and His love, that makes patience easy.”- Andrew Murray Charles Stanley concludes Chapter 5 of Waiting on God with a reminder that it is crucial we test our motives when it comes to God’s promises and while we wait for Him to […]


Walking in obedience

By Dave Henning / May 27, 2015

Today Charles Stanley concludes his presentation of seven questions designed to give us the criteria for confidently taking hold of a promise from God. 3.  Does the fulfillment of this promise glorify Him?  God’s fulfilled promises are part of our testimony.  In this way God makes Himself known to those around us.  Our request must […]

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