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Lost sheep; exiled aspects of your soul

By Dave Henning / September 1, 2018

“Exiled aspects of your soul are like the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son: they’re alone within your soul yet worthy of being sought after and found.”- Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them.  Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the […]


A child of the King – the front of the line

By Dave Henning / March 24, 2018

“As a child of the King, you are at the front of the line.  You, at any moment, can turn to God.”- Max Lucado “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”- Philippians 4:6 In Chapter 6 (“Prayer, Not  Despair”) of Anxious for Nothing, Max […]


The filled life

By Dave Henning / December 9, 2015

“Don’t settle for the full life- go after the filled life.”- Kyle Idleman Still another said, “I just got married, so I can’t come.”- Luke 14:20 Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 5 of The End of Me by discussing the third guest to decline the banquet invitation. Pastor Idleman quips that this guest might be the […]


The Great Banquet

By Dave Henning / December 7, 2015

Kyle Idleman continues Chapter 5 of The End of Me with an in-depth discussion of the Parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14:16-24).  Pastor Idleman states it is important to understand that, in the Bible, a banquet often is a metaphor for the way God addresses the deepest needs of His people.  Jesus often used […]


Question: full or filled?

By Dave Henning / December 6, 2015

Kyle Idleman continues Chapter 5 of The End of Me by exploring the difference between a jar being full or filled.  He draws on Luke’s account of Jesus at a Pharisee’s house, during which Jesus tells the Parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14). As the dinner commences and Jesus is being carefully watched, a […]


Define fair

By Dave Henning / November 28, 2015

Today Kyle Idleman continues his description of six verbal symptoms of a prideful heart (Chapter 3, The End of Me). You may be a Pharisee if . . . 3.  you catch yourself saying, “It’s not fair.”  Pastor Idleman emphasizes there is a major question here: how do we objectively define fair?  A lot of things […]


Your internal Pharisee

By Dave Henning / November 26, 2015

“God, I thank you that I am not like other people- robbers, evildoers, adulterers- or even like this tax collector.  I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I have.”- Luke 18:11-12 Kyle Idleman continues Chapter 3 of The End of Me with a discussion of The Parable of the Pharisee and […]

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