All posts in " Pharisee "

Divine calculation – the cross?

By Dave Henning / April 11, 2024

“You can’t go to the cross with just your head and not your heart.  It doesn’t work that way.  Calvary’s not a mental trip.  It’s not an intellectual exercise.  It’s not a divine calculation or a cold theological principle. . . .  God, may we never be so ‘educated,’ may we never be so ‘mature,’ […]


A robust theology of sin

By Dave Henning / January 27, 2023

“A robust theology of sin helps us live beyond self-deception.  A limited theology of sin often results in a false sense of spiritual maturity. . . .  It is a small step from a narrow understanding of sin straight into the depths of it. . . .  Sin is not just about ‘not doing that.’  […]


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 […]


You may be a Pharisee if . . .

By Dave Henning / November 27, 2015

In Chapter 3 of The End of Me, Kyle Idleman describes six verbal symptoms of a prideful heart.  The first two symptoms are discussed today. You may be a Pharisee if . . . 1.  you catch yourself saying, “You aren’t going to talk like that to me!”  When pride takes over, we become defensive.  […]


Spit first. Dig second.

By Dave Henning / November 25, 2015

“God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth.”- Matthew 5:5 (NLT) Kyle Idleman opens Chapter 3 (“Humbled to Be Exalted”) of The End of Me with this important avalanche survival tip: Spit first.  Dig second.  Pastor Idleman points out that one of the biggest mistakes people make when buried by tons […]

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