All posts in " poor in spirit "

When sin ceases to be wretched

By Dave Henning / September 10, 2022

“When sin ceases to be wretched, grace ceases to be amazing.  And when grace ceases to be amazing, things like grace, forgiveness, and then subsequent truth, beauty, holiness, and virtue cease to move us.  When this happens, we become stuck in an insurmountable rut.”- Scott Sauls “But with you there is forgiveness, that you may […]


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. . […]


Beautifully broken

By Dave Henning / November 15, 2015

“The funny thing about tears is that when they fill our eyes, that’s when we see most clearly.”- Kyle Idleman In Chapter 1 of The End of Me, Kyle Idleman continues his discussion of “the poor in spirit” with a commentary on Luke’s account of Jesus eating dinner at the home of Simon the Pharisee […]


An inside job

By Dave Henning / November 14, 2015

In Chapter 1 of The End of Me, Kyle Idleman initiates his discussion of the Sermon on the Mount.  Pastor Idleman states Jesus begins to introduce us to the great paradox of God’s kingdom: “at the end of me, I find real life in him.” The new kingdom, Kyle adds, has new rules.  Many of […]

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