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Agape – an overflowing love

By Dave Henning / August 15, 2019

“Agape means nothing sentimental or basically affectionate.  It means understanding, redeeming good will for all men.  It is an overflowing love which seeks nothing in return. . . .  When we rise to love on the agape level, we love men not because we like them, not because their attitudes and ways appeal to us, […]

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The exact right choice or the life choice?

By Dave Henning / June 30, 2019

“Instead of asking which would be the exact right choice, consider the life choice.  Jesus says he is the way, the truth, and the life.  When we walk with Jesus and consider his presence with us, then we can trust he will lead us toward life, so that even in the things that feel draining […]

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Feeling immune to the enemy’s tactics

By Dave Henning / March 25, 2019

“We all have something tugging at us.  We all do.  Being honest about that is the first step away from the enemy and back to God.  The minute we feel immune to the enemy’s tactics is the minute pride, self-reliance, and self-deception rev up and God’s Word gets tuned out.”- Lysa TerKeurst Lysa TerKeurst concludes […]

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God blesses with His intervening grace

By Dave Henning / December 29, 2018

“In your most confused and emotional moments, you are far from alone because God blesses you with his intervening grace. . . .  at that very moment you’re groaning, the Spirit is representing you and your needs to the Father.”- Paul David Tripp Paul David Tripp continues Chapter 9 of Suffering as he discusses intervening […]

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Sweep the elephant under the rug?

By Dave Henning / September 10, 2018

“Life’s too short to sweep the elephant under the rug.”- A favorite saying of Kimberly Miller Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller continue Chapter 7 of Boundaries for Your Soul as they discuss types of burdens and their origin.  As a result, it’s possible to pick up a burden from: a dream shattered “into a thousand […]

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Called to contentment – a product of thinking

By Dave Henning / August 12, 2018

“We are called to contentment.  Contentment does not come when we acquire enough.  It is a product of the way we think.”- John Ortberg “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”- Philippians 4:12 (NIV) As John Ortberg […]

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Thy will be done

By Dave Henning / June 6, 2016

“There are two kinds of people; those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, ‘All right, then, have it your way.’ “- C. S. Lewis “Even the stork in the heavens know her times, and the turtledove, swallow, and crane keep the time of their coming, but my […]

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Wash me in mercy

By Dave Henning / May 16, 2016

“There’s nothing too dirty that You can’t make worthy.  You wash me in mercy.  I am clean.”- Natalie Grant “But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”- 1 Corinthians 6:11 A painting of two swans serenely resting in […]

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Finding God in the Ruins

By Dave Henning / April 21, 2016

Finding God in the Ruins (David C. Cook, 2016) Finding God in the Ruins: How God Redeems Pain is the first book by Matt Bays.  Matt Bays is a writer, speaker, and a musician “with a passion for calling people out of their hiding places.”  Pastor Bays believes suffering and doubt are necessary components- even […]

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Redemption

By Dave Henning / April 6, 2016

“And so it seems that the very word redeemed needs its own personal redemption.”- Matt Bays As Matt Bays concludes Chapter 1 of Finding God in the Ruins, he expresses his belief that redemption has been misunderstood.  Pastor Bays offers his own personal take on how modern Christianity has defined the term: Redemption (n).  A […]

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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 […]

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The object of our faith

By Dave Henning / August 7, 2015

“If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move.”- Matthew 17:20 “It is better to have little faith in a big God than to have big faith in a little God.”- John Ortberg John Ortberg concludes Chapter 2 of […]

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