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A transaction with God?

By Dave Henning / March 14, 2024

“[The do to be tree] is a ruse that blinds and blurs because it shifts us from a relationship with God to a transaction with God.  Whenever we believe that we will be blessed (more loved by God) because of something we do, we become much less like God, and we lose sight of our […]


The three laws of relationship

By Dave Henning / June 5, 2017

“A wise man once said that . . . the three laws of relationship are observation, observation, observation.”- John Ortberg “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and […]


Our relationship with God- based on birth

By Dave Henning / January 20, 2017

“A calm and quiet spirit is the result of understanding that our relationship with God is not based on worth but on birth.”- Judah Smith Judah Smith completes Chapter 6 of How’s Your Soul? by discussing verses two and three of Psalm 131. 4.  “Like a weaned child with it’s mother; like a weaned child […]


Minor offenses

By Dave Henning / October 17, 2015

“It [love] is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”- 1 Corinthians 13:5 Today Bill Hybels discusses the first category to help us respond to people who have offended us (Chapter 5 of Simplify). CATEGORY 1: Minor Offenses.  Pastor Hybels defines minor offenses as “wrongdoing” […]

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