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Grace – no responsibility escape hatch

By Dave Henning / February 6, 2019

“The grace that was showered on us at salvation did not provide us with an escape hatch from our responsibility to others.  On the contrary, that very grace should compel us to make restitution to those we’ve wronged.”- Andy Stanley (emphasis Andy’s) In Chapter 12 (“Out in the Open”) of Enemies of the Heart, Andy […]


Blame – the opposite of responsibility

By Dave Henning / November 5, 2018

“There’s a simple reason we blame circumstances and other people rather than own up to our own faults and failures; it’s easier than dealing with ourselves.  Blame is the opposite of  responsibility.”- Carey Nieuwhof Carey Nieuwhof continues Chapter 4 of Didn’t See It Coming as he talks about three ways to start the process of […]


Work it and keep it

By Dave Henning / January 8, 2017

“The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.”- Genesis 2:15 “Soul satisfaction is tied more to responsibility itself than a particular role or dream job.”- Judah Smith Today Pastor Judah Smith presents the second element of a healthy soul environment (Chapter 2, How’s […]


Discerning wholeheartedness

By Dave Henning / September 1, 2015

“Amaziah was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. . . . He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, but not wholeheartedly.”- 2 Chronicles 25:1-2 (NRSV) “I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I […]

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