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The supreme miracle of Christianity

By Dave Henning / November 28, 2022

“Some have argued that the supreme miracle of Christianity is not the resurrection of Christ from the dead but the incarnation. . . .  Of all the things Christianity proclaims, this is the most staggering.”- Timothy Keller “All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: ‘The virgin will conceive […]

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Hands up to heaven – make a joyful noise!

By Dave Henning / February 14, 2022

“Hands up to heaven/ Make a joyful noise/ My heart had to hit the floor/ To find all I’m longin’ for/ But I know you’re so much more/ Than a joyful noise.”- Matt Maher, Joyful Noise “But be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making […]

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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. . […]

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The historicity of the resurrection

By Dave Henning / January 21, 2022

“Belief in the historicity of the resurrection, however, can change you wholly — but not through intellectual assent alone.  It is only by meeting the risen Lord personally and uniting with him by faith that we are changed.”- Timothy Keller “Now Mary stood outside of the tomb crying. . . .  She turned around and […]

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The vindication of resurrection

By Dave Henning / January 19, 2022

“The vindication of resurrection is both the reversal and the result of the condemnation of the crucifixion.  The darkness of Good Friday brings about the sunrise of Easter.  This is how God works.  This is the Great Reversal of history and the New Testament bears witness to it throughout.”- Timothy Keller “And being found in […]

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Very first witnesses of the resurrection

By Dave Henning / January 7, 2022

“The gospels claim that the very first witnesses of the resurrection were women.  Since women in that patriarchal culture were not allowed to give evidence in court, there would be no plausible reason that the gospel writers would have invented them.  The only historically plausible reason that women could have been recorded as seeing the […]

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Profound certainty = biblical hope

By Dave Henning / January 4, 2022

“The biblical word elpida, translated as the weaker English word hope, means profound certainty.  Christians view even the hardest circumstances as part of a history guided by God at every turn toward not merely some kind of afterlife but toward the resurrection of our bodies and souls into a new, remade heaven and earth.”- Timothy […]

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A stone of hope – desperate need

By Dave Henning / January 3, 2022

“Death, pandemics, injustice, social breakdown – we again desperately need a stone of hope.  And there is no greater hope possible than to believe that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead. . . .  If you grasp this great fact of history, then even if you find things going dark, this hope becomes a […]

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Hope is the melody of the future

By Dave Henning / March 15, 2021

“Hope is the melody of the future.  Faith is dancing to that melody right now.”- Lysa TerKeurst “Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices.  You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. . . .  Now is your time of grief, but I will see you […]

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Hard questions – a willingness to keep asking

By Dave Henning / January 26, 2021

“Faith is not the absence of doubt.  Faith is simply a willingness to keep asking the hard questions.  As my mentor Lynn Anderson says, “Faith is the decision to follow the best light you have about God and not quit.”- Max Lucado “[John] stooped and looked in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but […]

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Stare at the glory of God – good beholding

By Dave Henning / September 22, 2017

“Stare at the glory of God until you see it.”- Ray Ortlund “Now if the ministry of death, carved in letters on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at Moses’ face because of its glory, which was being brought to an end, will not the ministry of the Spirit have […]

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Great riches we gain from the Joseph process

By Dave Henning / August 20, 2017

“Our world may be torn apart and our losses in the material world may be significant, but there are great riches we gain from the Joseph process that will be used in our lives and in the lives of others.  We need to be grateful that God considers us worthy for the assignment.”- Os Hillman […]

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