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Pain in the community of faith

By Dave Henning / November 11, 2023

“As I listen to pain in the community of faith, rarely (if ever) have I heard anyone say that their interpersonal pain was sourced in theological disagreements about Christ’s deity or the nature of salvation, but rather in how they were treated. . . .  Does every question have one and only one reasonable answer?  […]


Lip service – “Amazing Grace”?

By Dave Henning / August 22, 2023

“Many people sing ‘Amazing Grace’ and give lip service to the idea, but that grace has not profoundly changed them.”- Timothy Keller “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.  They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.”- Matthew 15:8-9 (NIV) Timothy Keller concludes Chapter 6 […]


No turning points – east and west

By Dave Henning / December 20, 2022

“How far is the east from the west?  Farther and farther by the moment.  Travel west and you’ll never go east.  Journey toward the east and you’ll never go west. . . .  East and west have no turning points.”- Max Lucado “As far as the east is from the west, so far has he […]


Jesus playing the violin – beauty in busyness

By Dave Henning / September 9, 2019

“Most of us will someday realize we didn’t [notice beauty in the midst of busyness] either.  From the perspective of heaven, we’ll look back on those days — those busy, cluttered days — and realize, That was Jesus playing the violin.”- Max Lucado In Chapter 16 (“That’s Jesus Playing the Fiddle”), the final chapter of […]


The recipient of extravagant grace

By Dave Henning / January 24, 2018

“I don’t give up hope.  Why?  Because I’m the recipient of extravagant grace.”- Ann Swindell Ann Swindell concludes Chapter 9 of Still Waiting as she proclaims this truth.  Physical healing without the grace of Christ’s presence within leaves you with nothing.  Nothing.  Thus, no physical healing in the world compares with the greatest treasure – […]


God, being rich in mercy

By Dave Henning / January 25, 2017

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together in Christ.”- Ephesians 2:4-5 Judah Smith concludes Chapter 8 of How’s Your Soul? as he discusses the third and fourth emphases of Ephesians that dramatically shape the […]


Year-round resident

By Dave Henning / September 14, 2016

“The Holy Spirit is a year-round resident in the hearts of his children.  As God’s story becomes our story, his power becomes our power.”- Max Lucado In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit.”- Ephesians 1:13 Max […]



By Dave Henning / June 29, 2016

“One dimension of spiritual growth is being reconditioned by the grace of God.”- Mark Batterson “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son.”- Romans 8:29 Mark Batterson writes in Chapter 23 (“The Pavlovian Effect”) of If that “it’s much easier to act like a Christian than to […]


Our great potential

By Dave Henning / May 10, 2015

Today Charles Stanley concludes his discussion of ten powerful assurances from God. 5.  He will discipline you when needed for your own good.  God disciplines us so that we can be free from behaviors or thoughts that ultimately would destroy us, that don’t fit us as a child of God.  He helps us become all […]


Well with my soul

By Dave Henning / February 7, 2015

“Though you have not seen him [Jesus] you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy; for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”- 1 Peter 1:8-9 John Ortberg concludes Chapter 2 […]

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