All posts in " sanctification "

Discerning God at work through you

By Dave Henning / December 27, 2020

Discerning God at work through you, amid the faces, places, and spaces of ordinary life, means nothing further needs to be accomplished but humble faithfulness with the small stuff.”- Rev. Jeffrey Leininger “God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world […]


Helicopter parent – not God’s style

By Dave Henning / January 23, 2020

“God is not a helicopter parent.  Just like Joseph, Esther, David, and Daniel, we will experience personal setbacks and seasons of suffering.  The good news?  It will be for our good and God’s glory.”- Mark Batterson In Chapter 7 (“Blessings in Disguise”) of Double Blessing, Mark Batterson notes that Abraham Lincoln once described himself as […]


Character development in the grind of everyday life

By Dave Henning / November 4, 2018

“But what I’ve come to realize is that character development for the most part doesn’t happen in some monastery with stone walls and dank cellars.  It happens in the grind of everyday life.  It has to because that’s where your character gets challenged the most. . . . if you don’t have a day-to-day strategy, […]


The old leaves of sin

By Dave Henning / February 14, 2017

“Holiness means something more than the sweeping away of the old leaves of sin; it means the life of Jesus developed in us.”- Lilias Trotter “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”- Psalm 119:11 In Chapter 6 (“The Pathway of Holiness- Put On”) of Holiness, Nancy […]


A pathway to sancification

By Dave Henning / February 12, 2017

“I think deep down we’d like to find a pathway to sanctification that is instant and effortless- no long process, no hard battle.”- Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth “Flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace.”- 2 Timothy 2:22 In Chapter 5 (“The Pathway to Holiness: Put Off”) of Holiness, Nancy DeMoss states no instant […]


Holiness with a face

By Dave Henning / February 11, 2017

“Jesus is holiness with a face.”- Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth “But we know that when [Christ] appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.”- 1 John 3:2 In Chapter 4 (“The Face of Holiness”) of Holiness, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth notes that holiness becomes a burden when we strive and struggle […]

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