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Unique translation of Scripture

By Dave Henning / June 19, 2024

“It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do: your life is your sermon.  To take it a step further, your life is a unique translation of Scripture. . . .  You may be the only Bible some people will ever read.  So the question is: Are you a good translation?“- Mark Batterson And […]

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Scripture is more than our script

By Dave Henning / April 5, 2021

“Over time, your theology conforms to your reality or your reality conforms to your theology.  Scripture is more than our script; it’s our script-cure. . . .  Scripture confronts the false identities and false narratives perpetrated by the Father of Lies.  It reveals the heavenly Father’s metanarrative and the unique role that each one of […]

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Spiritual intelligence = Bible application

By Dave Henning / November 7, 2020

” ‘Spiritual intelligence is a phrase I use not to describe the number of Bible verses we know by memory (though this is valuable and important0 but to refer to the Bible verses we apply to our lives.”- Heath Adamson “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter […]

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Scripture in a single word: kaleidoscopic

By Dave Henning / April 13, 2019

“If I were to describe Scripture in a single word, it would be kaleidoscopic.  You can read the same verse on different occasions and it will speak to you in totally different ways. . . .  [The Holy Spirit’s] illumination of Scripture is based on His intimate knowledge of your personality, your circumstances, your dreams, […]

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God’s promises – like Rocky Mountains pine trees

By Dave Henning / October 5, 2018

“God’s promises are pine trees in the Rocky Mountains of Scripture:  abundant, unending, and perennial.  Some of the promises are positive, the assurance of blessings.  Some are negative, the guarantee of consequences.  But all are binding, for not only is God a promise maker,God is a promise keeper.”- Max Lucado “Abraham never wavered in believing […]

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A specific, tangible sign of divine confirmation

By Dave Henning / June 12, 2018

“Sometimes when we ask for God’s favor, he responds by giving us a specific, tangible sign of divine confirmtion that allows us to take our next step with confidence.”- Brian Jones “If now I have found favor in your eyes, give me a sign that it is really you talking to me.”- Judges 6:17 (NIV) […]

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Firmly anchored in Scripture, the final authority

By Dave Henning / May 7, 2018

“Scripture is the final authority, and our ability to hear God speaking to us is connected to our roots being firmly anchored in Scripture.  God is not speaking in a way that supersedes His written word or that adds to it, but He is speaking to us in a variety of ways.”- Banning Liebscher Banning […]

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Rooted in the soil of Scripture

By Dave Henning / April 29, 2018

“In order to develop a thriving root system, our lives must be rooted in the soil of Scripture.  There are many areas where God develops your root system, but none is more important than going deep in the Word of God.”- Banning Liebscher “But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in […]

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Bibliolatry – the Bible as an end in itself

By Dave Henning / February 9, 2018

“There is a very subtle form of idolatry called bibliolatry.  It involves treating the Bible as an end in itself instead of a means to an end.”- Mark Batterson In Chapter 5 (“The Key of Keys”) of Whisper, Mark Batterson discusses the first love language – Scripture.  He notes the challenge the Bible, the inspired […]

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The biggest barrier to our becoming learners

By Dave Henning / June 28, 2017

“Often the biggest barrier to our becoming learners is what we think we already know.”- John Ortberg Today, John Ortberg continues Chapter 9 of The Me I Want to Be as he describes five ways to read the Bible. 1.  Read the Bible with curiosity.  Pastor Ortberg cites philosopher-educator John Dewey, who wrote: “Genuine ignorance […]

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Allow the Spirit to revive your mind

By Dave Henning / June 27, 2017

“You have great freedom — whatever — to allow the Spirit to revive your mind.”- John Ortberg John Ortberg continues Chapter 9 of The Me I Want to Be as he notes God desires you to have a mind that routinely thinks noble, true, pure, admirable thoughts (Philippians 4:8).  And since the flow of the […]

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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 […]

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