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A little Saul in each of us – let God do the work

By Dave Henning / October 5, 2020

“I think there is a little Saul in each of us.  Part of us wants God to defeat the enemy while we sit under a pomegranate tree on the outskirts of Gibeah.  We want God to do something for us without having to do anything for God.  But if we don’t do anything, nothing will […]

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Confessed sin – nothing as freeing

By Dave Henning / September 28, 2020

“Nothing is as freeing as confessed sin.  Nothing is as isolating as a guilty secret.  And that is why the Enemy wants you to keep your sins a secret.  If you keep your sins a secret, you will be trapped in the cage of guilt the rest of your life.  The only way out is […]

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Forfeiting the adventure God’s destined?

By Dave Henning / September 9, 2020

“Sure, you can choose the safety and predictability of the cage, forfeiting the adventure God has destined for you.  But you won’t  be the only one missing out or losing out.  When you lack the courage to chase the Wild Goose, the opportunity costs are staggering. . . .  Wild Goose Chase is an invitation […]

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Jesus’ presence – when it seems absent

By Dave Henning / October 1, 2019

“When Jesus’ presence seems absent in the midst of my panic, I find that canned spiritual answers and my usual spiritual disciplines, things that helped me feel connected, no longer work. . . .  I find that instead of being still, I end up trying really freaking hard to be grateful and peaceful and patient.  […]

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Leave your unwanted thoughts and feelings at the door?

By Dave Henning / September 8, 2018

“When you spend time with God, don’t leave your unwanted thoughts and feelings at the door.  Instead, befriend them — and invite Jesus to be near them too.”- Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are […]

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God owns all of life – abide in Him

By Dave Henning / September 24, 2017

“God owns all of life, and worshiping God means that we must revolve around him, not he us.  So God shouldn’t be confined to his own compartment in our schedule.  Jesus does not abide in his assigned time slot; we abide in him.”- Jared C. Wilson Jared Wilson continues Chapter 4 of The Imperfect Disciple […]

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Spiritual disciplines – religious duties or relational delights?

By Dave Henning / September 23, 2017

“But what if we approached these behaviors [the spiritual disciplines] less as religious duties — they are that obviously, but they are more than that — and more as relational delights?”- Jared C. Wilson “No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have […]

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Decisions against yourself

By Dave Henning / June 1, 2016

“Stewardship [is] doing the best you can with what you have where you are. . . . Make decisions against yourself.”- Mark Batterson “Everything is permissible- but not everything is beneficial.”- 1 Corinthians 10:25 Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 6 of If with the assertion that making decisions against yourself “could save you from a hundred […]

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