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    Desperation reveals dependence

    By Dave Henning / October 22, 2014

    But Jonah had gone down into the inner part of the ship and had lain down and was fast asleep.  So the captain came and said to him, “What do you mean, you sleeper?  Arise, call out to your god!  Perhaps the god will give a thought to us, that we may not perish.”- Jonah […]


      Our defining moment

      By Dave Henning / October 20, 2014

      “Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.”- 2 Corinthians 7:10 “The experience of loss does not need to be the defining moment of the story.  Instead, the defining moment can be our response to the loss.  It is not what happens to us that matters […]


        Open our eyes

        By Dave Henning / October 18, 2014

        He (Elisha) said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”  Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.”- 2 Kings 6:16 Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 6 of AHA with the third and fourth Scriptural examples of how […]


          Sound the alarm!

          By Dave Henning / October 16, 2014

          “And the Lord God of their fathers sent warnings to them by his messengers, rising up early and sending them because He had compassion on His people.”- 2 Chronicles 36:15 (NKJV) In Chapter 2 (“Coming to Your Senses”) of AHA, Kyle Idleman begins by discussing alarm ring tones on cell phones.  Kyle states he’s discovered […]


            Created god or Creator God?

            By Dave Henning / October 15, 2014

            Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 1 of AHA by sharing his discovery that many travelers are driven to the Distant Country because they are running away from a god that doesn’t exist.  They are rejecting a god of their own creation rather than trusting the true God who created them.  The choice is created god or […]


              At the foot of the Cross

              By Dave Henning / October 12, 2014

              In their conclusion to Chapter 11 of Missing Jesus, Charles and Janet Morris emphasize that just as Jesus personally opened up the Scriptures to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, He personally will open them up to us.  Both then and now, Jesus is the great truth-bearer, causing a realization in our hearts […]


                More than meets the eye

                By Dave Henning / October 2, 2014

                “I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you.  Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me.  Because I live, you also will live.”- John 14:18-19 Authors Charles and Janet Morris begin Chapter 3 of Missing Jesus by discussing the drug addition death […]


                  The Father’s Song

                  By Dave Henning / October 1, 2014

                  “And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.”- 2 Corinthians 3:3 “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”- […]


                    Worthy is the Lamb

                    By Dave Henning / September 28, 2014

                    “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise.”- Revelation 5:12 As Charles and Janet Morris continue Chapter 1 (“Who is Worthy of My Life?”) of Missing Jesus, they tell of the time they were in a South Asian neighborhood of London, […]


                      Throw down your staff

                      By Dave Henning / September 17, 2014

                      Then the Lord asked him, “What is that in your hand?” “A shepherd’s staff,” Moses replied. “Throw it down on the ground,” the Lord told him.  So Moses threw down the staff, and it turned into a snake.- Exodus 4:2-3 (NLT) “You can have faith or you can have control, but you cannot have both.”- […]



                        By Dave Henning / September 16, 2014

                        “You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat.”-Isaiah 25:4 “Sometimes God brings His greatest rains with a storm.  Sometimes God brings His greatest blessings with your difficulty.”- Alisa Hope Wagner The date- Friday, April 21, 1967.  […]


                          Four traits of gratitude

                          By Dave Henning / October 20, 2012

                          In Chapter 2 of Ruthless Trust, author Brennan Mannng discusses 4 characteristics of a life lived in gratitude: 1.  Gratitude is inclusive.  Henri Nouwen encourages us in his book Bread for the Journey:  “Let’s not be afraid to look at everything that has brought us to where we are now and trust that we will soon see […]

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