Resources for Christian Study

Below are some tools to help you deepen your walk with the Lord and expand your knowledge of who He is, what He has done, and who He has called you to be.

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Devotional Thoughts

Preparing for the Storms of Life

By Mark Henslee | September 23, 2022

Every location has its own unique weather patterns, but everywhere you can live will have storms.  Some places have hurricanes while others deal with tornadoes.  There are places that experience sandstorms and others that get snow storms.  The winds will blow, and the storm will rage, at some point, everywhere. As there are storms in…

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An Emotional Elijah Experience

By Dallas Henslee | September 2, 2022

When I was younger, we used to say, “Rain, rain, go away.  Come again another day.”  Of course, if we could keep sending the rain away because it was inconvenient, there would be catastrophic results. Elijah’s story Consider the story in 1 Kings 17-19.  The rain stopped and would not return until Elijah commanded it…

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Step By Step I Follow

By Mark Henslee | August 12, 2022

There’s a Rich Mullins song, “Sometimes by Step”, that I often get running in my head on my journey with God.  Part of the chorus says, “Step by step You’ll lead me, and I will follow You all of my days.”  This describes much of our life.  We don’t know too many steps ahead, sometimes…

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Just the Waterboy

By Mark Henslee | July 29, 2022

There are a lot of people involved in a football game.  A football team has star players, secondary players, benchwarmers, coaches, and support personnel.  There are referees, scorekeepers and announcers.  And yet, almost all of the attention is given to the few star players. There seems, unfortunately, to be a similar pattern in the Church. …

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When A Blowout is an Answer to Prayer

By Mark Henslee | May 13, 2022

Many refer to April 1st as April Fool’s Day and plan practical, and sometimes not so practical, jokes and pranks.  We prefer to think of it as just another day in our journey with the Lord.  This April 1st, we were closing up the trailer and starting our several thousand mile trek across the country. …

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Waving the Flag of Conditional Surrender

By Dallas Henslee | April 1, 2022

Our small groups at church are using a series which depicts Jesus’ life.  One of the episodes focuses on the moment Simon Peter chose to follow the Lord.  There are many stories like this in the Bible.  Let me remind you of just a couple; one in the Old Testament and one in the New. …

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My Mud Hut on Wheels

By Dallas Henslee | March 11, 2022

When I was younger, we visited Heritage Park in Calgary, Alberta.  There were parts of the park that I really enjoyed and others that I didn’t.  I loved the old time candy store and ice cream shop.  What kid wouldn’t?  I didn’t love experiencing the sod shack/mud hut by stepping inside.  I found it stuffy,…

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Don’t Beat the Donkey and Other Lessons from Numbers 22

By Mark Henslee | February 18, 2022

There’s a story in the Bible about a man named Balaam.  You can read the entire story in Numbers chapters 22 through 24.  I’ll give you a brief summary.   Balaam was not an Israelite but was a prophet who had some connection with God.  A king hired Balaam to curse Israel.  God told Balaam not…

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Connecting to the Power for Your Light to Shine

By Mark Henslee | January 21, 2022

I have a small flashlight that sits on the corner of my desk.  It’s easy to grab, and located fairly centrally in the trailer.  When needed, it will pierce the darkness or illuminate a dark cabinet, so I can see as needed. But there is something about this flashlight that is required to make it…

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When Free Parking Isn’t So Fun

By Dallas Henslee | December 3, 2021

Shortly after we moved to a suburb of Colorado Springs to assist with a church startup project, I met a worship leader that was lamenting that he felt like he had been put on a shelf by God.  Ironically, he was teaching me how to be a better worship leader from behind the keyboard at…

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"If you've ever been interested in the topic of Spiritual Warfare, local authors Mark and Dallas Henslee have written a book that you just HAVE to read! Well-written, specific and Biblically sound, this book will help you understand the realities of spiritual warfare, and how to fight the battle successfully through the power of Jesus Christ!"

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Breaking the Burdensome Yoke

Breaking the Burdensom Yoke: A Discipleship Course in Forgiving and Grieving

Forgiving and grieving go beyond theoretical concepts.  Know you need to forgive, but you just can't seem to figure out how? Grieving but feel like everyone thinks you should be "over it" by now? This book is for you.

Not really a paper copy reader?  We'll get you covered.  Our e-book format will be available here soon.

Breaking the Burdensome Yoke walks the reader through the why, what, and how aspects of forgiveness and grief.  These are active processes, and yet, we often get stuck along the way.  Those that have already read the book are saying things like, "I didn't know I needed to forgive that; This helped me understand my grief better; and Everyone needs this book!"

 

Behind Enemy Lines

We had so many questions from readers that we decided to expand the teaching included in this book.  Additionally, you will find a dedicated Question and Answer section in the appendix.  Not really a paper copy reader?  We've got you covered.  Our e-book format is available here.

Behind Enemy Lines takes a look at the power of the Holy Spirit and how we walk in victory rather than defeat and how that often creates questions among those we encounter. You will be reminded of your identity in Christ and be guided toward applying biblical principles of doing like Jesus did. You will uncover practical insights for participating in what God is doing in and through His children when they submit to His will.

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Why Do We Need to Forgive?

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Get your complimentary PDF excerpt of the first chapter of Breaking the Burdensome Yoke: A Discipleship Course in Forgiving and Grieving.

"Before we delve into the process of forgiving, we need to know why we are doing this work.  The Lord commanded us to forgive; therefore, we don't have the luxury to dig in our heels and remain in unforgiveness without impeding our relationship with God...Much like the servant in Matthew 18:24, we owed a debt that could not possibly be repaid.  Jesus paid our debt through His sacrifice on the the Cross....He expects us to extend to others the same forgiveness that we have received from Him." (Breaking the Burdensome Yoke pp.22-23)

"Forgiveness is a deliberate decision.  One chooses to forgive, it doesn’t simply occur because you stayed within a certain acceptable range of emotion in reaction to the offense.  If you do not choose to surrender the right to be hurt, then by default, you retain the right to be hurt and can use that at any point in the future against the offender.  When you choose to retain the right to remain hurt, offended, or wounded, you choose to remain a victim by default.  It is very difficult to be both a victim and a conqueror at the same time (Romans 8:37).

Since reconciliation [to the point of restoration of relationship] is not commanded, we can forgive without having to continue to be harmed...." (Behind Enemy Lines, Forgiveness Chapter).

Worship through Flagging

Why Use Flags in Worship?

“Why flags?”   Well, because there is Scriptural basis, complimented by abundant symbolism in color and movement, and because worship is part of our spiritual warfare arsenal.   Synonyms for flags include banner, sign, signal, standard, standard-bearer, and symbol.  While flags as we know them today are not mentioned specifically in Scripture, the present day…

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Are Worship Flags Biblical?

Where does the use of praise banners and worship flags come from? Yes, flag worship is biblical, although there is no specific Scripture that commands us to use them in worship today.  Think of the flag bearer or standard bearer in biblical times.   We can even look to Scripture to see God in a…

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