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.
You can listen to sermons, read articles, and learn about our books. Please feel free to share these resources with those you know who would also glean from it.
Credit Mark Henslee
Two Are Better Than One
We got a new air conditioner for the ministry’s fifth wheel trailer that we’ve called home for a while. The unit weighs about 100 pounds. Light enough that I can pick it up and move it around, but heavy enough that I can’t pick it up very high. That’s where the issue came in. I…Read More
The Father’s Heart
In my life’s journey, I’m continually learning and growing. One of the areas that I’ve been developing in is gaining a better understanding of Father God’s heart for His children. He has an enormous heart of love for all of His kids. Through our work with ministers and exposure to various church bodies, I’ve cried…Read More
Where Are All The Lights
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may…Read More
Running Right Requires Regeneration
We were driving down the interstate, having just crossed from Colorado into Kansas shortly before five on a Friday afternoon. Suddenly, we lost power and started blowing smoke out of the tailpipe. My initial thought was, “Oh no! I’ve got to get safely to the side of the road.” The words that came out of…Read More
Preparing for the Storms of Life
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…Read More
An Emotional Elijah Experience
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…Read More
Step By Step I Follow
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…Read More
When A Blowout is an Answer to Prayer
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. …Read More
My Mud Hut on Wheels
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,…Read More
Don’t Beat the Donkey and Other Lessons from Numbers 22
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…Read More
"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!"
Heather Trost, The Greatest Gift Bookstore
JennyLyne vs the Guinea Hens
A Children's Book on Forgiveness for ages 5-10
Join JennyLyne on her misadventures through a neighbor's garden, laundry line, and mango tree. Through these experiences, JennyLyne learns about Jesus' love in addition to how forgiveness impacts us all. This is the first story in a series of books for children regarding forgiveness. (Fully illustrated, 34 page, paper cover book, 9 x 9 inches)
Reflections: Living Right-Side Up in an Upside-Down World
A Devotional Resource
This is a collection of 52 stories combining real life experiences and spiritual principles. Previously included in our monthly blog distribution, these selections are no longer available on the website as stand alone entries. Purchase your copy to relive your favorite stories with Biblical application.
Available in electronic or paperback formats
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.
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!"
Available in electronic or paperback formats
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.
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.
Available in electronic or paperback formats
Why Do We Need to Forgive?
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).
Sermons & Short Stories
In addition to offering our blogs in print, you can listen to some of our God stories (some would call these testimonies).
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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