Author Archives: Drew Haninger

Jesus as the Focus…

The whole New Testament from Matthew to Revelation, all 27 books has a focus and that focus is Jesus Christ.  So Jesus Christ is the focus of the last book of the Bible, the book called “Revelation”. Everyone loves a … Continue reading

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Replace fear with FAITH

Faith always encourages us and moves us forward. Fear causes us to slow down, stop and go into paralysis mode making us afraid to do anything. So watch this short video on “Replace fear with FAITH” When we go to … Continue reading

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Listen To Jesus

It’s so easy to get distracted with good religious things and miss Jesus. Jesus is the focus of the New Testament. Jesus is the main subject. Even the good disciples like Peter could get distracted with doing something “great” for … Continue reading

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God Helps Us Pray

God Helps Us Pray Here are three key verses in the Bible showing us how God helps us pray.  Even Elijah the great prophet in the Old Testament was weak like us, and many times had trouble knowing how to … Continue reading

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Why Be Anxious, Just Pray

If we are honest, we all have to admit that we have a problem with anxiety. Some, obviously, are more prone to worry than others. It seems that no matter how many problems God solves for us, there is always … Continue reading

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Prayer is Simple

Prayer is Simple We hate to admit it, but we are pretty good at taking simple things and making them hard. The same is true when it comes to prayer. Our prayers don’t need to be eloquent or profound, nor … Continue reading

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The Cat and The Mouse

We have discovered in doing blogs that computers now need Kitty Warmers. Coffee Break Kitty guarding all computer equipment Sometimes people get boxed in, actually kitties love it. Ecclesiastes 3:4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh ; … Continue reading

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Elijah Believed God

Elijah Believed God ELIJAH: Had great confidence in God, and was not intimated by enemies Did, at times, become depressed and discouraged Believed in the one true God of the Bible and rejected all other gods Obeyed God Performed miracles … Continue reading

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Prayer to Encourage the Believer

Praying for Healing from Depression James 5:13-18 (KJV): “Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 14Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them … Continue reading

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Elijah’s Name – My God is Jehovah

Biblical names are often full of great meaning, and that is definitely true of Elijah’s name. The Hebrew word for “God” in the Old Testament is Elohim, which is occasionally shortened to EL. Elijah’s name begins with “God”, telling us … Continue reading

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Seeing God Who is Hidden

God sometimes seems to us to be quiet or hidden. Many of us would prefer a very visible God, but God is Spirit, and often works in wonderfully hidden ways. We can’t always see what He is doing. Occasionally we … Continue reading

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Anger Kills Us – Jonah

Jonah’s anger is killing him. He’s a miserable man because he’s not free—he’s still a slave to his own bitterness, limitations, and weaknesses. Some of us are miserable for the same reasons. God is working on us, teaching us to … Continue reading

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Friends with God

John 15:13-15 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does … Continue reading

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Isaac and Joseph – More Impossible Situations

Luke 1:37  “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” The Birth of Isaac, the Son of Promise After arriving in the land of Canaan, Abraham and his wife, Sarah, faced an impossible situation. God had promised to make a great … Continue reading

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God Will Put You in Impossible Situations to Prove He is God

God loves impossible situations! Elijah, God’s prophet, faced an impossible and discouraging situation. The people of Israel refused to follow God and worshipped idols despite His unfailing kindness to them. How did Elijah handle these thankless rebels? He trusted God … Continue reading

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Divine Purpose with Elijah

God has a purpose, a divine purpose resting behind every event in life. Many times we do not realize it till we look back and see God’s hand working, protecting and guiding us. Why did we meet this person, why … Continue reading

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Martin Luther Rediscovers the Bible

In the 1500′s there were many men and women who helped to change the world, but none as much as the German monk-turned-professor Martin Luther. He helped reform Christian tradition by speaking against the many religious errors of his day … Continue reading

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Spurgeon and Prayer Time

Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) was a man of Bible study, prayer, preaching and teaching. It has been estimated that he preached to over 10 million people. Spurgeon loved Bible study, prayer and preaching. Here is a great quote on prayer from C.H. … Continue reading

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Best Time To Pray – Mornings

The best time to pray is in the morning. Enjoy this short video on Prayer in the morning. The Bible is a book that tells a story. The story the Bible tells is God’s story. So the Bible is not … Continue reading

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Pray, and Let God Worry

Martin Luther (16th century monk) said “Pray, and let God worry“. Which means don’t worry, give the concern to God. He can handle it.   Paul in Philippians 4:6 said: “Don’t worry; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with … Continue reading

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God Designed the Universe

When you pray and think about God, consider God’s creation. Consider the design in the universe from the mass, energy and structure of the stars, planets, gravity, and light. Consider the heavenly beauty both in visible light and invisible light like … Continue reading

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God is Creative

God is creative, so we should be creative also – Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created… … …  

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Prayer is Motivated by God

In Psalm 50:15 it says “and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me” Here God is motivating us to pray at any time especially when there is trouble. So God is … Continue reading

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God’s Beautiful Landscape

Here is three pictures from our recent trip to Sandpoint, Idaho.

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Who Is In Control

“Rather than trying to maintain control over your life, abandon yourself to My will.”   This is a quote from one of my favorite devotionals Jesus Calling  that I read almost every morning for encouragement, spiritual nourishment and just get my … Continue reading

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God is the God Particle

So some wonder what holds the universe together.  Who enforces the laws of nature like gravity, electrical behaviors, electromagnetic waves like radio and microwave, the laws of light, mass and energy.   If the laws of nature were random, then … Continue reading

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Little Town of Bethlehem

Luke 2:3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was … Continue reading

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Christmas Bible Video Animations

These are very simple animated Bible stories that relate to Christmas time, you can view them at DrewHaninger.com/video. The titles include: Awesome Morning Prayer Time, The Bible Overview in 29 Seconds, The Bible Overview in Two Minutes. I was inspired … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

The more we thank God for what He has done the better we relate to God, others and ourselves. 1 Chron 16:34 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;  for his steadfast love endures forever!  

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God Created Sunsets

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He Makes the Foundations of the Earth

When God is the one who made the foundations of the earth, why should we be anxious over anything. He is all powerful and almighty.  Who could be bigger or greater or stronger than God.    Psalm 104  1 Bless … Continue reading

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Accepted by God

Ephesians 1:6  to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

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The King of Glory Rules

In Psalm 24 the phrase King of Glory is mentioned four times. Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? … Continue reading

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Great Software, but it’s all about God

We have great software that uniquely enhances your ability to study the Bible, but when all is said and done, it’s not about our software. It’s about the magnificent Word of a mighty God, who desires to communicate truth to … Continue reading

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Spokane River Sunset

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Lovingkindness in the Morning

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; For in thee do I trust: Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; For I lift up my soul unto thee. – Psalm 143:8

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God has Absolute Control

God has absolute control over man, earth, heaven and hell. Man is real; Earth is real. Heaven is real; and hell is real. The Bible talks about all these things. So which way is your life going?

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Perseverance In Prayer

Prayer works, we just need to continue and not give up.  This is called perseverance in prayer. The prayer of Elijah, which stopped the rain from heaven and later opened heaven’s floodgates, was an example of a long series of his … Continue reading

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Restoration and Grace

The Lord is always in the restoration business because He knows we are frail failing sinners that need grace. In the gospel of Luke, Jesus knowing Peter would deny Him three times, prayed for Peter that his faith would not … Continue reading

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His Kingdom is Better than Anxiety

Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day … Continue reading

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The Word of God

The Word of God comes to us in a form of a Book, The Bible. This is from Martin Luther who appreciated the Bible as a book. A book inspired by God so we can read it.

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The Lord, My Rock

2 Samuel 22:47 “ The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation, Psalms 31:3 For You are my rock and my fortress; Therefore, for Your name’s sake, Lead me and … Continue reading

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God is the Author

God is the author.  God is the author of life, DNA, faith and the Bible.  In Genesis chapter one, the Bible says that “God created the earth and the heavens“.  In Hebrews chapter twelve Jesus, the son of God is … Continue reading

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Leadership is Courage and Obedience to God

Joshua in the Bible learned that leadership is courage and obedience to God.

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Ephesians – the Grand Canyon of the Bible

Someone has called the book of Ephesians the Grand Canyon of the Bible because of the vivid pictures, descriptions, and talk about God and Christ, coupled with applications for our Christian lives. The book of Ephesians and Romans both lay … Continue reading

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He is Able

Hebrews 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Phil 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath … Continue reading

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Faith is Positive and Moves Forward

Faith always moves us forward.  Even when Peter failed, the Lord prayed that Peter’s faith would not fail. The Bible even records failures and restoration.

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Like a Mirror

When we pray and read the Bible we reflect the Lord and slowly are changed into His image.   The water in this little river reflects the trees and clouds, but like a camera our hearts keep the images and … Continue reading

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Dark Understanding

Ephesians 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: 19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work … Continue reading

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Prayer Can Be Simple

Prayer can just be simple, not complex and not formal. God is real, He is a living person and can be talked to with short simple words any time and in any place. He is not limited by His schedule, … Continue reading

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