Rev. Dave Wilkinson

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Name: Rev. Dave Wilkinson
Date registered: June 8, 2012
URL: http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/

Latest posts

  1. SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: WORK AND WORSHIP BECOMING ONE — August 29, 2014
  2. SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: THE SPIRIT AT WORK — August 28, 2014
  3. SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: LISTEN TO UNDERSTAND — August 27, 2014
  4. SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: LISTENING TO GOD AND ONE ANOTHER — August 26, 2014
  5. SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: LIGHT IN A DARK WORLD — August 25, 2014

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  1. SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: FREEDOM WITHIN BOUNDS — 1 comment
  2. SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: THE GIFT OF GOD’S GRACE — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Aug 29 2014

SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: WORK AND WORSHIP BECOMING ONE

Original post at http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2014/08/work-and-worship-becoming-one.html


The humblest and the most unseen activity in the world can be the true worship of God.  Work and worship literally become one.  Our chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him for ever; and we carry out that function when we do what God sent us into the world to do.  Work well done rises like a hymn of praise to God.  This means that the doctor on her rounds, the scientist in his laboratory, the teacher in her classroom, the musician at his music, the artist at her canvas, the retail associate at his counter, the typist at her computer, the mechanic in his shop, the stay-at-home mom or dad in the kitchen -- all who are doing the work of the world as it should be done are joining in a great act of worship.

-- adapted from William Barclay in The Revelation of John, vol. 1


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Aug 28 2014

SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: THE SPIRIT AT WORK

Original post at http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-spirit-at-work.html


What if God really is at work in every moment, in every place?  What if your job is just to jump into the river?  What if your job is to figure out, from one moment to the next, how to stay in the flow?  How to keep yourself aware and submitted to God’s Spirit so that rivers of living water flow through your belly, through the core of your being?

The apostle Paul gives a simple command, which in a sense is all we need to do: “Do not quench the Spirit.”  The Spirit is already at work in you.  Jesus says if you have come to Him, if you are a follower of His, the Spirit is there.  He is bigger than you; He is stronger than you; He is more patient with your failures and your gaps and your inadequacies and your pretending than you are.  He is committed to helping you 24/7/365.  So Paul says, in a sense, your only job is not getting in His way.  Just don’t  quench the Spirit.

-- John Ortberg in The Me I Want to Be


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Aug 27 2014

SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: LISTEN TO UNDERSTAND

Original post at http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2014/08/listen-to-understand.html


"You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger;…" (James 1:19)

Seek first to understand, then to be understood. Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.

-- Stephen R. Covey


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Aug 26 2014

SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: LISTENING TO GOD AND ONE ANOTHER

Original post at http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2014/08/listening-to-god-and-one-another.html


The first service that one owes to others in the fellowship consists in listening to them. Just as love of God begins with listening to [God's] Word, so the beginning of love for the [community of believers] is learning to listen to them... Many people are looking for an ear that will listen. They do not find it among [some] Christians, because these Christians are talking where they should be listening. But [the one] who can no longer listen to his brother [and sister] will soon be no longer listening to God either; they will be doing nothing but prattle in the presence of God too.

-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer, by Geffrey B. Kelly in Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works


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Aug 25 2014

SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: LIGHT IN A DARK WORLD

Original post at http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2014/08/light-in-dark-world.html


"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:16 NRSV)

God wants us to be His lights in the world. The best lights we can be. With God as the power source, we're to shine in whatever capacity we can. It may be a bright radiance, a warm glow, a piercing reflection, or a steady beam. Different individuals with diverse personalities, strengths, and weaknesses will display God's light with varying intensities. But it's genuine light, all the same, and this darkened world can never have too much. Let it shine!

-- Joni Eareckson Tada in Glorious Intruder


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Aug 22 2014

SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: GOD’S GRACE INTERRUPTS

Original post at http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2014/08/gods-grace-interrupts.html


God's love has a piercing quality, a persevering element, an assertive and searching aspect.  God yearns for us, woos us, reaches for us.  God's grace has the generative power to pardon, transform, redeem, and perfect, and it pushes and pursues.  God's love is not something sitting on a shelf that we reach for, but a truth at the heart of life that reaches for us.  God's grace interrupts with a compelling, propelling, motivating, and mobilizing quality.  It has the power, if we let it, to break open our hearts, get inside of us, change us, and then work its way through us to others.

-- Robert Schnase in Five Practices of Fruitful Living


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