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™: LISTEN TO UNDERSTAND — August 27, 2014
  2. SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: LISTENING TO GOD AND ONE ANOTHER — August 26, 2014
  3. SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: LIGHT IN A DARK WORLD — August 25, 2014
  4. SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: GOD’S GRACE INTERRUPTS — August 22, 2014
  5. SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: HUMBLE, HONEST AND COURAGEOUS — August 21, 2014

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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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Aug 21 2014

SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: HUMBLE, HONEST AND COURAGEOUS

Original post at http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2014/08/humble-honest-and-courageous.html


It goes without saying that Christianity has a perception problem.  At the heart of the problem is the simple fact that Christians are more known for what we’re against than what we’re for.  But the real problem isn’t perception.  We as Christians are often quick to point out what’s wrong with our culture.  And we certainly need the moral courage to stand up for what’s right in the face of what’s wrong.  I live [in Washington, D.C.] in the bastion of political correctness, where it is wrong to say that something is wrong.  And that’s wrong.  If we have to choose between political correctness and biblical correctness, we must choose biblical correctness every time.  But before confronting what’s wrong with our culture, we need to be humble enough, honest enough, and courageous enough to repent of what’s wrong with us.

-- Mark Batterson in PRIMAL: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity


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Aug 20 2014

SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: A GREAT SOLEMN GLADNESS

Original post at http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-great-solemn-gladness.html


"When this perishable body puts on imperishability, and this mortal body puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will be fulfilled:
'Death has been swallowed up in victory.'
'Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?'
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." (1 Corinthians 15:54-57 NRSV)

No one who is fit to live need fear to die.  Poor, timorous, faithless souls that we are!  How we shall smile at our vain alarms, when the worst has happened!  To us here, death is the most terrible word we know.  But when we have tasted its reality, it will mean to us birth, deliverance, a new creation of ourselves.  It will be what health is to the sick man.  It will be what home is to the exile.  It will be what the loved one given back is to the bereaved.  As we draw near to it, a great solemn gladness should fill our hearts.  It is God’s great morning lighting up the sky.

-- George Springs Merriam (1843-1914) in A Living Faith [1876]


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