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™: THE PERFECT GIFT — December 19, 2014
  2. SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: GOD AND SINNERS RECONCILED — December 18, 2014
  3. SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: GIVING AWAY GRACE — December 17, 2014
  4. SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: COMFORT MY PEOPLE — December 16, 2014
  5. SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: A HOPEFUL MESSAGE — December 15, 2014

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Dec 19 2014

SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: THE PERFECT GIFT

Original post at http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-perfect-gift.html


"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved."  (John 3:16-17 NKJV)

Who can add to Christmas? The perfect motive is that God so loved the world. The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son. The only requirement is to believe in Him. The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life.

-- Corrie Ten Boom


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Dec 18 2014

SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: GOD AND SINNERS RECONCILED

Original post at http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2014/12/god-and-sinners-reconciled.html


God has broken into this world in an astounding story of divinity and humanity that boggles the brain even as it transforms the heart…

In the words of the late Samuel Hines, “God has a one-term agenda, listed in one expressive and inclusive word: reconciliation.”  It is a bold statement. It suggests that God’s intention, purpose, and desire for the world can be captured in this one word.

Reconciliation implies that a relationship has suffered damage. It indicates division exists where there was once harmony. Such division marks all humanity. Through sin and disobedience, we have separated ourselves from God and from one another…

In Christ, through Christ, and with Christ that “dividing wall of hostility” [Ephesians 2:14] has been torn down. According to Charles Wesley, reconciliation is… the message of Christmas:

            Hark the herald angels sing,
            “Glory to the newborn King;
            peace on earth, and mercy mild,
            God and sinners reconciled!”

-- Kevin Baker in Hail the Heaven Born


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Dec 17 2014

SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: GIVING AWAY GRACE

Original post at http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2014/12/giving-away-grace.html


Abundant life from Christ comes not in tangibles, but in grace-given presence. We are being changed from self-serving people, grasping, needing, to God-serving people, loved and freed, who in prayer and by the Spirit paradoxically gain by giving away Christ's love, compassion, grace -- abundantly.

-- Roberta Porter


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Dec 16 2014

SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: COMFORT MY PEOPLE

Original post at http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2014/12/comfort-my-people_16.html


“Comfort, comfort My people,” says your God. “Speak tenderly to Jerusalem. Tell her that her sad days are gone and her sins are pardoned."  (Isaiah 40:1-2a NLT)

God does not comfort us only to make us comfortable -- rather He does it to make us comforters.

-- Navigator's Daily Walk Bible


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Dec 15 2014

SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: A HOPEFUL MESSAGE

Original post at http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-hopeful-message.html


Our salvation comes from something small, tender, and vulnerable, something hardly noticeable. God, who is the Creator of the Universe, comes to us in smallness, weakness, and hiddenness. I find this a hopeful message. Somehow, I keep expecting loud and impressive events to convince me and others of God’s saving power; but over and over again I am reminded that spectacles, power plays, and big events are the ways of the world. Our temptation is to be distracted by them and made blind to the "shoot that shall sprout from the stump" [Isaiah 11:1].

-- Henri J. Nouwen in Gracias! A Latin American Journal


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Dec 12 2014

SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: THE HEART OF JESUS

Original post at http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-heart-of-jesus.html


Some have shared with me [a] problem.  "I don't want to unload all my darkness, pain, and anger on anyone, especially Jesus, whom I love. I'm afraid it will hurt him," one person told me, really worried.  She had herself experienced much emotional pain, and dreaded the thought of sending that pain and darkness into someone else's heart.  This is a real and loving concern which must be taken seriously.

But this is the mystery of the Savior:
"Surely, he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows;
…wounded for our transgressions." (Isaiah 53:4, 5)

…This includes not only our sins, but also our wounds, our pain. All that hurts us is already shared and carried by that heart.  We are only asked to give the full impact of the pain with consent.  This is the meaning of the limitless love that has come to be with us.  If we still feel troubled, it may be helpful to think of another woman's experience.  When I shared with her this problem, she said, "I just asked Jesus if He was willing to receive my full load of pain directly into His heart, and He inwardly told me He was here for that reason and was willing and able to receive it all."

No matter what we do, no matter what we feel, no matter the full crushing impact of pain we give to God, that heart of God through Jesus will not be shattered or destroyed or hardened.

The fire of God's love is fed by its own fire, forever.

-- Flora Slosson Wuellner in Heart of Healing, Heart of Light, published by The Upper Room, Nashville, TN.   Used with permission.


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