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August 16, 2017 Reflection

Reflection for Today:

James 2:17
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. (KJV)

So you say you are a Christian. Show me the evidence. I believe this is the message James is trying to communicate. If you are a Christian, you will be doing those things that show others the measure of faith that you have achieved. God’s love will be the evidence found in your relationship with others. If you have missed discovering God’s love and the application of His love in your life toward others, it is representative of dead faith. Where is your compassion for the need of others around you? Where is your desire to assist your fellow man to find a new hope for living? When you accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, you are a new person. You were created for His workmanship. A regenerated life is a life of action and purpose. You want to help others learn how faith brought you through life’s events and it can assist them also. So what works can you do to show others that your faith is active and alive as well as giving you hope for the future ahead.

It’s the things that you do that provide the needed evidence that your faith is active and alive. Visits, phone calls, e-mails, letters, sharing with others are all activities that puts your faith in action. What will you be doing today to show that your faith is alive?

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

August 15, 2017 Reflection

Reflection for Today:

Psalms 15:1 “LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?” (KJV)

The Psalmist starts his thoughts with the questions beginning with the word “Who”. His response follows by indicating what some of the requirements would be for the one defined as “Who”.

Verse 2 says: “He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.” A good honest person would appear to be the one defined in this verse. Everything one does is good. Hard work is performed to help others and themselves. You can believe what they tell you because their bond is their word.

Verse 3 says: “He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.” This person only has encouragement for others, doesn’t take advantage of his neighbors weaknesses, and always makes room for doubt when ones actions raises concerns. After all, are you perfect?

Verse 4 says: “In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.” This person respects those that are attempting to do God’s will in their lives. When it comes to helping others, this person does whatever needs to be done even if it costs them something.

Verse 5 says: “He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.” This person would never take advantage of another. Monetary assistance would be just that. Something done would be done just because one loved to see the other person be able to get their feet back on the ground. Interest would not be charged to show monetary gain on the lenders part.

Are you a “Who”? God’s people helps and encourages one another. This world would be a better place if we all had the servants heart as Jesus did.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

August 14, 2017 Reflection

Reflection for Today:

Acts 2:6 KJV Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

God is good all the time, and all the time, God is good.
The goodness of God offers salvation to all who seek God’s presence in their life.
Aren’t you glad you can have God’s goodness through His son Jesus Christ.

Dios es bueno todo el tiempo, y toda el tiempro Dios as bueno.
La bondad de Dios oferce salvacion a todos los que buscan la persencia de Dios en su vida.
┬┐No te alegras de ponder tener la bondad de Dios a traves de su hijo Jesucristo?

Whether expressed in Spanish or English you can have a personal relationship with God and experience His goodness as a part of the family of God.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

August 13, 2017 Reflection

Reflection for Today:

John 13:34 KJV A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

What does one need to do to feel loved and appreciated? Maybe the most important thing is to first of all make sure that you be the example of what love and appreciation entails. Being a verbal combatant won’t hack it. Being a self-centered unloving individual will result in a lot of rejection from others. Showing that you truly want to inspire others by giving them the benefit of doubt will help. Don’t spend so much time analyzing others that you fail to do those things that reveal how much you truly love them as a person. Jesus spoke these words to encourage His listeners, “Love one another”. I hope you realize also that appreciation is earned. How you live each day demonstrates to others how much you appreciate them as a friend or family member.

In summary, by loving one another in the Lord or by appreciating those around you you will enjoy the love and appreciation that makes this earthly journey most enjoyable.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

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