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July 23, 2018 Minutia

Today’s Minutia:

Matthew 5:44 KJV “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.”

When someone does you wrong, what is your first inclination? Don’t tell me. I believe I already know the answer. We can always find some way to get even with the one who wrongs us. Jesus came up with the novel suggestion to respond with expressions of love as opposed to expressions of the opposite. Have you ever asked yourself the question, Why? I imagine if we will think about it long enough we will soon realize that retaliatory action on our part will only exacerbate the situation. In Jesus’ day and in ours also, we have numerous examples demonstrating how not to respond in a given situation. As a matter of fact, when you read the instruction that Jesus was advocating you will realize that He was teaching a life that lives the example of doing good instead of perpetuating bad situations. It’s not easy to “Love your enemies” but Jesus was able to do it. I imagine it is up to us as a believer to currently show more love than we did in the past. Since it is not easy we must pursue a life that is indicative of reflecting the nature of Jesus Christ instead of the evil one. It is true that people will use you and persecute you but that doesn’t mean you need to respond in kind.

Let’s start a new pattern of living. Let’s start a trend by being more loving and kind than others expect from us. The results will not only surprise them but you also.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

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July 22, 2018 Minutia

Today’s Minutia:

Matthew 6:11 KJV “Give us this day our daily bread.”

The most important day in your life is today. Taking advantage of the opportunity that today is going to provide is a process that only you can define or complete. You have a story to tell and it is unique to your experience. The only one that can tell it well is you. So, why not use this day to make an impact in the lives of people that you come in contact with. Let others know what your life experience is revealing to you. If you are trusting the Lord to lead and guide you in your life decisions, let others see how that process can help them also. Show others how a relationship with the Lord can make an eternal difference in their lives as well.

Every day has its own story to tell. You may meet people who will need to be encouraged. You may find someone who is searching for answers to something that they are going through. People who followed Jesus were searching for answers. Jesus used that interaction to show them dependence upon the Father for providing a need, for dealing with a problem, or for finding a way to face whatever uncertainty they were dealing with. Use the pattern that Jesus gave in the model prayer found in Matthew 6:11. Seek the daily bread that helps you get through this day so that your tomorrows will be more enjoyable than your yesterdays. Life is worth the living just because Jesus lives.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

July 21, 2018 Minutia

Today’s Minutia:

Romans 1:16 KJV For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Paul was ready to die for his belief. His belief was one that wasn’t shared by all that heard his message. Paul said I am not ashamed to tell others about Jesus. The good news Paul received was going to be good news to all who would believe. Here is the problem we unfortunately face. People are not looking for good news. Many look for self-gratification. They fail to realize that there is more to life than living for self. God placed each of us here on earth to love and support each other. We need to find ways to support our brothers and sisters in Christ. We need to show the love of Christ through everything we do. Let’s be proactive in the demonstration of our faith.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

July 20, 2018 Minutia

Today’s Minutia:

Romans 8:28 KJV And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

By faith, we believe that all things are possible once we break down those barriers that we feel limit our capabilities. God wants to reveal His goodness in my life, in your life, and in the lives of all who will believe in His ability to provide what we need. To God be the glory great things He has done. Would you dare to believe that greater things will come to fruition when you put your faith into action. Please take advantage of God’s mercy and grace as you allow the One who can accomplish much to reveal what is available to all who will trust in Him.

Serving because Jesus lives,
Pastor Dennis Wildman

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