SOUL CARE FULL GOSPEL CENTER -                The Church Where The SON Always Shines!
APOSTLES' COMMENTARY
 
Soul Nuggets From The Apostles
Apostles Lawrence E. & Dr. Sandra Powell
Soul Care Full Gospel Center
Commerce City, Colorado
 

‘SINCERELY’ OVERLOOKING ‘OFFENSES!’
     

OUR CAPACITY FOR ‘AGGRAVATION’ AND ‘IRRITABILITY’ AND ‘RESENTMENT’ will follow us and tempt us to act and react to any and everything that we know isn’t right or maybe doesn’t go our way!
 

SO, JUST WHAT SHOULD A FOLLOWER OF JESUS DO in response to everything from normal life-in-a-fallen-world brokenness, to encounters with irritating people and provoking circumstances, to intentional insults and mean-spirited slights?
 
WELL, THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT the gospel doesn’t make us less human, but more humanAs followers of Jesus, we experience the full range of disappointments and emotions common to all image bearers of God!  BUT, by God’s grace, we can learn to ‘steward them’ rather than live as slaves to them
 
WE MUST LEARN TO RESPOND as “redemptively” as possible, AS OPPOSED TO reacting selfishly and self-righteously! And WE CAN ACTUALLY FIND ‘JOY’ WHEN WE “OVERLOOK AN OFFENSE!!” (Proverbs 19:11).
 
THE MORE THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL “RENEWS OUR MINDS AND SHAPES OUR PERSPECTIVE,” THE QUICKER AND EASIER WE’LL “OVERLOOK STUFF!”  We’ll care more about honoring Jesus by our reactions to irritating people and aggravating circumstances and give up on the illusion of having “a hassle-free, painless life!”
 
BELOVEDS, THERE IS “TREMENDOUS JOY” in caring more about “GOD’S GLORY” THAN OUR OWN REPUTATION, CONVENIENCE, AND RIGHTS!  GOD WILL ALWAYS BE ‘MOST GLORIFIED’ IN US WHEN WE ARE MOST SATISFIED, JOYFUL, AND FREE IN HIM!

 




 




 

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