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Set Apart

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June 1, 2022 8:00 pm

Set Apart

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June 1, 2022 8:00 pm

In November 1742, a riot broke out in Staffordshire, England, to protest against the gospel message Charles Wesley was preaching. It seems Charles and his brother John were changing some longstanding church traditions, and that was too much for many of the townsfolk.

When John Wesley heard about the riot, he hurried to Staffordshire to help his brother. Soon an unruly crowd surrounded the place where John was staying. Courageously, he met face to face with their leaders, speaking with them so serenely that one by one their anger was assuaged.

John Wesley’s gentle and quiet spirit calmed a potentially savage mob. But it was not a gentleness that occurred naturally in his own heart. Rather, it was the heart of the Savior whom Wesley followed so closely. Jesus said, “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:29). This yoke of gentleness becomes the true power behind the apostle Paul’s challenge to us, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love” (Ephesians 4:2).

In our humanness, such patience is impossible for us. But by the fruit of the Spirit in us, the gentleness of the heart of Christ can set us apart and equip us to face a hostile world. When we do, we fulfill Paul’s words, “Let your gentleness be evident to all” (Philippians 4:5).

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Welcome to today's encouragement from our daily group believes Bill Crowder entitled today's reading, set apart in November 1742. A riot broke out in Staffordshire, England, to protest against the gospel message. Charles Wesley was preaching. It seems Charles and his brother John were changes, some long-standing church traditions and that was too much for many of the townsfolk when John Wesley heard about the riot. He hurried to Staffordshire to help his brother soon an unruly crowd surrounded the place where John was staying courageously. He met face-to-face with their leaders speaking with them so serenely that one by one. Their anger was assuaged Wesley's gentle and quiet spirit, called an angry mob but it wasn't a gentleness that occurred naturally in his heart, rather, is the heart of the Savior whom Wesley followed so closely.

Jesus said in Matthew 11. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. This yoke of gentleness became the true power behind the apostle Paul's challenge to us in Ephesians chapter 4 be completely humble and gentle. Be patient, bearing with one another in love in our humanness. Such patients is impossible for us, but by the fruit of the spirit in us the gentleness of the heart of Christ can set us apart and equip us to face a hostile when we do we fulfill Paul's words in Philippians let your gentleness be evident to all the days Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Ephesians 4 verses 29 to 32 do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen and do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. But spray father.

Sometimes we want to strike back to hurt those who have hurt us remind us in those moments that Jesus displayed a heart of gentleness and compassion to his adversaries and he can enable us to do the same in Jesus name we pray. Amen. Today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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