Sunday, August 06, 2006

Kindness - Gal.5:22; Titus 3:3-8

In a sermon serious on the fruit of the Spirit, Associate Pastor Robert Spears covered "kindness" this evening. The word crestotes is translated "gentleness" in the KJV. The idea is a "moral goodness that results in acts of kindness."

Verses about the kindness of God: Psalms 145:9; 31:19; 119:68; Romans 2:4; 11:22; Ephesians 2:4.

Verses about our kindness to Christians: Romans 3:11 ff; Colossians 3:12; Galatians 6:10.

Verses about kindness to the world: Psalms 25:21-22; Matthew 5:43-48.

Application: Our motives to show kindness -

  1. We honor Christ
  2. It shows our new nature
  3. We have the same God
  4. We are thankful
  5. Others are in need
  6. It is used to draw others to Christ
  7. We are compelled to act by the Holy Spirit
This sermon, and those of the last eight months, can be found at Nathaniel Johnson's site where he has provided mp3 recordings. Tonight's sermon may take a day to get up, thought Nathaniel is prompt in these postings.


hondo said...

I'm getting ready to post some thoughts on my site about Tony Dungy, the coach of the Indianapolis Colts. One of the things people always say about Dungy is how kind a man he is. Last December, as he was grieving over the suicide of his son, he continued to comfort and support the people around him. I read more than a few comments from people who said that they went to Dungy to try to comfort him, but Dungy, through his faith, strength and kindness, ended up comforting them. What a tremendous example of Christian kindness!

Henry Martin said...

I look forward to reading the blog.