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Try A Little Kindness

Listen to the Message

Luke 6:35
Kindness has become, it seems, the forgotten virtue. 
 
There is much more to our message than merely “let’s be kind”. 
 
We fail at the quality of kindness perhaps more than any other. 
 
1. The Character of Kindness 
  • “...being thoughtful for others more than for myself in any particular situation.”
  • Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Luke 6
  • “Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.” Psalm‬ ‭63:3-4‬ ‭NIV‬‬
  • “Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm‬ ‭23:6‬ ‭NIV‬‬
  • “But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High,
  • ......because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.” Luke‬ ‭‬ ‭NIV‬‬
  • “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬
2. Cultivating Kindness
  • How would Jesus treat this person in this situation?
  • What Would Jesus Do?
  • Do you think is is possible that those who we are so quick to judge might hear the same words from our Savior?
  • How would a treat this person if he it she were Christ?
  • ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭25:40‬ ‭NIV‬‬
5 areas to practice kindness every day. 
  1. Conversations with friends and family. 
  2. In every online post and comment. 
  3. In traffic. 
  4. When doing business. 
  5. To those who need your help. 
 
We live in a world where kindness is in short supply. 
 
Ephesians 4:23
 
It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice.