Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Kindness is the next piece in the "Putting the Pieces Together" series at our church.
Proverbs 11:17: Your kindness will reward you,but your cruelty will destroy you.

It is amazing what a kind word or a kind smile can do for someone who is hurting. We sometimes underestimate the power of those things and forget how significant they can be.

Ephesians 4:31
31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.

Galations 5 :19-23
19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

Proverbs 12:25:
25 Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.

The pastor reminds us that we are to let God take care of it when someone wrongs us. We must not fall victim to retaliation and unkindness.

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