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Topical Study on Kindness Kindness shows itself when we treat other people deferentially, going beyond being merely polite in order gently and tenderly to extend warmth and love. Kindness involves a generosity of spirit, a desire to say or do something that ennobles another person and makes them feel cared for and cherished. Somewhat... Faith and Dependence on God Commentary/Exegesis by Jerome Creach https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=449 Commentary/Exegesis by Jerome Creach Topics: Faith , God's Faithfulness , Commentary , Psalms Source: Working Preacher Psalm 25 is a model prayer, based on the cries of individuals to God in earlier psalms. It indicates how important it is regularly to recite words that call us to faith and dependence on God. A Theory of Jerks Article by Eric Schwitzgebel http://aeon.co/magazine/philosophy/if-youre-surrounded-by-idiots-guess-whos-the-jerk/ Article by Eric Schwitzgebel Topics: Carelessness , Folly , Presumption , Pride Source: Aeon Magazine Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc. Ash Wednesday Commentary/Exegesis by Marvin A. McMickle http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=197 Commentary/Exegesis by Marvin A. McMickle Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lent , Reconciliation , Culture Source: The African American Lectionary A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary. Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources Article by William H. Wiggins, Jr. http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupCulturalAid.asp?LRID=8 Article by William H. Wiggins, Jr. Topics: Ash Wednesday , Humility , Jesus , Worship Planning Source: The African American Lectionary William H. Wiggins, Jr. shares the following cultural resources to celebrate Ash Wednesday in the African American community: historical background, a prayer, the ritual of "Love Feasts," and three spirituals. The Fight Between Carnival and Lent, art for Ash Wednesday Image by Daniella Zsupan-Jerome http://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/lent/arts-and-faith-for-lent/cycle-a/arts-and-faith-ash-wednesday Image by Daniella Zsupan-Jerome Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lent , Dying and Rising with Christ , Confession Source: Loyola Press Based on the painting, "The Fight Between Carnival and Lent" by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, this blog reflects on different aspects of the painting that point us to the beginning of Lent and Ash Wednesday, when... Kindness Devotional by Kenneth L. Samuel http://day1.org/5859-kenneth_samuel_kindness Devotional by Kenneth L. Samuel Topics: Kindness , Blessing , Miracles Source: Day1 In this devotional for Genesis 18:8-10, Kenneth Samuel uses the story of Abraham welcoming the strangers to show that acts of kindness are often the keys God uses to grant blessings into our lives. "Kindness" Song/Hymn by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/03/song-suggestion-2.html Song/Hymn by Christine Longhurst Topics: Kindness , Music , Worship Planning Source: Re-Worship This introduces the song, "Kindness," performed by Rob Bell and written by Brian McLaren. The song works beautifully as a sending song in worship. Kindness Is Right Up There Poetry by Esther Cohen https://onbeing.org/blog/the-sixth-candle-kindness-is-right-up-there/ Poetry by Esther Cohen Topics: Kindness , Stranger , Love your neighbor , Compassion Source: On Being A poem that introduces themes of kindness, loving your neighbor, and compassion as it explores how true kindness is given to close friends and strangers alike. ‘Kindness’ Song/Hymn by Steve Bell http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/66922973770/kindness-teresa-of-avilasteve-bell Song/Hymn by Steve Bell Topics: Kindness , St. Teresa of Avila , Music , Worship Planning Source: Global Worship This introduces the song, "Kindness," performed by Steve Bell and written by Brian McLaren, and based on St. Teresa's prayer. Not-So-Random Acts of Kindness Sermon Illustration by George Cladis https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/sermons/faith-in-the-workplace-not-so-random-acts-of-kindness-genesis-39-sermon-not Sermon Illustration by George Cladis Topics: Kindness , Faithfulness , God's Presence Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Sermon notes on Genesis 39 and Galatians 5 note that "hesed" is an attribute of the character of God which we are called to emulate. Often translated as kindness, it also includes abiding loyalty and steadfastness. Bible Study: Kindness, Children, Eucharist, Humility Sermon Starter/Outline by Ryan Pollock https://episcopalchurch.org/library/bible-study/bible-study-proper-27-b-2015 Sermon Starter/Outline by Ryan Pollock Topics: Kindness , Children , Eucharist , Ruth Source: Sermons That Work This Bible study by Ryan Polluck on Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17; Psalm 127; Hebrews 9:24-28; and Mark 12:38-44, discusses kindness for outsiders, children, blood sacrifice and the Eucharist, and the humility of the widow who gave everything. Loving Kindness, Valley of Dry Bones, Lazarus, and Right Behavior Study Guide by Cate Anthony https://episcopalchurch.org/library/bible-study/bible-study-lent-5-march-29-2020 Study Guide by Cate Anthony Topics: Ezekiel , Lazarus , Resurrection , Right Source: Sermons That Work In this bible study guide, Cate Anthony offers thoughts and reflection questions on God’s loving kindness (Psalm 130); the valley of dry bones (Ezekiel 37:1-14); Lazarus raised from the dead (John 11:1-45); and right behavior (Romans... Full Text Hymns on Kindness Scatter Seeds of KindnessPD
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Kindness is Risky Sermon Illustration by Lewis B. Smedes http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=7738 Sermon Illustration by Lewis B. Smedes Topics: Kindness , Power , Love your neighbor Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching This quotation from Lewis Smedes talks about the fortitude necessary for kindness, "because kindness is risky." Smedes traces the various ways that attempts to show kindness can be rebuffed. Kindness is Better Than Madness Sermon Illustration by John R. Gunn http://day1.org/2214-kindness_is_better_than_madness Sermon Illustration by John R. Gunn Topics: Kindness , Hatred , Violence , Love your neighbor Source: Day1 In this sermon illustration, John Gunn uses an anecdote of befriending former enemies in battle to demonstrate the wisdom of following God's command to show kindness to our enemies. The Kindness of God Sermon Illustration by Scott E. Hoezee http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-15a/?type=lectionary_epistle Sermon Illustration by Scott E. Hoezee Topics: Kindness , Grace of God , Salvation Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Illustrating God's kindness, Scott Hoezee's sermon starter on Romans 11 discusses Paul's hope that God will extend salvation to the Jews in the same way that God has given grace to the Gentiles. Kindness Audio/Video by Stanley Hauerwas http://www.theworkofthepeople.com/kindness Audio/Video by Stanley Hauerwas Topics: Kindness , Love , Control , Video Source: The Work of the People In this video interview, Stanley Hauerwas talks about how to display kindness and love to others without controlling them or attempting to gain something. The Wardrobe of Easter: Kindness Article by Dale J. Cooper http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/the-wardrobe-of-easter-kindness Article by Dale J. Cooper Topics: Kindness , Easter , Carelessness , Unkindness Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship A meditation on kindness belonging to a series on "The Wardrobe of Easter." It specifically addresses the "hateful attitudes" and "sorry speech" prevalent in popular culture and social media. God's Kindness Devotional by Mark D. Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/kindness-repentance-part-2 Devotional by Mark D. Roberts Topics: Kindness , God's Love , Redemption Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Our society generally equates kindness with approval, but sometimes God's kindness is meant to turn us from our sinful ways. We should treat others the same way. A devotional on Romans 2:4 by Mark Roberts. What Kindness Really Is Audio/Video by Naomi Shihab Nye https://onbeing.org/programs/the-everyday-gift-of-writing-naomi-shihab-nye/ Audio/Video by Naomi Shihab Nye Topics: Kindness , Sorrow , Writing , Journey Source: On Being A podcast interview with Naomi Shihab Nye, who shares a poem about kindness as well as its backstory. Kindness is only something that can be understood through the experience of loss and sorrow. Motivation for Kindness to the Poor Devotional by Mark D. Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/motivation-kindness-poor Devotional by Mark D. Roberts Topics: Blessing , God's Sovereignty Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Mark D. Roberts reflects on the relationship between our kindness to the poor and God's blessings. Though Scripture witnesses to God's blessings when we give to the poor, it can't be turned into an economic equation.

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