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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... 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. Feasting on Fruit: Kindness Practical How-To by Kasey Hitt https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/5074/feasting-on-fruit-kindness Practical How-To by Kasey Hitt Topics: Kindness , Fruit of the Spirit , Spirit Source: Ministry Matters A breathing exercise meant to help the exerciser imagine, embody, and multiply kindness toward others. Try a Little Kindness Devotional https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/try-little-kindness Devotional Topics: Kindness , Work , Service Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling This devotional on Ephesians 4:31 draws on the author's experience in being served kindly by a waitress to encourage readers to demonstrate kindness toward others. Kindness Returned with Kindness Sermon Illustration by Marshall Shelley http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2000/october/12650.html Sermon Illustration by Marshall Shelley Topics: Kindness , Illustration Source: Preaching Today Lewis and Clark's famous expedition was saved by a stranger's simple act of kindness—practiced years before. This story illustrates the power of sowing and reaping kindness. Appropriate for Colossians 3:12-17 and other similar texts. The Grit and Tender Gravity of Kindness Poetry by Naomi Shihab Nye https://onbeing.org/blog/the-grit-and-tender-gravity-of-kindness/ Poetry by Naomi Shihab Nye Topics: Kindness , Sorrow , Suffering , Compassion Source: On Being Guided by Naomi Shihab Nye's beloved poem "Kindness," Parker Palmer reflects on our capacity to emerge from the depth of suffering, into the fullness of compassion. Kindness Evangelism Sermon Illustration by John Trent http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1999/october/12036.html Sermon Illustration by John Trent Topics: Kindness , Conversion , Evangelism , Witness Source: Preaching Today This is a story of Mark, who came to faith by witnessing a simple act of kindness at a Young Life group. It may serve as an illustration for Matthew 22:34-46 and 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8. Each Kindness Sermon Illustration by Krista Lovell http://storypath.upsem.edu/each-kindness/ Sermon Illustration by Krista Lovell Topics: Kindness , Love , Water , Story Source: Storypath Krista Lovell explores the book Each Kindness, a story about young girls learning that their actions have consequences for the people around them -- a useful lesson for those following Jesus' command to love one another. Sow a Little Kindness Devotional https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/sow-little-kindness Devotional Topics: Kindness , Justice , Injustice , Compassion Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Discussing human desire for retributive justice and retaliation, this devotional by Dave Peterson on Matthew 5:38 encourages readers to respond to injury and injustice with compassion and kindness. The Creative Power of Kindness Sermon (Complete) by John R. Claypool, IV http://day1.org/6397-30_good_minutes_john_claypool_on_the_creative_power_of_kindness Sermon (Complete) by John R. Claypool, IV Topics: Kindness , Mercy , Adultery , Identity Source: Day1 This sermon works through the passage of the adulterous woman brought before Jesus and challenges us to mimic the kindness and mercy he shows. Dr. King taught kindness ; Why Song/Hymn by Hattye C Miller http://cdm17178.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/fa-gospel/id/26579 Song/Hymn by Hattye C Miller Topics: Gospel Music , Music Source: Baylor Black Gospel Music Restoration Project This album from the Baylor Black Gospel Music Restoration Project was recorded by Hattye C. Miller and the Sherls Brothers, with the songs "Dr. King taught kindness" and "Why." Sermon Illustrations on Kindness Sermon Illustration https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-2/sermon-illustrations-kindness/ Sermon Illustration Topics: Kindness , Leadership , Change Source: The Pastor's Workshop This list of sermon illustrations explores the power of kindness that transforms people's life and the impact of unexpected kindness. Rest, Kindness, and Sacrifice Sermon Starter/Outline https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/sermon-notes-1st-quarter-2015-rest-kindness-and-sacrifice Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Kindness , Rest , Sacrifice , Faith Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling These three sermons outlines focus on rest, kindness, and sacrifice in the context of faith and work. "Pay It Forward": Exponential Kindness Sermon Illustration http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2001/august/13214.html Sermon Illustration Topics: Kindness , Love , Ministry , Generosity Source: Preaching Today The movie "Pay It Forward" demonstrates how kindness can be multiplied exponentially if people respond to others' kindness by their own kind acts - illlustrating Colossians 3:12, Galatians 5:22-23, and Luke 10:30-37. God's Marvelous Loving-Kindness Study Guide by James Miller https://episcopalchurch.org/library/bible-study/bible-study-proper-13-2014 Study Guide by James Miller Topics: Blessing , Compassion , Covenant Source: Sermons That Work A Bible study guide by James Miller focused on blessing (Genesis 32:22-31), God's compassion (Psalm 17:1-7,16), God's eternal covenant (Romans 9:1-5), and the compassion seen in Jesus (Matthew 14:13-21). Hike Based on Kindness Fails Sermon Illustration by Brian Lowery http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2008/march/5032408.html Sermon Illustration by Brian Lowery Topics: Kindness , Generosity , Hospitality , Journey Source: Preaching Today Describing a failed attempt to travel a long distance without money by relying on the kindness of strangers, this sermon illustration demonstrates principles of hospitality. Sermon Quotes on Kindness Book Quote by Aesop https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-quotes-by-topic/sermon-quotes-kindness/ Book Quote by Aesop Topics: Kindness , Sermon , Love Source: The Pastor's Workshop Two proverbs from Aesop and Basil about showing kindness and love. Kindness on the Putt-Putt Course Article https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/i-learned-kindness-putt-putt-course-mom Article Topics: Kindness , Shame , Honor , Culture Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling This article reflects deeply on shame, culture, and kindness. Marriages Thrive on Kindness Sermon Illustration by Emily Esfahani Smith http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2014/october/6101314.html Sermon Illustration by Emily Esfahani Smith Topics: Kindness , Divorce , Love , Marriage Source: Preaching Today Romance and passion are often considered essential ingredients for a successful marriage, but this illustration describes the importance of kindness and the absence of contempt for a successful relationship. Even One Cup Sermon (Complete) by Marcea Paul https://episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/even-one-cup-pentecost-4-june-28-2020 Sermon (Complete) by Marcea Paul Topics: Kindness , Pentecost , Water , Hospitality Source: Sermons That Work In this sermon on Matthew 10:40-42, Marcea Paul reflects on showing kindness and hospitality to others as God has demonstrated. Justice, kindness, and humility Sermon Starter/Outline by Courtney Clayton Jenkins http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=403 Sermon Starter/Outline by Courtney Clayton Jenkins Topics: Kindness , Justice , Oppression , Reconciliation Source: The African American Lectionary Courtney Clayton Jenkins offers a sermon starter on Micah 6:6-8 for a Sunday designated to celebrate pastors. "We honor those who have humbled themselves and committed their lives to the work of 'doing justice.'”

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