Resources on Kindness

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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... Each Kindness Study Guide by Krista Lovell http://storypath.upsem.edu/each-kindness/ Study Guide by Krista Lovell Topics: Kindness , Love , Water , Story Source: Storypath This study guide explores the book "Each Kindness," a story about young girls learning that their actions have consequences. This book can be used as a lesson about following Jesus' command to love one another. 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. 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. The Grit and Tender Gravity of Kindness Article by Naomi Shihab Nye https://onbeing.org/blog/the-grit-and-tender-gravity-of-kindness/ Article by Naomi Shihab Nye Topics: Kindness , Suffering , Compassion , Heart 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. 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. 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. Micah 6:1-8: drama Drama by Ana Gobledale https://worshipwords.co.uk/dramatised-micah-61-8-29-jan-2017-uk/ Drama by Ana Gobledale Topics: Kindness , God , Israel , Conflict Source: Worship Words Ana Gobledale has adapted Micah 6:1-8 into a courtroom drama, with God presenting a complaint to Israel. God requires not sacrifice but justice, kindness, and humility. "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. 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. 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. Robin Hood Foundation Born from a Simple Act of Kindness Sermon Illustration by Adapted from Mark Batterson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2017/october/6100917.html Sermon Illustration by Adapted from Mark Batterson Topics: Kindness , Illustration , Love your neighbor Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration uses the lasting impact of one act of kindness to demonstrate how and why Christians are called to love their neighbors as themselves (Matthew 22:34-39). Fear, Wisdom, and Kindness Sermon Starter/Outline https://livingchurch.org/2017/06/05/fear-wisdom-and-kindness/ Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Trinity , God's oneness , Trinity Sunday , God's Love Source: The Living Church Reflections on Genesis 1:1-2:4a; Psalm 8; Daniel 3:29-34; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20. Reflection on love as the ground of all being, the font of the universe. 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. Kindness for Repentance Commentary/Exegesis by Mark D. Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/kindness-repentance-0 Commentary/Exegesis by Mark D. Roberts Topics: Kindness , Repentance , Grace Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling This devotional on Romans 2:4 teaches that we steadfastly hold on to God’s moral standards, yet we must do so kindly, in order to lead sinners to God’s amazing grace. 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. 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.'” Do Justice. Love Kindness. Walk Humbly. And Vote. Sermon (Complete) by Emily C. Heath http://day1.org/7560-emily_c_heath_do_justice_love_kindness_walk_humbly_and_vote Sermon (Complete) by Emily C. Heath Topics: Kindness , Love , Humility , Election Source: Day1 In this reflection on Christianity and civic duty first published before the 2016 presidential election, Emily Heath connects the words of Micah 6:8 to the act of voting, arguing that Christians should vote with Micah's injunction... 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. 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). 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.

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