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Gentleness and Power Article by Jason Byassee https://www.faithandleadership.com/jean-vanier-gentleness-and-power We usually associate effective leadership with strength, conviction, charisma, and power. Can a leader be gentle? This article considers Jean Vanier as an example of gentleness and power meshed together. Author: Jason Byassee Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership

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Letters to the Living No. 5: On Gentleness, Wrestling with a Wounded Angel Article by Andréana E. Lefton https://onbeing.org/blog/letters-to-the-living-no-5-on-gentleness-wrestling-with-a-wounded-angel/ Riding the El train in Chicago prompts this essay on the pervasive grip of harshness and the vitality of gentleness. How can we be gentle with others when we struggle with being gentle with our selves? Author: Andréana E. Lefton Resource type: Article Source: On Being

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Why Make Such a Big Deal of Humility, Gentleness, Patience, and Forbearance? Part 2 Devotional https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/why-make-such-big-deal-humility-gentleness-patience-and-forbearance-part-2 Emphasizing that Christian unity takes place in the daily reality of living in church communities, this devotional on Ephesians 4:1-2 explores how "humility, gentleness, patience, and forbearance" are needed to protect against self-centered divisions. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling

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The Wardrobe of Easter: Gentleness Article by Dale J. Cooper http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/the-wardrobe-of-easter-gentleness A meditation on gentleness, belonging to a series on the "Wardrobe of Easter." "Gentleness ought to be an obvious character quality of every person who bears the Savior’s name. Christian leaders are not exempt...." Author: Dale J. Cooper Resource type: Article Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

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Nothing is So Strong as Gentleness Article by Amanda Drury https://www.faithandleadership.com/amanda-drury-nothing-so-strong-gentleness Reflecting on her experiences with the children at The Brain Kitchen, Amanda Drury tells about the power and beauty of gentleness and what it might bring to the lives of children who are struggling. Author: Amanda Drury Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership

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Feasting on Fruit: Gentleness Article by Kasey Hitt https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/5077/feasting-on-fruit-gentleness Promoting a meditational exercise of inhaling gentleness and exhaling gentleness, this article by Kasey Hit encourages readers to adopt "the mind of Christ" by contemplating what the Holy Spirit says about practicing gentleness in the world. Author: Kasey Hitt Resource type: Article Source: Ministry Matters

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Gentle Ambassadors of Christ Sermon (Complete) by Barbara Beam https://www.episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/may-grace-proper-9-c-2004 The world is full of competitiveness and rage. In this sermon on Galatians 6:1-16, Barbara Beam invites us to practice a spirit of gentleness so that we may reap what we sow. Author: Barbara Beam Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Sermons That Work

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Why Make Such a Big Deal of Humility, Gentleness, Patience, and Forbearance? Part 1 Devotional https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/why-make-such-big-deal-humility-gentleness-patience-and-forbearance-part-1 Asserting that Paul wrote pastoral theology from his real experiences in Christian communities, this devotional on Ephesians 4:1-2 describes the difficulty and importance of practicing humility and patience. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling

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In Praise of Softness Article by Omid Safi https://onbeing.org/blog/in-praise-of-softness/ A metaphorically rich reminder that the "hard" values we so often revere and strive for in this modern world often supplant the necessary gentleness required to cultivate relationships, understanding, and love of one another. Author: Omid Safi Resource type: Article Source: On Being

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Memoirs of a Griever Article by Catherine J.F. Sietkiewicz https://onbeing.org/blog/memoirs-of-a-griever/ There is no handbook for grief. With grace, kindness, and gentleness, Catherine J.F. Sietkiewicz candidly shares her experience of mourning after the unexpected loss of her father. Author: Catherine J.F. Sietkiewicz Resource type: Article Source: On Being

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Gentleness Audio/Video by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove http://www.theworkofthepeople.com/gentleness This video interview explores themes of gentleness, ministry, and compassion as Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove discusses the profound impact of touch between human beings. Author: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People

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Tranquility, Gentleness, and Strength Sermon Illustration by Evelyn Underhill http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1999/september/6000.html Describing the proficiencies and deficiencies of the spiritual life, this sermon illustration by Evelyn Underhill encourages us to develop tranquility and gentleness. This illustration suits Psalm 29:11. Author: Evelyn Underhill Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today

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Full Text Hymns on Gentleness Pass Me Not, O Gentle SaviorPD
Gracious Savior, Gentle ShepherdPD
Gentle Jesus, Meek and MildPD
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Community Living: Living on the Basis of Love Commentary/Exegesis http://www.aplainaccount.org/galatians-6-1-6-7-16/ This commentary on Galatians 6:1-16 discusses rules or standards of conduct that Christian communities formulate together. Whatever it looks like, it should be characterized by the commandment of love, dealing with one another in gentleness. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: A Plain Account

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Rejoice, pray, and don't worry Commentary/Exegesis by Michael Joseph Brown https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=470 Commenting on Philippians 4:4-7, Michael Joseph Brown discusses Paul's exhortations to rejoice in the Lord, to pray with petition and thanks rather than worrying, and to be known for gentleness. Author: Michael Joseph Brown Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week

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Educating for the Kingdom Sermon (Complete) by Richard J. Mouw https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/educating-for-the-kingdom-inaugural-address-november-8-1993/ Richard Mouw's message presents a vision for theological education emphasizing restlessness, patience, academic quality, theological integrity, and gentleness. Author: Richard J. Mouw Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Fuller Studio

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Jean Vanier, gentleness and power Sermon Illustration by Jason Byassee https://www.faithandleadership.com/content/jean-vanier-gentleness-and-power Jason Byassee's overview of the leadership and work of Jean Vanier (1928-2019), founder of the L’Arche communities, provides an example of a gentle leader who saw how Jesus was incarnated in all people. Author: Jason Byassee Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Faith and Leadership

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Even More Reason to Be Humble, Gentle, Patient, and Forbearing Devotional https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/even-more-reason-be-humble-gentle-patient-and-forbearing Reflecting on Christian community, this devotional on Ephesians 4:1-3 discusses how to live in "unity of the Spirit" through exercising Christ-like "humility, gentleness, patience, and forbearance" and by avoiding conflict. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling

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Advent Prayer of Petition Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/10/advent-prayer-of-petition.html This advent prayer petitions the Lord for his light, awakening us from sleep and causing us to walk in gentleness toward others. It closes by petitioning for a new earth. Author: Christine Longhurst Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship

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The Publican and the Pharisee Sermon (Complete) by Andrew Demotses https://www.goarch.org/-/the-publican-and-the-pharisee-luke-18-10-14- This sermon for Luke 18:10-14 says that following the example of the publican, we should approach God with gentleness and humility. Author: Andrew Demotses Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

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Let More Sunshine in Your Life Article by William J. Nessel http://www.hprweb.com/2014/07/let-more-sunshine-in-your-life/ We should be gentle with others and with ourselves. Anger is an obstacle to living a gentle life. We must continually allow gentleness into our hearts, and permit it to guide our speech and actions. Author: William J. Nessel Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review

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