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Gentleness and Power Can a leader be gentle? This article considers Jean Vanier as an example of gentleness and power meshed together. Resource type: Article | Source: Faith and Leadership | Author: Jason Byassee The Wardrobe of Easter: Gentleness Gentleness ought to be an obvious character quality of every person who bears the Savior’s name. Christian leaders who are gentle know that leadership is best expressed when they who show they care about those they... Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Dale J. Cooper Nothing is So Strong as Gentleness In this article, the founder of an after-school program tells about the power and beauty of gentleness and what it might bring to the lives of children who are struggling. Resource type: Article | Source: Faith and Leadership | Author: Amanda Drury 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. Resource type: Article | Source: Ministry Matters | Author: Kasey Hitt Why Make Such a Big Deal of 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 Problems Beyond Our Power to Fix In his sermon on Matthew 13:24-30 Thomas Butts uses the Parable of the Weeds to show that unsolvable problems will be handled in the end by God's wisdom, power, and sole right to judge. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Day1 | Author: Thomas Lane Butts Keep On Walking In his sermon on John 14:15-21 for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, James Lemler shows that just as Christianity is a journey, Christ is the companion and the Holy Spirit is the advocate and guide. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Day1 | Author: James B Lemler Community Living: Living on the Basis of Love 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 Nurturing Christ-Like Ambitions This reflection by John van de Laar focuses on how Jesus values the virtues of humility, gentleness, wisdom, and service while the world values wealth and power. Resource type: Devotional | Source: Sacredise | Author: John van de Laar What Will You Choose from the Banquet Table? What will you choose: the bread of life or the bread of anxiety? In this sermon, Katharine Jefferts Schori digs into Wisdom's ancient invitation to feast on God's abundance and share it with the world. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Day1 | Author: Katharine Jefferts Schori Gentleness Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove on a ministry of gentleness. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: The Work of the People | Author: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove Tranquility, Gentleness, and Strength 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Evelyn Underhill Full Text Hymns on Gentleness Pass Me Not, O Gentle SaviorPD
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Jean Vanier, gentleness and power This brief overview of the leadership and work of Jean Vanier, founder of the L’Arche communities, provides an example of a gentle leader who saw how Jesus was incarnated in all people. Resource type: Article | Source: Faith and Leadership | Author: Jason Byassee Call to Worship: Isaiah 40:1-11 A call to worship based on Isaiah 40:1-11 that speaks to us encountering a God with attributes of comfort, gentleness, and tenderness. A God that we prepare a way for and prepare to be transformed by.... Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Moira Laidlaw Advent Prayer of Petition 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. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Christine Longhurst The Apple of My Eye In her sermon on Mark 1:9-15, Rosemary Brown affirms that humans are made in God's image and are therefore dearly loved by God. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Day1 | Author: Rosemary Brown Rejoice, pray, and don't worry 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Michael Joseph Brown The Publican and the Pharisee Following the example of the publican, we should approach God with gentleness and humility. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America | Author: Andrew Demotses Immanuel Is Born This text/voice video for Christmas says that God could have come to Earth with a show of power and might, but instead came in gentleness, as a Savior, not to punish but to forgive. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: The Skit Guys | Author: Centerline New Media Even More Reason to 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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