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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? Resource type: Article Source: On Being Author: Andréana E. Lefton 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. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Jason Byassee Nothing is So Strong as 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. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Amanda Drury 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...." Resource type: Article Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Dale J. Cooper 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 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 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 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Jason Byassee Educating for the Kingdom Richard Mouw's message presents a vision for theological education emphasizing restlessness, patience, academic quality, theological integrity, and gentleness. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Fuller Studio Author: Richard J. Mouw 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 Gentleness This video interview explores themes of gentleness, ministry, and compassion as Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove discusses the profound impact of touch between human beings. 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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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 This sermon for Luke 18:10-14 says that 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 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 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. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: William J. Nessel How To Present a Christian Apologetic ... Christian apologetics. Christians should approach topics with humility, gentleness, chastity, sobriety, respect, kindness, and love. Hoezee concludes ... Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Scott Hoezee 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 Proclaim the Gospel This brief sermon starter helps the preacher focus and connect Mark 16:15-20 and Ephesians 1:17-23, emphasizing Christ's final words before his ascension to preach the Good news in humility, gentleness, patience, and love. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The Sunday Website 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
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