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Sermon Notes: May 31, 2020

Kindness

Kindness focuses on our actions; Goodness should describe our motives; and Gentleness should describe the manner in which we handle people.

Goodness 

Goodness is uprightness in character that does the right thing for the right reason, namely a desire to please God and express God’s love to others.

Gentleness

Gentleness is meekness—power under control—that treats others with tender sensitivity and humbly endures unkindness and injury with patience.

What Does the Bible Teach About Kindness, Goodness and Gentleness?

Applying the Text

  • Are your actions kind?
  • Are your motives good?
  • Is your manner gentle?
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Sermon Notes: May 24, 2020

Soul Construction

  • The Goal
  • The Means
  • The Power

Some Context First…

The Fruit of the Spirit

  • Love
  • Joy
  • Peace
  • Patience

What Does the Bible Teach About Patience?

James Spiegel, How to Be Good in a World Gone Bad

Some Further Thoughts on Patience…

Why is patience a virtue?
What varieties of patience are there?
Why is patience so difficult?
How is patience developed?

Patience reveals our faith in God’s timing, omnipotence and love.

Applying the Text

  • Do you trust in God’s timing, omnipotence and love?
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