Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Living by the Spirit: The Fruit of Kindness

Galatians 5:16-25; Romans 11:22; 2 Cor. 1-6               October 18, 2015

The fruit if the Spirit of “kindness” is not about being nice to others, because niceness is foundationally built on pleasing people rather than pleasing God – and it is not about “goodness” either because “goodness” is foundationally built on what people see us doing rather than who we are in Christ. The fruit of the Spirit of “kindness” is the living out the gentle character of God’s heart expressing generosity towards others just as the gentle character of God’s heart has been expressing generosity towards us in the sacrificial love of God through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ towards sinners who deserve the harsh decisiveness of God ‘s punishment. Link for audio/video/manuscript