Series: Peeled: Cultivating What’s Underneath

Peeled: Cultivating What’s Underneath: Kindness

May 05, 2024 | Dave McGinley
Passage: Romans 2:3-5

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23

The Fruit of the Spirit is always first rooted in Christ work.

"Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?" Romans 2:4

"So that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus." Ephesians 2:7

"But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit." Titus 3:4-5

For Christians should not be harsh and morose; they should be gentle, humane, affable, courteous, people with whom others enjoy associating, people who overlook the mistakes of others or put the best construction on them, people who willingly yield to others….That is how Christ was, as can be seen throughout the Gospels. – Martin Luther

Kindness embraces hospitality over division.

"And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?" Matthew 9:11

Kindness embraces honor over being misleading.

"The Church is a natural band of enemies displaying kindness to each other for Jesus’ sake."

Series Information

Have you ever seen an apple tree grow lemons? Of course not! In fact, one of the ways we identify plants and trees is by the kind of fruit it produces. Being a follower of Jesus is a lot like growing a certain kind of tree. Too often the world sees Christians and feel like we claim to be one kind of tree but our fruit looks totally different. So what does the fruit of a Christian look like? Join us as we peel back what it looks like to cultivate a fruit that not only changes our lives but our communities and our world for the better in our new teaching series PEELED: Cultivating What’s Underneath”

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