By Mike Ellis
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Hello everyone, and thank you for joining us today as we continue our exploration of the Fruits of the Spirit. This is week five in our series, and for this week, we are focusing on kindness. But first, let’s look at our Bible verses and remind us of the complete list of the fruits:
22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. ~ Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV)
The concept of kindness is one that we all should strive to attain for, not simply because God expects it of us, but rather, because being kind to someone will often lead to situations where they are kind back to you, or others, and by spreading the kindness around, it helps to combat some of the hate that exists in the world.
In many ways, being kind to someone is more helpful to you than it is to them. Let’s look at an example. If you are kind to someone, but they don’t show the same kindness back to you, many times it could lead you to not be kind to the next …read more