Posts tagged with ‘Kindness’

5/19/22 EVERY SEASON BRINGS A REASON TO REJOICE

by Barry Lovett

“Nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives.” Ecclesiastes 3:12   In longing for some future good we forget that every day, regardless of our circumstances is a gift from God to be used for His glory. In every season, there is a reason to rejoice and an opportunity to […]

4/27/21 YOU CAN RESPOND IN A CHRIST-LIKE WAY

by Barry Lovett

“Be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing.”  I Peter 3:8-9 How do you react to hostile criticism? If it causes you to strike back angrily, you need to follow Jesus’ example.  When the Savior was insulted, He did not repay with an insult. When He was falsely denounced, […]

11/6/20 TO STRETCH YOUR SOUL, REACH OUT WITH JESUS’ LOVE

by Barry Lovett

“Distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.” Romans 12:13. The word hospitality means “love of strangers.” This may call us outside our comfort zone. Often overlooked and sometimes unappreciated, the ministry of hospitality is a great gift, and it brings with it the added possibility of surprising blessings along the way.  To stretch your […]

10/29/20 NOTHING IS MORE ATTRACTIVE THAN BEING LIKE JESUS

by Barry Lovett

“Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.”  I Corinthians 11:1. Sometimes, as we hurry about our own responsibilities, we become too busy to care about other people.  But we must remember that Jesus urges us to show kindness and concern for others.  He set the example for us by being a servant. We need to take the […]

5/22/20 KINDNESS THAT WARNS AND RECUES IS TRUE KINDNESS

by Barry Lovett

“I will judge his house… because his sons made themselves vile, and he did not restrain them.” I Samuel 3:13. Eli let his two sons do pretty much as they pleased.  He rebuked them only after it was too late.  As a result they died.  His was a false kindness.  God, however, is compassionate but not permissive.   He chastens us […]