Beyond Kindness

Kindness is a popular concept. 

So many people – Christians and non-Christians – encourage kindness on social media posts. Yet, ironically, social media is a largely hostile place. How does that happen? 

One explanation might be that a flawed and sinful creature cannot sustain anything that is not of the Spirit.

“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”

Fellow believers, never have I felt more compelled to let the Holy Spirit reign in my heart and to encourage others to do the same! 

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Commanded to Love

I posted this message a couple of years ago. It seems just as appropriate today as it did then. Happy Valentine’s Day

Sometimes, one Bible verse holds so much insight that it is hard to move on. That is what happened when I read this one:

“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”

John 13:34-35 NLT

I know exactly why the Holy Spirit stopped me here. There are three key points in this passage that need to take root in my heart. As Jesus commanded His disciples to love each other, He commanded them to do so just as He had loved them, proving to others that they were His disciples.

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