|Sermon Date:||Feb 28, 2010|
|Speaker Name:||Rev. Billy Chung|
|Scripture:||1 Corinthians 13:1-7|
|Passage:||1If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. 4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.|
Love is kind.
It doesn’t matter what I……
Say Know Do
Love is ………..
Patience: (Long suffering) The ability to be wronged by others over and over without retaliation
Kindness: to show yourself useful to others, to be beneficial to others
Being kind means ………..
<!--[if !supportLists]-->• <!--[endif]-->Meeting the needs of the moment, materially, emotionally, and spiritually.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->• <!--[endif]-->Anticipating needs and meeting them
"What can I do to help this person?
asking God, "What can I do to help this person?
Edward Stanton’s words about Abraham Lincoln
“It was ridiculous for people to go to Africa wandering around trying to find a gorilla when they could find one easily in Springfield, Illinois.”
Abraham Lincoln’s words about Stanton
Did Stanton say I was a ……….. fool? Then I dare say I must be one, for Stanton is generally right and he always says what he means.
Edward Stanton’s words about Abraham Lincoln
“There lies the greatest ruler the world has ever seen.”
Quotes about kindness
“You will regret many things in life but you will never regret being too kind.”
"Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.” -- Albert Schweitzer
"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.“ -- Mother Teresa
"One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness -- it is usually returned."
<!--[if !supportLists]-->• <!--[endif]-->Miracles begin with someone in need
Your kindness + God’s power = miracle
God is constantly looking for people who are committed to Him so that He can work through them to do miracles.
For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him - 2 Chronicles 16:9a
3 Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 So you will find favor and good repute In the sight of God and man.
- Practice acts of kindness.
“It’s hard to change the way I feel. I may need to repeat an affirmation fifty times before my emotional mind accepts it. It’s an eternal skeptic and must be shown the truth many times before it will believe. That is why affirmations are so valuable. I can repeat them until I overwhelm the inner skeptic and change the way I feel.”
2. Regularly remember God’s kindness to you and how you truly are.
You can be blessed in the midst of a miserable situation, because being blessed doesn’t mean you have no trouble or struggle or sorrow; it doesn’t mean you always experience success and comfort. It
means that in the midst of the trouble and struggle and sorrow, you find yourself deeply secure, profoundly content and happy in Jesus.
To know Jesus and walk with Him and share life with Him is the essence of blessing. And the truth is, it is the hard things in your life that cause you to want to know Him more intimately, walk with Him more closely, and share life with Him more fully.
That is why, in the losses of life, you can find yourself blessed beyond your imagination or expectation. Because you have found more of Christ in these hard places. You will move from just hearing His Word to living it putting it to the test. You will find that giving is better than receiving, neediness is better than self sufficiency, trust is better than worry.
- Regularly remember kindness that other people have shown toward you.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->4. <!--[endif]-->Remember that God uses evil for His good purposes. - Joseph
-Betrayed by his brothers and sold as a slave
-Separated from his father and country
-Falsely accused of rape and sent to prison
-Came to realize that these terrible things were blessings in disguise from God
Joseph’s words to his brothers - Genesis 50:20,21
"As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive. 21 "So therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones." So he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.
And when I’ve found his love and sovereignty in hardship difficult to believe, difficult to swallow, what has helped me most is to look at the Cross. Because when we look at the Cross, we see the most innocent victim, the most immense suffering, the greatest injustice, the most hurtful betrayal, the
greatest physical and emotional agony. Surely the Cross was the greatest evil of all time. However, because of the Cross, we don’t get what we deserve punishment for our sin. Instead, we get what we don’t deserve the mercy and forgiveness of God.
When we look at the Cross, it fills us with confidence that God is sovereign over everything
including evil. And if he can use something as evil as the Cross of Christ for such amazing good, I can believe he can use what I would label as evil in my life for good.
5. Never underestimate the result of little acts of kindess.
Hi, this is Sara, your food server that waited on you and your wife last Friday at Black Angus Steakhouse in Bakersfield, Ca. I wanted to write you to thank you two so very much for your kind gift I have never in my ten years of serving tables been given anything like that. When you handed me the book I had absolutely no idea what was inside. When I walked to the back, I put it into my apron and then went and got my lunch and sat down to eat. Once I sat down I opened the book to look at it and found your card, along with the money. I got chills and wanted to cry--thank you so much. The day prior I was talking to my husband about these very difficult economic times and how we are struggling. We received an unexpected bill for medical services of over two hundred dollars--and wondering I when things were going to get better. You just gave me hope that things are going to get better …. I truly believe that God meant for us to meet--and this was His way of letting me know that things are going to be okay. You have helped me to have a brighter outlook on the future--and helped to make our Christmas that much better. Thank you so much. I have started reading the book you gave me, and it too has given me motivation to keep going and do my best I am going to continue substitute (teaching) during the day and working at the restaurant at night…..
I was beginning to become disheartened with the
thought of not getting hired on as a full time teacher, but I just needed that push to keep subbing and I know that as long as I am there and doing my best God has everything else layed out for me. I feel so grateful and special that you and your wife gave me this gift It has been a wonderful experience and something that I have shared with family and friends and they too believe is incredible and something out of a Hallmark movie, not something that happens to ordinary people like me. Thank you so much.
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