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Series: The Power of Kindness
Pastor Kerry Shook
This sermon includes the sermon outline and the full sermon transcript. Below you will see a preview of the outline and a portion of the full sermon.
"Love is not conceited or proud." 1 Cor. 13:4 (GN)
"Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth." Numbers 12:3 (NIV)
1. Practice Giving Preference to Others
"Give preference to one another in honor." Romans 12:10 (NAS)
2. Listen and Learn From Everyone
I want you to take out your outlines from your program. If you like, open your Bibles to 1 Corinthians 13. We're in a series I'm calling "The Power of Kindness" as we are taking a verse-by-verse look at 1 Corinthians 13, and we've learned that kindness is giving away love. And, love is really useless until it's given away and turned into kindness.
Well, we've been giving away love and putting these messages into practice in this series in our Campaign of Kindness. Every Saturday hundreds of you are meeting up here, and we are going out into the community to do acts of kindness. We've been breaking up into different teams. This Saturday we had a lot of car wash teams. A lot of teams went out and washed cars all throughout the community, and we didn't take any money. We wouldn't let people pay us. We said, "This is an act of kindness. Pass it on." Then we had many teams who went door-to-door and gave care packages and swept driveways and raked lawns. And then we had several teams that we have been sending out every Saturday morning to do home repair in under-resourced areas of Conroe, repairing homes that were in total disrepair. ...from electrical, plumbing, sheet rock, paint, carpet, the whole thing...turning these homes into model homes. It's been really exciting to watch. We've been videoing that all along the way how that's going as well. Then we had other teams who went to gas stations and did full service at the gas stations yesterday, and just showered the community with love. Then we had some teams that went to River Plantation yesterday and helped with the flood clean-up...houses that have been flooded there and then just did clean-up work just to help them out. We've been hearing so many great responses. We had a guy that pulled into the gas station yesterday, and our team washed his windows and filled his car up with gas. And he said, "Where are you guys from, anyway?" And we said, "Fellowship of The Woodlands. We're doing a small act of kindness for you." He said, "You're kidding. You guys just raked the leaves out of my lawn this morning. You're everywhere!" Isn't that great? That's one of the great advantages of a large church. A big church can make a big difference. I can't do much by myself, and you can't do much by yourself, but together, through Christ's power, we can change the community. We can touch our world, and it's fun to watch.