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Series: The Power of Kindness
1 Corinthians 13:4
''Jesus replied: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.'' Matt. 22:37-40 (NIV)
''Love is kind.''
1 Cor. 13:4 (NIV)
Kindness is love in action
''If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If 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. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.'' 1 Cor. 13:1-8 (NIV)
IF I DON'T LIVE A LIFE OF KINDNESS ...
1. Nothing I Say Makes A Difference
''If I could speak in any language in heaven or on earth but didn't love others, I would only be making meaningless noise like a loud gong or clanging cymbal.'' vs 1 (NLT)
2. Nothing I Know Makes A Difference
''I may have the gift of prophecy. I may understand all the secret things of God and have all knowledge. But if I do not have love, then I am nothing.'' vs 2a (NCV)
3. Nothing I Believe Makes A Difference
''Even if I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, I would still be worth nothing at all without love.'' vs 2b (LB)
4. Nothing I Give Makes A Difference
''If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, but if I didn't ...
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