Summary: This is the 5th study of Fruit of the Spirit:GOODNESS- KINDNESS
#5 STUDY OF THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT:
GENTLENESS -- KINDNESS
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, GENTLENESS/KINDNESS, goodness, faith,
23. Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
WE ARE STUDYING THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
By studying the fruit of the Spirit maybe we can
identify some problem areas,
some weak areas and grow to be more fruitful.
What can we do to produce a great amount of fruit?
We can study and develop a love and an appreciation and an awareness of fruit and it’s production!
We have broken the nine into three groups.
1. Inward: love, joy, peace
2. Outward: longsuffering-patience,
3. Godward: faith-faithfulness, meekness,
Today’s study of GENTLENESS -- KINDNESS IS OUR 5TH STUDY, THE SECOND IN THE OUTWARD GROUP.
With four more to follow.
Psalms 63:3 Because Thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise Thee!
Ephesians 4:32 And be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
10 BE KINDLY AFFECTIONED ONE TO ANOTHER with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another.
1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
Life has a way of stealing kind, gentle hearts.
Many used to have gentleness growing in their
hearts, but the mean, cruel world
and misunderstandings and hurt and bitterness have
robbed the fruit of gentleness from
Many mean ministers are doing the work of the Lord?
They preach the Gospel, but the tears are gone.
The love has vanished, the coldness has moved in to
The coldness has so grown in our homes and churches
that we accept mean, cruel words and cutting remarks
as normal and acceptable?
The "I DON’T CARE ATTITUDE" --- LURKS IN THE HIDDEN
CREVICES OF THE HEART.
Where is the guilt for the lack of the fruit of
kindness and gentleness?
Sure, blame the other person for the meaness?
Grow up, you control the spiritual thermostat of
We need to identify how far we are from where we
should be? How can I correct this? You will never
correct anything, until you see the numb and
coldness is not the fruit that should be released
Does your family know your kindness?
True or False?
We need more kind words and kind deeds to build
reputations for kindness?
Kind understanding will give birth to wisdom?
DEFINE KINDNESS -- GENTLENESS
-- affectionate --loving --sympathetic
--helpful --gentle --mild
--forbearance --to give relief --selfless
--giving a higher priority to the needs and welfare of others --precious
--to be long spirited --piety --merciful
--to show love toward --fond
--good deed --favor
-- free from harshness, sternness, or violenc
--moderate --to be soothing
GOD IS KIND, TENDER, AND GENTLE.