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  • Acts 9: 36-43        

    Many of us live with ideal that we would like to live in such a way that we would make a difference in our world. We tend to think that a big gesture would launch us forward. Instead we live with the reality that most often we are caught up in a lot of little actions and we get ‘weary of well doing’.

    Kindness and goodness definition

    • ·         Kindness

    o   Sincere desire for the happiness of others

    o   Inner disposition to be sensitive to the needs of others

    o   Thinking beyond ourselves and eagerness to put others at ease

    o   A temperament that shows a friendly regard towards others

    • ·         Goodness

    o   Actively positioned to advance the happiness of someone else

    o   Goodness is kindness in action – words and deeds

    o   Deliberate actions that are helpful to others and a selfless desire to be open hearted

    o   Generous towards others above what they deserve

     Tabitha and Peter Acts 9: 36-43       

    • ·         Tabitha (Dorcas) is sick and dies – she lives in Joppa
    • ·         She is a woman who has been actively involved in her community
    • ·         She has helped many and her life has had an impact on others
    • ·         The community gathers to remember and mourn
    • ·         Some of the followers contact Peter who is in Lydda (10kms) away
    • ·         Peter comes and is informed by many how they truly feel about Tabitha – vrs 39    
    • ·         Peter sends them out and prays, then turns towards her and says ‘get up’ and she comes out
    • ·         There is great joy and many believe in Jesus following this moment

    Christ-like kindness and goodness

    1 Touches a lot of people along the journey

    • ·         It finds a way to be practical in the community
    • ·         This is an evidence of indwelling Holy Spirit and impacts more people than we are aware of

    2 Is felt when it is lost

    • ·         The loss of good people is grieved and many stories of generosity can be told
    • ·         We are instructed to live our lives to honour Jesus
    • ·         “Whatever you do, whether in word of deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him” Col 3:17    

    3 Is a good model for others to follow

    • ·         Generosity shown to others can motivate them to pass it on
    • ·         Practical down to earth examples are helpful

    Application

    • ·         Christ-like kindness and goodness impacts our community for Jesus sake
    • ·         Christ-like kindness and goodness blesses those in need
    • ·         Christ-like kindness and goodness finds practical ways to show Jesus

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