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May 14, 2020
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In this message; discover how you can develop brotherly kindness in your life.

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  • but is it taking youwhere you want to go?
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  • You can spend years searchingfor something you do not have,
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  • only to end upwhere you don't want to be.
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  • Exploring what the world hasto offer we often find nothing.
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  • However, your journeythrough the twists and turns
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  • of this worlddoesn't have to put you
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  • on the path of discouragementand despair.
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  • Let me tell you how to takethe journey of your lifetime.
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  • It's an adventure with Godas your guide,
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  • where you'll discover the peace,the purpose,
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  • and the poweryou've been seeking.
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  • and here is the amazing part:
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  • with God you already haveeverything you need
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  • for life's journey,not half of what you need
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  • or a whole lotof what you need.
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  • God has given youeverything you need.
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  • God never intended for youto stumble your way
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  • through the course of each day
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  • and certainly not journeyunprepared into your future.
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  • So where do you wanna go?
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  • It's time to unpackall that God has given you.
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  • Discover how you have beenequipped for this journey
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  • and can live with confidence
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  • because you, my friend,have everything you need.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: There is nothingquite like the thrill
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  • of setting out on an adventureto discover new experiences.
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  • Do you know what makesthat experience
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  • all the more meaningful?
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  • Being able to share that journeywith someone else.
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  • Life is a bit like that.
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  • I mean, it's easy to live lifeaccording to you,
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  • but often living life accordingto us is all the better.
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  • What does it take to livea life that is concerned
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  • about the wellbeingand happiness of others?
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  • It takes radical kindness,kindness that transforms
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  • the lives of othersand yourself.
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  • Hello, I'm David Jeremiah,and today we'll look
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  • at seven ways to takeyour journey
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  • from a solitary oneto a fulfilling adventure
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  • with other people.
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  • Discover how in my message,"Radical Kindness",
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  • sharing his kindness and loveto those around you?
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  • And now, here is Dr. Jeremiahwith his message,
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  • "Radical Kindness."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Peter believedthe church should be a place
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  • filled with the attitudeof brotherly kindness,
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  • and so he adds that to his listof characteristics
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  • that we're to developin our lives.
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  • He says we're to add to ourgodliness brotherly kindness.
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  • The word Peter usesin the original language
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  • of the Greekfor brotherly kindness--
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  • are you ready for this?
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  • It's the word, "philadelphia."
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  • Philadelphia is the translationof the words,
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  • "brotherly kindness."
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  • That city was calledPhiladelphia
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  • because William Penn,the founder of Pennsylvania,
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  • wanted to establish a citythat was characterized
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  • by this particularbiblical trait.
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  • So, he chose this nameright out of the Bible
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  • to call the city Philadelphia,which translated means,
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  • "The city of brotherly love."
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  • Whether or not it lives upto that name,
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  • you can figure that out.
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  • As followers of Christ,we are to live up to that name.
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  • We're to bephiladelphian Christians.
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  • The commentary on the word"philadelphia" is found
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  • in Ephesians 4:25 and following.
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  • This passage of Scripturedescribes what it means
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  • to live the philadelphianChristian life.
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  • Here we go.
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  • "Therefore, put away lying,
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  • 'Let each of you speak truthwith his neighbor,'
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  • for we are membersof one another.
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  • 'Be angry, and do not sin':do not let the sun go down
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  • on your wrath.
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  • Don't give place to the devil.
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  • Let him who stolesteal no longer,
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  • but rather let him labor,working with his hands
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  • what is good,that he may have something
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  • to give him who has need.
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  • Let no corrupt wordcome out of your mouth,
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  • but what is goodfor necessary edification,
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  • that it may impart graceto those who hear it.
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  • And do not grievethe Holy Spirit of God,
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  • by whom you were sealedfor the day of redemption.
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  • Let all bitterness and wrathand anger and clamor
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  • and evil speaking be put awayfrom you, with all malice.
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  • And be kind one to another,tenderhearted,
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  • forgiving one another,
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  • even as God in Christforgave you."
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  • This passage of Scripturein Ephesians is
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  • a come-back-to-often passage,because it's Paul's
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  • seven bullet pointsabout being kind.
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  • Each is like a special deliveryfrom the divine postal carrier
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  • to your heart.
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  • The Bible tells us to forgeour friendships with trust,
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  • free our relationshipsfrom anger,
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  • feed those who are hungry,fortify others by our words,
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  • flash bitternessout of our spirit,
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  • find waysof practicing kindness,
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  • and forgive othersas Christ forgave you.
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  • Man, if you start workingon that,
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  • it will change everything.
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  • Can you imaginea better definition
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  • of what it means to bea philadelphian Christian?
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  • So, let's take 'emone at a time.
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  • Here is the first one:
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  • Forge your friendshipswith trust.
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  • Paul begins by saying,"Put away lying,
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  • the Lord tells us, and speakthe truth to your neighbor.
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  • We're members one of another."
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  • That's what it says.
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  • Trust is essentialto healthy relationships.
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  • Do people knowthey can trust you?
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  • Brotherly kindness beginswith a trustworthy spirit,
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  • with a willingness to behonest and kind.
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  • Listen to me.
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  • Speaking honestly one to anotherdoesn't mean
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  • speaking bluntly or brutally.
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  • Stormie Omartian wrote,
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  • "I've known people who usethe excuse of just being honest
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  • to devastate other peoplewith their words."
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  • Have you ever knownanybody like that?
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  • "Now, I'm just gonna tell youthe truth this time.
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  • As your brother, as your sister,I feel obligated to tell you
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  • the truth," and then,they just bury you.
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  • Being honest doesn't meanyou have to be completely frank.
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  • You don't have to go pastthe point of hurting people.
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  • It takes wisdom to knowhow to balance all of that,
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  • honesty and kindness.
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  • It takes wisdom to know when andwhere to trust another person,
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  • but growing in brotherlykindness means growing
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  • in our ability to trustand be trusted,
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  • and you can't trust everybodyin the world.
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  • You know, one of the thingsI learned when I was sick is,
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  • I learned who I could trust.
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  • Illness or serious issuesin your life will sort out
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  • your friends, help you to seewho the real friends are
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  • and who the others are.
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  • I know we can't trust everybodyin this world,
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  • but you should be trustworthy.
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  • Your spouse should be ableto trust you.
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  • Your neighbors should be ableto trust you.
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  • The people you work withshould be able to trust you.
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  • Brotherly kindness beginswhen we put off falsehood,
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  • and we stop lyingto one another,
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  • and we're honest, kind people.
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  • Forge your friendshipswith trust.
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  • Here is the second one:
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  • Free your relationshipsfrom anger.
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  • Our attitude of brotherlykindness has a way
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  • of shoving aside angry tempersthat plague us.
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  • Here is what Paul said,"'Be angry, and do not sin':
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  • do not let the sun go downon your wrath,
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  • nor give place to the devil."
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  • Paul wasn't talking hereabout getting angry
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  • at things like traffic.
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  • He's talking about getting madwith your neighbor.
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  • When you're most temptedto lose your temper,
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  • it's often because someone else,perhaps someone you love
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  • very much, has done somethingto irritate you.
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  • The Bible doesn't tell usnever to be angry.
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  • Anger is a naturalhuman response,
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  • but it must be governed.
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  • It's a dangerous emotionthat must be controlled,
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  • as volatile as nitroglycerin,and that's why Paul quoted
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  • Psalm 4:4 when he said,"Be angry, and do not sin."
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  • Brotherly kindness isthe biblical corrective
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  • for an angry spirit.
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  • Someone said,"The more you grow up,
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  • the less you blow up."
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  • Maturity involves learning tocontrol how and when you express
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  • your anger, and I always lovethis little catchphrase
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  • that says, "don't let the sungo down on your anger,"
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  • and I've beenin marriage conferences
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  • where people have saidthat's a good thing.
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  • If you're having a spat withyour wife or your husband,
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  • just make sure you settle itbefore you go to bed.
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  • It's not God's will for usto live with an angry spirit.
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  • You can't be kind and angryat the same time.
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  • Forge your friendshipswith trust.
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  • Free your relationshipsfrom anger.
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  • Then it says, feed somebodywho's hungry.
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  • Here is another secretto brotherly kindness.
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  • He says, "Let him who stolesteal no longer,
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  • but rather let him labor,working with his hands
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  • what is good,
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  • that he may have somethingto give him who has need."
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  • Now, you have to understandwhen this was written,
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  • when Paul wrote these words,Christians who first read
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  • this letter,they'd come to Christ
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  • out of a background of thievery.
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  • Many of them were shopliftersand cheaters, even burglars,
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  • and Paul is saying that,if they stop stealing
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  • and instead go to workwith their hands,
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  • they could earn a livelihood,and then they'd have something
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  • of their own to sharewith other people,
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  • and that would give themthe transformation
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  • in their life which we callbrotherly kindness.
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  • What a reversal.
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  • Instead of stealing from others,based on this verse,
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  • "I advise you," says Paul,"to work hard so that
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  • you won't steal from them,but you can give to them."
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  • The Bible says, "He who has pityon the poor lends to the Lord,
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  • and he will pay him backwhat he has given."
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  • When that kind of generositybecomes a constant lifestyle,
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  • you're starting to liveEphesians chapter 4.
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  • I remember one time Donnaand I were talking about this.
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  • She told me this story.
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  • She was at a 7-Eleven storenot far from where we live,
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  • and in this particular situationthere was a mother there
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  • with two little children,
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  • and she had a little signsaying,
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  • "Help me feed my children."
  • 00:12:29.365 --> 00:12:31.901
  • So, Donna got her stuff,and she left,
  • 00:12:31.934 --> 00:12:33.903
  • and she was on her way home,when God spoke to her heart,
  • 00:12:33.936 --> 00:12:36.005
  • and she turned around.
  • 00:12:36.038 --> 00:12:37.673
  • And instead of going backto 7-Eleven she went
  • 00:12:37.706 --> 00:12:39.441
  • to the pizza store,and she bought
  • 00:12:39.475 --> 00:12:41.577
  • a couple of pizzasfor those kids,
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  • and she went back, and she gavethe mom some money,
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  • and she gave thosetwo little girls a pizza.
  • 00:12:48.050 --> 00:12:49.952
  • And Donna said, she said,
  • 00:12:49.985 --> 00:12:51.520
  • "David, I have never seentwo little children as hungry
  • 00:12:51.554 --> 00:12:55.624
  • as those girls were."
  • 00:12:55.658 --> 00:12:57.459
  • And she said,"When I stood there
  • 00:12:57.493 --> 00:12:59.295
  • and just watched them starton those pizzas,
  • 00:12:59.328 --> 00:13:01.130
  • it just broke my heart."
  • 00:13:01.163 --> 00:13:03.199
  • Those are the storiesthat happen
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  • when you open your heartto kindness.
  • 00:13:04.900 --> 00:13:06.735
  • And so, here is whatsome people will say,
  • 00:13:06.769 --> 00:13:09.171
  • "Well, I can't take careof all of 'em,
  • 00:13:09.205 --> 00:13:10.639
  • so I'm not gonna worryabout it."
  • 00:13:10.673 --> 00:13:11.974
  • No, if everybody does that,nobody ever gets any care.
  • 00:13:12.007 --> 00:13:15.544
  • Just ask the Lord to give youa sensitivity
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  • to the people you meetduring the day.
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  • If he says, "Help that person,"help 'em, and then leave it
  • 00:13:20.049 --> 00:13:22.685
  • up to God for what he wantsto do in their lives.
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  • The best thing that will happenif you do that is you'll protect
  • 00:13:26.222 --> 00:13:28.324
  • your heart from getting coldand indifferent to the needs
  • 00:13:28.357 --> 00:13:32.428
  • of people we have everywhere.
  • 00:13:32.461 --> 00:13:35.030
  • Little Gisele only weighed1 pound and 14 ounces
  • 00:13:35.064 --> 00:13:38.868
  • when she was born,a consequence
  • 00:13:38.901 --> 00:13:41.503
  • of her pregnant mother'sdrug abuse.
  • 00:13:41.537 --> 00:13:44.273
  • She spent three months inthe NICU, on ventilator support.
  • 00:13:44.306 --> 00:13:49.511
  • Her parents werebattling addictions
  • 00:13:49.545 --> 00:13:51.213
  • and unable to tend to her.
  • 00:13:51.247 --> 00:13:53.048
  • She was transferred toFranciscan Children's Hospital
  • 00:13:53.082 --> 00:13:56.118
  • tiny and alone.
  • 00:13:56.151 --> 00:13:57.686
  • No one ever came to see her,but there was a nurse named,
  • 00:13:57.720 --> 00:14:02.157
  • Liz Smith, who noticed herand felt incredible compassion
  • 00:14:02.191 --> 00:14:06.095
  • for her, and she beganvisiting her regularly.
  • 00:14:06.128 --> 00:14:09.431
  • She said, "Since the momentI met her,
  • 00:14:09.465 --> 00:14:11.533
  • there was something behindher striking blue eyes
  • 00:14:11.567 --> 00:14:14.036
  • that captured my attention.
  • 00:14:14.069 --> 00:14:16.238
  • I felt that I needed to lovethis child and keep her safe."
  • 00:14:16.272 --> 00:14:20.109
  • Liz became a foster motherto Gisele,
  • 00:14:20.142 --> 00:14:22.778
  • with the view forward that wouldhopefully reunite her
  • 00:14:22.811 --> 00:14:26.215
  • with her birth parents.
  • 00:14:26.248 --> 00:14:27.950
  • And when that plan fell through,guess what she did?
  • 00:14:27.983 --> 00:14:31.787
  • She volunteered to adopt her,and when Liz and her family
  • 00:14:31.820 --> 00:14:35.658
  • and Gisele appearedbefore the judge
  • 00:14:35.691 --> 00:14:38.227
  • to finalize the adoption,he stood up and said,
  • 00:14:38.260 --> 00:14:42.097
  • "When a judge walksinto the room,
  • 00:14:42.131 --> 00:14:43.933
  • everyone stands upout of respect,
  • 00:14:43.966 --> 00:14:46.468
  • but today I standin respect for you, Liz,
  • 00:14:46.502 --> 00:14:49.838
  • because you deservethe respect from this room.
  • 00:14:49.872 --> 00:14:52.675
  • A birthing day is a miracle,but adopting a child
  • 00:14:52.708 --> 00:14:55.744
  • from miles away,that's destiny."
  • 00:14:55.778 --> 00:14:58.314
  • And even as Liz adaptsto the pressures of being
  • 00:14:58.347 --> 00:15:01.283
  • a single mother, Gisele has madetremendous medical strides.
  • 00:15:01.317 --> 00:15:05.321
  • She still receives most of hernutrition from a feeding tube
  • 00:15:05.354 --> 00:15:08.057
  • and most of her nutritionis hard for Liz to manage,
  • 00:15:08.090 --> 00:15:12.227
  • but she started takingsome simple bits of food.
  • 00:15:12.261 --> 00:15:15.564
  • Liz is doing what the Scripturetalks about when it says,
  • 00:15:15.597 --> 00:15:19.301
  • "and add to your godlinessbrotherly kindness,"
  • 00:15:19.335 --> 00:15:23.772
  • Christ-like kindness,radical kindness.
  • 00:15:23.806 --> 00:15:28.444
  • That's radical.
  • 00:15:28.477 --> 00:15:29.778
  • She didn't know this child,but God birthed in her heart
  • 00:15:29.812 --> 00:15:32.614
  • a love for this child,and she followed through.
  • 00:15:32.648 --> 00:15:35.784
  • You know, God does thatif we open ourselves up to it,
  • 00:15:35.818 --> 00:15:38.854
  • if we just say, "Lord, if thereis somebody I should help today,
  • 00:15:38.887 --> 00:15:41.190
  • somebody that I shouldminister today,
  • 00:15:41.223 --> 00:15:42.791
  • show me who that is.
  • 00:15:42.825 --> 00:15:44.126
  • I stand ready to do itto the best of my ability."
  • 00:15:44.159 --> 00:15:46.895
  • So, forge your friendshipswith trust.
  • 00:15:46.929 --> 00:15:49.698
  • Don't lie to each other.
  • 00:15:49.732 --> 00:15:51.667
  • Free your relationshipswith anger.
  • 00:15:51.700 --> 00:15:53.669
  • Don't be angry one with another.
  • 00:15:53.702 --> 00:15:56.238
  • Feed somebody who's hungry,and then fortify other people
  • 00:15:56.271 --> 00:16:00.642
  • with your words.
  • 00:16:00.676 --> 00:16:02.244
  • Here is what it says,"Let no corrupt word proceed
  • 00:16:02.277 --> 00:16:05.681
  • out of your mouth, but what isgood for necessary edification,
  • 00:16:05.714 --> 00:16:10.953
  • that it may impart graceto the hearers."
  • 00:16:10.986 --> 00:16:14.923
  • The Bible is full of versesabout how we speak the words
  • 00:16:14.957 --> 00:16:18.761
  • we say, about the tonesthat we employ,
  • 00:16:18.794 --> 00:16:23.032
  • but this is among the mostpractical and helpful Scripture
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  • when it comes to the subjectof our tongues.
  • 00:16:26.135 --> 00:16:28.837
  • Nothing we say with our mouthshould be unwholesome,
  • 00:16:28.871 --> 00:16:32.975
  • that means unholy.
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  • We don't use words that arevulgar and that are cuss words.
  • 00:16:34.910 --> 00:16:39.381
  • Nothing we sayshould be unwholesome, unholy.
  • 00:16:39.415 --> 00:16:42.484
  • Nothing should be unhealthy.
  • 00:16:42.518 --> 00:16:45.054
  • Nothing should be destructive.
  • 00:16:45.087 --> 00:16:47.022
  • Nothing should be detrimental,instead the words
  • 00:16:47.056 --> 00:16:49.825
  • of a brotherly kindnessChristian should always build
  • 00:16:49.858 --> 00:16:53.529
  • somebody up, and benefit them,and encourage them.
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  • To practice brotherly kindnesswith your words,
  • 00:16:58.000 --> 00:17:00.536
  • make a habit of complimentingat least one person every day.
  • 00:17:00.569 --> 00:17:05.474
  • "Who can I compliment today?"
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  • You'd be amazed at the gratitudethat flows your way
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  • and fills your heart over timewhen you say thank you.
  • 00:17:11.213 --> 00:17:15.017
  • Do you know that Abraham Lincolnwore a Brooks Brothers overcoat
  • 00:17:15.050 --> 00:17:20.689
  • when he and his wife, Mary,attended a performance
  • 00:17:20.722 --> 00:17:23.292
  • at Ford's Theatreon April 14, 1865?
  • 00:17:23.325 --> 00:17:28.397
  • Shortly after 10 p.m.,John Wilkes Booth
  • 00:17:28.430 --> 00:17:31.867
  • crept behind him and fireda fatal shot into his head.
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  • After he was shot, Lincoln wascarried across the street
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  • to a boarding housewhere he died,
  • 00:17:39.074 --> 00:17:41.610
  • and the personal belongingsin his coat pocket
  • 00:17:41.643 --> 00:17:44.213
  • were collectedand given to his son.
  • 00:17:44.246 --> 00:17:47.249
  • Robert Todd Lincolnput them in a box.
  • 00:17:47.282 --> 00:17:50.953
  • They were later passeddown to Robert's daughter, Mary,
  • 00:17:50.986 --> 00:17:54.323
  • who donated them tothe Library of Congress in 1937,
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  • and the box was never openeduntil 1976.
  • 00:17:58.994 --> 00:18:04.066
  • Do you know what was in the box?
  • 00:18:04.099 --> 00:18:06.368
  • What Lincoln carried with himthat fatal night
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  • in his Brooks Brothers coat,
  • 00:18:09.371 --> 00:18:12.341
  • he had a couple of pairsof eyeglasses,
  • 00:18:12.374 --> 00:18:14.843
  • a pocket knife,a gold watch fob,
  • 00:18:14.877 --> 00:18:18.447
  • a white handkerchief,a cuff link,
  • 00:18:18.480 --> 00:18:20.649
  • a confederate $5 bill,a brown leather wallet--
  • 00:18:20.682 --> 00:18:24.853
  • and listen to this--and severalnewspaper clippings.
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  • One of them extolledhis accomplishments
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  • and began with the words,"Abraham Lincoln is
  • 00:18:31.126 --> 00:18:33.729
  • one of the greatest statesmenof all time."
  • 00:18:33.762 --> 00:18:37.132
  • Though he was one of thegreatest statesmen of all time,
  • 00:18:37.166 --> 00:18:40.636
  • Abraham Lincoln had borneunceasing criticism.
  • 00:18:40.669 --> 00:18:44.306
  • He needed encouragementand affirmation,
  • 00:18:44.339 --> 00:18:46.542
  • as most of us do,and what he found was
  • 00:18:46.575 --> 00:18:50.312
  • an article that saidsomething good about him,
  • 00:18:50.345 --> 00:18:52.681
  • and he folded it upand put it in his pocket
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  • and carried it with himthrough his death experience.
  • 00:18:55.350 --> 00:19:00.255
  • And isn't that a tremendousreminder to us that,
  • 00:19:00.289 --> 00:19:02.624
  • no matter who we are,we all need encouragement?
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  • We all need to knowthat somebody cares about
  • 00:19:07.196 --> 00:19:09.064
  • what we're doing and that's whywe should never waste
  • 00:19:09.097 --> 00:19:11.600
  • any of our words being criticalof other people.
  • 00:19:11.633 --> 00:19:14.803
  • You know what?
  • 00:19:14.836 --> 00:19:16.138
  • As Christians we don't haveto do that,
  • 00:19:16.171 --> 00:19:17.472
  • 'cause there's a lotta peoplewho've taken that
  • 00:19:17.506 --> 00:19:19.007
  • whole thing over,and they do it all the time.
  • 00:19:19.041 --> 00:19:21.643
  • Why would we join them?
  • 00:19:21.677 --> 00:19:23.245
  • Let's be different.
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  • Let's be people who havephiladelphian tongues,
  • 00:19:24.613 --> 00:19:27.616
  • philadelphian words,brotherly kindness words.
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  • We need to quit being meanas snakes and start being
  • 00:19:30.919 --> 00:19:33.255
  • as kind as the Scriptureencourages us to be.
  • 00:19:33.288 --> 00:19:38.293
  • Amen.
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  • Forge your friendshipswith trust,
  • 00:19:42.965 --> 00:19:45.000
  • free your relationshipsfrom anger,
  • 00:19:45.033 --> 00:19:48.670
  • feed somebody who's hungry,fortify others with your words,
  • 00:19:48.704 --> 00:19:53.075
  • and then, number five,
  • 00:19:53.108 --> 00:19:55.077
  • flush bitternessout of your spirit.
  • 00:19:55.110 --> 00:19:57.479
  • Here is whatverses 30 and 31 say,
  • 00:19:57.512 --> 00:19:59.982
  • "And do not grievethe Holy Spirit of God,
  • 00:20:00.015 --> 00:20:03.185
  • by whom you were sealedfor the day of redemption.
  • 00:20:03.218 --> 00:20:06.822
  • Let all bitterness and wrathand anger and clamor
  • 00:20:06.855 --> 00:20:10.592
  • and evil speaking be put awayfrom you, with all malice."
  • 00:20:10.626 --> 00:20:15.197
  • I don't know if you've noticed,but in verses 26 and 27
  • 00:20:15.230 --> 00:20:19.801
  • Paul says that when we stayangry over a period of time,
  • 00:20:19.835 --> 00:20:24.006
  • we give the devil a foothold.
  • 00:20:24.039 --> 00:20:26.708
  • And then, in verse 30he says that,
  • 00:20:26.742 --> 00:20:28.777
  • when we let bitterness growin our hearts,
  • 00:20:28.810 --> 00:20:31.146
  • we grieve the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:20:31.179 --> 00:20:33.882
  • So, if we don't do rightby our words and by our heart,
  • 00:20:33.915 --> 00:20:36.952
  • we give the devila foothold in our life,
  • 00:20:36.985 --> 00:20:39.187
  • and we grieve the Holy Spiritwho lives within us.
  • 00:20:39.221 --> 00:20:43.058
  • A bitter spirit doestwo things at once.
  • 00:20:43.091 --> 00:20:45.093
  • It grieves the Holy Spirit,and it delights the devil.
  • 00:20:45.127 --> 00:20:50.465
  • To excel in brotherly kindnessyou have to work
  • 00:20:50.499 --> 00:20:53.035
  • to resolve your personal issues.
  • 00:20:53.068 --> 00:20:56.505
  • This is no easy task.
  • 00:20:56.538 --> 00:20:58.340
  • Today there are many waysto seek help
  • 00:20:58.373 --> 00:21:00.008
  • in freeing yourselffrom bitterness.
  • 00:21:00.042 --> 00:21:02.644
  • With guidance, the Holy Spirit,do what you need to get rid
  • 00:21:02.678 --> 00:21:05.213
  • of the bitterness in your heart.
  • 00:21:05.247 --> 00:21:07.282
  • As we grow in him,our angry and disapproving faces
  • 00:21:07.316 --> 00:21:11.553
  • are transformedinto loving expressions,
  • 00:21:11.586 --> 00:21:14.356
  • and the Bible says thosewho look to him are radiant.
  • 00:21:14.389 --> 00:21:17.759
  • Their faces are never coveredwith shame.
  • 00:21:17.793 --> 00:21:20.462
  • Let us always be people whoare known for our kindness,
  • 00:21:20.495 --> 00:21:25.100
  • who stand up againstthe ugliness and evil that's
  • 00:21:25.133 --> 00:21:27.736
  • so much a part of our discoursetoday and our evil today.
  • 00:21:27.769 --> 00:21:31.239
  • I don't have to agree with you.
  • 00:21:31.273 --> 00:21:33.442
  • I don't have to believe anythingyou believe,
  • 00:21:33.475 --> 00:21:35.777
  • but I do have to treat youwith dignity and kindness
  • 00:21:35.811 --> 00:21:39.081
  • and listen to you asI expect you to listen to me.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Forge your friendshipwith trust,
  • 00:21:47.556 --> 00:21:48.857
  • free your relationshipfrom anger,
  • 00:21:48.890 --> 00:21:50.992
  • feed somebody who's hungry,fortify others with your words,
  • 00:21:51.026 --> 00:21:54.996
  • flush bitternessout of your spirit,
  • 00:21:55.030 --> 00:21:57.566
  • and find new waysto practice kindness.
  • 00:21:57.599 --> 00:22:00.402
  • That leads us to the last verseof the chapter, Ephesians 4:32,
  • 00:22:00.435 --> 00:22:04.272
  • which really brings the idea ofbrotherly kindness to fruition.
  • 00:22:04.306 --> 00:22:07.809
  • Ephesians 4:32 says,"Be kind to one another,
  • 00:22:08.744 --> 00:22:14.349
  • tenderhearted."
  • 00:22:14.383 --> 00:22:16.051
  • Oh, I love that.
  • 00:22:16.084 --> 00:22:17.386
  • I remember as a little childI had to learn that verse.
  • 00:22:17.419 --> 00:22:19.554
  • Did you?
  • 00:22:19.588 --> 00:22:20.889
  • Growing up in Sunday school,that was one of the key verses.
  • 00:22:20.922 --> 00:22:23.492
  • Kindness always createsa chain reaction.
  • 00:22:23.525 --> 00:22:26.061
  • Have you noticed that?
  • 00:22:26.094 --> 00:22:27.396
  • The Bible says, "A soft answerturns away wrath."
  • 00:22:27.429 --> 00:22:31.900
  • I'm just trying to help youunderstand that kindness
  • 00:22:31.933 --> 00:22:34.069
  • is not a doctrine.
  • 00:22:34.102 --> 00:22:36.204
  • Kindness is not some wordin the Bible.
  • 00:22:36.238 --> 00:22:38.874
  • Kindness is a word thathas action attached to it.
  • 00:22:38.907 --> 00:22:43.378
  • "Be ye kind."
  • 00:22:43.412 --> 00:22:44.913
  • When you're kind to somebody,
  • 00:22:44.946 --> 00:22:46.248
  • that means you do somethingfor them.
  • 00:22:46.281 --> 00:22:47.849
  • It's not a warm feelingabout your heart.
  • 00:22:47.883 --> 00:22:50.318
  • It's not a good enough thingjust to have a kind attitude.
  • 00:22:50.352 --> 00:22:53.188
  • Kind attitudes are good,but they don't do any good.
  • 00:22:53.221 --> 00:22:56.491
  • Kind actions are what do good.
  • 00:22:56.525 --> 00:22:59.327
  • Just pray the prayer, "Lord,help me today to see somebody
  • 00:22:59.361 --> 00:23:03.799
  • that I can be kind to,who needs a Word from you."
  • 00:23:03.832 --> 00:23:07.536
  • If you ask him that,he will do it.
  • 00:23:07.569 --> 00:23:10.472
  • If you ask him that,you better mean it,
  • 00:23:10.505 --> 00:23:13.108
  • 'cause if you don't,he'll do it.
  • 00:23:13.141 --> 00:23:14.609
  • Then you're gonna be upsetif you don't know what to do.
  • 00:23:14.643 --> 00:23:16.845
  • So, you ask him,and he'll do it.
  • 00:23:16.878 --> 00:23:19.381
  • He'll help you.
  • 00:23:19.414 --> 00:23:20.715
  • He'll give youa sensitive heart.
  • 00:23:20.749 --> 00:23:22.050
  • There is somebodyyou should help.
  • 00:23:22.083 --> 00:23:24.719
  • Be kind one to another,tenderhearted.
  • 00:23:24.753 --> 00:23:26.888
  • And then, it says,"Forgiving them,
  • 00:23:26.922 --> 00:23:29.724
  • even as God for Christ's sakehas forgiven you."
  • 00:23:29.758 --> 00:23:32.727
  • And you know what?
  • 00:23:32.761 --> 00:23:34.062
  • There is tremendous truthin that little section
  • 00:23:34.095 --> 00:23:36.398
  • of Scripture.
  • 00:23:36.431 --> 00:23:37.732
  • How many of you knowforgiveness is hard?
  • 00:23:37.766 --> 00:23:39.768
  • Oh, man, dependingon what's happened.
  • 00:23:39.801 --> 00:23:41.303
  • Sometimes something happensto you that's so awful,
  • 00:23:41.336 --> 00:23:43.905
  • you cannot--
  • 00:23:43.939 --> 00:23:45.240
  • "And you want me to forgive himfor that?"
  • 00:23:45.273 --> 00:23:46.641
  • "You want me to forgive herfor that?"
  • 00:23:46.675 --> 00:23:48.143
  • No, I don't, but God does,and God says this.
  • 00:23:48.176 --> 00:23:52.380
  • If you come to grips with whatit meant for him to forgive you
  • 00:23:52.414 --> 00:23:56.718
  • out of the reservoirof God's forgiveness for you,
  • 00:23:56.751 --> 00:23:59.821
  • you will find the forgivenessyou need to forgive
  • 00:23:59.855 --> 00:24:02.657
  • somebody else.
  • 00:24:02.691 --> 00:24:04.092
  • If you try to do itin your own strength, you won't,
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  • but just every time you getto the place where you say,
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  • "I cannot forgive that person,"just remember the Bible says
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  • when we were without strength,
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  • when we had nothingto offer to God,
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  • when we didn't bring anythingto the table,
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  • God sent his own Soninto this world
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  • to die for our sinand forgive us.
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  • And because he has forgiven me,
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  • out of the forgivenessI got from him,
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  • I can find what it takesto forgive someone else.
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  • For Christ's sake,for God's sake, be forgiving.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Can you imagine the impactwe would have in this world
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  • announcer: Next time,on "Turning Point."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: If we tryto do the work of God
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  • But when you love Godand you let the love of God
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  • motivate you to serve God,it's a thing of beauty.
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  • It's a wonderful thing to watch.
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  • announcer:Join us next time
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  • for Dr. Jeremiah's message,"Selfless Love,"
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  • here on "Turning Point."
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