The Weekly Herald: Kindness vs. Niceness

This week:  The world is astounded by kindness for the sake of kindness. Being generous or compassionate or polite, not for selfish gain, but because we genuinely want to be those things. As silly as it may sound, kindness can (and is) one of the most powerful tools for a Christian.

WHAT IS BIBLICAL KINDNESS?

A smile on your way to class, a free drink, a free swipe for a commuter, extra tutoring hours offered without extra pay, a door held open for another... we have all experienced acts of kindness.

But if kindness needs faithful practice every day, kindness also requires intentionality.

Read more here about what Biblical kindness looks like >>>

 


 

KINDNESS VS. NICENESS

Recently, I was part of a Bible study in which we discussed the fruits of the spirit. It was enlightening and convicting in many ways. Many of us who participated in the study realized that we (and our culture in general) often do not view the various spiritual fruits listed in Galatians from a biblical perspective.

Our study of kindness was a particularly revealing one. The first question asked, “What is the difference between kindness and being nice?”

We quickly realized that we oftentimes equate these two qualities when the essence of biblical kindness is actually much deeper and more meaningful than simply being nice or polite.

Read more about kindness vs. niceness here >>>

 


IMPROVE YOUR BIBLE STUDY, IMPROVE YOUR EVANGELISM

When it comes to Bible study, there are a lot of tips, tricks, and techniques. It can be easy to feel a little overwhelmed (or very overwhelmed!) and all those ideas can have the opposite effect, leaving you discouraged from ever taking the first step.

Whether you're brand new to Bible study, been reading for a little while, or have been out of God's Word for a period of time... there's something for you here!

And the more familiar you get with the Bible, the more confident you'll be in talking about it with friends and family!

Right? Right. Let's get to it >>>


 

👕  MEME OF THE WEEK

There's no need to be this loud so early in the morning.

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THE ABSOLUTE IMPORTANCE OF KINDNESS

Kindness is underrated. We equate it with being nice or pleasant, as though it’s mainly about smiling, getting along, and not ruffling feathers. It seems a rather mundane virtue.

But the Bible presents a very different (and very compelling!) portrait of kindness for us to see >>>

 


QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"Have you ever noticed how much of Christ's life was spent in doing kind things?"

Henry Drummond