Kindness is Usefulness

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Brad Gray shares a message on the fruit of the spirit – Kindness, at Church of the City in Franklin, Tennessee. Kindness is a fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5, along with other virtues like love, joy, and peace. Kindness can seem like a weak virtue, but that is because we can confuse niceness for kindness. Biblical kindness is not niceness, in fact, biblical kindness is usefulness. Therefore, we can be nice, but not kind. As a result, we are missing out on powerful opportunities to put the love of God on display, and we begin to serve others in a useful way. This teaching unpacks how to grow kindness in our lives, and therefore, understand more meaningfully that kindness is usefulness.

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