1. Ephesians 4:32
2. Colossians 3:12
3. 2 Peter 1:5, 9
1. Jeremiah 38 Ebedmelech covered ropes with rags
2. Why should our goodness be gracious?
1. It feels good
a. Blacksmith fixed a tool no charge Cant you let a man to something to stretch his soul?
b. Mother cross, critical, grumbling, irritable girl prayed Help mommy to treat us they way she treats other people.
2. Influencing Others
a. 1 Corinthians 13 Love suffers long and is kind
b. Often better treatment from clerk, waitress, than Christians
c. Prodigal son elder brother good but not gracious
d. His goodness was unkind, unloving, ungracious, unforgiving
3. Everyone is having a hard time
a. Billy Sunday send list of people needing prayer mayor sent city directory
b. Send 25 letters Im thinking of you in your situation.
c. Small boy in school not home sick, HERE SICK.
4. God has been
a. Ephesians 3:32
Conclusion Let us be kind to others, blind to their faults
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