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The Fruit of the Spirit is KINDNESS Adult Sabbath School LessonPowerPoint PresentationFebruary 6, 2010 1st Quarter 2010The Fruit of the Spirit ADAPTit!Teaching Approach
Memory Verse “Therefore, as elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility and meekness, longsuffering.” COLOSSIANS 3:12
DEVELOPING KINDNESS • Respond to God’s kindness • Show kindness to others STEPS WE NEED TO TAKE
STEP ONE RESPOND TO GOD’S KINDNESS
God’s Kindness A. To what high standard is Jesus calling us here? Matthew 5:43-48 • Jesus is calling us to be “perfect,” even as perfect as God • By loving our enemies, by praying for those who mistreat us, by being kind to those who have not been kind to us
God’s Kindness B. How did David’s act of kindness reveal the character of God? 2 Sam. 9:1-13 • David’s kindness reveals that he sought to use God as the pattern for doing kindness • Let us reflect the kindness of God by being kind to others
STEP TWO SHOW KINDNESS TO OTHERS
Showing Kindness • Kindness is to mark the Christian at all times • Speaking kind words to others A. How can we show kindness in our daily life? Eph. 4:32
Showing Kindness B. What is the effect of kindness and respect in witnessing? Col. 3:12-14 • As Adventists, we have very powerful scriptural evidence to back up our doctrines • We need more than just correct teaching, don’t we?
Showing Kindness “If we would humble ourselves before God, and be kind and courteous and tenderhearted and pitiful, there would be one hundred conversions to the truth where now there is only one.”—EGW, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 9, p. 189. QUOTATION
DEVELOPING KINDNESS • By responding to God’s kindness • By showing kindness to others WE CAN DEVELOP KINDNESS IN OUR LIVES
APPLY How can this lesson about kindness affect my life today? Q Do I have the desire to respond to God’s kindness? Do I have the desire to show kindness to others?
PLAN How can I use this lesson about kindness this coming week? Q • What are the practical things I can do to develop kindness in my life?
TRANSFER TRUTH What changes do I need in my life? Q • What biblical principle from the lesson can we use today?
PRINCIPLE APPLICATION PROBLEM DECISION This coming week, I will start to treat others with respect by speaking kind words always Sometimes I consider myself above others I need to develop kindness in all my relationships 1. By being gentle and respectful to others 2. By speaking kind words TRANSFER TRUTH What changes do I need in my life? Q Let’s make the decision!
ADAPTit!Teaching Approach Effective for SMALL GROUPS ASSOCIATE truth – Why should I study this lesson?DISCOVER truth – What does the Bible say about this truth?APPLY truth – How can this truth affect my life today?PLAN using the truth – How can I use this truth today?TRANSFER truth to life – What changes do I need in my life? Teach With Power Ministrywww.teachwithpower.comInfo@teachwithpower.com