You might not remember all the Scripture references in this message, but kindly never-ever forget this important truth – Jesus is always and forever LOVING & KIND!!
The life of Jesus is a revelation of the love & kindness of our Heavenly Father to all the world! Even though all are sinners, the Lord revealed His love to us through Jesus so that we can be saved, have our sins forgiven, be restored, and experience eternal life! HALLELUJAH!
The following Scriptural teaching helps reveal some of the many passages in the Bible that affirm without a doubt the truth of this wonderful message…
OUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS LOVING
John 3:16-17 – For God so LOVED the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the WORLD through Him might be saved.
OUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS KIND
Ephesians 4:32 – And BE KIND to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
Luke 6:35 – But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For HE IS KIND to the unthankful and evil.
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS KIND
Galatians 5:22 – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, KINDNESS, goodness, faithfulness…
THE LORD’S KINDNESS REVEALED IN JESUS
Ephesians 2:7 – that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His KINDNESS toward us in Christ Jesus.
HIS EVERLASTING LOVE
Jeremiah 31:3 – “Yes, I have LOVED you with an everlasting LOVE; Therefore with LOVINGKINDNESS I have drawn you.”
Psalm 63:3 – Because Your LOVINGKINDNESS is better than life, my lips shall praise you.
Psalm 36:7 – How precious is Your LOVINGKINDNESS, O God!
Psalm 25:6 – Remember, O Lord, Your tender mercies and Your LOVINGKINDNESSES, for they are from of old.
Psalm 40:10 – I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your LOVINGKINDNESS and Your truth from the great assembly.
Psalm 40:11 – Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Lord; Let Your LOVINGKINDNESS and Your truth continually preserve me.
Psalm 51:1 – Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your LOVINGKINDNESS; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.
Psalm 69:16 – Hear me, O Lord, for Your LOVINGKINDNESS is good; Turn to me according to the multitude of Your tender mercies.
Psalm 89:33 – …nevertheless My LOVINGKINDNESS I will not utterly take from him, Nor allow My faithfulness to fail.
Psalm 103:4 – Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns (blesses) you with LOVINGKINDNESS and tender mercies…
Psalm 119:88,159 – Revive me according to Your LOVINGKINDNESS, So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth… Consider how I love Your precepts; Revive me, O Lord, according to Your LOVINGKINDNESS.
Psalm 138:2 – Revive me according to Your LOVINGKINDNESS, So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth… Consider how I love Your precepts; Revive me, O Lord, according to Your lovingkindness.
Psalm 143:8 – Cause me to hear Your LOVINGKINDNESS in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.
Isaiah 63:7 – [ God’s Mercy Remembered ] I will mention the LOVINGKINDNESSES of the Lord and the praises of the Lord, According to all that the Lord has bestowed on us, And the great goodness toward the house of Israel, Which He has bestowed on them according to His mercies, According to the MULTITUDE OF HIS LOVINGKINDNESSES.
Jeremiah 9:24 – But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the Lord, exercising LOVINGKINDNESS, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the Lord.
JESUS REPRESENTS THE KINDNESS AND LOVE OF GOD
Titus 3:3-5 – For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. 4 But when the KINDNESS and the LOVE OF GOD our Savior toward man appeared, 5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His MERCY He saved us…
I John 4:9 – In this the LOVE OF GOD was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.
JESUS IS LOVING
John 15:13 – Greater LOVE has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
JESUS IS GOOD
Acts 10:38 – Jesus… went about doing GOOD, and healing all that were oppressed with the devil…
Psalm 73:1 – Truly GOD IS GOOD to Israel, To such as are pure in heart.
Psalm 34:8,10 – O taste and see that the LORD IS GOOD;… those who seek the Lord shall not lack any GOOD thing.
Psalm 119:68 – You are GOOD, and do GOOD…
Psalm 33:5 – … the earth is full of the GOODNESS of the Lord.
Psalm 52:1 – …the GOODNESS of God endures continually.
Psalm 103:5 – Who satisfies your mouth with GOOD things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Philippians 1:6 – being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a GOOD work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
JESUS IS KIND
Ephesians 2:7 (repeat for emphasis) That in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His KINDNESS toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are you saved through faith…
Psalm 117:2 – For His MERCIFUL KINDNESS is great toward us, And the truth of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!
Psalm 119:76 – Let, I pray, Your merciful KINDNESS be for my comfort, According to Your word to Your servant.
Isaiah 54:8 – with everlasting KINDNESS I will have mercy on you,” Says the Lord, your Redeemer.
Isaiah 54:10 – For the mountains shall depart And the hills be removed, But My KINDNESS shall not depart from you, Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” Says the Lord, who has mercy on you.
JESUS LOVINGKINDNESS BRINGS VICTORY
I John 3:8 – …for this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might DESTROY the works of the DEVIL.
I Corinthians 15:57 – Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
jesus is worthy of our love
Because of His great goodness; His many blessings; His friendship; His great love; His enduring kindness; He is our loving true and living God our Creator – our source of life!
LET’S BE LOVING AND KIND!
Ephesians 4:32 (repeat for emphasis) And BE KIND to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
Romans 12:10 – Be KINDLY affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another.
Colossians 3:12 – [ Character of the New Man ] Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, KINDNESS, humility, meekness, longsuffering;
I John 4:7-8 – Beloved, let us LOVE one another, for LOVE IS OF GOD; and everyone who LOVES is born of God and knows God. He that loves not knows not God, for GOD IS LOVE.
SPEAK KIND WORDS
Proverbs 31:26 – (The wise & virtuous woman) …opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of KINDNESS.
LOVE IS KIND
I Corinthians 13:4 – LOVE suffers long and IS KIND; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up…
2 Corinthians 6:5-7 (approving yourselves as the ministers of God)…in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; 6 by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, BY KINDNESS, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, 7 by the word of truth, by the power of God…
grow in kindness
2 Peter 1:7 – …(add) to godliness brotherly KINDNESS, and to brotherly KINDNESS love.
THE FRUIT OF KINDNESS
Galatians 5:22 – (repeat for emphasis) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, KINDNESS, goodness, faithfulness…
OVERCOME WITH GOOD
Romans 12:21 – Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with GOOD!