This book is about the Golden Rule—which Jesus modeled throughout His ministry. We will never succeed in our attempts to be God-like until our hearts are overwhelmed by a sense of His fullness! Heart transformation is the only thing that can save us from ourselves. To put ourselves in another person’s shoes and to treat them as we would like to be treated is more than a technique to be learned. It is the fruit of God’s Spirit at work in our lives.
Against the backdrop of a world that pivots on hate, division and fake religiosity, the church is called to model God's kingdom. As Jesus' followers we are to be counterculture, peculiar, and even strange, because we love when so many hate!
Henry James once said, “Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” Whether we like someone and agree with their lifestyle choices or not, we will treat them with compassion and grace when Jesus reigns in our hearts.
Someone else said, “We don’t have to agree on anything to be kind to one another.”
This resource is great for initiating small group discussion and can be used as a mid-week study guide, or for personal reflection and spiritual growth.
“If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing.” (1 Corinthians 13:1-2).
Paperback. Copyright 2022. 97 pages.