Jun 05, 2022 |Of The Spirit


06.05.22 | Of The Spirit


Tony Pyle

Romans 2:4

God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance. Where have you seen His kindness in your life? Has it led you to repentance and a deepened faith in Him? Pastor Tony Pyle challenges us to set our mind on the kindness of God. We have been reconciled to God through faith in what Jesus has done, and the fruit of that reconciliation is and outworking of kindness toward others.

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Do you think — anyone of you who judges those who do such things yet do the same — that you will escape God’s judgment? Or do you despise the riches of his kindness, restraint, and patience, not recognizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance? Because of your hardened and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath, when God’s righteous judgment is revealed.

Romans 2:3-5

When he came down from the mountain, large crowds followed him. Right away a man with leprosy came up and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Reaching out his hand, Jesus touched him, saying, “I am willing; be made clean.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

Matthew 8:1-3

Let all bitterness, anger and wrath, shouting and slander be removed from you, along with all malice. And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.

Ephesians 4:31-32

Hurry and love are incompatible. All my worst moments as a father, a husband, and a pastor, even as a human being, are when I’m in a hurry – late for an appointment, behind on my unrealistic to-do list, trying to cram too much into my day. – John Mark Comer


My Christian life unfolded as I was just living my life, my normal life. In the normal course of life questions emerged that exceeded my secular feminist worldview. Those questions sat quietly in the crevices of my mind until I met a most unlikely friend: a Christian pastor. Had a pastor named Ken Smith not shared the gospel with me for years and years, over and over again, not in come used-care-salesman way, but in an organic, spontaneous and compassionate way, those questions might still be lodged in the crevices of my mind and I might never have met the most unlikely of friends, Jesus Christ himself.

Ephesians 4:31-32

People often think kindness is another word for niceness. What’s the difference? Why is this important?
How is your pace of life? What kind of effect is this having on this particular fruit of the spirit in your life?
Where you have seen God’s kindness in your life in this season? How has that impacted your life with him and with others?
Who in your life are you hoping that “God’s kindness leads them to repentance?” (Romans 2:4). How can you show kindness and compassion toward that person in this season?