Jesus’ Thing, Not Yours or Mine

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“So you are still doing your kindness thing, huh? Good for you. God bless you, brother.”

Here’s a translation of what he asked: “You still doing your kindness thing?” This is also code for: “You’re still doing that kindness thing? It’s not what I’m about, but you just keep at it.” My wife Janie says it a little differently – “We tried the kindness and love thing, but we’ve moved on to this or that…”

Both of his statements are light years from the heart of Servant Evangelism. This is Jesus’ thing, not yours or mine. If it were Steve’s version of kindness it wouldn’t be all that kind!

Kingdom Kindness

Second, the “Kindness thing” is the core of the message of the Kingdom Jesus started.

It’s obvious to many, though not all, that the kindness of God and His love are at the center of the life of someone filled with the Spirit of God.

Jesus launched the Kingdom of God upon this world. All we do needs to be understood through the lens of Jesus life and words. He has always been about transforming the life of every person His Spirit touches.

Let’s focus on His kindness – the kindness of God that brings “a radical life-change” (Rom. 2:4, MSG) to all it touches.

Steve has spoken, mentored and modeled to churches and leaders around the world with the simple message that anyone – regardless of their gifting or experience – can be involved in bringing God’s loving kindness to others. His first book, Conspiracy of Kindness has been translated into several languages with more in the works. His first book has sold over 300,000 copies. Altogether his books have sold over 500,000 copies.

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  1. It’s amazing how twisted people get when they are called out on their thought processes. You can’t separate God’s Attributes or just pick and choose which ones you want to show others. I still struggle at times with judgement vs grace/love. I have noticed the more I serve others the less I judge. Love never fails.

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