Colossians 3:13 [bearing with one another] and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
anexomai (an-ekh’-om-ahee) to hold up, bear with. Proverbs 19:11 1 Peter 2:19 Colossians 3:13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; [as the Lord has forgiven you], so you also must forgive. Fully Isaiah 1:18 Psalm 103:12 Faithfully 1 John 1:9 Forgetfully Hebrews 8:12
Colossians 3:13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, [so you also must forgive. ]
prautés (prah-oo’-tace): meekness, mildness, gentleness.
English definition: a mild, moderate, humble, or submissive quality.
Meekness is NOT weakness.
Meekness is NOT the way of the world.
Mark 8: 36
Meekness is how we share our faith (the gospel).
1 Peter 3:15-16
Meekness is how we challenge the sin of other believers.
Meekness is how we should receive the word of God.
Meekness is how we should disciple others.
1 Thessalonians 2:7-8
Meekness is a fruit of the spirit.
Pursue Meekness by Abiding in Jesus.
1 Timothy 6:11-12
ENG kindness: 1) the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Be Kind Rewind pic ENG Kindness: 2) A Kind Act OT checed (kheh’-sed): goodness kindness, favor, mercy. Exodus 34:6 Proverbs 19:22 Proverbs 31:26 NT chréstotés (khray-stot’-ace) : goodness, excellence, uprightness. Kindness is useful. Galatians 6:10 James 2:14-17 Kindness is good. Titus 3:4-5a (end after “he saved us…”) Kindness is a fruit of the Spirit Galatians 5:22-23 2 Corinthians 6:2-5 Kindness like this could change the world. Romans 2:4 Ephesians 4:31-32
God loves everyone. (But he doesn’t love everyone the same.)
God has a providential love for his creation. Matthew 5:45 God has a redemptive love for his fallen world. John 3:16 “God loves the great totality of fallen human beings. All of them.” ~John Piper Romans 5:8 God has a preferential love toward his chosen people. Malachi 1:2-3 Romans 9:10-13 God has a conditional love toward his faithful ones. John 15:9-10
Countering Objections to the statement God Loves Everyone…
If God loves EVERYONE, we ought to love EVERYONE, too.