The nature of true Christian kindness


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Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Kindness should never be something we do out of necessity, but out of Christian compassion and love for others. We should act with kindness toward others because when we do so we please the Lord Jesus Christ who commanded us to love one another as He loves us. We should show kindness to one another because in doing so we are acting in the spirit of the teachings of Christ who reminded his followers that when they should kindness to even the least among them they have shown it to Him. There are those, however, who show only the minimum amount of kindness necessary so as to make themselves look good in the eyes of others or to otherwise benefit themselves. This is not the Christian way and never will be and those who think they are being good Christians by behaving in such a way are anything but. So if you want to be the kind of Christian that Christ recognizes as His own be kind to others as He would be and bear witness to the power of Christ to change the selfish into the selfless and, in so doing, save souls and make the world a better place.


Saturday, Nov. 7

7 a.m.-Noon: Fairforest Relay for Life Team holds an Indoor Yard Sale at Fairforest Baptist Church, rain or shine. Sausage and Gravy Biscuits will also be for sale.

9 a.m.-Noon: Antioch AME Church hosts a health fair. The health fair will address subjects such as diabetes, hypertension, the Affordable Care Act, and much more. Persons who attend will be able to sign up for health insurance. Those attending are asked to donate a can of food and a used coat. The donated items will be turned over to the Clothe Thy Neighbor Ministry. For more information contact Rev. Sylvia Roberts at 803-201-6447.

11 a.m.: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will hold its annual Chicken Salad/Chicken Stew sale. Dine-in and take-out orders will be available.

4 p.m.: The Pacolet River Baptist Association holds its Second Annual Fellowship Banquet. The banquet will be at the Pacolet River Baptist Center on Lovers Lane. The fun and fellowship will include a Christian comedian, DJ, a game for couples, and dinner.

Please come out and enjoy an fun filled evening. If anyone needs tickets please contact the Rev. Geoffrey Stephens, Pastor of the Red Hill Baptist Church, or any church member. Donation $10 for adults and children 12 and under free.

Rev Geoffrey Stephens, Banquet Chairperson

Sunday, Nov. 8

2:30 p.m.: McBeth Baptist Church Missionary Ministry invites you to come worship and fellowship with us on our Family/Friends Day Program. Our theme for the occasion is “A Willing Church, A Waiting World.”

Our guest Preacher/Speakers will be Minister Jackie Peake-Thompson (One Purpose of Spartanburg) and Shiloh Baptist Church, Pauline, and Pastor Adrian Kollock, Popular Spring AME Church, Laurens.

We pray that we will have a blessed time in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

2:30 p.m.: Monarch Baptist Church will hold Family & Friends Day. The guest speaker will be Rev. Tillotson of Bethel Baptist Church.

Sunday, Nov. 15

2 p.m.: Woodson Chapel Baptist holds their Annual Men’s Day Program. Deacon Ruben McKissick, a member of Woodson Chapel, will be the speaker. The public is invited. If you cannot attend we solicit your prayers that this program will be a success. R.E. Collins, Pastor.

3 p.m.: Saint Paul Baptist Church holds Family and Friends Day. The speaker will be Rev. James Patton, Pastor of White Plains Baptist Church in Cherokee County, alongwithin his congregation. Rev. Dr. A.L. Brackett, Pastor.

Saturday, Nov. 21

6 p.m.: Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Jonesville will celebrate its annual Harvest Fellowship program with special guest Pastor Sharome Gentry of The Worship Center in Roebuck, along with his congregation. The Rev. Edward Pressley is pastor. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Teresa Nash at (864) 426-6227 or (864) 674-6974.

Sunday, Nov. 22

2:30 p.m.: The Youth Ministry of New Emanuel Chapel Baptist Church will have their “Get Crunk for Christ” Praise Celebration at the Jonesville Municipal Complex Auditorium (formerly Old Jonesville High School), 131 N Main Street, Jonesville.

Sunday, Dec. 6

11 a.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6 p.m.: The Chancel Choir of Grace United Methodist Church will present the Christmas Cantata “Carols and Classics” created by Tom Fettke at 11 a.m. At 5:30 p.m. there will be Singing Around the Christmas Tree followed at 6 p.m. by the Children’s Silhouette Christmas Play.

3 p.m.: McBeth Baptist Church invites everyone to Hanging of the Greens sponsored by the church’s youth ministry.

This is McBeth Baptist Church’s second Hanging of the Greens, which is a service for the first Sunday in Advent. It is based on the English tradition of decorating the home with wreaths, garlands, a Christmas tree and evergreens for Advent and Christmas. In a church setting, it readies the sanctuary (and church members) for the season. It prepares us for the advent, the coming of the Christ Child. Please come expecting to receive a blessing for the Lord and experience the true meaning of Christmas.

Thursday, Dec. 24

7 p.m.: Grace United Methodist Church will hold its Christmas Eve Service.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Kindness should never be something we do out of necessity, but out of Christian compassion and love for others. We should act with kindness toward others because when we do so we please the Lord Jesus Christ who commanded us to love one another as He loves us. We should show kindness to one another because in doing so we are acting in the spirit of the teachings of Christ who reminded his followers that when they should kindness to even the least among them they have shown it to Him. There are those, however, who show only the minimum amount of kindness necessary so as to make themselves look good in the eyes of others or to otherwise benefit themselves. This is not the Christian way and never will be and those who think they are being good Christians by behaving in such a way are anything but. So if you want to be the kind of Christian that Christ recognizes as His own be kind to others as He would be and bear witness to the power of Christ to change the selfish into the selfless and, in so doing, save souls and make the world a better place.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_IMG_0002.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times Kindness should never be something we do out of necessity, but out of Christian compassion and love for others. We should act with kindness toward others because when we do so we please the Lord Jesus Christ who commanded us to love one another as He loves us. We should show kindness to one another because in doing so we are acting in the spirit of the teachings of Christ who reminded his followers that when they should kindness to even the least among them they have shown it to Him. There are those, however, who show only the minimum amount of kindness necessary so as to make themselves look good in the eyes of others or to otherwise benefit themselves. This is not the Christian way and never will be and those who think they are being good Christians by behaving in such a way are anything but. So if you want to be the kind of Christian that Christ recognizes as His own be kind to others as He would be and bear witness to the power of Christ to change the selfish into the selfless and, in so doing, save souls and make the world a better place.
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