God so loved the world that He gave… Our Heavenly Father is the giver of all good things and we will not be like Him until we develop a lifestyle of generosity. In her classic book, The Hiding Place, holocaust survivor Corrie ten Boom remarked, “Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.” How do we learn this open-handed existence that mirrors God’s extravagant life-changing love? In our November sermon series, “Open-Handed,” we will apply the principles of eternity to the problems of today. Come and learn with us how to become generous people of God who serve our communities in ways that reflect those eternal values.
Open-Handed Cards and Ideas
There is no doubt that small things done with great love can change the world. An act of kindness with no strings attached is a great way to show the love of Jesus to those around us in an open-handed way.
Who doesn’t like to be given a free cup of coffee on a cold day? Especially by someone who really cares. This type of servant evangelism wins the heart before it confronts the mind. A small act of kindness nudges a person closer to God, often in a profound way.
Here are some “acts of kindness” ideas. You’ll hear responses like, “Oh, thank you!” “This is so nice!” “I can’t believe this is for free!” and, “Why are you doing this?”
With each act, leave the Open-Handed card with them to let them know that God loves them. Kindness builds the bridge for the person to receive the love of God and find their personal freedom, purpose, and fulfillment in Christ. It’s simple, practical, effective, inexpensive…and fun!
Ideas for Acts of Kindness