The best way to show the love of God is through kindness. That’s why Bible likes to call it loving-kindness. I have a business card with the church information on there and I encourage members to show random acts of kindness and give the card to the person they showed kindness to.
This is a way to advertise the presence of the church in the community but not only that to let the community know the type of people in the church. The community gets to realize that this church has a lot of kind people. When each member is given 3 cards and completes all 3 and you have 40 members, 120 people would have heard about your church in a week. In your cell groups, you can make it more common and make it a bi-weekly affair.
Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:7 (ESV)
Kindness makes a man attractive…
Proverbs 19:22 (TLB)
Kindness has a supernatural way of making you attractive and it is usually proven in what you do. As Christians, random acts of kindness should be a daily occurrence. It is far easier to preach the gospel after you have been kind to someone.
Practical Ways To Show Random Acts of Kindness
- Make a laundry care package with soap, dryer sheets, etc. and give to someone who needs it.
- Leave a large tip for your server at a restaurant.
- Pay for someone’s meal.
- Pay for the car behind you at the drive-through.
- Drop off gifts in front of their doors to students.
- Pay for someone’s gas at the pump.
- Make dinner for a family.
- Give a teacher or secretary a care package (mints, aspirin, homemade cookies, etc.).
- Hand out snacks and drinks at a sporting practice.
- Give student care packages (pens, pencils, folders, stamps).
- Sing at a nursing home.
- Offer free babysitting.
- Compliment at least one person a day.
- Transport someone who can’t drive.
- Say something nice to everyone you meet today.
- Give someone a hug.
- Pay a bill for someone who is in need.
- Pay rent for a family in need.
- Feed a parking meter for someone.
- Tutor a student after school.
- Provide treats for your coworkers or your child’s class.
- Buy a child school clothes or supplies.
- Students, help custodians clean classrooms at school.
- Buy a stranger a pizza.
- Volunteer to read to students in class.
- Give toys to the children at a shelter.
- Befriend a new student or coworker.
- Offer to return a shopping cart to the store for someone loading a car.
- Offer to pay for drinks and/or snacks for someone at a ballgame.
- Send an anonymous gift to a friend.
- Slip $20 to a person who really needs it.
- Take someone to lunch or coffee.
- Offer to take a friend’s child to ball practice.
- Surprise your spouse or kids with breakfast in bed.
- Make meals to reheat for a recovering patient.
- Make small gifts or write kindness wishes and drawings on bright greeting cards. Deliver them in person to residents of a Nursing Home, Children’s Home or Senior Facility.
- Organize an ice cream social, a tea, or bingo event for residents at an Assisted Living Center.
- Help someone struggling with heavy bags.
- Call someone who has no family nearby and invite him or her to your home for a visit.
- Send a card to a lonely person.