Putting on the Character of Christ

Compassion and Goodness


Episode 23 | August 24, 2021

Episode 23

Today’s Episode

We’re hitting the ground with the first two characteristics of Christ that Paul tells us to literally put on; Compassion and goodness (sometimes translated as kindness). Can you imagine how different our relationships might look if these were the first two qualities people met in us? We’ll take a look at what each word means in its original language and how it applies to our lives today. We’re about to get super practical. 

This series will impact our relationships, everyone from family members, friends, co-workers, people we love, even those who have hurt us. We’ll be working our way through Colossians 3:12-15 where Paul talks about putting on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, along with forgiveness, love, gratitude, and peace. Also, for our Cultivate listeners, we have a special offer of 25% off Kelly’s book The Fitting Room: Putting on the Character of Christ if you’d like to go deeper. Click here to get your copy and use the CODE: Cultivatethevirtues

Scripture References

Colossians 3:12-15

1 Corinthians 1:3-4

Matthew 9:36

Titus 3:3-5

2 Samuel 9:1-8

How do we Cultivate this in our lives? 

  • Take some time to reflect on the compassion of Christ in 2 Cor. 1:3-4 and Matt. 9:36.
  • Reflect on the kindness (goodness in action) of Christ in Titus 3:3-5 and David’s kindness in 2 Samuel 9.
  • How can you specifically show compassion to someone? This may mean sitting with them in their pain. How can you show tangible goodness in action?

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