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The Rosewood Café January 29, 2010

I will sing of _________________________________ & _________________________________,


To You, O LORD, I will sing praises. Psalm 101:1

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The LORD is compassionate and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness. Psalm 103:8

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“For His lovingkindness is everlasting.” Psalm 136 (26 times)

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“Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
according to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.” Psalm 51:1

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“Answer me, O LORD, for Your lovingkindness is good; according to the greatness of Your compassion,
turn to me and do not hide Your face from Your servant,
for I am in distress; answer me quickly.” Psalm 69:16-17

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“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven... ” Matthew 5:3-11

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LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS

uses logic uses feeling


detail oriented "big picture" oriented
facts rule imagination rules
words and language symbols and images
present and past present and future
math and science philosophy & religion
can comprehend can "get it" (meaning)
knowing believes
acknowledges appreciates
pattern perception spatial perception
knows object name knows object function
reality based fantasy based
forms strategies presents possibilities
practical impetuous
safe risk taking

Your right brain tries to say the color but


your left brain insists on reading the word.

What is happening when you are low on lovingkindness? When you’re all out of love,
what can you do to fill back up?

 In verses 4-9, God’s lovingkindness is the basis for His wondrous acts in creation. Take time to praise Him for the beauty of
this gift. Do you have a creative skill (yes, shopping counts!)? Use your skill to bless someone with a small gift.
 In verses 10-15 and 24, God’s lovingkindness is the reason he rescued and protected His people. Do you sense His protection
over you? Do you know anyone who needs protection? How can you stand up for them?
 In verse 16, God’s lovingkindness is the reason He led His people through the wilderness. Do you trust Him in your
wilderness? How can you encourage someone who is walking through a wilderness?
 In verses 17-22, God’s lovingkindness motivated his gift of the land to Israel and the defeat of their enemies. Have you ever
been handed a victory from His hand? What could you give as a heritage to someone?
 In verse 23, God’s lovingkindness caused Him to remember us in our low estate. Have others ever looked down upon you as
lowly or unworthy? How did you feel? Read Romans 12:16 and 1 Corinthians 1:28. Who can you associate with who
desperately needs to be remembered?
 In verse 25, God’s lovingkindness moved him to provide food. When have you recognized His provision for you? How can you
provide for someone in need?
 In verse 25, God’s lovingkindness is cause for our thanks. Have you told Him lately that you love Him? As you meditate on
lovingkindness this week, make a point to tell someone that you love them – and why.

A New Testament equivalent to lovingkindness is agape love. How do these verses define God’s version of modern
love? So, what can you do to demonstrate this kind of love today?
John 13:35 1Corinthians 13
John 15:13-14 2 Thessalonians 1:3
John 17:26 Hebrews 6.10
Romans 13.10 I Peter 4:8

Read the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7 for God’s view of justice. Is the kind of justice you give to others?