The Fruit of the SpiritMay 17, 2020
First of you need to be born again into the family of God by through God’s .
“Secondly; God is interested in you growing as a “-perennial,” NOT an !” Rev. G.A. Clark
Jeremiah 17:7 (NLT); “But blessed are those who in the Lord and have made the Lord their and confidence.
John 15:5 (NLT); “Yes, I am the ; you are the . Those who remain in Me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from Me you can do .
Galatians 5:22,23 (NLT); But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no against these things!
1. Love for God, love for the of Christ, love for others
Matthew 22:37 (NLT); Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your .’
2. Joy – in whatever circumstances we find ourselves
1 Peter 1:6 (NLT); So be truly . There is wonderful ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while.
3. Peace that our hearts
Colossians 3:15 (NLT); And let the peace that comes from Christ in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to in peace. And always be thankful.
4. Patience – it’s a marathon not a sprint
Ecclesiastes 7:8 (NLT); Finishing is better than starting. is better than pride.
5. Be kind to one another, just as God showed His kindness to us!
Ephesians 4:32 (NLT); Instead, be to each other, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, just as God Christ has forgiven you.
Ephesians 1:7,8 (NLT); He is so in kindness and grace that He purchased our with the blood of his Son and our sins. He has showered His kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.
6. Goodness the grace we have received
1 Peter 2:9 (NLT); But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can others the of God, for He called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light.
7. Faithfulness is your of integrity!
Luke 16:10 (NLT); “If you are faithful in things, you will be faithful in ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.
8. Gentleness can lead to for the Gospel
1 Peter 3:15,16 (NLT); Instead, you must Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, be ready to explain it. do this in a and way. Keep your clear. Then if people speak against you, they will be ashamed when they see what a good life you live because you belong to Christ.
9. Self-control, gives control!
2 Peter 1:5-8 (NLT); In view of all this, make effort to respond to God’s promises. your faith with a provision of moral , and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with , and self-control with patient , and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly , and brotherly affection with for everyone.
The more you like this, the more and you will be in your of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In other words – the more fruit you will produce for the Kingdom of God!
It all starts with God’s love and our choice to receive it. It all starts with the seed of love by faith. We except the love of God for , experience His and and are grafted into the Vine for which we receive, new life and eternal life!