Fruit of the Holy Spirit
Gentleness and Self Control are the final listed in the Fruit of the Spirit. At the end of the sermon we repeat questions that help us evaluate how our character is becoming more like Christ.
Fruit grows, process that begins when we get saved; evidence of Divine Nature as we become supernaturally natural. God is Faithful. I Cor. 10:13; II Thessalonians 3:3; Hebrews 10:23; I John 1:9; John 14: 2-3; Lamentations 3: 22-23; Revelation 19:11; Proverbs 25: 18
Galatians 5: 22-23; Titus 3:4-7; Ephesians 2:7-10; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:8-23; Isaiah 9:6-7; Matthew 7:20-21 Behold HIM: we become like whatever we worship. The kindness and goodness of our Father is released over lives whether they desire it or not..
Galatians 5:22; John 14:27; Philippians 4:4-9 The How 1. Choose to rejoice in God and who he is 2.Bring worries, fears & concerns to God in prayer 3. Fill mind with God’s truth 4. Choose to practice these things that bring the Peace of God (TAKES 90 DAYS TO REFRAME THINKING) COLOSSIANS 3:15
Joy is a state of mind and an orientation of the heart, a settled state of contentment, confidence, and hope that the Holy Spirit wants to grow in us. Paul had to learn it (Philippians 4: 11-13.
Agape Love is the deep and abiding affection of God and Christ for each other and for us. I Corinthians 13
We’re asked to walk in the strength of the Holy Spirit. Am I easily set off when things go wrong or people irritate me, or am I able to keep a godly perspective in the face of life’s irritations?
Galatians 5: 22-23 I Corinthians 10: 13 The Holy Spirit gives us the power we need to reject old, sinful desires (Galatians 5: 19-21). We are predestined to be like Jesus: YOU CHOOSE temptation or escape with your eyes on Him.