Wednesday Evening, March 30, 2016

The Fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5:22-23 ~ “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

 

The believer is to walk bearing God’s nature, that is, the fruit of God’s Spirit. The Spirit has only one nature, one fruit. The genuine believer does not experience and bear just some of them: the Spirit of God produces them all in the life of the believer.

 

  • Love ~ love is the love of the mind, of the reason, of the will; the love for the ungodly, unworthy, undeserving.
  • Joy ~ inner gladness; a deep seated pleasure
  • Peace ~ bind together, to join, to weave together; bound, woven, and joined together with one another and with God; peace is always born out of reconciliation.
  • Longsuffering ~ patience, bearing and suffering a long time, perseverance, being constant, stedfast and enduring; longsuffering never gives in; it is never broken no matter what attacks it.
  • Gentleness ~ it is being kind and good, useful and helpful, gentle and sweet, considerate and gracious through all situations no matter the circumstances.
  • Goodness ~ it is being full of virtue and excellence, kindness and helpfulness, peace and consideration. NOTE: that a good person lives and treats everyone just as they should be treated.
  • Faith ~ it means to be faithful and trustworthy; to be loyal and stedfast in devotion and allegiance; constant, staunch, and enduring; does not doubt God, does not begin with God then back off and give up, does not start the walk with God then give into lusts of the flesh.
Pastor Andy Lambert
{pastorandy@cvcog.church}

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