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Henry Wingblade Used To Say That Christian ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 1, 2008
Summary: Henry Wingblade used to say that Christian personality is hidden deep inside us. It is unseen, like the soup carried in a tureen high over a waiter's head. No one knows what's inside—unless the waiter is bumped and he trips! Just so, people don’t kn...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Love Is The Key. Joy Is Love Singing. Peace Is ...
Shared By: Tony Abram on Apr 17, 2008
Summary: Love is the key. Joy is love singing. Peace is love resting. Long-suffering is love enduring. Kindness is love's touch. Goodness is love's character. Faithfulness is love's habit. Gentleness is love's self-forgetfulness. Self-control is love holding...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Fruit of the Spirit
Shared By: Brian La Croix on Jul 6, 2008
Summary: FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT The fruit is singular, not plural. The most common teaching is that there are nine fruits of the Spirit. But that’s not the case. It’s one “fruit,” and that fruit has those characteristics. For instance, take an apple. ...
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Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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Joy
Shared By: Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Summary: Joy In Galatians 5: 22 we read that the fruit of the Holy Spirit is joy. The Greek word means an inner gladness, a deep pleasure which comes from an inner assurance and confidence that God does all things for His good purpos...
Category: Stories
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Peace
Shared By: Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Summary: Peace This question was once asked, "If you could choose what you want most in life, what would you ask for?" The most common answer was "Peace." People want peace in their marriages, families, workplaces, country and world. Ou...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Galatians 5:22
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Longsuffering
Shared By: Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Summary: Longsuffering Galatians 5:22 tells us that longsuffering is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. The Greek word for longsuffering means, "patience, forbearing, perseverance, being constant, steadfast, and enduring." The practical application of ...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Galatians 5:22
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Peace
Shared By: Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Summary: PEACE This question was once asked, "If you could choose what you want most in life, what would you ask for?" The most common answer was "Peace." People want peace in their marriages, families, workplaces, country and world. Our country has some...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Galatians 5:22
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Time for Jesus
Shared By: Ajai Prakash on Sep 19, 2008
Summary: Time for Jesus Suppose you walked into your kitchen one morning and found Jesus sitting at the table. What would you do? Would you say: "Jesus! I'm thrilled to see You! I just wish I had time to talk, but right now I'm running late for work. When...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
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Edward Bulwer: "patience Is Not Passive; On The ...
Shared By: Jim Kane on Sep 27, 2008
Summary: Edward Bulwer: "Patience is not passive; on the contrary it is active; it is concentrated strength."
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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Couldn't You Endure Him?
Shared By: Ajai Prakash on Oct 15, 2008
Summary: Couldn't You Endure Him? According to a traditional Hebrew story, Abraham was sitting outside his tent one evening when he saw an old man, weary from age and journey, coming toward him. Abraham rushed out, greeted him, and then invited him into h...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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Bearing Fruit
Shared By: Chris Jordan on Oct 24, 2008
Summary: BEARING FRUIT I once read of a little boy who used to escape his bedroom after being punished. He would crawl out of his bedroom window down an old fruit tree to the ground. One day, his father told him that he was going to chop down the fruit tr...
Category: Humor
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Foursquare
Scripture: Proverbs 10:1-36
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Why Fruit?
Shared By: John Tung on Feb 12, 2009
Summary: WHY FRUIT? Why are these character traits called fruit of the spirit? Why not other food groups: like meat of the spirit or bread of the spirit or dairy of the spirit? There are four reasons why it’s called fruit of the spirit: because fruit ...
Category: Humor
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Galatians 5:22-23
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Qualifications for Ministry
Shared By: Matthew Kratz on Mar 15, 2009
Summary: QUALIFICATIONS FOR MINISTRY What qualifies someone for a task? There is a story of the testing of a candidate for missions work: One snowy morning at 5:00 A.M., a missionary candidate rang the bell at a missionary examiner’s home. Ushered into...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Works vs. Fruit
Shared By: Matthew Kratz on Mar 15, 2009
Summary: WORKS VS. FRUIT A machine in a factory works and turns out a product, but it could never manufacture "fruit." Fruit must grow out of life, and, in the case of the believer, it is the life of the Spirit (Gal. 5:25). When you think of "works," you ...
Category: Quotes
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Fruit Distribution
Shared By: Matthew Kratz on Mar 15, 2009
Summary: FRUIT DISTRIBUTION The Spirit's provision of fruit might be compared to a man standing on a ladder in an orchard, picking the fruit and dropping it into a basket held by a helper below. No matter how much fruit is picked and dropped, the helper w...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Where Fruit Begins
Shared By: Mark Eberly on May 19, 2009
Summary: WHERE FRUIT BEGINS I believe with everything that is in me that fruit begins with each one of us. It begins with a decision, “I want to bear fruit. I want to honor Jesus. I want to walk in his ways. And I will do it no matter what. No matter what...
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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On Gentleness
Shared By: Tony Abram on May 25, 2009
Summary: ON GENTLENESS 1. Although the world tells us to be assertive, the Word tells us to be gentle. 2. Tact is thinking twice before saying nothing. 3. Tact is the ability to think of things far enough in advance not to say them. 4. Tact is the abil...
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Walk in the Spirit Defined
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 25, 2009
Summary: "WALK IN THE SPIRIT" DEFINED For example, the students of Aristotle were known as the Peripatetics because of their habit of following the philosopher around from place to place as he dispensed his teachings. In Paul’s vocabulary, to "walk in the...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Galatians 5:16-26
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Fruitfulness As God's Work
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 24, 2009
Summary: FRUITFULNESS AS GOD’S WORK A few years ago, the Associated Press released a study done by an agricultural school in Iowa. It reported that production of 100 bushels of corn from one acre of land, in addition to the many hours of the farmer’s labo...
Category: Statistics
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 15:5
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Spiritual Fruit: "This Has Been Plastered"
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 24, 2009
Summary: SPIRITUAL FRUIT: "THIS HAS BEEN PLASTERED" Benjamin Franklin learned that plaster sown in the fields would make things grow. He told his neighbors, but they did not believe him and they argued with him trying to prove that plaster could be of no ...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Mark 4:1-9 John 13:35
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Fruit
Shared By: Tom Papez on Aug 11, 2009
Summary: "FRUIT" BIBLE VERSE: Galatians 5:22-23a But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The Word "Fruit": Look at that word here, is it singular or plural? Yup, it’s s...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Road Rage and Patience
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Oct 19, 2009
Summary: ROAD RAGE AND PATIENCE (From Bob Bob Mionske’s Blog on Cyclists and the Law) Charles Montgomery writes: "The driving experience primes car drivers for meltdowns. They are conditioned by popular culture to see cars as symbols of freedom, yet cit...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Psalms 89:46
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Size Of Congregation Doesn't Guarantee ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 1, 2010
Summary: Size of Congregation Doesn’t Guarantee Fruitfulness It is important to note that large crowds do not necessarily mean that a teacher has a fruitful ministry. He may have a “successful” ministry, in the sense that the world measures success: by buil...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Jude 1:12-13
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The Root Bears the Fruit
Shared By: Gordon Curley on Nov 27, 2010
Summary: THE ROOT BEARS THE FRUIT A farmer one planted two fruit trees on opposite sides of his property. The one he planted to provide a hedge hide the unsightly view of an old landfill; the other to provide shade to rest under near a cool mountain stre...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Brethren
Scripture: none
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A Study of Impatience
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 11, 2011
Summary: A STUDY OF IMPATIENCE In March of 2006, the Associated Press and Ipsos surveyed 1,003 adults concerning Americans’ attitudes and behavior regarding impatience. Some of the findings included: • While waiting in line at an office or store, it ta...
Category: Statistics
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Galatians 5:22
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Sully and Second Nature
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 30, 2011
Summary: "SULLY" AND SECOND NATURE Thursday, January 15, 2009, was another ordinary day in New York City. Or so it seemed. But by that evening people were talking of a miracle. They may have been right. But the full explanation is, if anything, even mo...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Galatians 5:22-23
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Fruit Requires Effort and Dedication
Shared By: Robert Sickler on Jan 27, 2012
Summary: FRUIT REQUIRES EFFORT AND DEDICATION The young boy stood looking up at the naked ice-covered limbs of his favorite cherry tree. It was 4:30 in the morning and the full moon produced a silvery sheen in the ice, which almost seemed to originate wi...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Christian Church
Scripture: Matthew 12:33
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Un Estudio de la Impaciencia
Shared By: Luis Marquez on Jun 19, 2012
Summary: UN ESTUDIO DE LA IMPACIENCIA en 2006 encontró: • se necesita un promedio de 17 minutos para la mayoría de las personas para perder la paciencia en una cola o línea de espera. • En el teléfono, se tarda alrededor de 9 minutos para la mayor...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Gentle Spirit Is Worth It Weight In Gold, And ...
Shared By: Charles R. Peck on Jul 14, 2012
Summary: A gentle spirit is worth it weight in gold, and this gold is not fools gold.
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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No Hope
Shared By: Perry Greene on Sep 17, 2012
Summary: A group of students visited a psychiatric institution to observe a variety of mental illnesses. One of the individuals was a tragic case. He was referred to as “No hope Carter.” He was a victim of a venereal disease and was going through its fin...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none