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  • 1. Apple Of Love

    Contributed on Nov 21, 2001
    based on 83 ratings

    What is "physical fruit"? "An outward evidence of the inward nature of the tree." (We know an apple tree is an apple tree because is produces apples). Likewise, if we are walking in the Spirit, we will evidence His inward presence.

  • 2. Banana Of Joy

    Contributed on Nov 21, 2001
    based on 101 ratings

    Joy can be defined as: "Inner happiness, which is not dependent on outward circumstances." The O.T. word "simchah" means "gladness of heart," the NT word, "chara" means "inner delight."

  • 3. Peach Of Peace

    Contributed on Nov 21, 2001
    based on 93 ratings

    To most people peace is simply "the absence of strife." If there are no wars, we say the world is at peace; or if we aren’t fighting with our neighbors, we have neighborhood peace. But peace in the scriptures is far more than that.

  • 4. Plum Of Patience

    Contributed on Nov 21, 2001
    based on 107 ratings

    It is our natural inclination to be impatient with people - to get angry at them for the things they do which displease us, to fly off the handle when they say or do something against us, to express great displeasure when they do things the wrong way.

  • 5. Kiwi Of Kindness

    Contributed on Nov 27, 2001
    based on 245 ratings

    Kiwi is an under-rated fruit: fuzzy on the outside, sweet and tangy on the inside. Kindness is one of the most under-rated fruit of the Spirit.

  • 6. Strawberry Of Self-Control

    Contributed on Feb 5, 2002
    based on 128 ratings

    I’ve chosen the strawberry to represent self-control, because it is one fruit that I find very difficult to control myself in eating.

  • 7. Pear Of Goodness

    Contributed on Mar 30, 2002
    based on 97 ratings

    I’ve chosen a pear to represent goodness, because kindness and goodness are a "pair." Kindness and goodness go "hand-in-hand."

  • 8. Mango Of Meekness

    Contributed on Mar 30, 2002
    based on 154 ratings

    This is what Biblical meekness is all about: "Strength under control," "being unoccupied with self and genuinely concerned for God and others." It is the exact opposite of "self-assertiveness" and "self-interest."

  • 9. Grape Expectations (2)

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2002
    based on 103 ratings

    In order to have a maximum yield, grape vines need lots of sunlight, just the right amount of rain, and pruning at the right time....Since chastening and pruning are both painful, how can we distinguish between them?

  • 10. Grape Expectations Part 1

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2002
    based on 174 ratings

    The Holy Spirit is not interested in producing a bunch of grapes with one big, fat grape and eight little, tiny grapes; but He wants us to grow in all nine characteristics simultaneously.