Sermon Series
  • 1. Love

    Contributed on May 2, 2008
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    In English we use the word “love” to convey a lot of different meanings, from I “love” hotdogs, to I “love” the guys on my bowling team, to the sign on that seedy little video store on the west side of town called the “Love Shop,” to “For God so loved the

    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23). I was beginning to wonder if spending nine weeks exploring the fruit of the Spirit might be a little too preachy, a ...read more

  • 2. Joy

    Contributed on May 2, 2008
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    People display joy (intense happiness or great delight) over all sorts of things – a new house, a new car, a new baby. What makes joy, as a fruit of the Spirit any different than joy in general?

    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23). Thinking of this week’s subject, joy, I was having a tough time getting my mind around the idea. Joy, according to ...read more

  • 3. The Roadmap To Peace

    Contributed on May 2, 2008
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    Peace...“The condition that exists when nations or other groups are not fighting.”

    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23). The Roadmap to Peace George W. Bush and I were in Israel earlier this month … not together. But I did see his ...read more

  • 4. Being "Long Of Nose”

    Contributed on May 2, 2008
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    This week’s subject fruit is “patience.” How does possessing patience relate to understanding and achieving my purpose in life?

    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23). This is week four of a nine week study of the fruit of the Spirit and what it has to do with finding purpose in ...read more

  • 5. Kindness

    Contributed on May 2, 2008
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    Intentionally doing acts of kindness as opposed to not intending anything and letting nature take its course.

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22) When I told my wife I was writing about “kindness” this week, she choked … I’m sure it was just a reflex action; nothing personal. But still, I figured I’d ...read more

  • 6. Goodness

    Contributed on May 2, 2008
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    When Paul lists the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians, “kindness” comes just before “goodness.”

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22) Last week we talked about “kindness” as a fruit of the Spirit. When Paul lists the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians, “kindness” comes just before ...read more

  • 7. Faithfulness

    Contributed on May 2, 2008
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    “… faith (a human response to God) and faithfulness (a virtue of God and his servants).”

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22) Holman’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary has a pretty extensive entry under “Faith/Faithfulness.” You’d expect that. “Faith” and “faithfulness” are pretty big ...read more

  • 8. Gentleness

    Contributed on May 2, 2008
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    The nine attributes of fruit of the Spirit, spelled out in Galatians 5: 22-23 are absolutely key to understanding God’s perspective of what we ought to be.

    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5: 22-23) We’ve been at this study of the fruit of the Spirit for eight weeks now; and we’ve got one week yet to go. Why ...read more

  • 9. Self Control

    Contributed on May 2, 2008
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    The struggle for self-control goes on entirely inside an individual, but the results of self-control, or lack of it, show up entirely on the outside of a person.

    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23) It’s probably fitting that “self-control” is the last fruit of the Spirit in our nine week study. It may be the ...read more