Sermon Series
  • 1. The Secret Of The Fruit

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2004
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    This is the initial, introductory sermon in the series on "The Fruit of the Spirit."

    THE SECRET OF THE FRUIT—GALATIANS 5:13-26 “MY DESIRE, TO BE LIKE JESUS; MY DESIRE, TO BE LIKE HIM. HIS SPIRIT FILL ME, HIS LOVE O’ERWHELM ME, IN DEED AND WORD, TO BE LIKE HIM.” --Lillian Plankenhorn, 1946 Is that your heart’s prayer? How can one ever be like Jesus? The secret to ...read more

  • 2. The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Love

    Contributed on Apr 24, 2004
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    This is the second in the series of messages on "The Fruit of the Spirit."

    The Fruit of the Spirit Is Love --Galatians 5:16-26 and John 15:1-8 Envision the “Fruit of the Spirit” as being a single cluster of fruit, perhaps a cluster of grapes. Included in that single cluster are nine Christian virtues the Holy Spirit produces in believers who live, walk, and ...read more

  • 3. The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Joy

    Contributed on May 2, 2004
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    This is the third sermon in the Series on "The Fruit of the Spirit"

    THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS JOY—GALATIANS 5:22-26 and Hebrews 12:1-3 I first heard George Fredrick Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” from THE MESSIAH when I was in the sixth grade. I had been promoted to the junior high band before the end of my fifth grade year. Now it was December, 1959; ...read more

  • 4. The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Patience

    Contributed on May 16, 2004
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    This is the fifth sermon in the series on "THE Fruit of the Spirit"

    THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS PATIENCE—GALATIANS 5:22-26; MATTHEW 18:21-32 It was May of 2004 when the Holy Spirit taught me a valuable lesson in patience thanks to Sheila. Liz was on the leadership Team of a Walk to Emmaus, and I was left for 72 hours to be Sheila’s sole care giver. It seems ...read more

  • 5. The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Kindness

    Contributed on May 23, 2004
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    This is the sixth sermon in the series on "The Fruit of the Spirit." The thesis is: "Disciples can make a difference in the lives of others by being kind."

    THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS KINDNESS—GALATIANS 5:22-26; HOSEA 2:14-23; AND LUKE 6:27-36 As soon as I began preparations for today’s message, the Lord called to my mind the lyrics of Glen Campbell’s song “Try a Little Kindness”: If you see your brother standing by the road With a heavy load ...read more

  • 6. The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Faithfulness

    Contributed on Jun 5, 2004
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    This is number 8 in the series on "The Fruit of The Spirit." I preached this series during Eastertide-Pentecost of 2004! The introduction and the conclusion of this message used a recording of "Semper Fidelis" March and "The Marine’s Prayer" along with

    THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS FAITHFULNESS—GALATIANS 5:22-26; Deuteronomy 32:1-4; MATTHEW 25:14-30 Semper Fidelis is Latin for “Always faithful.” It is the motto of the City of Exeter in Devonshire, England, and is a testimony to the city’s loyalty to the British Monarchy. Queen Elizabeth I ...read more

  • 7. The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Meekness

    Contributed on Jun 19, 2004
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    This is the nineth sermon in the series on "The Fruit of the Sprit" from Galatians 5:22-23.

    THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS MEEKNESS—GALATIANS 5:22-26; PSALM 10:17-18, PSALM 37:10-11; MATTHEW 11:25-30 The great African American Contralto Marian Anderson died of congestive heart failure on April 8, 1993, at the age of ninety-six. She retired from singing in 1965. Once in an interview Miss ...read more

  • 8. The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Selfcontrol

    Contributed on Jun 28, 2004
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    This is the final sermon in the Series on "The Fruit of the Spirit" from Galatians 5:22-23."

    THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS SELFCONTROL—GALATIANS 5:22-26; LUKE 9:23-27 The date as I can best recall was Saturday, June 4, 1977. It was about mid afternoon, and Liz and I were returning from Annual Conference at McKendree College in Lebanon, Illinois, to Marissa, to begin our fifth year in ...read more

  • 9. The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Goodness

    Contributed on Sep 12, 2005
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    This is the seventh sermon in the original Pentecost Series in May 2004. The Lord had me completely revise it as a totally new sermon in September of 2005.

    The Fruit of the Spirit Is Goodness --Galatians 5:16-23 I know many of you were taught to pray and perhaps even taught your own children to pray a famous bedtime prayer that has been around since the eighteenth century: Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I ...read more