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Summary: We continue studying the Fruit of the Spirit, this one studies FAITHFULNESS.

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#7 STUDY OF THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT:

Faithfulness/Faith

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.

Kyfingers@aol.com

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23. Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

WE HAVE BEEN STUDYING THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

We have broken the nine into three groups.

1. Inward: love, joy, peace

2. Outward: longsuffering-patience,

gentleness-kindness, goodness.

3. Godward: faith-faithfulness, meekness,

temperance-self control.

Today’s study of FAITH/FAITHFULNESS --

THIS IS OUR 7TH STUDY, THE FIRST FRUIT OF THE GODWARD/UPWARD GROUP.

THERE ARE TWO MORE TO FOLLOW.

TEXT:

1 Cor. 4:2 Moreover, it is required in stewards, that a man (woman) be found faithful.

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.

Matthew 25:21 No man having put his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God.

Luke 16:10 He that is faithful in that which is the least is faithful also in the much, and he that is unjust in the least is unjust in the much.

11. If there ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

12. If therefore ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?

Roman 10:12 Faith comes from hearing the Word of God...

ARE YOU FAITHFUL? Can the preacher count on you? Can God count on you?

Perhaps, God wanders today, why some ask for so much yet they are never faithful?

We must grow the fruit of faithfulness to become what God has planned for us.

Contrary to popular opinion, the Bible is truth and all else becomes lies or deceit.

We must weigh what God thinks of faithfulness and then press toward His Goal.

Sunday School is so optional, that many churches

are deleting Sunday school,

just as one would delete emails from the computer.

People being unfaithful control the tone?

We need faithfulness in S.S. for it develops

learning opportunities, with a chance of building

better relationships with other people and

families.

1. WHAT IS FAITH/FAITHFULNESS?

The same word for faithfulness is the same word for

faith!

--to build up --to foster as a parent

--to nourish --steadfast --stability

--trustworthiness --establish --firm, secure

--reliability --dependability --sure

--constant

Faithfulness must be Godward, but it must reach to

the family and to fellowman.

The Word, consistent PRAYER LIFE, and FAITHFULNESS

TO THE LOCAL BODY

will build better people and a better community.

We don’t use people to build better churches,

we use the church to build better people.

WE HAVE TOO MANY "GRASSHOPPER PROPHETS" TODAY.

We have too many unfaithful people jumping from

here to there, with no root structure, that want to

tell the faithful what is wrong, and where to get

off.

My Bible says, 1 Cor. 4:2 Moreover, it is required in stewards, that a man (woman) be found faithful.

Don’t tell others to be faithful, model to them, SHOW THEM.

2.GOD IS FAITHFUL, AND HE EXPECTS THE SAME OF US!

Psalms 119:138 Thy testimonies are faithful.


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