Contributed by Greg Buchner on Jul 13, 2003
The first fruits are when we feel the forgiveness of sin that salvation offers. When that fruit is felt, we are no longer condemned, but strengthened in the fact that is not ours, but God’s strength we rely on.
“The First Fruits of the Spirit”
John Wesley Sermon Series
(taken from John Wesley on Christian Beliefs, The Standard Sermons in Modern English, Vol. 1, Abingdon Press:2002)
July 13, 2003
I. Introduction – How many of us have ever felt condemned? What’s the first word that comes into