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Summary: This sermon deals with the fruit of the spirit that is Love. And What we find in this fruit.

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The fruit of the spirit is "Love"

Gal. 5:16

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Gal 5:22 -23

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

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

The fruit of the spirit is "Love"

Gal. 5:22

Introduction.

Today I want to begin with the fruit of Love as we look deep into the list of the fruit, and "Love" is at the beginng

Gal 5:22 -23

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

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

Now lets take a sharper look at the word Fruit.

In the qreek is "Karpos" it means "Work, Act, ans deed

I like to refering to us in this study as a fruit Tree, with the question

What is the "Attubutes" of a Fruit Tree?

#1 It bears fruit, Apples, Oranges, ect.

#2 It does it naturely

Any body ever seen a apple tree bear "Oranges"? or a Plum Tree gives apples?

Well so it is with the christian, We will bear what ever "Fruit" that is in our Life. and it will flow "naturely" just like a tree.

Lets take a closer look.

Now lets consider the "First" Fruit Love.

How will you know that you are Produceing Love? good question

Lets look at the word Love in the greek.

The greek has 2 words #1 Fileoo and it means The Love of Impulse, Affection and feeling,

#2 Agapaoo and it means The Love of esteem.

A example in John 21:15 and 17

So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

John 21:17

He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

Love is the Painting on the canvas behind all the other’s on the list.

LETS TAKE A LOOK. AT THE LIST

Love is "self giving"

Love is totally "selfless"

Love "delights" in giving

Love "continues" to give.

Love "determes" to do whatever is best for others.

Love "Gives" when it gets nothing.

Love "doeset" think of getting something back.

Love is the "Priority" commandment.

Matt,22 :36-40

36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

40 On these two commandments hang all the

SO WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM ALL THIS?

#1 LOVE IS THE "PREFECT" GIFT

1 cor 13:1-4

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

#2 LOVE IS THE PERMONENT VIRTURE.

1 Cor. 13;13

13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

In Colossians 3:14 Paul uses a "Picture" of a man Getting dressed and says it this way.

And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

Note.

choose anything you would like to put on today, But dont leave off "Love"

#3 LOVE IS THE PROOF OF YOUR SONSHIP.

John 13:35

35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

STORY.

I can remmber back when I was much younger liveing any way I wanted to not giving thought to my Life, some what like many today do. Thinking all the time that I was a christian, But knowing down deep in my heart that I was Lost as I could be. My daddy was a preacher all of my Life as long as I can remmber as little boy I can remmber him Preaching and pointing his finger at me it seem like. But all the time I was thinking I was alright with God. But you know something down deep within my heart I had a empty spot that I knew was not right. I try with all my heart to be like a christian, I knew how they were to act I had heard it all my Life. But I found out that you just cant make beleive but for so long. Then I releize that I was not a christian and there was no Proof of any kind in my Life that I had Love. I mean real Love. And it was then I came to know Jesus christ for my self and then I knew what it was like to be a child of God. Thank God he gave me another chance. and so it is with many of you tonight. And thats why you can have Proof that you belong to God. Because of that Love...........AMEN.

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