Fruit of the Spirit

Fruit of the Spirit

Fruit of the Spirit – Wrap up

Andre summed up the last few weeks sermons. Love – should leak, it implies overflow and it should be different from the worlds love because it is undeserved. Peace – is about the presence of God NOT the absence of strife. Kindness – We need to be kind to ourselves and model good health. Self – Control – is a weapon.  If we don’t have control of ourselves, then someone else will. Goodness – flies in the face of world…

Fruit of the Spirit – Patience

Ps Andre spoke the last Fruit of the Spirit – Patience. Not sure about the rest of you but not my favourite thing.  The key verses being in James 5:7-12.  We were told the sermon would cover 2 questions: What does patience do in my life? A pearl comes out of aggravation, to a clam, through time.  Often we want the pearl but we don’t want the process. Do you wait well? Joyce Meyer’s puts it this way “Patience is not…

Fruit of the Spirit – Self Control

Rob reminded us that there is a battle going on and one of our weapons is self-control.  Gal 5:16 says we are to live by the spirit.  God invites us to battle, but He is still involved – He builds self-control in us.  Think about it, self-control is central to many things.  God is for us, He is at work in us.   Our very lives are a work of God, so give the control of an area of life to God that you…

Fruit of the Spirit – Kindness

Phil makes two key points: Who? Who should we be kind to? Choice.  Make a choice to be kind. Who? Health We need to be kind to ourselves – we need to model good health Peace in spite of what is going on Be good to yourself in good times and bad Be kind to our bodies (steward it well) Be in the word – if you don’t eat you don’t grow Family Continually be kind to each other You…

Fruit of the Spirit – Peace

Warren spoke on PEACE as our next Fruits of the Spirit.  He spoke that Peace is about the presence of God, not the absence of strife (in God’s hands you are safe).  There were 5 points he made: The presence of God changes us – God is over us. God has every detail of my life in His hands.  Comfort brings strength. God is creator and father, and this brigs peace. – We all get troubles and trails, but the presence…

Fruit of the Spirit – Goodness

Fruits of the spirit should just leak out of us, so as it overflows out.  This comes from our relationship with Christ – tasting good to those around us.  To be good has to hold some sort of value.  We read in Gen 1:3, when God used the word good, it was pleasing to Him. God is good.  Goodness is doing the right thing for the right reasons. In Luke 4 Jesus faced 3 temptations: “if you are the Son…

Fruit of the Spirit – Love

So how can we be loving in our work place?  How are we different from anyone else, after all those without God can be loving.  The thing is to bring the Kingdom of God we need the key – that being the Fruit of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit uses the fruit and starts with our heart and then it leaks out and spreads to others around us.  We Christians need to pray for the words, heart and actions of…