Fruit of the Spirit

2010 Preaching Series: Also Available: PSD source files, 8 messages (outlines, study guides w/ blanks, & audio); amaray case cover (for cds/dvds)

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Peace: a fruit of the Spirit

We often think that peace is the absence of its anti-type - that its calm is nothing more than the lack of wind, waves, and rain clouds. Nothing could be further from the truth. Peace is something greater. It is not the absence of something, but the presence of Someone. It is a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22). It comes from God because it is part of God's nature to haply grant to us His grace of supernatural peace - even amidst the storms. Jesus said: "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth , give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled , neither let it be afraid."

Love: a Fruit of the Spirit

The word 'love' conjures up so man different things today. A modern dictionary lists 28 various uses for the word: tender affection, warm attachment, intimate passion, strong predication, & amorous benevolence. Yet not of these are complete to define / describe what the Bible speaks of as a fruit of the Spirit. Three words for love are used in the Bible: eros (sensual attraction/passion), phileo (brotherly kindness), and agape (God-like love).