Fruit of the Spirit: Joy

Notes from Sunday morning message for Shallowford.Church video link:  Click Here Fruit of the Spirit:  Joy Gal. 5:22-23 Why is it called the “Fruit” of the Spirit? 1. Fruit is something we bear – not produce. (John 15:4-6) 2. Fruit is a result of abiding in Christ (Source). (John 15:4-6) 3. Fruit is different fromContinue reading “Fruit of the Spirit: Joy”

Fruit of the Spirit: Christlikeness

Notice the 9 words describing a cluster of fruit.  Not different kinds of fruits (apples, bananas, oranges, etc),  but fruit of one kind: Christ-like character.   This fruit is the  expected evidence of the Holy Spirit in the lives of all believers.  (Jn. 15:4-5;  Gal. 5:22-23) Fruit of the Spirit is Different than the Gifts ofContinue reading “Fruit of the Spirit: Christlikeness”

Introducing New Series: Fruit of the Spirit

John R. W. Stott was a well-known British theologian of the last century.  Christopher J.H. Wright said Dr. Stott prayed this prayer every morning: “Heavenly Father, I pray that this day I may live in Your presence and please You more and more.  Lord Jesus, I pray that this day I may take up myContinue reading “Introducing New Series: Fruit of the Spirit”