Growing in the Fruit of the Spirit

Understanding God's Word
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Fruit of the Spirit: Growing More Like Jesus

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I recently preached through the Fruit of the Spirit on Sunday mornings. Each week I provided a summary statement describing how the Holy Spirit helps us grow in that particular fruit. Here is a compilation chart of all nine summary statements together. Click here if you would like to download this as a decorative sheet which you can print out and put on your refrigerator or mirror.
                       GROWING IN THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

     I will grow in love as I allow the Spirit to transform my attitude.
     I will grow in joy as I allow the Spirit to direct my emotions.
     I will grow in peace as I allow the Spirit to guard my mind.
     I will grow in patience as I allow the Spirit to govern my reactions.
     I will grow in kindness as I allow the Spirit to inspire my behavior.
     I will grow in goodness as I allow the Spirit to purify my heart.
     I will grow in faithfulness as I allow the Spirit to strengthen my character.
     I will grow in gentleness as I allow the Spirit to soften my manner.
     I will grow in self-control as I allow the Spirit to subdue my desires.

            “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
        goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such
                         things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23)

From the message series: The Fruit of the Spirit: Growing More Like Jesus

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  1. Baloyi says:

    Thanks so much for accepting me. God bless you so much

  2. Scott Lord says:

    Dear Reverend,
    I have a lot of work right now with a volume titled The NIV Matthew Henry Commentary which is essential to understanding New England during the time period (much like Wales and Methodism) but the scripture pivots on that Justification is only through Christ, to the point where law giver Moses has been “redelivered” through the Savoir. Yes we must be Christlike. Christians live in hope.

    Scott Lord,
    In between services Park Street Church,
    Studying the Puritans of 1710, a hundred years before our church was built.

  3. Ray Fowler says:

    Thanks, Scott, yes I enjoy reading Matthew Henry’s commentary too. He has some wonderful devotional insights into the Scriptures.

  4. Frederick Jones says:

    Hello, are there any new updated textual sermons posted for 2023?

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