Tag Archives: Fruit of the Spirit

Can We Talk?

Last night at our small group meeting a couple shared something they had recently gone through that they thought would be helpful to the rest of us. It was. It provided a spring board for an entire evening of dialogue. … Continue reading

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The Fruit Of The Spirit: Meekness

Meekness is also known as humility.  It is the soil from which all the other godly virtues grow.  How does one obtain meekness?  By taking every opportunity to humble yourself before God and men (including your spouse). I have developed … Continue reading

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The Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness

“Goodness: The moral qualities which constitute christian excellence; moral virtue.” Webster’s 1828 Dictionary What constitutes a good husband, a good wife?  Is it what they do or who they are? We believe it’s both.  We all recognize good husbands who … Continue reading

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The Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness

Today we’re talking about kindness.  Everyone knows what kindness is.  It is the one trait that sends us into our day with a smile on our face.  It is the one trait missing when we’ve been cut off in traffic.  … Continue reading

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Fruit of the Spirit: Patience or Long-Suffering

Consider with us the patience of a winemaker. He oversees the vineyard, monitoring it’s quality and growth, guarding against pests and inclement weather to the best of his ability. Next comes the harvest – he determines when to pick the … Continue reading

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Fruit of the Spirit: Love

Can you imagine owning a vineyard where the fruit is always ripe and fresh, no matter the season?  There would be no need, no worries, no fear of the future.  This is what the Fruit of the Spirit produces in … Continue reading

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