The Fruit of the Spirit: Self-control

Well, this is the last message on the Fruit of the Spirit. It has been a great summer and a great study series. I have learned a lot and I pray that those who have followed along with these messages have been blessed to learn more about living a Spirit led life. I am a bit sad to see this series end. It reminds me of the armor of God series of last summer. If you have been following along, these links will be a review for you. If you have not been following along, these links will be a way to catch up and get into the flow of the series.

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The Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness

It has been a lot of fun teaching through the Fruit of the Spirit series this summer during children’s church. Here are some of the previous lessons.

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The Fruit of the Spirit: Patience and Kindness

As I have been preparing for this Sunday’s sermon on the Fruit of the Spirit, I am amazed, once again, at just how practical the Word of God is for every person, no matter the age of that person. Over the past 3 weeks during our children’s worship service called theROC, we have been examining the Fruit of the Spirit. Here is a quick review of what we have been learning.

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The Fruit of the Spirit is love

I am excited about this summer series that I am beginning to teach this Sunday during our children’s worship service called theROC. ROC stands for Reaching Others for Christ. Our kids are learning to know God through His Word, how to walk with God by faith, and how to share that faith with the people around them. It has been neat to see the way that the Word of God has changed the hearts and minds of these kids.

This summer, we are going to study the fruit of the Spirit. I love how fruit is singular. The fruit of the Spirit is love. The rest of the attributes mentioned after love are the characteristics of love. Our goal this summer is to study this fruit and its characteristics to learn what love looks like and how we can attain it and live by it. Our main passage for the summer is Galatians 5:19-23. Now that you have had a chance to read the passage, let’s see what we learn. Continue reading

The Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness

During our Wednesday evening summer activities in the children’s department, we are cover the fruit of the Spirit. We have seen God do some great things in the lives of the kids as they are learning what it means to have the Holy Spirit and how the Spirit manifests Itself in us during our daily activities. The fruit of the Spirit is mentioned in Galatians 5: Continue reading