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Gentleness — fruit of the Holy Spirit

Gentleness is an aspect of the fruit of the Spirit. It’s a characteristic of Spirit-led people.Gentleness takes a “soft touch” approach to life. It’s “soft spoken” — “speaking the truth in love.” Be gentle. Handle life with care. Gentleness nudges and … Continue reading

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Fruit of the Spirit — faithfulness

Without faithfulness life wavers and totters with instability. You’re seen as unreliable and people have trouble trusting you. When you’re unfaithful to your conscience, guilt is the natural consequence. Faithfulness is unswerving commitment to what is right. A faithful person … Continue reading

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Inner peace — a beautiful release that makes anxiety cease

Without peace of mind, life will always seem unkind. Anxiety will make you feel like a victim instead of an overcomer. If you continually welcome thoughts and feelings that disturb your inner peace, anxiety will be your way of life. … Continue reading

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Don’t settle for another Jesus than the living, resurrected One

The Bible talks about “a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached.” Refuse to settle for less than the living, resurrected Jesus! If your lifestyle doesn’t follow suit with the Holy Spirit something has gone awry. Spirit-prompted Christians consistently manifest … Continue reading

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Which list do cuss words match — the fruit of the Spirit or the works of the flesh? (Galatians 5:19-24.)

Here is Galatians: 5:19-24: “The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as … Continue reading

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God’s view of me is more important than my view of me

How I identify myself matters very little. What’s important is what God thinks about me. Self-focus is a trap, a cage, a prison cell that keeps us from enjoying the glory and beauty that surrounds us. Our human emotions and … Continue reading

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Animate me, Jesus!

Jesus is my inner animation, not will power, desire, or self. His inner flow wakes me up everyday and keeps me going with His power and joy. He is my animator. He draws me out of myself and moves me … Continue reading

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Fruity rivers of living water (an inner smoothie)

The fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, etc.) can’t be taught by sermons, but will spontaneously flow from a heart aglow with Christ. Church can confine us with strings of outward obligation. Christ want to free us to flow with … Continue reading

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Lookin’ like a Christian?

 

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Be a fruity Christian

There’s no better stuff than the fruit of the Holy Spirit. But you often need to go out on a limb to get it. After all, that’s where the fruit grows. Are you ready to be a fruity Christian? “But the … Continue reading

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