Category Archives: Fruit of the Spirit

God’s love must be our model for life!

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Anger!

Some of you asked for this, it is a chapter from my book “Field Guide to Healthy Relationships”:   How to Deal with Anger  Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But … Continue reading

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Develop Real, Authentic Relationships!

  Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 1 Corinthians 9:19 What is the key to the good, effective witness of Andrew and Philip, or … Continue reading

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Love is a Spiritual Fruit

              Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. … Continue reading

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God’s love must be our model for life!

  Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God … Continue reading

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The Character of Self-Control

Self-Control (Prov. 16:32; 25:28; Rom 13:12-14; I Cor. 6:12; 9:25-27; Galatians 5:22-23; 1Thess. 5: 22; Titus 2:12; Heb. 12:2; II Pet. 1:5-7) is allowing God to be in control of your will and heart and seeking the Spirit to enable … Continue reading

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The Character of Gentleness

Gentleness (Prov. 15:1; Isa. 40:11; 42:2-3; Philp. 4: 5; Matt. 5:5; 11:29; 12:15; Galatians 5:22-23; Eph. 4:1-2; Col. 3:16; 2 Timothy 2:24; 1 Thessalonians 2:7); is the character that will show calmness, personal care, tenderness and the Love of Christ … Continue reading

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The Character of Faithfulness

Faithfulness (Psalm 119: 89-90; Matthew 17:19; 25:21; Rom. 1:17; 5:1-2; 1 Cor. 12:9; Galatians 5:22-23; Hebrews 11:1; 1 Thess. 5:24) is the “gluing” fruit that will preserve our faith and the other characters of the Spirit and identify God’s will … Continue reading

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The Character of Goodness

Goodness (Amos 5:15; Prov. 25:22; Matthew 7:12; 19:16; Luke 6:27, 35; Rom. 12:17; II Cor. 5:20; Galatians 5:22-23; Eph. 5:8-9; I Pet. 3:11; II Pet. 1:3-8) is the engagement of love! It displays integrity, honesty and compassion to others and … Continue reading

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The Character of Kindness

Kindness (Rom. 2:1-4; 12:9-21; Ephesians 4:32; Col. 3:12-14; 1 John 3:16-23) is the medium through which Christ’s love becomes tangible through us. It is practicing benevolence and a loving attitude towards others. Kindness is the essence that shows the world … Continue reading

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