Fruit of the Spirit

Gentleness

Original Date: 
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Galatians 5:19-25 The Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness

Faithfulness

Original Date: 
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Matthew 25:14-30 Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness

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On May 29, 1982, the Baltimore Orioles played a double-header. In the first game, Cal Ripken, Jr. started at third base. It was the 23rd straight game that Ripken played in. For the second game of the double-header, Ripken was given the chance to rest. A man named Floyd Rayford started in his place.

Goodness

Original Date: 
Sunday, June 3, 2018

Luke 6:43-45; Psalm 15 The Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness

Kindness

Original Date: 
Sunday, May 27, 2018

Matthew 5:38-45 Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness

An Invitation to the King’s Table
In the ancient Middle East, power went to the strongest, and royal dynasties were precarious at best. When a new ruler ascended to the throne, the first order of business was to remove all members of the previous regime to make sure there were no rivals for power.

Patience

Original Date: 
Sunday, May 20, 2018

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 and other scriptures The Fruit of the Spirit: Patience

A World of Impatience
Some of you might remember the comedian Yakov Smirnoff. He was an immigrant from Russia during the Cold War who did stand-up with a heavy Russian accent and a lot of jokes about the difference between the United States and the communist Soviet Union.

Joy

Original Date: 
Sunday, April 29, 2018

Psalm 13, Philippians 4:4 and other scriptures The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy

Love

Original Date: 
Sunday, April 22, 2018

Matthew 22:37-38; assorted verses from 1 John The Fruit of the Spirit: Love

Loving the Giver
Many of you are familiar with a book called The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. I know Jay has mentioned it in a sermon or two, and I know some of your small groups have studied it. Basically, the premise is that there are 5 ways that we all communicate or receive love: Words of Encouragement, Physical Touch, Acts of Service, Quality Time, and Gift Giving.

Peace

Original Date: 
Sunday, May 6, 2018

Matthew 6:25-34 The Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

When All Around My Soul Gives Way
The Westminster Shorter Catechism is a statement of faith from the 1600s that has been an important part of Reformed theology and the Presbyterian Church. It’s first question is “What is the chief end of man?” The answer is: “To glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” That answer serves as the basis for our mission statement as a church, when we say that we are here to bring joy to Jesus and to experience joy in Him.

Live By the Spirit

Original Date: 
Sunday, April 8, 2018

Galatians 5 The Fruit of the Spirit: Live by the Spirit

John Stott’s Prayer
This is a picture of John Stott.

John Stott was a pastor in the Anglican church. He served only one congregation, the congregation he grew up in, All Souls Church, Langham Place in London. He served there as an assistant pastor, lead pastor, and then pastor emeritus from his ordination until his death.