Category: Devotionals

The Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22–23, NASB) Paul ends his list of the fruit of the Spirit with self-control, but the fact that it is the last…

The Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! (Galatians 5:22-23, NLT) Gentleness is an attribute that we see in God. When we speak of the gentleness…

The Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23, ESV) Through a wonderful way with words and verse and memorable illustrations, children’s author, Dr. Seuss has given generations of children…

The Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22–23, NASB) In 1886, Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson published a novella that dealt with the idea that personalities affect…

The Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! (Galatians 5:22-23, NLT) In 1970, country artist Glen Campbell released an album titled Try a Little Kindness,…

The Fruit of the Spirit: Patience

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23, ESV) There is an expression in Latin that says, “maxima enim, patientia virtus,” which means “patience is the greatest virtue.” Patience is…

The Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23, ESV) For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is…

The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! (Galatians 5:22-23, NLT) The second fruit that the Holy Spirit produces in our lives is joy….

The Fruit of the Spirit: Love

During the years that I was involved in community theatre, I performed in many musicals. I could act pretty well and had a good singing voice, but when it came to dancing, I pretty much had two left feet. My brain understood the steps,…

Promises to Those Who Conquer

In the second and third chapters of the book of Revelation, Jesus gave messages through John to the seven churches. In these messages, the churches were given warnings, admonitions, and commendations. The church in Ephesus was admonished over the fact that it had abandoned the love…

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