a strength in love, and a loving person is strong because he is able to
overcome his selfishness.
a strength in joy, and a joyful person is strong because he has never been
defeated by challenges and temptations.
a strength in peace, and a person who owns peace is strong because he has never
been in doubt.
a strength in patient endurance, and a patient person is strong because he is
able to bear everything and he has never felt hurt.
a strength in generosity, and a generous person is strong because he has never
held his words and hands to do good deeds.
a strength in kindness, and a kind person is strong because he is always able
to do good things for everyone.
a strength in faith, and a faithful person is strong because he is able to
defeat his worldliness by his faith to God and other people.
a strength in mildness, and a mild person is strong because he is able to
restrain himself from revenge.
a strength in chastity, and a chaste person is strong because he is able to
control his lust.
One manner the Fruit of the Spirit has been described is the
divide it into three parts:
inward group: love, joy, peace.
outward group: patience, kindness, goodness,
the Godward group, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control
Do you agree with this breakdown?
Is this helpful? Discuss
should study to identify weak areas of our life and of our church and
focus attention to the weak areas and increase our effort to bring
production to a higher level.” Do you agree?
How are we recognized by the Fruit within us?
- Matthew 7:18
- Matthew 12:33
- Romans 7:4
What is necessary for us to bear fruit? (Psalm 1:3)
How active is God’s Fruit? How far reaching? (Colossians 1:6)
What is the
evidence of this from your knowledge or experiences?
We have the Fruit of the Spirit within us, but we also bear
fruit. What is the consequence of *not* bearing fruit? (John 15:2-8)
What happens to Fruit left alone to itself?
other virtues ? ? ?
What about Friendship? What is its value place among gifts from
- What are the warnings of Friendship?
4:4 & Proverbs 12:26
- Where is friendship rightly found?
Why is Hope not listed? Where is hope based and how is it
- 1 Timothy 1:1
- Romans 5:5
- Hebrews 7:18-19
What about these Seven gifts of the Holy Spirit? Where do they