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05 - The Fruit of the Spirit Series (5 of 7)

Appropriating The Attributes

Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV)

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Putting on and Taking off

Romans 13:12-14 (KJV)

12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. 14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

There are things we need to adjust in our lives in order to live holy and blameless before God. Some things need to be put on and other things need to be taken off.

Building up your heart in the attributes of the Spirit of God that are working in your life is essential to true discipleship. Adjusting our lives to God‘s purpose and plan is the solution to true peace and happiness in this life.

Appropriating The Gifts Illustration:

Toward God

  1. Love

  2. Joy

  3. Peace

These attributes let God know that we are committed to doing His will with joy and are completely content in Him alone.

Toward Others

  1. Longsuffering

  2. Gentleness

  3. Goodness

The Spirit reveals Himself to others thru you being patient and gentle while doing that which is good.

Toward Yourself

  1. Faith

  2. Meekness

  3. Temperance

You can only fully understand and be confident in your own spiritual life when you have a meek heart and your flesh is under the control of the Spirit of God.

Please pray with us…

Father in heaven, we come to you today desiring to be clothed in Christ. We know that time is quickly passing and we cannot afford to allow our flesh to have it’s own way. We ask for divine wisdom to know how, and for divine grace to enable us to be more like you. - Amen


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