Get More Fruit of the Spirit Here with Love!

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Make time for the newest Bible study ‘Agape Love’. Finally, the ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ series is complete.

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Links to the Fruit of the Spirit Complete Bible Study Series:

Love – This is agapē love. The perfect / genuine love God has for His people. God is the source of this love. God is love (1 John 4:8, 16). [Read 1 John 4:7-19]

Joy – from the Greek word chará. A divine joy that is beyond words (1 Peter 1:8). The gladness no one can take from you. [See John 16:22]

Peace – from the Greek word eirene. The peace the world cannot give. (John 14:27) Often used in the phrase, God of peace. [read Romans 15:33; 16:20; Philippians 4:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:20]

Patience – from the Greek word makrothumia. Patience is also known as long-suffering. To endure all things without anger or complaint. The ability to wait and not act or react. Showing love to others in spite of their faults (Ephesians 4:2). Love is patient (1 Corinthians 13:4).

Kindness – from the Greek word chrestotes. Kindness is also known as gentleness. Love that comes from God is kind. [Titus 3:1-8 (key verse: 4)] Kindness cares about the needs of others. It is tender, selfless and giving. Does not do things looking for a reward. Love is kind. [1 Corinthians 13:4]

Goodness – from the Greek word agathosune. Goodness says: You can rely on me. Let me help you do what is right. I have a good outlook on life. God is the perfect good. With me in you, you can be like Him. Proverbs 11:18 Meanness gets you nowhere, but goodness is rewarded. (CEV)

Faithfulness – from the Greek word pistis. Belief in God without doubt. Firm faith in and dedication to God. It is a steady commitment to God. Actions based on faith in God. In 1 Timothy 6:11 Paul urged Timothy to “…pursue righteousness, holy living, faithfulness, love, endurance, and gentleness.”. I urge you to learn to be faithful to God.

Gentleness – from the Greek word praotes. Gentleness is also known as meekness. The state of being classy, but not high-minded. Caring, and not violent or harsh to others. A gentle person is friendly, neighborly and easy going.

Self-control – from the Greek word egkrateia. Self-control is also known as temperance. The use of strength-of-will over one’s actions and desires. The aim is to obey and please God in all things.

Message in the picture:

“True Love – Agape Love”

Scripture and thought for the day:

Romans 12:9-11 Be sincere in your love for others. Hate everything that is evil and hold tight to everything that is good. 10 Love each other as brothers and sisters and honor others more than you do yourself. 11 Never give up. Eagerly follow the Holy Spirit and serve the Lord. (CEV)

If you do not have the Holy Spirit, you do not have agape love. Agápē is the only form of love gifted by God (to those who have faith in Him). Note: this is the love that husbands should have for their wife.

Have a loving day; be blessed—I love you, ♥ Tim.

NOTE: This is the summarized version of the full Bible study. Please go to the site and read / study the complete Bible study. To get access, this link will take you there.

If this summary and/or the Bible study helped you, please share, tell your family and friends!

♥ Question for the day: Do you show love to others?

Gentleness; Learn to be Gentle in a Godly Way

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Learn to be gentle in a Godly way. Visit the Sound Truth Ministry website: link to this Bible study.
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Message in the picture:

“Are you wise and intelligent? – First of all, when God makes people wise, they are holy. They do not fight. They are gentle. They listen to what other people say. They are very kind and do many good things. They do not quarrel. They do not say what is not true. (WE) – from James 3:13 & 17”

Scripture for the day:

Colossians 3:12-13 God has chosen you and made you his holy people. He loves you. So your new life should be like this: Show mercy to others. Be kind, humble, gentle, and patient.
 
13 Don’t be angry with each other, but forgive each other. If you feel someone has wronged you, forgive them. Forgive others because the Lord forgave you.’ (ERV)

Thought for the day:

Learn to use the Godly quality, gentleness, better.
1 Peter 2:9 But God chose you to be his people. You are royal priests. You are a holy nation. You are God’s special treasure. You are all these things so that you can give him praise. God brought you out of darkness into his wonderful light. (NIRV)

As children of the King of kings, you are royalty. You were born into the royal holy family by the Holy Spirit. You have qualities considered proper to those of good birth or high social standing; refined; polite and distinguished.

Cherish your new life in Christ, be gentle people that please God our King and be blessed— Tim.

NOTE: This is the summarized version of the full Bible study. Please go to the site and read / study the complete Bible study. To get access, the following link will take you there. http://wp.me/p4dhin-2m5
If this summary and/or the Bible study helped you, please share, tell your family and friends!

Question for the day: Have you learned to be gentle in a Godly way?

Truth Produces Fruit in All the World; Are You?

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Increase your knowledge of God. Go to the updated Bible study: “Fruit of the Spirit – Can Others See God Through You?”. Visit the Sound Truth Ministry website: the link to this Bible study.

Message in the picture:

“Be fruitful in good works – increase your knowledge of God – Fruit of the Spirit – from Colossians 1:10”

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Scripture for the day:

Colossians 1:5-6 and 10 Because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you have already heard in the word of truth, the gospel; 6 Which has come to you. In all the world it brings forth fruit and grows, as it does also in you, since the day you heard of it, and understood the grace of God in truth:
10 That you might walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please him in all things, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; (RKJNT)

Thought for the day

Colossians 1:6 and 10 introduce an action word karpophoreo (kar-pof-or-eh’-o) meaning making fruit in great quantities; be fertile. Notice verse 5 “the word of truth, the gospel…brings forth fruit and grows“; can we agree that from these Scriptures the unity of Christ, the Spirit and the word working in us will produce fruit.

 

The fruit that the Spirit produces cannot be imitated, I remind you, Jesus clearly states that we cannot do anything without Him (see John 15:2-8). Be fruitful in good works and be blessed— Tim.

NOTE: This is the summarized version of the full Bible study. Please go to the site and read / study the complete Bible study. To get access, the following link will take you there. http://wp.me/p4dhin-1Fe
If this summary and/or the Bible study helped you, please share, tell your family and friends!
Question for the day: Is your life producing good works?
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Hello, Are You Being Kind and Full of Patience?

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Message in the picture:

Be kind to and patient with everyone! – Fruit of the Spirit
NOTE: the above message is taken from 2 Timothy 2: 24 (NLT)

A Word for the Day from the Word:

2 Timothy 2:23-26
23 Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. 24 A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people.

25 Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth. 26 Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants. (NLT)

Thought for the day

I read 2 Timothy 2:23-26 while working on the next Bible study, Faithfulness, coming soon and thought I would share it with you. This fruit of the Spirit series is bringing tests upon me from all directions. Like Christ, I have to live it to teach it. We often meet difficult people and situations, it is then that we must rely on gift of the Spirit to get us through. Avoid arguments with others who do not follow the teachings of Christ.

1 Timothy 6:3-5
3 Someone may teach something else. He may not agree with the teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ. He may not teach you to live God-like lives. 4 Such a person is full of pride and knows nothing. He wastes time on questions and argues about things that are not important. This makes those he teaches jealous and they want to fight. They talk bad and have bad ideas about others. 5 Men who are not able to use their minds in the right way because of sin argue all the time. They do not have the truth. They think religion is a way to get much for themselves. (NLV)

I urge you to stay with and in God’s word, be kind to everyone and be full of patience with everyone. Blessings to you my friends in Jesus name–Tim.

Suggested links: Kindness – Be Kind | Patience

Works of the Flesh vs. Fruit of the Spirit

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picture for flesh vs spiritGo to the online Bible study – Fruit of the Spirit

Message in the picture

“Works of the Flesh – Fruit of the Spirit – Our sinful human nature (the flesh); Our righteous spiritual nature (the Holy Spirit) Fight against each other – Your will; God’s will – from Galatians 5:17

Scripture for the day

Galatians 5:16-17 New Living Translation (NLT) So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. 17 The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.

Not my will, but your will be done in our lives Lord! It is your choice, your will (follow the flesh) or God’s will (follow the Holy Spirit). Which one do you follow?

Please do me and yourself a favor, go online to read / study the Fruit of the Spirit and have a wonderful day! Fruit of the Spirit (Bible study)

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Fruit of the Spirit – No Artificial Additives

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Fruit of the Spirit – Can Others See God Thru You

Message in the picture

“Fruit of the Spirit – Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control – from Galatians 5:22-23

Scripture for the day

Galatians 5:22-26 New Living Translation (NLT) But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. 25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.

26 Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another.

Thought for the day

The true fruit of the Spirit is unique. Jesus used examples of trees bearing fruit. “By the fruit of their lives you will know them“. Luke 6:44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.

A person who does not have the Holy Spirit cannot show or have true love, joy or peace. No one can fake the fruit that comes from the Spirit. These qualities in their true meanings come from God through His Spirit.

I will continue to offer more on this extremely important aspect of Christian living, be blessed— ♥ Tim.
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Fruit of the Spirit – link

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“the fruit the Holy Spirit produces is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, Gentleness, self-control…”
from Galatians 5:22-23 (NIRV and RKJNT)

Link:

Fruit of the Spirit blog

Message in the picture: “the fruit the Holy Spirit produces is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, Gentleness, self-control…” from Galatians 5:22-23 (NIRV and RKJNT)”

Thought for the day:

These qualities cannot be produced without the Holy Spirit.

Scripture for the day:

Ephesians 5:9 (RKJNT) (For the fruit of the Spirit consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

NOTE:

The ‘Daily Word’ posts only make sense when you go to the site and read the full message.

 Question for ‘Fruit of the Spirit’:

Are you producing good fruit?

Fruit of the Spirit II – link

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Message in picture:
“For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;”
Ephesians 5:9

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I am excited to announce not only a new look for STM2 WP.com (you may have noticed) but starting with this post we have a new look on the Sound Truth Ministry Daily Word. Eventually this will become the standard dezign (by T&T Dezginz) for the entire site, it will take me some time to convert everything. For now follow the link above to see what I am raving about and let us know what you think! I am looking forward to your feedback.

Message in the picture: “For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;” Ephesians 5:9

NOTE: The ‘Daily Word’ posts only make sense when you go to the site and read the full message.

Question for the day: Are you producing the fruit of the Spirit?