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.

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

Get Excited with Joy About the Promise of Heaven

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Experience joy that no one can take. Visit the Sound Truth Ministry website: the link to this Bible study.

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Message in the picture:

“Joy – Get excited about the guaranteed hope of living forever with God. – Make heaven your dream and what you hope for; not a home or things on earth!”

Scripture for the day:

1 Thessalonians 1:5-6 For our gospel came to you not in word only but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and with full conviction. You know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. 6 And you became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word despite much affliction, with joy from the Holy Spirit: (RKJNT)

Thought for the day

 Joy from the Spirit; Now Make Heaven Your Hope

Quit thinking like people who do not know the Lord. They desire and pursue things that do not last and for most are hard to get. Things like the ‘ideal’ person, a home, the latest technology or a new car. It is time for the children of God to change their way of thinking and what they desire.

Get excited about the guaranteed hope of living forever with God. Make heaven the focus of your dreams. It should be what you hope for. Live like a child of promise and look forward to what God has for us in heaven, not a home or things on earth. No one can steal this joy!

Maintain your joy in the Lord my friends, until next time—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-joy

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

Question for the day: Do you have joy in the Lord and understand that no one can take it?

Having hard times, learn how to Keep your Joy?

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picture for keep your joyChange the way you deal with your problems; this Bible study can assist. ‘Count It All Joy – Endure Your Life Tests‘ ⇐ link to Sound Truth Ministry website.

Message in the picture:

When troubles come, rejoice; trust God to bring you through!

Scripture for the day:

When You Are Tested, Turn to God

James 1:2-3 “My brothers and sisters, be very happy when you are tested in different ways. 3 You know that such testing of your faith produces endurance.GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Thought for the day:

We Must Rejoice in times of trouble and testing, praise through it!

The Word of God brings conviction and leads to repentance, but it also brings us joy; for the same Word that wounds also heals. “Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by Your name” (Jeremiah 15:16, NKJV). “The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart” (Psalms 19:8). “Your testimonies I have taken as a heritage forever, for they are the rejoicing of my heart” (119:111, NKJV). —Warren W. Wiersbe

Be blessed— Tim.

NOTE: This is the summarized version of the full Bible study, please go to the site and read / study the complete online Bible study; to get access, the following link will take you there. link to our website

 Question for the day: Have you been able to maintain your joy?

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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Joy in the Lord and Hope of Heaven

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Message in the picture

Psalms 51:12-13 World English Bible (WEB) Restore to me the joy of your salvation. Uphold me with a willing spirit. 13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways. Sinners shall be converted to you.

Find joy in Jesus not what or who you have. Romans 15:13 (BBE) Now may the God of hope make you full of joy and peace through faith, so that all hope may be yours in the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Count It All Joy – link

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Message in the picture:
“Count it all joy, when you meet trials of various kinds,”
from James 1:3 (ESV)

Blog: http://stministry.com/bible-study/count-joy/

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Title: Count It All Joy

Message in the picture: “Count it all joy, when you meet trials of various kinds,” from James 1:3 (ESV)

James 1:2-4 (BBE) Let it be all joy to you, my brothers, when you undergo tests of every sort; 3 Because you have the knowledge that the testing of your faith gives you the power of going on in hope; 4 But let this power have its full effect, so that you may be made complete, needing nothing.

I am not saying it is not hard at times and definitely not saying we cannot give in to our feelings and emotions. Well rahter than go into more dialogue I will allow God’s word to say what is needed. I present the blog ‘Count It All Joy‘. Please have a beautiful day in the Lord!

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

♥ Question for the day: Do you consider the testing of faith a time to show joy, Jesus joy?