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.

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

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How to Love People Like God and Hate Sin

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Learn to hate your sin i.e., the sin in your life. Go to the updated Bible study: “Hater; How To Love People Like God and Hate…”. Visit the Sound Truth Ministry website: the link to this Bible study.

Message in the picture:

“Learn to hate YOUR sin – A sinner does not fear the Lord; they are not aware of and hate their sin. – from Psalms 36:1-4″

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Scripture for the day:

Psalms 36:1-4 The sin of the evil-doer says in his heart, There is no fear of the Lord before his eyes. 2 For he takes comfort in the thought that his sin will not be uncovered and hated. 3 In the words of his mouth are evil and deceit; he has given up being wise and doing good. 4 He gives thought to evil on his bed; he takes a way which is not good; he is not a hater of evil. (BBE)

Thought for the day

Learn how to love people like God and become a hater of the sin in your life. Romans 3:21-26 verse 23 “all have sinned” and 1 John 1:8 “If we say that we have no sin, we lie to ourselves and the truth is not in us.” (NLV) [read Ecclesiastes 7:20; Galatians 3:19-25 (key verse: 22); 1 John 1:5-10 (key verses: 8-10); James 3:1-12 (key verse: 2)]

Paul explains it in Romans 7:14-25, notice his statement at the end of verse 15 “but what I hate is the very thing I do.” (RKJNT) [read Jude 17-23(23); Zechariah 3:1-7 (3-5)]. He acknowledged and spoke of the sin in his life. Are you able to do the same?

Like it or not I use God’s word to point you to the truth :-). I have learned to be a sin nature hater, but lover of all people with the love of God. So, yes, I am a hater of the sinful nature that is first of all within me and the sinful human nature of others, but I am also a lover of people.

The goal is to use the truth, God’s word, to warn my friends and help us learn to hate sin but to love each other without prejudice. My prayer is that you learn to do so in Jesus name and be blessed— Tim.

#hater #lovepeople

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Question for the day: Are you a hater of the sin in your life?

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.
‪#‎fruitofthespirit‬ ‪#‎love‬

To Love with Agapao Love

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Title: To Love – Learn How To Love

Message in the featured picture:
“To Love – In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation (atonement) (sacrificial payment) for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” 1 John 4:10-11 (NSB)

Scripture for the day:
1 John 4:17-21 (BBE) In this way love is made complete in us, so that we may be without fear on the day of judging, because as he is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love: true love has no room for fear, because where fear is, there is pain; and he who is not free from fear is not complete in love. 19 We have the power of loving, because he first had love for us.

20 If a man says, I have love for God, and has hate for his brother, his words are false: for how is the man who has no love for his brother whom he has seen, able to have love for God whom he has not seen? 21 And this is the word which we have from him, that he who has love for God is to have the same love for his brother.

Thought for the day:
Finally my brothers and sisters, I pray you have better knowledge of what it means to love agapaō style. Before you go:

1 John 3:17-18 Expanded Bible (EXB) “Suppose someone has enough to live [the world’s possessions/goods] and sees a brother or sister [fellow believer] in need, but does not help [closes off his heart/compassion from him]. Then God’s love is not living in that person [How does God’s love abide/remain in him?].

18 My children [2:1], we should love people not only with words and talk [in word and tongue], but by our actions and true caring [or by showing true love through our actions; in deed and truth].”

1 John 3:23 (RKJNT) “And this is his commandment, That we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he commanded us.” Learn to love others and the Lord with agapaō love, be blessed my friends. — Tim.

#tolove #love

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♥ Question for “To Love – Learn How To Love”: Do you love with agapaō love?

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Learn to Love as Jesus Loved

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“Love each other”, it sounds easy and is easy through the Holy Spirit, but we must submit to the Spirit. Romans 5:5 (RKJNT) And hope does not disappoint; because the love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

John 15:10 “If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love…”

1 Peter 1:22 (NLV) “You have made your souls pure by obeying the truth through the Holy Spirit. This has given you a true love for the Christians. Let it be a true love from the heart.” Be blessed my friends and have a lovely day–Tim.

John 13:31-35 (ERV) When Judas was gone, Jesus said, “Now is the time for the Son of Man to receive his glory. And God will receive glory through him. 32 If God receives glory through him, he will give glory to the Son through himself. And that will happen very soon.”

33 Jesus said, “My children, I will be with you only a short time more. You will look for me, but I tell you now what I told the Jewish leaders: Where I am going you cannot come.

34 “I give you a new command: Love each other. You must love each other just as I loved you. 35 All people will know that you are my followers if you love each other.”

John 13:31-35 (KJV) Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him.
32 If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him.
33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.
34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Also read 1 John 4:7-11; 1 John 4:20-21

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Love Your Enemies – link

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“The power of love – If you hate the way someone treats you so bad, love them until it feels so good, love the hate out of them”

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Love Your Enemies

Message in the picture: “The power of love – If you hate the way someone treats you so bad, love them until it feels so good, love the hate out of them”

Thought for the day:

How is it possible to love your enemies so much that you love the hate out of them; you make it impossible for them to continue to hate you? Apply the love principles shown in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, if you need help let me know; be blessed—Tim.

Scripture for the day:

Luke 6:35-36 (RKJNT) But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back; and your reward shall be great, and you shall be the children of the Most High: for he is kind to the unthankful and to the evil. 36 Be merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

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

 Question for ‘love your enemies’:

Is it easy for you to love your enemies?