The Fruit Of The Spirit
SERMON ON: THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT The message today is on Fruit of the Spirit. We can find these in Gal 5 :22-23 These all can come to a believer as he presses forward to the mark and allows himself to walk in the spirit and not in the flesh. Like a tree we are to grow being deeply rooted. It is written in ..Psalms 1:1-3 1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The only way that we can be deeply rooted is to be in The Word and the Word in us. When Jesus was teaching in the sermon on the mount He said Repent...the meaning of repent alot of people has thought to be go and confess your sins. Repent means to renew your mind, change your ways,let the old man die out and crucify the flesh being in control of it and turn away from old things that held you in bondage. Let's go to the scriptures that name the fruits of the spirit. The first and most important one is Love,let us look at this one first. It is written In... Gal.5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word,even in this,Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy self. When you are able to perfect love then ALL the fruit of the spirit should be in full bloom of your life. The bible says this and....in the dream Jesus came to me in he said; Tell my children I love them and that it is all about love, and in perfecting this all the other things shall rest upon them. Now to the scriptures of the fruit of the spirit. Gal. 5:22-23 22.But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy ,peace ,longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23. Meekness, temperance:against such there is no law. LOVE is not based on emotions or feelings.It is a decision to be committed to the wellbeings of others without any condition or circumstances.The greek word is AGAPE: Love which SEEKS the highest good of others.This is a God kind of love. It is written In John 15:12-14 12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Also lets jump over to 1 Corinth 13:1-8 (For those that don't know the word charity in the bible means Love) Although there are many fruits of the spirit as the scripture says in Galatians I feel led to emphasize on LOVE, Here is some more scriptures to feed on as the importance of growing in Love. It is written in... 1 Corinth 13:1-8 1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. 4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 13. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.