The Fruit of the Spirit

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					 Fruit
of theSpirit
 Fruit
of theSpirit Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)
22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23
gentleness and self-control.
Against such things there is no law.
 Fruit
of theSpirit   Test
Question 1
 Fruit
of theSpirit   Galatians 2:16 (NIV)
16know that a person is not justified by the
works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So
we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that
we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by
the works of the law, because by the works of
the law no one will be justified.
 Fruit
of theSpirit   Galatians 2:20 (NIV)
20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no
longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now
live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave himself for me.
    Fruit
of theSpirit   Galatians 5:1 (NIV)
1It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.
Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be
burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
 Fruit
of theSpirit   Test
• Question 2
 Fruit
of theSpirit Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)
22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23
gentleness and self-control.
Against such things there is no law.
 Fruit            So do we
of theSpirit   Ignore the Law?
NO!
The standard of holiness hasn’t changed
The way we achieve it within us has changed
 Fruit            So do we
of theSpirit   Ignore the Law
The only one who can live the perfect life of
Jesus is Jesus
But … through the Holy Spirit Jesus can live in
and through us … if we yield ourselves to Him
 Fruit
of theSpirit   Test
• Question 3
 Fruit
of theSpirit   Fruit “of the Spirit”
The character qualities of Jesus are not
produced by us – but produced in us
    Fruit
of theSpirit     John 15:4-5
•   4
   Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No
 branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain
 in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless
 you remain in me.
• 5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you
 remain in me and I in you, you will bear much
 fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
 Fruit
of theSpirit   Fruit “of the Spirit”
We must have a dependent connection to the
Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit ministers Jesus’ presence to us;
and produces the very life of Jesus through us.
 Fruit
of theSpirit          Test
• Total Your Scores
 Fruit
of theSpirit   “Fruit” of the Spirit
• 1 Not 9
• Singular – not plural
• Holy Spirit produces fruit in us as a whole
    Fruit
of theSpirit Matthew 15:13 (NIV)
•    13He replied, “Every plant that my heavenly
    Father has not planted will be pulled up by the
    roots.
    Fruit
of theSpirit Matthew 7:16-19 (NIV)
•   16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do
    people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs
    from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree
    bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad
    fruit.
 Fruit
of theSpirit Matthew 7:16-19 (NIV)
18A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad
tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that
does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown
into the fire.
 Fruit
of theSpirit       One Fruit
If the Holy Spirit is going to develop any quality
of fruit within us …

Then the Holy Spirit will develop them all
 Fruit
of theSpirit         Test

  A = Self Control          F = Kindness
  B = Patience              G = Peace
  C = Goodness              H = Love
  D = Gentleness            I = Faithfulness
  E = Joy
 Fruit          Fruit doesn’t
of theSpirit   grow overnight
Grows over time through a process under the
sovereign control of God
 Fruit
of theSpirit   Random Qualities?
Galatians 5:22 - 23 (NIV)
But the fruit of the Spirit is …

love, joy, peace,
forbearance, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

… Against such things there is no law.
 Fruit
of theSpirit         Test

  A = Self Control          F = Kindness
  B = Patience              G = Peace
  C = Goodness              H = Love
  D = Gentleness            I = Faithfulness
  E = Joy
 Fruit
of theSpirit   Test Results
 Fruit
of theSpirit

				
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