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Developing Peace

Peace of mind is found only in the Christian who has learned to trust in God. God keeps only “him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because He trusteth in Thee’’ (Isa. 26:3). When we confess sinfulness, turn from our sins, and believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, then we […]

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The Fruit of the Spirit

The Spirit of Christ which is working in me Is known by the fruit which my neighbor can see. Does he see in me love? Not of self but of others- Do I show forth true joy to my sisters and brothers? Is there evident peace in the way that God leads? Is longsuffering shown […]

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The Fruit of the Spirit (Conclusion)

Time for a break! It was a warm, sunny afternoon, and Julie and Jason were finished with their daily chores. Now with apples in hand, they climbed onto the railing of their porch and began to eat the crisp, red fruit. “Mm, these are good,” Jason slurped. “Yea. Hey—that reminds me of a poem I […]

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“He that Striveth . . . is Temperate”

We have come at last to temperance, the last of nine aspects of the fruit of the Spirit as that fruit is outlined by the Apostle Paul in Galatians 5. The word “temperance” in the original (Greek), we are told, means literally “inner strength.” It refers here to the strength of character which enables one […]

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Temperance

“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank. . . .” Daniel 1:8   And so, finally, we come to temperance, the last of nine evidences of the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5. What is […]

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Developing Temperance

After Saul knew that God would give the kingdom to David, his wrath and jealousy were kindled toward David to such an extent that he dealt treacherously with David over a long time and tried to kill him at every opportunity. He would take Israel’s army in constant pursuit of the fulfillment of his maddening […]

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Faithfulness

Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. I Cor. 4:2 If there is one criterion for anyone who is hired to handle a great deal of money or oversee the finances of some important corporation it is that he must be trustworthy. In a day of rank dishonesty, swindling of […]

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Developing Faith

Exactly what is this fruit of the Spirit.  Once we understand what it is, we can consider how it is developed. We all know that faith is frequently spoken of in the holy Scriptures.  As such it is a knowing and a trusting; knowing God from His Word and a trusting confidence that He has […]

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Developing the Virtue of Goodness

The aspect of the fruit of the Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ, which occupies our attention at this time, is goodness. Goodness stands closely related to the virtue of gentleness – which immediately precedes it in the listing of the fruit of the Spirit. It is said that goodness is the activity which proceeds […]

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“Neither Do I Condemn Thee. . .”

There are some people, are there not, with whom it’s just plain difficult to get along. Others there are whose engaging personality makes it a plea­sure to associate with them. To the latter, one is easily and quickly drawn. Such people have a way of putting others at ease in their presence. For whatever the […]

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