Rooted in the Faith: Self-Control (Conclusion)

Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no law.” This last fruit of the Spirit can cover a wide area of things. I could preach about self-control over anger, sorrow, and any number of temptations. “…for God gave us a spirit…

Rooted in the Faith: Gentleness

Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no law.” I believe the following words of Jesus best reflect His gentleness: “Come to Me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you,…

Rooted in the Faith: Faithfulness

Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no law.” Jesus said, “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me” (Luke 9:23). Many English translations erroneously translate it as, “he must deny himself,” but…

Rooted in the Faith: Goodness

Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no law.” The fruit of the Spirit, goodness, is not our goodness, but God’s. No one is good except God alone (Luke 18:19; Ecclesiastes 7:20), but faith requires action for the Christian. James 2:17, “Even…

Rooted in the Faith: Kindness

Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no law.” I cannot think of a greater example of Jesus’ kindness than what was told during the events of His arrest. While He was being arrested, Peter cut off one of the…

Rooted in the Faith: Patience

Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no law.” We see multiple times in Scripture when Jesus says to His disciples, “You of little faith!” Imagine that! The apostles whom we look up to have been accused of having little…

Rooted in the Faith: Peace

Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no law.” Peace is the common goal for all humanity. Mankind desires world peace, but when we examine history we see that the more we strive for peace, the farther we’re driven away…