Fruit of the Spirit

Faith

What is faith? Definition (Heb 11:1 NIV)  Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. We hope for God promises to be fulfilled in our life even though we cannot see how this can happen in our present situation. That is faith. What does it …

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Joy

What is joy Definition JOY is  defined by the Homan Dictionary as “the happy state that results from knowing and serving God.” Joy is found over 150 times in the Bible. If such words as “joyous” and “joyful” are included, the number comes to over 200. The verb rejoice appears well over 200 times. This …

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Patience

What is patience? Definition PATIENCE is an active endurance of opposition or suffering; it is not a passive resignation. Patience is associated with endurance, steadfastness, longsuffering, and forbearance. An aspect of the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23 NIV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, {23} gentleness …

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Gentleness

The call to gentleness Colossians 3:12 (NIV) Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. The Bible calls us to be gentle. Yet gentleness is one trait that we don’t really pray for or seek to cultivate. We usually pray for the rest, such as …

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Contentment

What is contentment? Discussion: What do you understand by the word “contentment”? The word “content” is actually the same word translated “sufficiency”. 1 Timothy 6:6 (NIV) But godliness with contentment is great gain. 2 Cor 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all …

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Peace

Why must we have peace Peace is an attribute of God To have peace is to be more like God because peace is an attribute of God. (Judg 6:23-24 NIV)  But the LORD said to him, “Peace! Do not be afraid. You are not going to die.” {24} So Gideon built an altar to the …

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