Fruit of the Spirit
In the book of Galatians, Paul outlines the Fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. We desire to experience and share these traits as the result of the Holy Spirit’s presence in our lives, but it can be easier said than done!
How can we look for the Holy Spirit’s presence in our lives? Where do we turn when we’re struggling with this part of our faith and our human nature? How can we better understand how to live like Jesus and share the Fruit of the Spirit with others?
In this series, we will take a closer look at these questions, learn more about the Fruit of the Spirit together, and explore how to recognize the Holy Spirit working in us as followers of Christ.
Ep 1: What should a Christian look like?
This week, Executive Pastor of Education, Bill Search, kicked off our new series, Fruit of the Spirit—nine characteristics displaying spiritual maturity as highlighted in the book of Galatians.
“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, g...
Ep 2: What is joy? How do we experience it?
This week, Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs, continued in our new series, Fruit of the Spirit, focusing on joy. He presented this biblical definition of joy: a feeling of good pleasure and happiness that is dependent on who Jesus is rather than on who we are or what is happening around us. Joy comes fr...
Ep3. Where can we find peace?
This week, Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs, continued in our series, Fruit of the Spirit, focusing on peace. As followers of Jesus we have been gifted the Holy Spirit, and when we abide in him, we have peace, and we can be peacemakers. Peace is bigger than the absence of conflict or war. In the Bible,...
Ep 4: How do we experience patience?
This week, Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs, continued in our series, Fruit of the Spirit, focusing on patience. The deeper your faith, the more patience you have for others. But what is patience? How do you get it? And what gets in the way of it?
• Waiting without complaint.
Ep 5: Why Should We Be Kind?
This week, Pastor Kim Gilliam, continued in our series, Fruit of the Spirit, by focusing on kindness. She defined kindness as a supernaturally generous orientation of our hearts toward other people, even when they don’t deserve it or don’t love us in return, a generosity of spirit.
Ep 6: What is Goodness?
This week Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs continued in the Fruit of the Spirit series, focusing on goodness. All goodness comes from the goodness of God. Goodness is an inner quality; it is kindness in action. Goodness is defined as a deliberate preference of right over wrong—a deliberate resistance o...
Ep 7: Why Should We Be Faithful? Does It Matter?
This week, John Ortberg joined us with a great message on faithfulness, continuing in our series on the Fruit of the Spirit series. In the story from the Old Testament, God told Abraham (Abrahm) to go, and to be blessed so he would be a blessing. Abraham was faithful but not perfect. He made cont...
Ep 8: How can we be gentle with others?
Gentleness means choosing to give up the right to be right. This choice can lead our actions and conversations to overflow with humility and love for others. How can we be gentle when it’s hard? Watch this message from Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs to find out.
Ep 9: How does self-control shape who we become?
Self-control is a consequence of who you are. Decisions aren’t between what’s right and wrong; they are choosing between being formed by God or the things of this world. Watch this message from Executive Pastor Blake Bastin to learn more.