Patience

  Patience is a much needed commodity in the fast paced world in which we now live.  Our world has sped up.  Thanks to tremendous developments in technology we now have the world at our finger tips.  There has been research done over the past decade that indicates technology might actually be changing our brains! Nicholas Carr, in his 2011 book The Shallows: What The … Continue reading Patience

Love: The Most Excellent Way

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control”  Galatians 5:22-23 It’s no mistake that Paul places love first in the list of the fruit of the Spirit because from love flows everything else.  Love is foundational to our faith.  A lawyer once asked Jesus what the most important commandment was.  Jesus said it was first to love … Continue reading Love: The Most Excellent Way

Why Study the Fruit of the Spirit?

Last fall I preached through Paul’s letter to the Galatians where we heard these well-known verses: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 Paul presents this fruit of the Spirit here in contrast with the works of the flesh. The works of the flesh are what come … Continue reading Why Study the Fruit of the Spirit?