Fruit of the Spirit

Rose Publishing, 2004
ISBN: 9781596365421
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How does the Spirit work in and through believers? The answers are found in this bestselling book, Fruit of the Spirit. In less than 30 minutes, you will understand Galatians 5: 22, 23, and the nine traits that are listed as the Fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Fruit of the Spirit is an excellent tool for teaching, devotions, or for reference when you are asked about the importance of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s life.

Both the Old and New Testament refer to the importance of "fruit.” For Christians, the Fruit of the Spirit represent the outward or visible growth believers experience in Christ through the Holy Spirit. That's why this teaching is so important. Fruit of the Spirit is an excellent resource that will show you how the Spirit works in and through believers to achieve a true change in action and behavior.

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law." Galatians 5:22, 23

The Fruit of the Spirit study is an excellent study for believers at any level of spiritual growth or maturity. Believers will spend a lifetime seeking the fruit in their lives. Fruit of the Spirit provides insight to how the fruit of the Spirit was evident in the life of Jesus. For example: According the Apostle Paul, a fruit of the Spirit is "love." Fruit of the Spirit defines love this way: Love is not based on emotions or feelings. It is a decision to be committed to the well being of others without any conditions or circumstances.

Fruit of the Spirit includes:

  • A definition for each fruit of the Spirit
  • How each fruit was exemplified in Jesus' life
  • Scripture references that show the fruit manifested in someone's life
  • The Greek word for each of the fruit of the Spirit, including: The word for love is agape The word for joy is chara

Fruit of the Spirit offers four powerful verses that define Good Fruit as well as a list of Bad Fruit, which includes: greed, anger, drunkenness, and evil desires, among others.