Fruit of the Spirit

"...love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control" (Galatians 5:22-23, New International Version).

These are the nine qualities that the apostle Paul refers to as "the fruit of the Spirit"—the characteristics produced in us when we are led by the Spirit of God. They are essential in every Christian's life, and the following materials will provide insight into what they are and how to develop them.

A blog post by Jacob Mammen

"Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God" (Psalm 42:5, New International Version).

Posted October 27, 2014 | 0 comments
A blog post by Janet Treadway

Does loyalty mean anything these days? On Big Brother recently, that word “loyalty” was brought into focus for me. I bypass a lot of the drama on that show but love the game challenges. Derrick had won the right to be the head of household and was to put two people up for eviction. One of the guys, Caleb, reminded Derrick of how loyal he had been to him throughout the whole game. Of course, Derrick promised Caleb he would be safe and the other person he was up against would be evicted from the game.

Posted October 3, 2014 | 0 comments
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A blog post by Steven Britt

I had the opportunity this summer to serve as a counselor for the first time at Camp Woodmen, part of the United Church of God's United Youth Camps program. As a counselor, I found myself constantly focused on others and giving of myself without hesitation and without limits. If someone needed encouragement, I stepped in and encouraged; if they needed advice, I gave advice; if they had a question, I was glad to give them the answer that God has led me to over the course of my Christian walk.

Posted September 22, 2014 | 0 comments
A blog post by Janet Treadway

I recently watched a TV show featuring people who were involved in reaching out to help others. It was through their own pain that they decided that reaching out to others would aid in their own healing process from pain, grief and loss. There was one lady whose story really touched my heart. She told of the story of her teen’s last words to her and his dad before he took his own life, which were, “You think I am a loser.” Then he shot and killed himself right in front of them.

Posted September 21, 2014 | 0 comments
A blog post by Jacob Mammen
Approve, Hold and Abstain

“Test (approve) all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21).

Posted September 20, 2014 | 0 comments
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A blog post by Janet Treadway

As an American, when I watch the news, I can’t help but be filled with gratitude that I’m not going through what others are going through. But at the same time, my heart is melting for all the suffering going on out there.

I am reminded of a song years ago sung by Diana Ross (among many others), “What The World Needs Now.”
 The lyrics:

Posted August 10, 2014 | 1 comments
A blog post by Janet Treadway

We all want peace; no war, peace without sickness, and just peace of mind. If you want to be filled with fear, just turn on the negative-filled news. It is easy for fear to set in with all the negativity around us; fear of war, fear of the economy, fear of sickness, fear of loss of job, fear of crime, fear of rejection, fear of the unknown. All of these can rob us of peace of mind.

If people and circumstances do not rob you of peace, then Satan is quite busy hoping to steal what is left of your inner joy.

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The Fruit of the Spirit

The Fruit of the Spirit

Jesus Christ taught important spiritual lessons regarding the "fruit" of our lives. What are those lessons, and how well are we applying them? Our eternal life depends on this understanding!

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