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Self-Control

Readings:
New Testament Lesson: II Peter 1:1-9 (Controlled by Christ)
Gospel Lesson: Luke 6:27-36 (Turn the other cheek)

Today we look at the final fruit of the Spirit – self-control. 91 more words

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Gentleness

Readings:
New Testament Lesson: Philippians 2:1-11 (Imitating Christ’s humility)
Gospel Lesson: Luke 7:36-50 (Jesus anointed by a sinful woman)

The fruit of the spirit captures the character and nature of our Savior, and characteristics that take root in the life of every Christian living in Christ. 50 more words

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Faithfulness

Readings:
New Testament Lesson: Revelation 2:10 (Be faithful, even to the point of death)
Matthew 25:14-30 (The Parable of the Talents)

This week we consider faith or faithfulness as one of the elements of the fruit of the Spirit. 69 more words

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Goodness

Readings:
New Testament Lesson: Ephesians 2:1-10 (Alive in Christ)
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 19:16-22 (The rich young man- there is only one who is good)

“Goodness” as a Fruit of the Spirit can easily be reduced to mere moral behavior that subtly rejects the work of Jesus Christ in our lives. 100 more words

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Patience

Readings:
Colossians 3:12-17 (Put on Patience)
Matthew 18:23-35 (Forgive as you have been forgiven)

The Greek word used for patience actually means “long-tempered” as opposed to “short-tempered.” In our everyday speech we might define it as “keeping your cool,” or “chilling out.” If a person lacks such patience, where will they find it? 21 more words

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Peace

Readings:
New Testament Lesson: Romans 5:1-2 (Peace with God, because of what Jesus has done for us)
Gospel Lesson: John 14:25-27 (Jesus gives us His peace) 62 more words

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TOMA

Quick. Name five brands of soft drink. Name five car manufacturers. What are your favorite movie theaters? What chain restaurants do you prefer to frequent? 445 more words

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