Cultivate Patience

Cultivate Patience

Patience is the most difficult of the nine-fold fruit of the Spirit to cultivate. Nevertheless, since God saw fit to have it listed among these spiritual virtues, obviously he expects us to master it. Why is our patience so important to God? Because God’s main concern is the development of our character, not our personal […]

Cultivate Patience

Cultivate Peace

The Fruit of the Spirit is, in essence, the character of Jesus cultivated in our character. In this message, we will explore the third facet of that fruit—peace. Jesus was known as the Prince of Peace. That is what distinguished him. But the question is, does that distinguish you in your inner life, your relationships, […]

Cultivate Patience

Cultivate Joy

As Christ followers, we are called to live a life led by God’s Holy Spirit. When we do, the evidence of that living is displayed as fruit in our lives. One such fruit is the idea of joy. Joy is a God given peace, gladness and sufficiency that is not affected by outward circumstances. Join […]

Cultivate Patience

Cultivate Love

How do you know if you’re growing as Jesus’ disciple? Is it seen in how hard you try or how involved you get or in how spiritually gifted you are? No! The truest measuring stick is the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23) That’s the […]

Practice Community

Practice Community

God created us for community. But how do we practice community as we endure the relational restrictions of Covid-19? In Colossians 3:11-15, the Apostle Paul gives us a way that will work whether we are enjoying in-person worship or practicing social distancing from one another: by living out the radical grace of unconditional forgiveness toward […]

Practice Community

Practice Maturity

God has designed his children to grow from infancy into spiritual adulthood. When we don’t grow, we miss out on great blessing to ourselves and others. However, when we desire and pursue the things of God through His word and with His people, God grows us spiritually to our benefit and for the gain of […]