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What is the Fruit of Your Life? (Part II)

Several weeks ago we began a conversation about how our lives bear fruit and how important it is to know what that fruit represents and how to cultivate it. We began to walk through the fruit of the spirit for the fifth chapter of Galatians, taking a tour of what God expects from us relating to our character growth as we follow Christ. Today, the tour continues, and as with any tour, it is important to stay with the group so you don’t miss out!

What is the Fruit of Your Life? (Part I)

We all have heard analogies regarding fruit… “That was a fruitful trip.” “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” “What a fruitcake!” “We are hoping the experience bears fruit.” “Please, with a cherry on top!” “He went bananas!” “One bad apple spoils the whole bunch!” You get the idea! Fruit gives us a sensible and understandable way to define life – and it’s tasty too! Not surprisingly, fruit is a centerpiece of New Testament teaching, so let’s take a look!

How Fruitful is Your Life?

What is the meaning of life? That is one of those questions that is often asked - both in a serious and well meaning way as well as in a more humorous way... Rather than ask that exact question today, we are asking a more direct question – how fruitful is your life? This is one of those – “oh no, I have to look in the mirror!” moments, where we need to really figure out what we are about. Fortunately, the Bible gives us a lot of guidance as to what kind of fruit we should look for and what kind of results we should avoid. Stay with us as we get up close and personal with our lives – How fruitful is your life?

What Fruit Does Your Spirit Yield? (Part II)

It is a common practice to look at peoples lives and see the fruit of their labors. Often times we will not want to follow someone’s lead until we have seen proof of their leadership, or we will not want to implement a process until we see that it has been fruitful before. Now, what about the fruit of our spirit – our influence? Do we ever look at and assess its impact? The Bible tells us what the fruit of God’s influence is – the question we want to ask is this; is the fruit of our spirit growing toward the fruit of God’s spirit? Stay with us this morning as we look at the fruit of our influence – is it ripe and ready or is it rotten and repulsive?

What Fruit Does Your Spirit Yield? (Part I)

It is a common practice to look at peoples lives and see the fruit of their labors. Often times we will not want to follow someone’s lead until we have seen proof of their leadership, or we will not want to implement a process until we see that it has been fruitful before. Now, what about the fruit of our spirit – our influence? Do we ever look at and assess its impact? The Bible tells us what the fruit of God’s influence is – the question we want to ask is this; is the fruit of our spirit growing toward the fruit of God’s spirit? Stay with us this morning as we look at the fruit of our influence – is it ripe and ready or is it rotten and repulsive?