JOY: Fruit 2 of the Spirit

JOY: Fruit 2 of the Spirit Galatians 5:22b Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall The Hebrew root word for joy means to shine, to be bright. A believer’s duty is not only to love, but also to shine. Woebegone Christians hurt Jesus’ cause. Even if gloom completely surrounds...

PEACE: Fruit 3 of the Spirit

PEACE: Fruit 3 of the Spirit Galatians 5:22c Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Love, joy, peace ( of all words ever coined, few are more soothing than peace. Conjuring up images of contentment, peace is pictured by the satisfaction of a baby nestling in its mother’s...

PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS

PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS Galatians 5:22d-f Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Galatians 5:22d (Holman) . . . patience . . . As Christians, we represent our Lord and thus have to reflect His patience toward others. Forgiveness is at the heart of all we know about...

PATIENCE: Fruit 4 of the Spirit

PATIENCE: Fruit 4 of the Spirit Galatians 5:22d Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Love, joy, peace, patience – patience is love, joy, and peace being calm under pressure. Patience entails not seeking revenge when we are wronged. Believers must not retaliate when...

KINDNESS: Fruit 5 of the Spirit

KINDNESS: Fruit 5 of the Spirit Galatians 5:22e Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness ( patience is love, joy, and peace being calm under pressure; kindness is love, joy, peace, and patience on display. Believers, be kind, be proactive...

GOODNESS: Fruit 6 of the Spirit

GOODNESS: Fruit 6 of the Spirit Galatians 5:22f Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Of the nine fruit of the Spirit, goodness has for me been the hardest to define precisely. It is a broad term, an overarching call to be God-like. We could almost translate goodness as...