August 2, 2020

The Fruit of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace

Preacher:
Passage: Galatians 5:22–23

The very obvious work of the Holy Spirit in the Christian's life

There is little doubt that the nature of the Holy Spirit, who he is and what he does, is mysterious to us. The concept of “Father” and the nature of Jesus’ incarnation make the first and second members of the Trinity more accessible to us. But comprehending “spirit”? It understandably eludes us.

What ought not elude us though, is the very obvious work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. A professing, growing Christian will be increasingly characterized by the fruit of the Spirit and will also have his or her gifts for serving empowered by the Spirit. Not so mysterious after all.

This 6-message series explores the tandem work of the Spirit in producing fruit and empowering gifts in our lives as Christians. All who profess faith in Christ should see these things in their lives.

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Sermon Notes

Not So Mysterious After All
The Fruit of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace
Todd Dugard
Galatians 5:22–23

August 2, 2020

When I’m walking with Christ, I’ll be producing…

…LOVE for God and LOVE for people (Galatians 5:22a; Matthew 22:37-39; 1 John 4:8; John 13:34-35; 1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

…JOY in my heart (Galatians 5:22a; Psalm 16:11; 1 Peter 1:8; Jude 1:24)

Joy is distinctly a Christian word and a Christian thing. It is the reverse of happiness. Happiness is the result of what happens of an agreeable sort. Joy has its springs deep down inside. And that spring never runs dry, no matter what happens. Only Jesus gives that joy. He had joy, singing its music within, even under the shadow of the cross.
S.D. Gordon

If you have no joy, there’s a leak in your Christianity
somewhere.
Billy Sunday

…PEACE in all circumstances (Galatians 5:22a; Romans 12:18; 14:19; Ephesians 2:13-16)