The ‘fruit of the Spirit‘ produces graces or charming ways of doing things. They help the believer be right with God. Since Jesus lived in the flesh, he became fully aware of what was needed to give us the qualities that were missing.
Fruit of the Spirit: 9 Helpful Qualities For You!
STM Bible Study Summary
Let’s focus on the word fruit as used in Matthew 12:33, Ephesians 5:9, Galatians 5:22, and John 15:2, 4, 5 and 8 karpos (kar-pos’). Jesus makes it clear that we cannot do anything without Him. In particular, we cannot ‘bring forth’ / produce this fruit if we are not united—have common or combined effort, purpose and feelings—with Him through the Spirit.
1. Spirit vs. flesh
2. Light of the world
3. New life
9 Helpful Qualities For You
Each of the fruit of the Spirit is part of God’s character, and qualities to help the believer. The Holy Spirit makes it possible for you to be like God.
- But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives:
- 1) Love (unconditional; unselfish concern for others).
- 2) Joy (gladness; happy).
- 3) Peace (inner peace; peaceful).
- 4) Patience (not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting).
- 5) Kindness (kind; sympathy arising from a kind heart).
- 6) Goodness (mindset to do good; generosity; well-doing).
- 7) Faithfulness (faithful; reliability).
- 8) Gentleness (meekness, humility, lack of false pride).
- 9) Self-control (self-restraint, or abstinence, especially in regard to sexual activity; temperance; moderation; keeping the body under control).
- There is no law against these things!
Made known by the way we live
Do what God did, LOVE!
New life in Christ
Please obey God
The harmony of the Fruit of the Spirit
Links to the Bible studies
The vine and the branches
Words and actions reveal character
The tongue (your words)
Cannot imitate the fruit
♥ Question for Fruit of the Spirit – focus: fruit: Has the fruit of the Spirit begun to show through you?
Fruit of the Spirit wrap-up
The good vs. the corrupt (worthless) tree
Will God say “I never knew you?”
Qualities of God For You
The Bible Exposition Commentary:
The flesh may manufacture “results” that bring praise to us, but the flesh cannot bear fruit that brings glory to God. It takes patience, an atmosphere of the Spirit walking in the light the seed of the Word of God, and a sincere desire to honor Christ.
♥ Question for “Fruit of the Spirit”: Can others see God through your life? Can they see and feel your love?
Fruit of the Spirit: For others to know you are a child of God, people must see God through you. You must live in a way that is holy [from 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 (4)]. That does not mean you must or should wear a cross, carry Bibles, speak in tongues, or use religious words. In other words, let your fruit-bearing life show that you are a child of God. You are the light of the world; let your light [fruit-bearing life] shine! – Tim
Learn to use the fruit of the Spirit and enjoy Christian living. Thank you for taking the time to read this Bible study. I urge you to make full use of it. Blessings to you and your loved ones—♥ Tim. ☺
Links to Fruit of the Spirit Bible studies
Related studies/lessons/snacks for further spiritual growth:
Note: parenthesis (#) encloses the key verse(s).
Fruit of the Spirit wrap-up
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