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How does the fruit of the Spirit grow? – Psalm 1 & John 15

by Jim Jamison

If we are to develop the fruit of the Spirit, how does that happen. Psalm 1 compares the godly man to a tree planted by a river (v2-3) Here the bearing of Spiritual fruit, is clearly related to the place the Word of God has in our lives. Notice that it does not say “read” […]

God’s Expectation: Fruit! – Galatians 5:22-23

by Jim Jamison

Galatians 5:22-23 shares with us the “Fruit of the Spirit,” and the difference between the gifts of the Spirit and the fruit of the Spirit is that unlike the gifts of the Spirit, the fruit of the Spirit is not divided among believers. All believers should be marked by each of these characteristics. The Bible […]

Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit – Galatians 5:16-25

by Jim Jamison

An Apple tree may have many apples, but the tree only produces one fruit, Galatians 5:22-23 discusses that Fruit of the Spirit and outlines what that fruit looks like. It is no accident that the Scriptures call the Third person of the Trinity the Holy Spirit , because one of the main functions of the […]

Build your relationship with God – Galatians 5:16

by Jim Jamison

If we are not to come to worship simply because we are obligated, or only because we are attempting to obedient, why should we come to worship the Messiah at Christmas? The true reason for worship is because of the relationship we enjoy with God. Galatians 5:16 reminds us that if we “walk in the […]

Are you looking for Christ in Obedience? – 1 Samuel 15:22

by Jim Jamison

As we approach Christmas, many people come to worship the Messiah like the Pharisees of old. They come outwardly, but do not allow the knowledge that they receive to make any inward change. Their practice may be good, but their hearts do not truly worship. The practice of men, to live by tradition, will not […]