Posts by Jim Jamison

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The Fruit of the Spirit:Goodness – Galatians 5:22-23

by Jim Jamison

We can say “I love you” all we want, but if there is never any evidence of our love, our words will be called into question. In Galatians 5:23 we see the 6th of the characteristics of the fruit of the Spirit, and that is “goodness.” This word is derived from Greek word referring to […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness – John 13:34

by Jim Jamison

It seems strange that in an age when we can reach the moon, bounce signals off far planets, and receive pictures from whirling satellites we have some much difficulty communicating tenderness to those around us. We live in a very aggressive society, Last week the news talked about an older man who jumped on the […]

The Fruit of the Spirit: Patience – Galatians 5:22

by Jim Jamison

During the snow storm a couple weeks ago, I was traveling back from Lima, and when I was almost home, I got behind a car that was traveling less than 20 MPH. I had to remind myself that they needed to be safe on the roads, but was struggling at times with the temptation to […]

Developing an outward focus: Galatians 5:22

by Jim Jamison

Moving back to the Fruit of he Spirit found in Galatians 5:22-23, we saw how that the first three characteristics: Love, Joy, and peace was a development of our upward focus toward God. The second triad of characteristics focus on our outward focus toward others. These three characteristics: longsuffering, kindness, and goodness, help us as […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Peace – John 14:27

by Jim Jamison

Only the Holy Sprit can give us peace on the midst of the storms of restlessness and despair. When we yield to worry, we deny our guide the right to lead us in confidence and peace. One of the key characteristics of the Fruit of the Spirit is Peace: Peace with God, and peace in […]