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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 […]

The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy – Nehemiah 8:10

by Jim Jamison

Today the world is joyless, full of shadows, disillusionment, and fear. Freedom is rapidly disappearing from the face of the earth, an a great many of the things that bring happiness and pleasures in life are also disappearing. Yet, The joy which the Holy Spirit brings to our lives lifts us above the circumstances of […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Love – John 13:35

by Jim Jamison

There should be no more distinctive mark of the believer than love 1 John 3:14). No matter how else we may bear our testimony for the Lord, the absence of love nullifies it all (1 Cor. 13:1-3). Love is greater than anything we can say, possess, or give, and if love does not characterize our […]

The Fruit of the Spirit – Galatians 5:2-23

by Jim Jamison

Of all the passages in the Bible which sketch the character of Christ and the fruit which the Spirit brings to our lives, none is more compact and challenging that Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”.. We […]

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” […]