Topic: Fruit of the Spirit (1)
Text: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, (Galatians 5:22, ESV)
Better relationships flow on the wings of the fruit of the Spirit.
That Paul said that the fruit of the Spirit IS love etc, listing nine items, does not mean the only expression of the Holy Spirit is love and the rest are mere adjuncts (Galatians 5:22-23).
It is just that the fruit on “the tree” of walking in the Spirit has nine different parts, just like in a single food item you find different food classes.
But for the purpose teaching we break it down into nine different items, just as you do in to food items in a science lab.
It is hopeless to try to emphasise better relationships without a relationship with the Holy Spirit.
He is the expression of the holiness of…
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