Have you heard this meme circulating around the American church? “The gospel does not make bad people good, but dead people alive”? Yes, it makes dead people alive, but it also makes now-living persons better.
This attribute should grow in us by the Spirit of God. Will we let him produce it in us?
It is also translated as “patience.” Do we have enough of it? Do you dare pray for it?
It is clear from the news headlines that we need peace in the world. But that can happen only when we have the peace that flows from the Spirit. Everyone on the planet needs to be born again, be filled with the Spirit, and let the peace flow outwardly.
Gal. 5:22-23 lists nine fruit of the Spirit. The second one is joy. What is it? Giddiness, or does it go deeper? Also discussed here is the differences between happiness and joy.
An odd teaching, perpetrated by the grace teachers, has been circulating around the church for a long time.
This word begins the list in Gal. 5:22-23. From it flows all the other virtues. Here is a basic word study of the noun, with application to your life.
Have you ever received a dream, possibly from God, while you were sleeping or a vision before your eyes or mind’s eyes? How would you know it came from God? How do we evaluate them?
What are the Scriptures that reveal them? How are they relevant to my life today? Or have they ceased today?
All the key words are here, spelled out in simple English.