In spite of appearances, God is in control. His kingdom will endure through all of the rising and falling kingdoms of this world. In trusting our sovereign King, we have a glorious opportunity to dig our heels into the soil of a fallen, broken world for the sake of the Gospel. Yet, we do so with a constant longing for the world to come in which everything sad will come untrue. How do we live in the tension? How do we trust God in the unraveled moments? Join us as we dive into the story of God working all things for our good and His glory.
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The fruit of the Spirit are the habits of the heart for those who belong to Christ. As the Christian is united to Christ, transformation begins to take place inwardly. This means that the Holy Spirit is shaping our character into the image of Jesus. In Galatians Paul tells us that we are either being shaped by the world and the desires of the flesh or we are being shaped by the Spirit who changes our desires and conforms us in the image of Christ.
If the Holy Spirit is leading your life there will be an obvious reality, the fruit of the Spirit will be produced from the seed of salvation planted in you by Christ Jesus. This seed bears fruit and the outcome is the virtues of Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control. Paul says “walk by the Spirit” and as we walk by the Spirit His fruit will cause the world around us to flourish by putting the character of Jesus Christ on display for all to see.