Word of the Week: Fruit of the Spirit, Goodness

By Elizabeth Prata But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23). What is goodness? If you ask most people, they would declare that they "are a good person." But is man's view of goodness the same as God's? …

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Sunday Word of the Week: Fruit of the Spirit, Kindness

By Elizabeth Prata But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 kindness here in Greek (xrēstótēs) means a useful kindness, referring to meeting real needs, in God's way, in His timing (fashion). Hence 5544 (xrēstótēs) is listed as …

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Sunday Word of the Week- Fruit of the Spirit: Patience

By Elizabeth Prata But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22). The fruit of the Spirit is singular. It's all one fruit. It's not like the believer works on love one month and then patience the next …

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Sunday Word of the Week: Fruit of the Spirit, Peace

By Elizabeth Prata On Sundays I usually post a theological word with its definition, then an explanation, and use it in a verse. I also use a picture to represent the concept. This is my effort to maintain a theological literacy among the brethren and between generations, something I believe is critical. We have to …

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Sunday Word of the Week: Fruit of the Spirit, Joy

By Elizabeth Prata On Sundays I usually post a theological word with its definition, then an explanation, and use it in a verse. I also use a picture to represent the concept. This is my effort to maintain a theological literacy among the brethren and between generations, something I believe is critical. We have to …

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