It’s more fun to control others than to control self

By Elizabeth Prata In Paul Twiss' sermon in the series at Grace Community Church "Sundays in July", at about the 25:00 minute mark, Twiss said, There is a decided lack of virtue in society today. It’s an old-fashioned word, virtue. Virtue is "behavior showing high moral standards." Synonyms might be: goodness, virtuousness, righteousness, morality, ethicalness, …

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Word of the Week- Fruit of the Spirit, Self-Control

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). In past essays, I explored the previous characteristics in the verse, from the first, joy, to gentleness, the second to last. Now we look at self-control. In …

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Word of the Week: Fruit of the Spirit, Gentleness

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) Warren Wiersbe notes the triple triad within the verse. The first three characteristics of the fruit are love, joy, and peace. Those reflect the Godward aspect of …

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Word of the Week: Fruit of the Spirit, Faithfulness

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). The word we're focusing on this week inside the fruit of the Spirit list is- faithfulness. As a reminder, the fruit of the Spirit is love. All …

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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: 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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