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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Guess which fruit of the Spirit is little spoken of and hardest to practice?

By Elizabeth Prata You get what you get and you don't pitch a fit! People of an age know this saying. It used to be said quite often. In some small pockets, it still is. It was a time when parents were the boss and the kids were supposed to gratefully and quietly receive whatever …

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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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