Fruit of the Spirit
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01 - Imagine a fruit that is ripe, fresh, fragrant, juicy and crispy... yet it is bitter.  Does not this one flaw annul all its pleasant traits? So becomes our dilemma when we try to cultivate fruit that only the Spirit can produce. <BR>Abide in Me and I in you.  As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself except it abide in the vine, no more can ye except ye abide in Me.  - John 15:4 <BR>The Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness,temperance; against such there is no law.  - Galatians 5:22-23 02 - Love: <BR>Life is a journey and love is what makes the journey worthwhile. <BR><BR>Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things... Love never fails. <BR>I Corinthians 13:7-8 03 - Joy:<BR>You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing and all the trees will clap their hands. - Isaiah 55:12<BR><BR>Joy is a net by which you can catch souls. - Mother Teresa 04 - Peace:<BR>Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you, not as the world gives... Let not your heart be troubled. - John 14:27 05 - Patience:<BR>Let us not be weary in well doing for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.  - Galatians 6:9<BR><BR>He that can have patience can have what he will. - Benjamin Franklin 06 - Gentleness:<BR>How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, tolerant of the weak and strong; because some day in life you will have been all of these. - George Washington Carver 07 - Goodness:<BR>Every tree is know by its own fruit: a good tree does not produce bad fruit and a bad tree does not produce good fruit. - Luke 6:43-44<BR><BR>Examine yourselves whether you be in the faith; prove you own selves.  - 2 Corinthians 13:5 08 - Faith:<BR>Faith is not confidence that the castles you build will neve crumble; rather it is trust and delight in the One you are building them for.<BR<BR>Without faith it is impossible to please Him. - Hebrews 11:6 09 - Meekness:<BR>After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.  - Italian Proverb<BR><BR>Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory but in lowliness of mind, let each esteem the other better than themselves. - Philippians 2:3 10 - Temperance:<BR>Temperance is a traffic light directing the steady stream of our appetites and passions. 11 - Truth:<BR>White is every color reflected; Black is every color inverted.  Likewise truth embraced reflects the colors of our Creator and truth inverted becomes a lie.  Shades of grey are only shadows cast when a lie comes between the heart and the Son.<BR>The Fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness and truth.  - Ephesians 5:9<BR>He that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be manifest that they are wrought in God. - John 3:21 12 - Fruit, natural or spiritual is grown to be consumed and enjoyed by others, which is why we must be continually (re)filled with the Spirit. - (Ephesians 5:18)
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