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Oct 20, 2017

I Love My Shepherd 30 – Chasing Freedom Audio Bonus 5: Freedom to walk loved

What fruits of the Spirit do you struggle with, if any?


Galatians 5:22-26


Fruits of the Spirit v. Fruits of myself

  • Fruits from Christ - Romans 8:38-39 – nothing separate us from Christ’s love, that love is planted in us
  • Noticing the fruits in one another, especially when we can’t see it
  • Believing God over believing ourselves and what we feel and think


Walking in the Fruits

  • Galatians 5 imagery of what it looks like to live outside the fruits and inside them
  • Paul compares apples to oranges to show the abundant life, what the Galatians were giving up
  • Paul interestingly ends up speaking to the sinner and the self righteous, one side is steeped in spiral of sin the other the spiral of “being good” of their own accord


What does Joy look like as a thing that just exists + what does it look like in my life?

  • Peace, patience, kindness, etc.
  • Look for the fruits around you


Let us love imperfectly, have imperfect joy, imperfect peace – it’s still there!


Galatians 6:1 – restoration and the connection to the fruits


Fruits of the Spirit v. gifts of the Spirit

Confusion with Ephesians 4:11-16

  1. 1-7 whole Body existing together
  2. 11-12 parts
  3. 13-16 whole Body growing together, sanctified life


We all have all the gifts. We all have our own calling.


What has God gifted you in? Where have you seen the fruits of the Spirit?



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