Love(Greek: Agapē –ag-ah-pay )• Unselfish love;• God is its primary purpose 11
Joy(Greek chara -- khar-ah )• Gladness• Happiness based on unchanging divine promises 12
Peace(Greek: eirene -- i-ray-nay )• Tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ 13
Longsuffering(Greek: makrothumia -- mak-roth-oo-mee-ah )• Patience• Ability to endure• Willingness to accept irritating or painful situations 14
Gentleness(Greek: chrestotes -- khray-stot-ace)• Moral goodness (goodness of heart)• Integrity• Kindness• Tender concern for others• Treat others gently, as the Lord treats believers 15
Goodness( Greek: agathosune -- ag-ath-o-soo-nay)• Comes from agathos which means of good character that is pleasing to the Lord• Uprightness of heart and life• Spiritual excellence manifested in active kindness 16
Faith(Greek: Pistis -- pis-tis )• Strong conviction or belief that Jesus is the Messiah, through whom we obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God• Belief with the predominate idea of trust and reliance on Christ 17
Meekness(Greek: praotes -- prah-ot-ace )• Not just outward behavior• Submissive to the will of God• Disposition of having infinite resources with God in command 18
Temperance(Greek: egkrateia --eng-krat-i-ah)• Self control• Virtue of one who masters his desires and passions, esp. his sensual appetites 19
Fruit of the Spirit CharacteristicsLove Unselfish love, with God at its primary purposeJoy Happiness based on unchanging divine promisesPeace Tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through ChristLongsuffering Patience; ability to endure difficult situationsGentleness Goodness of heart; integrity; tender concern for others as the Lord treats every believerGoodness Character pleasing to the LordFaith Strong conviction or belief that Jesus is the Messiah, with the predominate idea of trust and reliance on HimMeekness Submissive to the will of God, with the disposition of having infinite resources with God in commandTemperance Self control; masters desires, appetites, and sensual appetites 20
What are the stepping stones to the fruit ofthe Spirit? 21
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