A detailed view of the fruit of the Spirit


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The definition of each fruit, cross reference as well as Greek terms and their meanings.

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A detailed view of the fruit of the Spirit

  2. 2. LOVE Definition Not just emotions or feelings. It’s a decision to commit for the well being of others, unconditionally. Cross reference My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:12-14) Greek definition “Agape” - Love which seeks the highest good of others.
  3. 3. JOY Definition Not based on circumstances. Obtained by doing the will of God. Like sharing the gospel, fellowship with others. Cross reference Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 9 for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.1 Peter 1:8- 9 Greek definition “Chara” Gladness, delight, a special presence of God.
  4. 4. PEACE Definition The state of assurance, lack of fear provided only by God. Also is the unity between believers. Freedom from worry and oppressive thoughts Cross reference And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 Greek Definition “Eirene” Peace between individuals, harmony, unity
  5. 5. PATIENCE Definition Slowness in avenging wrongs. The quality which keeps the believer from responding to negative situations out of hatred and anger etc. Cross reference And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. 1 Thessalonians 5:14-15 Greek Definition “Makrothumia” Long suffering, bearing fruits without complaint
  6. 6. KINDNESS Definition The eagerness to put others at ease. A sweet and attractive temperament that shows friendly regard. Cross reference A kindhearted woman gains honor, but ruthless men gain only wealth. Those who are kind benefit themselves, but the cruel bring ruin on themselves. Proverbs 11:16-17 Greek Definition “Chrestotes” Merciful, easy to bear, morally good and upright
  7. 7. GOODNESS Definition Selfless desire to open yourself and be generous to others even they don’t deserve it. Cross reference This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone. Titus 3:8 Greek Definition “Agathosune” Useful, generous
  8. 8. FAITHFULNESS Definition Firm devotion to God, loyalty to friends, discharging responsibilities properly, the belief that Jesus died for our sins. Cross reference His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness! Matthew 25:21 Greek Definition “Pistis” Trust, conviction
  9. 9. GENTLENESS Definition Humble non threatening demeanor that derives from a position of strength and authority, and is useful in calming another’s anger. This not being weak and passive. Cross reference to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone. Titus 3:2 Greek Definition “Prautes” Humble, meek
  10. 10. SELF-CONTROL Definition Restrain one’s emotions, actions and desires, and to be in harmony with the will of God. Self control is God’s will, not living for one’s self. Cross reference For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self- controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age. Titus 2:11-12 Greek Definition “Egkratea” Being in control of one’s self CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS PRESENTATION. IT’S COPYRIGHT FREE.