“The Holy Spirit” Thursday, June 28, 2012Pastor Darrell Jackson, Sr.
Galatians 5:22 - 23 NLT22 But the Holy Spirit producesthis kind of fruit in our lives:love, joy, peace, patience,kindness, goodness,faithfulness,23 gentleness, and self-control.There is no law against thesethings!
Fruit of the Holy SpiritThe Fruit of the Holy Spirit isa biblical term that sums up thenine visible attributes of a trueChristian life, according toPaul’s Letter to the Galatianschapter 5. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fruit of the Holy SpiritThough there are nineattributes to the Fruit of theSpirit, the original Greek termtranslated as "Fruit" issingular, signifying that thereis one Fruit, with nine parts. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fruit of the Holy SpiritThroughout the Bible, righteousmen are likened to trees, andPaul in Galatians 5 explainswhat fruit a righteous treebears. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fruit of the Holy Spirit• Love• Joy• Peace• Patience• Kindness• Goodness• Faithfulness• Gentleness• Self-control
LOVE•Agape is an undefeatable benevolenceand unconquerable goodwill that alwaysseeks the highest of others, no matterwhat he does.•Agape is more a love by choice thanphilos, which is love by chance; and itrefers to the will rather than theemotion.
LOVE•Agape describes the unconditional loveGod has for the world.•Apostle Paul gives an in-depthdescription of agape love in 1Corinthians 13.
JOY•The Greek word for joy, chara, isderived from the Greek word charis,which means ‘grace.’•Chara (joy) is produced by the graceof God.•It is not human-based happiness whichcan come and go.
JOY•True ‘joy’ is divine in its origin.•It is a Spirit-given expression which is at its best during hard times.•1 Thessalonians 1:6 NLT “So you received the message with joy from the Holy Spirit in spite of the severe suffering it brought you. In this way, you imitated both us and the Lord.”
PEACE•Peace is the result of resting in arelationship with God.•The word “peace” comes from theGreek word eirene, which expressesthe concept of wholeness,completeness or tranquility in thesoul that is unaffected byoutward circumstances.
PEACE•Jesus is described as the Prince ofPeace, who brings peace to thehearts of those who desire it.•John 14:27 NLT “I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”
PATIENCE•Patience noted in some translations as“longsuffering” or “endurance,” is defined bytwo Greek words, makrothumia(mak-roth-oo-mee-ah) and hupomone (hoop-om-on-ay).•Makrothumia is the ability to endurepersecution and ill-treatment.•Exercising restraint as opposeto revenge.
PATIENCE•Hupomone is translated“endurance”: constancy,perseverance, continuance, bearingup, steadfastness, holding out.•The capacity to continue even underdifficult circumstances, with ahopeful fortitude that activelyresists weariness anddefeat.
KINDNESS•Kindness and nice cannot always beused interchangeably.•Nice is defined by dictionary.com asbeing agreeable.•Kindness is acting for the good ofpeople regardless of what they do.
KINDNESS•The word kindness comes from theGreek word chrestotes (kray-stot-ace),which meant to be friendly to others.•Synonyms for kindness are:compassionate, considerate,sympathetic, humane or gentle.
GOODNESS• Popular English Bibles translate the single Greek word chrestotes into two words: kindness and goodness.• Definitions of goodness: • The state or quality of being good • Moral excellence; virtue • Kindly feeling, kindness, generosity • The best part of anything; Essence; Strength • General character recognized in quality or conduct
FAITHFULNESS•Faithfulness is committing oneself tosomething or someone.•It is not always easy to be faithful.•Christian faith requires trust in God.
FAITHFULNESS•Ephesians 3:16 - 17 NLT 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.
GENTLENESS•Gentleness, in the Greek, prautes, iscommonly known as meekness, not as anindicator for weakness, but of power andstrength under control.•The New Spirit Filled Life Bible definesgentleness as… …”a disposition that is even-tempered,tranquil, balanced in spirit, unpretentious,and having passions under control.”
SELF-CONTROL•The Greek word used in Galatians5:23 is “egkrateia”, which meanshaving command or “mastery over”one’s own behavior.•Spiritual discipline exercised intesting times.