Monday, September 21, 2015

Living by the Spirit: The Fruit of Love

Galatians 5:16-26; 1 John 4:16      September 20, 2015     Link for audio/video/manuscript

“The fruit of the Spirit” in the life of a born-again Christian is the emotional, intellectual, and physical manifestation of that Christian’s transformed spiritual life. God is love and we were created for a love relationship with God. Love is to be the goal of our lives. Loving God and each other is the central purpose of our existence. God’s intention for us is to offer the truth of the gospel on the silver platter of relational excellence. The loving way we are to behave toward each other is designed by God to catch the world’s attention and create an entry point the good news of the gospel to penetrate the hearts of those who don’t know Jesus Christ. May God use the truth of His Word today to empower us as His people to humbly glorify God by bearing “the fruit of the Spirit” of love together!