Last night we concluded our six-week look at walking in the Spirit by looking specifically at what the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) looks like, practically, in our relationships as Christians.
What does the fruit of the Spirit look like in practice?
1. Acts 2:42 – Devotion to the central things: (Faithfulness & Love)
- Learning & teaching our central beliefs (apostolic teaching)
- Sharing our lives together (fellowship) (v.44-45)
- Remembering Christ’s work (breaking bread)
- Asking God for things together (prayers)
Remember: The Spirit cmes by a believing hearing of the Gospel.
This is what the first believers did. (Gal 4:2)
2. Acts 2:44-47 – A reorientation of our daily life: our stuff, our time, in public, in private, in large groups, in homes. (Love, Faithfulness, Kindness, Goodness)
3. Acts 2:46-37 – A new kind of character whenever we’re together: Gladness, simplicity of heart, Praising God, favor with all, new people saved (Joy, Peace)
4. Phil 2:1-4 – A commitment to one-mindedness by others-esteem (Gentleness/Meekness)
5. Eph 4:1-3 – Doing the hard work of bearing with each other. (Patience, Self-Control)
6. Col 3:12-15 – Complete forgiveness. (“Supernaturally restored relationships”)