May 4, 2018 – June 29, 2018
The Fruit of the Spirit
What does it mean to be a Christian? What does it look like to have Christ in you? In his letter to the Galatians, the Apostle Paul offers a profound, yet simple list of nine Christian characteristics: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Any astute observer will quickly notice how the fruit of the Spirit, as Paul identifies them, stand in stark contrast to many of our current cultural distinctives. This Groundwork series seeks to understand each of the nine qualities as they are described and understood in scripture, as well as look at what they mean for those of us who identify as Christians, and how we can live as those who know Jesus Christ and are filled with his Holy Spirit.
Episodes in this Series
May 11 , 2018
In light of the sadness and tragedy in our world, being joyful can seem challenging, if not impossible. Discover where true joy is found, what it looks like, and how Christians can experience this fruit of the Spirit in daily life, no matter our present circumstances.
June 22 , 2018
Recognizing the connection between gentleness, our salvation, and God's kingdom leads us to discover real power inherent in the spiritual fruit of gentleness—a power that in turn gives great strength to our witness and testimony to God's work in our lives.
June 29 , 2018
Why is self-control considered a fruit of the Spirit? Does bearing the fruit of self-control mean Christians live boring, passion-less lives? Discover God's definition of self-control and what it means for how we live in God's good world.