Category Archives: Fruit of the Spirit

Back In Time

I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and … Continue reading

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The Greatest Gift of All

The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6 Bryan Chapel, one of my favorite study authors, wrote in his book, The Promises of Grace, the following insightful … Continue reading

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Ungodly Men

They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey … Continue reading

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Bearing Fruit

May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works – he who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke. Psalm 104:31-32 In the 15th chapter of John’s … Continue reading

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A Steadfast Spirit

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 Statistics indicate that between 5% and 10% of Alzheimer’s patients will exhibit aggressive or violent behavior most often in the later stages of … Continue reading

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Humility

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Philippians 2:3 Since I no longer drive because of the lack of focus brought on by Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, my wife does all … Continue reading

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Do Not Grumble

And do not grumble, as some of them did – and were killed by the destroying angel. 1 Corinthians 10:10 Today’s passage is taken from Paul’s first, rather stern letter to the church in Corinth. This particular passage comes on … Continue reading

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Waiting Patiently

I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1 While attending college at the University of Louisville on an ROTC scholarship over 40 years ago, I worked part-time at a prestigious French restaurant … Continue reading

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Flowing Fruit

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 Our new minister, Pastor Sharon, gave her first sermon this past Sunday which was … Continue reading

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Keep In Step with the Spirit

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25 After my diagnosis of Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, one of my greatest fears was that as my mind continued to erode because of the impacts … Continue reading

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