Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation
This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship.
History of Hymns: “Wild and Lone the Prophet’s Voice”
This offers background and commentary on the Carl P. Daw, Jr. (b. 1944) advent hymn, “Wild and Lone the Prophet’s Voice.”
History of Hymns: “Come, We That Love the Lord”
Taylor Vancil offers background and commentary on the hymn by Isaac Watts (1674-1738): “Come, We That Love the Lord”
The Fruit of the Gospel
Karl Jacobson observes that in Colossians 1:1-14 the gospel is not proclaimed in order to elicit a response; rather, the fruits of the Christian life are declared in order to proclaim the gospel in reverse.
Fruit of the Spirit of Jesus Christ Worship Service
"This worship service is inspired by Galatians 5:22-23 and is organized around eight fruits of Jesus Christ. It includes an outline and a video recording of a "Fruit of the Spirit" service."
Prayer for the Fruit of the Spirit
This is a prayer of petition that seeks the fruit of the Spirit. Inspired by fruit listed in Galatians 5:22-26, it alludes to several scripture passages as it seeks those fruit to grow in our lives.
The Spirit with Us
Reginald Fuller offers commentary on several passages traditionally associated with Pentecost. Fuller observes that the gift of the Spirit at Pentecost is the outcome of Christ’s redemptive work at Easter.
The Long Slog
Debra Rienstra discusses authenticity, Pentecost, the fruits of the Spirit, and the long slog of Christian discipleship.
Freedom (Fruit of the Spirit)
To be truly free we must live in the fruit of the Spirit, letting God be evident to others in our acts of love. This video is based on Galatians 5:22-23 and 2 Corinthians 3:17.
Prayer: The Fruit of the Spirit
This is a prayer inspired by the fruit of the spirit in Galatians 5: 22-26 that describes God as the "grower of spiritual fruit."
The Fruit of the Spirit
What is the difference between the fruits of the Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit? Stephen Winward explains it in this quote. He begins by saying, “Fruits have to do with character, gifts with service."
Prayer of Petition: The Fruit of the Spirit
This is a prayer of petition inspired by the fruit of the spirit in Galatians 5: 22-26 that addresses God as the "Bounteous Spirit."
Fruit Juice of the Spirit
Creative instructions for a contemplative prayer station inspired by Galatians 5:22-23. Drinking fruit juice becomes a symbol of openness to God changing us and filling us with the fruit of the Spirit.
The Fruit of the Spirit
This children’s sermon uses Galatians 5:22-23 and a bowl of fruit to teach children about the fruit of the spirit.
The Fruits of the Spirit
In Galatians 5:22-26, Paul enumerates the fruits of the Holy Spirit, the concrete results of living the life of the Trinity: living "in Christ," and "in the Holy Spirit." A podcast by Robert Barron.