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.
A theory of jerks
Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc.
Advent resources: a folk ballad, "Every Valley," tells of the times when waiting is hard and hope is needed, a "Community Prayer for Waiting," a banner, a painting, another prayer, and two quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer....
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."
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.
The Work of the People
An article from the Theology of Work project about the church's ministry of vocational guidance. Churches are called to help their members develop the fruits of the Spirit, described in Galatians 5:22, in their workplaces.
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.
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."
9 Ladies Dancing (Fruit of the Spirit)
Some artist have connected the "Fruit of the Spirit" (Galatians 5:22-23) with the traditional lyrics in the song "Twelve Days of Christmas," published in England in 1780. For example: this painting of of nine ladies dancing....
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.
Full Text Hymns on Fruit of the Spirit
The fruit of the Spirit is love and joyPD
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The Spirit's Fruits Are Peace And LovePD
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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.
Pentecost and the Witness of the Spirit
Reginald H. Fuller offers in-depth commentary on readings for Pentecost. He notes the origins of the feast, the multiple comings of the Spirit, the question of glossolalia, and more.
Pentecost Prayer for Fruit of the Spirit
A Pentecost prayer by Andrea Skevington for the fruit of the Spirit, based on Galatians 5:22–23.
Life in the Spirit
A worship planning guide for 2 Kings 2:1-14; Psalm 77; Luke 9:51-62; Galatians 5:1, 13-25. Themes include: the fruits of the Spirt, prophetic ministry, and Jesus' response to those resisting the call of discipleship.
Fruits of the Spirit
This sermon illustration for Galatians 5:22-23 quotes Susan Maycinik on producing the fruit of the Spirit.
The Fruit of the Spirit
Reflecting on Galatians 5:18-23, Frederick Buechner reminds us that although good works do not earn salvation, "they are nonetheless the mark and effect of it."
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.
Blessing: Fruit of the Spirit
This is a blessing that references the fruit of the Spirit. It is inspired by Philippians 1: 6-11 and Galatians 5: 22-23.