Fruit of the Spirit

Fruit of the Spirit

 

When it comes to the Holy Spirit, Christians have a tendency to either over emphasize Him or minimize Him.

 

We talk about God as the Father, God as the Son and God as the Holy Spirit; one God in three persons, but we find it very difficult to describe who the Spirit is and the role He plays in our lives. 

 

Jesus used the illustration of the Spirit of God as the wind, John 3. We can’t see the wind, but we can see the effects of the wind upon us.  What are there evidences of the Spirit of God in the life of the believer?  Paul uses the term “fruit of the Spirit” even as he calls us to “walk by the Spirit.” 

 

What is the fruit of the Spirit and what are the evidences in our life that we are walking by the Spirit?  Let’s look at the fruit of the Spirit in our study of Galatians 5.

For many years it seems that conservative churches have ignored or minimized the Person and work of the Holy Spirit. We begin our summer series on “The Fruit of the Spirit” by looking more closely about what it means to “Walk by the Spirit.”