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Led By The Spirit Summer Challenge #12


Week 12 Challenge: Write a letter or send an email to someone who exhibits some or all of the Fruit of the Spirit characteristics in their life. Encourage that individual by telling them all you see in their life, how they are exhibiting the Fruit of the Spirit and being like Christ.

Today I’m concluding our series on The Fruit of the Spirit. Thank you so much for joining me on this weekly journey! I hope you have learned as much these past 11 weeks as I have! My prayer for all of us is that we will take what we have learned and allow God to change us into His image more and more each day.

Brief Overview

Week 1: Stay connected to the vine. In order to grow in our faith and relationship with Jesus, we need to be connected to Him. In John 15:5 Jesus tells us that He is the vine and we are the branches, we need to be connected to Him we do this by being in God’s Word on a daily basis.

Week 2: Love others like Jesus did. Remember that love is an act of obedience, an action, not a feeling. Love those God has placed in your life whether you feel like it or not. By doing so you are honoring God with your obedience and becoming more like Christ.

Week 3: Being joyful and being happy are not one in the same. Being happy depends on your circumstances. Being joyful is in spite of your circumstances. Our salvation is what brings us joy not our circumstances.

Week 4: True peace comes from knowing that God is in control and our future is safe with Him. We must learn to “take every thought captive” and hand our fears over to the one who can conquer our fears. We need to trust that God is in control and our future is safe with Him.

Week 5 & 6: We learned that being patience with others involves forgiving each other of wrong doings, hurt feelings etc. As we respond more patiently with each other we reflect Christ. We also learned that we are not to judge others but to leave the judging up to God. We were reminded that God’s kindness, tolerance and patience leads to people’s repentance.

Week 7: We are reminded to look for ways to be kind to those in our lives. The highest compliment we can receive is to be described as “too nice.”

Week 8: We learned that goodness is putting God’s love for others into action. Acting on God’s nudging, loving others even though we’ve been hurt. We are called to do good to everyone God has placed in our life.

Week 9: Exhibiting faithfulness in our lives means believing in God’s character- He is who He says and believing in God’s promises- He will do what He says. Faithfulness involves pleasing God with our lives by faithfully walking with Him day by day, trusting Him each step of the way.

Week 10: Gentleness involves being obedient and submissive to the will of God in our lives…just like Mary and Jesus did.

Week 11: The key to self-control is the refusal to allow our enemies (the flesh, the world, or Satan) to rule or hold us captive in any way. Because of what Christ did on the cross, so many years ago, we can have victory over these areas……we just need to give them to God, again and again until we overcome them.

Week 12 Challenge: Write a letter or send an email to someone who exhibits some or all of the Fruit of the Spirit characteristics in their life. Encourage that individual by telling them all you see in their life, how they are exhibiting the Fruit of the Spirit and being like Christ.

Please join me again next Monday when I discuss God’s grace in our lives. Our last Monday together for this session will be on August 16th.

Chat with me in the comment section, I’d love to hear what God taught you through this series!

Love God Greatly,

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Comments

  1. Hi Anglea,

    I’ve grown up in the church, so I’ve always known the fruits of the spirit. However, I didn’t really understand them. I feel like I have a much deeper understanding of the fruits so I can now also understand better what God is trying to teach me in my life because these are the desired outcomes. I was shocked on Wednesday when I asked my youth group kids what the fruits of the Spirit were. They said, "Is that in Genesis?" They were thinking about the fruit Adam and Eve ate. They had no idea what the fruits of the Spirit are or where they are located in the Bible. So now I am sharing the wonderful truth and revelation that you shared with me, with them! (With some adaptation of course.) Also, I had never memorized them before. I’m so glad you challenged us to do that. Now I will never forget what they are so I can evaluate my heart at anytime no matter where I am!

    You listed so many enouraging verses through this series. I will always treasure those. Thank you for showing me the references for so many of my favorite verses. Also, the videos you used were FANTASTIC! I downloaded all of them so I can continue to be encouraged by them.

    This was a great series. I can’t wait to see what’s next!

    Love,
    Joy (from PA)

  2. Great recap and reminders Ang thanks! I really look forward to your post on Grace – I am learning SO much about that area right now in life!!!

    AND I can’t wait for everyone to see what you have created for the FAll Good Morning Girls – guys – watch out – Ang has some GREAT stuff in store – I’m seriously bursting with excitement :-)!!!!

    Love ya,
    Courtney

  3. Angela, I have truly enjoyed this series! I am continuing on my fruit of the spirit journey and using all the promises of God you have imparted to us. Thank you for being a blessing:-)!!!

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