Sermon Archives

Fruit of the Spirit
December 31, 2017

Sanctified Self-Control

Sanctified Self-Control

The best athletes in the world know that in order to perform at the highest level, they have to develop a high level of self-control. Similarly, Christians practice self-control in pursuit of a prize greater than any athlete could ever win. The Holy Spirit is the Christians’ trainer and coach, keeping them in step with […]

December 24, 2017

The Spirit of Gentleness

The Spirit of Gentleness

The eighth in the list of the fruit of the Spirit is gentleness. It is an important characteristic for Christians to pursue because of its ability to help other Christians keep in step with the Spirit. When the Holy Spirit produces gentleness in us, we are able to identify with sinners rather than judge them, […]

December 17, 2017

Faithfully Pursuing the True Riches

Faithfully Pursuing the True Riches

The Holy Spirit aims to produce the fruit of faithfulness in the life of Christians, leading them to view material possessions in a different light. Forsaking the constant appeal for temporal pleasure, the believer seeks to secure true riches though generosity, dependability, and a hope in a future reward that keeps him free of the […]

December 10, 2017

When God’s Kindness Appeared

When God's Kindness Appeared

Kindness is one of the most attractive virtues one can possess as it sincerely seeks the happiness of others. But real kindness can sometimes be misunderstood, and what we intend to be an act of kindness can end up leading to more misery than joy. Kindness that is produced by the Holy Spirit always accomplishes […]

December 3, 2017

Put Your Spear Down

Put Your Spear Down

We learn about the patience produced by the Spirit through a contrast of David’s patience and Saul’s rage.

November 26, 2017

Peace that Surpasses All Understanding

Peace that Surpasses All Understanding

As a fruit of the Spirit, peace is something that believers who are walking by the Spirit should exhibit. This peace must be obtained by power from above, given from God through Jesus on the cross and poured out by the Holy Spirit. We receive this peace from God through prayer. Additionally, believers need to […]

November 19, 2017

The Joy of the Lord Is Your Strength

The Joy of the Lord Is Your Strength

Joy is an emotion that everyone experiences to one degree or another. But as the fruit of the Spirit, Christian joy is much more than an experience that comes and go with the changes of our circumstances. In fact, Spirit-produced joy regularly comes even in times of sorrow, bringing us back into the joy of […]

November 12, 2017

Let Us Love One Another

Let Us Love One Another

The first fruit of the Spirit is love, a quality that describes God’s own essence and nature. God has made love possible by first evidencing his love to us in the sending of his Son to atone for our sins. We abide in his love by believing this apostolic witness concerning Jesus. In this way […]

November 5, 2017

Living God’s Way by God’s Power

Living God's Way by God's Power

The Christian life is a life of holiness. Unfortunately, many Christians do not know what holiness is nor how to pursue it. The result is not just a failure to live up to God’s standards. Confusion about holiness often leads us away from the gospel itself. Holiness is defined not by following a set of […]