Sunday, 22 January 2017

Model Godly Character – Fruits of the Spirit

In the 2nd of the series on “fruitfulness,” Steve Bailey talked of the importance of modelling Godly character. Godly character in Christians will speak to those outside the faith about God. In contrast to the human weaknesses that St Paul mentions first, in Galatians 5, he highlighted the nine “Fruits of the Spirit”  – love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control

Steve had laid out cut-up portions of different fruit in bowls at the front of the church. He asked us which fruit we felt we were particularly in need of (more than one was allowed!). He then asked everyone in church to form a queue, as if taking communion, and select those fruits which corresponded to their needs. 

Which one would you have chosen?